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Officials are recommending keeping Auckland's Waitakere Ranges open to the public despite calls to close them to save kauri trees from dieback.
Auckland Council will vote next week on whether to close the Waitakere Ranges to save threatened kauri trees.
The latest Trade Me figures shows the country's property market is picking up again.
A breast milk bank - which would allow women to donate milk for mothers who are struggling to feed their babies - is being investigated for Auckland.
The number of people contracting nasty stomach bugs is spiking after every storm, prompting health authorities to look at whether the sewerage system is to blame.
Massive multinational bottlers such as Coca-Cola Amatil that use municipal supplies wouldn't have to pay proposed charges. Audio
With one in five kauri in Waitākere Ranges Regional Park infected, the council could ban people to help fight the spread of the disease threatening to wipe the trees out.
A family facing eviction from their south Auckland state house, just a few weeks after their mother died in a car crash, will be now be allowed to stay in a state house.
Auckland should prepare for a new crime wave as $3 million of spending on crime and gang prevention comes to an end this month, youth workers say.
Scientists hope data they gather from Edgecumbe will help protect other communities in New Zealand and around the world from flood devastation.
Common over-the-counter painkillers like Panadeine, Nurofen Plus and many others may soon require a prescription. Video
The government has for the first time given the go ahead to light rail between the airport and city centre, but says it could take 30 years.
A government goal to get sugary drinks out of all schools by the end of last year appears to have failed.
Unique kiwi lollies Pineapple Lumps and Jaffas could be saved from being deported to Australia, with an Oamaru company saying it would consider making them.
Construction bottlenecks are likely to prevent rising building consents from having any real impact on the city's housing crisis, industry experts say.
The government is failing to make a dent in rheumatic fever rates across much of Auckland, despite millions of dollars being poured into tackling the problem.
A quest to find lost portraits by 19th-century artist Gottfried Lindauer has uncovered 12 paintings, including one that art experts didn't know existed. Audio
Auckland Council has lost its fight to force oil giant Mobil to pay $10 million to clean up the waterfront site known as the tank farm. Audio
Auckland health authorities are working on a plan to encourage more home births, but a leading obstetrician is worried it's just a ploy to make more hospital beds available.
Veteran biscuit mascot Cookie Bear could soon be on the endangered list as Auckland health authorities set him - and others like him - in their sights.