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Rangers get creative to catch elusive stoats in Auckland park

They’re small, they’re cunning and they’re killing our native birds.

June 24, 2021

Italian hospital uses CT scan to unveil secrets of Egyptian mummy

Ancient Egypt met modern medical technology when a mummy underwent a CT scan at an Italian hospital as part of a research project to discover its secrets.

June 23, 2021

Kingsland NZ Made Market

Your favourite regular monthly makers market in the heart of the Fringe District. Kingsland market has been running for the past 10 years and continues to deliver the best of NZ made for you to check out.

June 21, 2021

Kyrgyz cricket farm hopes to tap Chinese insects market

With one eye on the lucrative Chinese market just across the border, an entrepreneur has launched Kyrgyzstan’s first cricket farm and is producing high-protein insect flour and fried cricket snacks.

June 18, 2021

Tenants exposed to toxic fumes and smoke while living in West Auckland rental

A group of Auckland tenants were unable to use part of their rental property and were exposed to toxic smoke and fumes due to construction work during their tenancy.

June 15, 2021

Get Messy Hobsonville

Ideal for 6 months to 5 years but older siblings are welcome to come along and join in the fun as well.

June 14, 2021

Jamming with the cicadas in New Jersey: a once in 17 years event

For some in the U.S., the emergence of billions of red-eyed cicadas this spring after a 17-year slumber has been met with annoyance – particularly over their loud buzzing calls.

June 10, 2021

Henderson locals ‘not happy’ with trial to make town centre’s streets safer

Residents and business owners in a West Auckland suburb are up in arms about a council-led trial to increase safety and beautify its town centre.

June 9, 2021

re:generate Fashion Market

Second-hand fashion rocks and we want this to be accessible for everyone! Come and join us at the re:generate Fashion Market.

June 7, 2021

French restaurant serves up food of the future: insects

Laurent Veyet’s tasting menu is not for the faint-hearted, but may point to the future of feeding a booming world population – there is a prawn salad with yellow mealworm, crunchy insects on a bed of vegetables and chocolate-coated grasshoppers.

June 4, 2021

Brunch at French Bay – Food Truck Feast

Back again for another food truck feast, delicious coffee, entertainment and one of the best views around for Brunch at French Bay Yacht Club.

May 31, 2021

Increased Salmonella enteritidis testing after poultry farms return positive result

Poultry farms are undergoing increased testing for Salmonella enteritidis after the bacterium was detected at an Auckland supplier.

May 27, 2021

Cattle for raffle gets Thai town in moood for vaccines

A district of northern Thailand has launched a raffle campaign for inoculated residents to win a live cow per week for the rest of the year, in a bid to boost the local COVID-19 vaccination drive.

May 26, 2021

New Found Sound 2021

New Found Sound is back for 2021 following the huge successes of 2020!

May 24, 2021

Would you wash with snail slime soap?

Foamy slime bubbles onto Damien Desrocher’s hand as he lightly rubs one of the thousands of snails he keeps in an enclosure in his backyard.

May 20, 2021

Te Atatu Boating Club Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2021

Pink Ribbon Breakfast is Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s biggest fundraising campaign, where each year, thousands of amazing Kiwis all across NZ get together to do good in their communities.

May 17, 2021

Vlad the vaccinator: Dracula’s castle lures visitors with COVID-19 jabs

Visitors to Dracula’s castle are more likely to find puncture marks in their arms than their necks this month, after medics set up a COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Transylvanian attraction.

May 14, 2021

Vlad the vaccinator: Dracula’s castle lures visitors with COVID-19 jabs

Visitors to Dracula’s castle are more likely to find puncture marks in their arms than their necks this month, after medics set up a COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Transylvanian attraction.

May 12, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays 2021

From stories and magic shows to balloon art and games, NorthWest’s Toddler Tuesdays are packed with free entertainment and fun.

May 10, 2021

Police treating fire at West Auckland Countdown as arson

Police are treating a fire in a West Auckland Countdown as an arson.

May 6, 2021

Art attack: Israeli ex-sniper blasts paint in mental health message

Former Israeli army sniper David Roytman has turned his hand to action painting, using guns and live-fire ranges instead of brushes and studios to blast colours onto canvases.

May 5, 2021

Mothers Day U-pick

Come and spend some quality, fun time with family or friends at Kumeu Flower Farm. They have a special Mothers Day U-Pick on Sunday 9th May 2021.

May 3, 2021

Cash for new $40 million, 30-bed ward at Auckland’s Waitākere Hospital announced

More West Aucklanders will be able to receive hospital treatment close to home at a new $40 million, 30-bed ward at Waitākere Hospital, the Government has announced.

April 29, 2021

Climate change summit glitch cuts off Macron, puzzles Putin

A technical glitch at a U.S. climate summit cut off French President Emmanuel Macron mid-speech and left Russian President Vladimir Putin puzzled, demonstrating that virtual meetings can be as awkward for world leaders as they are for the rest of us.

April 27, 2021

eworld NZ’s EV and E-Mobility Expo

Electrify your life at eworld. NZ’s electro-mobility and sustainable technologies event featuring an expo with seminars. FREE to attend and suitable all ages.

