Reginald Sharma named as victim of fatal Auckland house party

Police are still investigating the suspicious death after the party turned fatal.<p>Young man Reginald Sharma was killed in the early hours of Saturday …


Auckland arts teacher stands trial for alleged rape of teen students

A well-known Auckland artist is standing trial for multiple allegations of rape and indecent assault against four teenage students.The man, whom the …

New Zealand News

From $700/week in Auckland to $420/week in Dunedin

Dunedin is the place to be.At least that seems to be the case for out-of-towners buying houses in the city.Linda and Casper Barnard, who live with …

Real Estate

American Officially Makes Their Auckland Flight Seasonal

Last June American launched flights between Los Angeles and Auckland, which was part of their transpacific expansion out of LAX. This came just …


Rachel Hunter a hit as Auckland's new US ambassador

Rachel Hunter was "mobbed" at a Las Vegas travel expo in her new role as Auckland's international ambassador.Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic …

New Zealand News

Why Auckland housing market stalled: Harcourts boss explains

The new property speculators' tax, lending restrictions and the general election are all hitting the Auckland house sales market hard, according to …

Real Estate

PAL to launch nonstop flights to Auckland in December

MANILA - Philippine Airlines announced Monday it will introduce nonstop flights from Manila to Auckland, New Zealand route starting December 6.<p>The …


Unicyclist dead after truck collision on busy Auckland street

A man on a unicycle has died after a collision with a truck in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga on Saturday.

New Zealand News

Lightning lights up Auckland skyline

More than 100 lightning strikes have been recorded in Auckland as a thunderstorm moves over the upper North Island.Videos online show bolts of …


Auckland property prices could soar in a year or two

Auckland's house prices could skyrocket again in one to two years driven in part by the public's view of property as a money-making asset in a market …

John Maynard Keynes

Police fight Auckland traffic to help surgeon save 'desperately unwell' baby's life

A paediatric surgeon has praised police for getting her through Auckland's heavy traffic in time to save a "desperately unwell" baby's life on Sunday …

New Zealand News

Auckland's dominance jeopardising New Zealand's future

Auckland's traffic is a nightmare and its housing is highly unaffordable.<p><b>OPINION:</b> Go north, young woman or man. It's a siren call Kiwis have heeded …

New Zealand News

North Korean ice hockey team in Auckland forced to return sticks as UN sanctions bite

UN sanctions ban export of luxury goods to Pyongyang, which include "recreational sports equipment".<p>The North Korean ice hockey team had to return …

North Korea

The answer to my Auckland home-owning dreams? Melbourne

Sooner or later, most Auckland first home buyers ask themselves if all the misery is really worth it. Paul Davies tells The Spinoff the answer, in …

Real Estate

Population ponzi drives up Auckland rents, lowers wages

By Leith van Onselen It has been well documented on this site that Auckland’s housing shortage continues to worsen as dwelling consents – just 10,100 …

New Zealand

QV data shows house price growth now the domain of small towns

Merchandiser Danni Fa'aui and her husband left Auckland two years ago, lured by cheaper house prices in Levin.

Real Estate

Man attacked in middle of Auckland road critical as police hunt car's occupants

Auckland police are stepping up efforts to find whoever was responsible for an attack on a man in the central city at the weekend that has left him …

Policing reports plummet in property listings

2016 had been a very strong year for the property market.<p>A "perfect storm" of market conditions led to a record drop in the number of properties …

Real Estate

Focal Point: 6 Pictures from Mt. Eden, the Peak of Auckland

Mt. Eden is a dormant volcano near Auckland, New Zealand and is the highest point on the isthmus bearing the same name. The peak is easily accessible …


Auckland couple selling mini kegs for home brewers

An Auckland couple is tapping into New Zealand's burgeoning craft beer industry by selling mini kegs to home brewers.

New Zealand News

Auckland approves order for battery-electric trains

AUCKLAND Council’s Finance and Performance Committee agreed in principle on July 26 to go ahead with the purchase of 17 Independently-Powered …


Deal signed for new $200m Auckland hotel aimed at healthy travellers

A deal to bring a new hotel brand to New Zealand was signed in Sydney yesterday, and a 200-room EVEN hotel is now planned for Auckland's central …

New Zealand News

Auckland rents still NZ's most expensive, rising slower than national figure

Auckland rents for all residential properties are not rising as fast as the national figure and are well below Wellington's rises, according to a …

Real Estate

New teachers quit city, delay kids, due to unaffordable housing

Two-thirds of Auckland's new teachers plan to leave the city, and many female teachers are postponing parenthood because of the city's housing costs, …


One person injured in collision with sheep north of Auckland

A motorist has been left seriously injured after colliding with a sheep north of Auckland on Saturday evening.

New Zealand News

Man killed by car in Albany, Auckland

A man has died after being hit by a car in Albany, north Auckland.

New Zealand News

Dunkirk won't be seen in its entirety - unless you're in Auckland

Christopher Nolan's latest movie <i>Dunkirk</i> will show wide-open landscapes, enough for you to drink in the enormity of such a time and place.

New Zealand

Co-working new office trend in NZ

The early 21st century could be labelled "a selfish era" but, oddly, sharing things is quietly on the rise.<p>Dine with millennials at any modern …

South-east Asia

Auckland retiree tries art in virtual reality, after a lifetime designing on paper

Plugged into virtual reality, retiree Trisha Downie believed her life-sized 3D creation so real she might trip over it.

Virtual Reality

Media role in Auckland house sale market questioned

An economist from one of New Zealand's biggest banks has questioned the role of the media in reporting on Auckland's housing market, asking if …

New Zealand News