Local News

Coronavirus: Queues form at new Covid-19 testing station at Auckland’s Eden Park

A queue of cars has already lined up at a new coronavirus testing centre at Auckland’s Eden Park in time for its opening.

August 13, 2020

This beluga whale talks human

This beluga whale talks human.

August 12, 2020

The Space Maze

In partnership with Auckland Live, creative duo The Open Fort have transformed Aotea Square into a playground for all ages with The Space Maze.

August 10, 2020

‘Rag monster’ pulled from Wellington wastewater plant

A monstrous snake-like mass of material has been pulled from a Wellington sewer.

August 6, 2020

Record month for estate agents thanks to post-lockdown ‘bounce’

Despite one New Zealand real estate agent recording record sales in July, property analysts warn there are “tests” coming for the housing market.

August 4, 2020

AUES Presents Stein 2: Midwinter Christmas

Sick and tired of having to wear that ugly Christmas sweater and Santa hat in the piping hot summer? Or just keen to double up on the days you can hack into the Eggnog? Lucky for you, AUES brings a Christmas miracle, only half way through the year!

August 3, 2020

Australian Outback pub bans messy emus for ‘bad behaviour’

An Australian Outback pub has banned emus for “bad behaviour”, and erected barriers to prevent the large, flightless birds from creating havoc inside.

July 30, 2020

Northern Explorer train should be subsidised to compete with flying, Minister says

An affordable intercity passenger rail network that can compete with flights should be a priority for government, Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter says.

July 29, 2020

Auckland Beer Week: ‘Moo & Brew’ Burger & Beer Match

Good George are bringing you ‘Moo & Brew’ beer and brew match at their two Auckland locations.

July 27, 2020

‘Nerves of steel’ – Hiker takes selfie with bear in Mexico

A hiker has found fame after taking a selfie with a curious black bear in Mexico.

July 24, 2020

Coronavirus: More businesses launching post-lockdown, but expert urges caution

The number of people starting businesses is up from this time last year, but they’re being cautioned to be cautious in the coronavirus-hit economy.

July 22, 2020

Auckland Beer Week: Pizza + Beer Pairings

Join McLeod’s Brewery and Croucher Brewing at Cornerbar for a week of delicious pizza paired with award winning beers.

July 20, 2020

Cancer-causing dust beneath Auckland stirred by construction, scientists say

Construction in the city centre could be releasing a cancerous dust from Auckland’s volcanic bedrock, according to an article in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

July 17, 2020

These inanimate objects are cakes, and it’s freaking people out

Can an onion just be an onion anymore? Not in 2020 it can’t.

July 15, 2020

Ownaship’s On Water Boat Show

Ownaship would like to invite you to our very own On Water Boat Show, Sunday 2nd August at Z Pier, Westhaven Marina.

July 13, 2020

Cat with jar stuck on head captured after a two-week hunt

You’ve heard of The Cat in the Hat, but how about cat in a jar?

July 10, 2020

Food Truck Sundays – Brunch at French Bay

Brunch is back… so let’s celebrate and enjoy an epic street food line up, live music and community love at this amazing location French Bay Yacht Club.

July 8, 2020

Auckland drought: Storms provide little relief for depleted dams

A weekend of heavy rain has done little to aid Auckland’s water crisis, with dam levels still sitting at record low levels.

July 6, 2020

Quote of the Day

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”

– Abraham Lincoln

July 2, 2020

Zine Lino Printmaking Workshop

If you’re after a fun zine lino printmaking experience with Auckland Zinefest artists, then you need to come to this workshop.

July 2, 2020

Police to take ‘educational approach’ towards Auckland’s lower speed limits

Police say they will take an “educational approach” towards those who drive over the speed limit following the introduction of more than 600 lower limits in Auckland.

June 29, 2020

Auckland drought: Waikato ripples over bid to fast-track river water take

Drought-hit Auckland has created ripples south of the Bombay Hills with its bid to get fast-track consent to more than double the water it can take from the Waikato River.

June 24, 2020

St Heliers Craft, Design & Fine Food Market

St Helliers Market represents and celebrates local creative business. A return to the simplicity and luxury of handmade crafts and unique design.