April 25, 2021

Health system shake-up: Vulnerable communities ‘might get lost in the shuffle’

Health experts are concerned the Government’s move to abolish district health boards in favour of a centralised body could mean the nuances of different communities’ needs – particularly across the Auckland region – fall by the wayside.

April 21, 2021

Auckland Vegan Food Festival

The Food Truck Collective will host again it’s annual Vegan Food Festival on 7th March 2021 at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson.

April 20, 2021

Listen to the music of a spider’s web. Tell me what do you hear?

It is an eerie, foreboding, reverberating tune, enough to send a tingle down your spine.

April 15, 2021

Syphilis epidemic continues to cause alarm, call for extra funding to stop spread

Parliament’s health select committee has raised concerns about the growth of syphilis in south Auckland and the need for extra funding for primary and sexual health services to stop its spread.

April 13, 2021

Wheels Out West 2021

This is an annual event held in Glen Eden Village. Unfortunately, we had to cancel last year due to covid restrictions. Let’s make this year bigger and better.

April 12, 2021

Say cheese! Cyprus’s halloumi gets EU protected status

Cyprus is getting protected status for its prized halloumi, giving its producers the sole right to sell the rubbery cheese in the European Union.

April 8, 2021

Residents concerned about impact of new Auckland homes that ‘look like prison cells

Plans for more than 200 new homes for a West Auckland suburb have been met with concerns about traffic, a loss of green space and the impact on local schools.

April 7, 2021

re:generate Kids Market

The re:generate Kid’s Market in Te Atatu Peninsula has over 60 stalls selling quality preloved baby & kid’s clothing, toys, books, nursery items, maternity wear and so much more.

April 5, 2021

Minimum wage rise, and a new top tax rate – changes coming on April 1

A raft of significant tax changes, and alterations to income, on Thursday will leave some people better off and others possibly scratching their heads.

March 30, 2021

Soljans Annual Berba Festival

Celebrate the 2021 grape harvest at Soljans Estate Winery’s annual Berba Croatian Harvest Celebration in Kumeu over the Easter weekend!

March 28, 2021

Covid-19: Epidemiologist calls for stronger rules after possible MIQ transmission

Epidemiologist Michael Baker says New Zealand needs to have stricter rules for those travelling to New Zealand, after a possible case of Covid-19 transmission at a managed isolation facility in Auckland.

March 25, 2021

Egyptian Messi lookalike thrills soccer-loving orphans

They may not be meeting the real Lionel Messi, but Islam Battah’s resemblance to the Barcelona footballer is so uncanny, that the children at an orphanage in the Egyptian city of Zagazig swarm around him in delight anyway.

March 24, 2021

Te Atatu South Country Fair 2021

The annual Te Atatu South Country Fair, is a family event which promotes fun, food and festivities for the community.

March 22, 2021

Watercare says $160m in funding needed if Waikato River consent goes ahead

If Watercare gets the green light to take an additional 150 million litres a day from the Waikato River it will need $160 million for a new permanent water treatment plant at Tuakau.

March 18, 2021

Sea slugs lose heads to rid bodies of parasites, Japan researchers show

Japanese researchers have shown that a type of sea slug are able to self-decapitate and regrow their bodies, a discovery that could have ramifications for regenerative medicine.

March 16, 2021

Toddler Tuesdays 2021

From stories and magic shows to balloon art and games, NorthWest’s Toddler Tuesdays are packed with free entertainment and fun.

March 15, 2021

Auckland job market feels the effect of brief lockdown

February’s three-day Covid-19 lockdown in Auckland appears to have had a knock-on effect on the city’s job market.

March 11, 2021

Faceplanting to fame: New Zealand livestream catches albatross in awkward landing

A livestream camera at a New Zealand nature reserve has caught a Royal Albatross making an awkward landing, with the video of the faceplanting now propelling the bird to fame.

March 10, 2021

The Shed Collective Fresh Food Market

Ozone coffee, fresh produce, French pastries & tarts, Kōpiko Sourdough, jams & preserves, superfood smoothies, Karmic Kitchen hotdogs, freshly squeezed juices, Oil Project oils, Zeki’s Turkish bread & dips, Kombucha, plant-based treats and more!

March 8, 2021

Gorilla loses appetite, lions develop cough after catching COVID-19 at Prague Zoo

A gorilla and two lions have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Prague Zoo, which is closed amid lockdown restrictions in the country.

March 4, 2021

Covid-19: Public transport slump a ‘structural shift’, with work from home to stay

A Covid-19-driven slump of more than 40 per cent in public transport use in Auckland may not fully recover for years, with analysis showing the impact of changing habits such as working from home.

March 2, 2021

NZ Spirit Festival 2021

Inspired by the hugely successful Bali Spirit Festival, NZ Spirit Festival returns in 2021 and promises a vibrant celebration of well-being in all of its forms.

February 28, 2021

Te Mākete

Te Mākete is a Māori Market held every month at Hoani Waititi Marae, behind Parrs Park in Glen Eden. Bring the whānau and support Māori business – everyone is welcome.

February 28, 2021

Covid-19 boosts case for Kiwibank branch closures

Kiwibank says seven more of its branches may close after Covid-19 accelerated the trend towards digital banking.

February 25, 2021

Hamilton has big plans for bus station – if community agrees and funding supported

Hamilton City Council wants to accelerate big improvements to the city’s transport centre.

February 24, 2021