Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Why Auckland risks ‘months’ longer in lockdown

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland restaurant offers buy one pizza get one free if you’re fully vaccinated

A small suburban Italian restaurant in Auckland is offering a free pizza to customers who can show they have been vaccinated. Venice Italian restaurant at Milford on the North Shore has the “unnnbbbelievable” offer – “BUY 1 Pizza and get another 1 for FREE” this weekend to reward fully vaccinated

Auckland Council examining 360% to 660% Drury development fee rise to cover growth costs

Auckland Council is looking at 360 per cent to 660 per cent fee rises for Drury developers to fund infrastructure needed in the greenfields area where a city the size of Napier is planned. Council financial policy manager Andrew Duncan said Drury developers now paid development contributions of $11,000 to

Auckland mall terrorist attack: Police warn of fake news on social media

False information about the man who stabbed six people in New Lynn last week is being shared on social media, police are warning the public. Police Commissioner Andrew Coster urged the public to “exercise some caution” when getting unverified information from social media about Friday’s terror attack. Ahamed Aathil Mohamed

Auckland mayor Phil Goff angry at big payout to former port CEO Tony Gibson

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has slammed a nearly $1 million payout by poorly performingPorts of Auckland to former chief executive Tony Gibson. Goff said the port’s council owner was “neither consulted nor advised of the board’s decision to make this payment”. “While the board has the authority to do this,

Blind from diabetes: Auckland man saved with 24 hours to live

Warning: This story may be distressing for some readers. An Auckland man is lucky to be alive afterhe went temporarily blind due to a diabetic complication he had no idea about. Martin Taylor-Smith, 54, remembers sitting on the couch in his Mt Eden home when his television became a “complete

Auckland house fire: Blaze damages house in Te Atatu South

Four fire crews battled a fire that severly damaged a house in West Auckland this morning. Northern Fire and Emergency NZ shift manager Paul Radden described the two-storey house as being “well involved in fire” when they arrived at the scene on Harding Ave, Te Atatu South. There were no

Covid 19 coronavirus: Auckland case now in Middlemore Hospital intensive care unit

A Covid-19 patient in an Auckland hospital has now been transferred to the intensive care unit. The confirmed positive case is one of two Covid patients currently being treated at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland. Exactly when the patient was transferred to ICU is not yet clear. The Ministry of

Auckland man facing $315,000 bill after house built in wrong place

By Stephen Forbes, Local Democracy Reporter A developer is suing an Auckland homeowner after a building consent error saw his property built right on the neighbour’s boundary. The one-metre difference between where Deepak Lal’s house was built and where it should have been located could cost him hundreds of thousands