June 22, 2020

Repairs to Auckland’s Northcote Point wharf to begin two years after closure

A $2.6 million project to renew a popular Auckland ferry wharf will finally begin after multiple delays.

June 19, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Childhood is a short season.”

– Helen Hayes

June 17, 2020

Alpha Leadership: Be A Leader Who Matters

Two days at the Australasian Leadership Institute will immerse you in new ways of thinking and new perspectives that will catapult your career and company to new heights.

June 16, 2020

Quote of the Day

“No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.”

– Albert Einstein

June 11, 2020

KBB Music Presents: Room on the Broom & Stick Man

Family favourites Room on the Broom and Stick Man, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, come to life on the big screen

June 10, 2020

Bee venom shortage leaves anaphylactic Kiwis unable get life-saving treatments

A shortage of bee venom has left families whose children have deadly insect sting allergies in the dark about the future of their medical treatments.

June 7, 2020

Support Local Business! Kohu Road Shop Open Days

Come visit the factory for the tastiest fresh-out-of-the-ice-cream-maker ice cream around, fill up your freezer with all your favourite Kohu Road flavours – and maybe find a new flavour to fall in love with while you’re at it!

June 4, 2020

Auckland drought: Recycling sewage water ‘technically possible’, expert says

A leading water organisation believes recycling wastewater for drinking could help solve water shortages – if people were happy to drink it.

June 3, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Be not simply good – be good for something.”

– Henry David Thoreau

June 1, 2020

Auckland Council budget: Cuts to jobs, transport, climate action and events

Auckland Council proposes major cuts across the board including to climate change action, scaling back services, jobs, and access to some facilities in the face of a $525 million budget hit due to Covid-19.

May 29, 2020

International Textile Development and Sourcing Workshop

Our 2-day International Textile Development and Sourcing Workshop has been developed by practising professionals.

May 25, 2020

Attacks on 5G cellphone towers show ‘idiotic’ social media conspiracy theories growing threat to NZ, analyst says

Attacks on cellphone towers linked to 5G conspiracy theories present a growing security risk to New Zealand, a defence analyst says.

May 21, 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

This course explores the wines regions of the world. It is perfect for people who are passionate about wine as well as those working in the industry who wish to gain more knowledge and a well respected international qualification.

May 21, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Nothing can be done except little by little.”

– Charles Baudelaire

May 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Aucklanders have to scan QR code to enter council buildings

Aucklanders will have to scan a QR code to enter council buildings under Covid-19 Alert Level 2.

May 15, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.”

-Hosea Ballou

May 13, 2020

The Essential Chair’s Workshop

This workshop is ideal for anyone currently in a chair’s role or looking to step into one.

May 11, 2020

Public transport limited to 43 per cent capacity at Level 2

Public transport across New Zealand is set to expand under alert level 2, but capacity on buses and trains will still be restricted to no more than 50 per cent.

May 8, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.”

– Virginia Satir

May 7, 2020

Winning Strategies for Driving Diversity and Inclusion

No matter if your organisation has just started or is well down the track, you will leave this workshop with a clear roadmap to accelerate diversity and inclusion in your workplace.

May 5, 2020

Quote of the Day

“People change and forget to tell each other.”

– Lillian Hellman

May 1, 2020

Car prices tipped to fall as demand drops and rental firms are driven to the wall

​Second-hand car prices are tipped to fall sharply, driven in part by struggling rental car companies needing to offload some of the 50,000 vehicles they have in their yards.

April 29, 2020

Auckland Healthy Living & Allergy Free Show 2020

The Healthy Living & Allergy Free Show is coming back to Auckland!

April 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Should face masks be worn on public transport?

Despite countries such as Germany making face masks compulsory on public transport, New Zealand health officials say its not an important part of overall measures to contain coronavirus.

April 24, 2020

Quote of the Day

“Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.”

– Bill Copeland

April 23, 2020

2nd Women in Rail, Roads, & Transport Infrastructure Leaders

It’s time to step up – and this is your opportunity to thrive. Build the capabilities to advance your career, voice your value and overcome the obstacles on the journey to executive leadership.

April 21, 2020

Coronavirus: Concern Covid-19 will thrive in New Zealand’s cold, damp homes

New Zealanders are staying at home to stop the spread of coronavirus – but for some people, their homes could put them at greater risk of infection.

April 17, 2020