Auckland

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The shining star of hip hop was brilliant on stage last night, except for one little thing.

Watch: Auckland, Australia? Kendrick Lamar commits cardinal sin during epic NZ gig

The shining star of hip hop was brilliant on stage last night, except for one little thing.

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Lamar stepped out of a Les Mills with a large entourage and was gracious enough to stop for fans.

Watch: US rap superstar Kendrick Lamar poses for pics with lucky fans after Auckland gym workout

Lamar stepped out of a Les Mills with a large entourage and was gracious enough to stop for fans.

Funeral of Kay Dah Ukay, 48, and his wife Mu Thu Pa.

More than 200 people turn out for funeral of husband and wife who drowned at Auckland's Muriwai Beach

The chapel in Henderson, where the funeral is being held, is standing room only.

Biao Zhang

Fears for Auckland man missing for a month

Biao Zhang, 29, has not been seen since June 21 and went missing from Grey Lynn, police say.

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The man spoke to 1 NEWS today after the July 19 incident in Manurewa.

Watch: Neigbour describes hearing 'large bang' as man shot in south Auckland

The victim is in Middlemore Hospital after the Manurewa incident last night.

01:45
A union says half its membership has been physically and verbally assaulted on the job, and more needs to be done.

'They started kicking and punching me' - Auckland Transport reviewing safety procedures following increase in attacks on bus drivers

Over the last two years, there have been 36 assaults against AT drivers - a figure the transport service admits is too high.

Urban aerial landscape view of traffic on Auckland city motorway. It is the most populous urban area in New Zealand.

Auckland rates up 2.5 per cent, average $2500 a year

There will also be two new targeted taxes for stormwater upgrades and to tackle kauri dieback.

00:25
Multiple blue whales, including a mother and its calf, have been spotted in the area over the past 12 months.

Watch: Onlookers cheer in delight as blue whale puts on a show in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf

Multiple blue whales, including a mother and its calf, have been spotted in the gulf recently.

00:59
The music video for the American singer’s new song, Level Up, has a distinctly New Zealand flavour.

Dance queen Parris Goebel helps US singer Ciara on new music video with distinctly New Zealand flavour

The video for Level Up was filmed at Auckland Museum and choreographed by Parris Goebel.

Free laundry service for Auckland's homeless planned for city's streets

Clothes will be cleaned in a van but the charity says conversation is the most important part of the service.

Demetrius Pairama

Mangere homicide: Second person charged over death of 17-year-old Demetrius Pairama

The teenager’s body was located by police at a vacant property on the evening of Sunday July 8.

Teen's fatal injury at Auckland house didn't stop '500 people' keep partying after ambulance left - neighbour

Xavier Browne, 19, was hit by a car at a large house party, in Half Moon Bay, on July 7.

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Robbie Cederwall, 17, is being mourned by his friends and family after he died this morning.

Sobbing in court as teen pleads guilty to charges over ute crash that killed 18-year-old at Auckland beach

Judge Nevin Dawson granted continued interim name suppression for the 18-year-old at the North Shore District Court this morning.

01:38
The Puketapapa Driving School needs another practice car to be able to help more than 100 people on their waiting list.

1 NEWS Community: Auckland driving school helping migrants and former refugees gain independence on the road

The Puketapapa Community Driving School is fundraising to buy another practice car, driving simulator and to help fund lessons for those facing the biggest barriers to getting their licence.

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Tha Dah Paw was at the Auckland beach and saw the incident unfold.

More than $11k fundraised for nine children of couple who drowned at Auckland's Muriwai Beach

The two victims, Mu Thu Pa and Kay Dah Ukay, were refugees from Burma.

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Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Auckland

The person died in hospital following the incident in Te Atatu.

02:59
Richard Turipa started doing art class at the city mission, and discovered a hidden talent.

Meet the Auckland man who went from living on the streets to selling art in London

Richard Turipa started taking art classes at the Auckland City Mission - and discovered he had a talent.

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Firefighters battle large Auckland factory fire

Thirteen fire engines are at the scene, which is believed to be a factory full of wooden pallets.

Media personality pleads not guilty to three assault charges in North Shore District Court

Lawyer, Marie Dyhrberg, argued that the case is in its early days, and asked that the man's name suppression remains until a hearing.

00:25
A man and a woman were pulled from the water around 2pm this afternoon.

Burmese community creating new Muriwai rocks warning signs after pair drown at Auckland beach

A married couple, not wearing life-jackets, died after being swept off rocks while fishing yesterday.

03:17
Tagata Pasifika met Isaiah Young who is hoping to go to the US for surgery on his spine.

Auckland boy’s family races against time to raise money for life changing surgery

Tagata Pasifika met Isaiah Young who is hoping to go to the US for surgery on his spine.

Handcuffs.

Police watchdog says Auckland man was pepper sprayed in the cells unlawfully - 'An excessive use of force'

An intoxicated Auckland man was taken into custody after crashing his car into a home in Otahuhu in June last year.

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A man and a woman were pulled from the water around 2pm this afternoon.

Couple who drowned at Auckland's Muriwai Beach were refugees with nine children, one grandchild

The couple's three youngest children - aged 13, 9 and 7 - were reportedly with their parents when the accident occurred.

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