Jacinda Ardern, a chopper and a digger: Ōwairaka land/tree slide call gets big response

A slip from Ōwairaka/Mt Albert brought trees and earth down to homes on Mt Albert Rd. Video / Anne Gibson Jacinda Ardern, a helicopter, digger and rapid response to a potentially dangerous land and tree slide: the Ōwairaka/Mt Albert homeowner was impressed. Danica Paki yesterday said her award-winning restored house on the side of the … Read more

Wayne Brown extends olive branch to developer as work gets under way to shift port

Mayor Wayne Brown. Photo / Michael Craig Auckland Council will begin working on its joined-up transport plan this week, Mayor Wayne Brown said, announcing simultaneous moves to begin work on a linked-up transport plan as well as a plan to shift the port of Auckland from its downtown site. Part of the work involves Brown … Read more

Dawn Aerospace gets $20m boost for development work

Dawn Aerospace, a New Zealand-Dutch space transportation company, has conducted five flights of the company’s Mk-II Aurora suborbital spaceplane. Video / Supplied New Zealand-Dutch space pioneer Dawn Aerospace has raised $20 million from investors in its latest round of fundraising. Icehouse Ventures has invested around $10m, one of its largest-ever investments in a New Zealand … Read more

Annabel Langbein: sweet treats such as rocky road, nougat and popcorn make the perfect Christmas gift. Yvonne Lorkin’s drinks

Christmas rocky road. Photo / Annabel Langbein The first time I ever bought Ted a giant can of Ortiz anchovies (his all-time favorite food) for Christmas, he unwrapped his present gleefully, then promptly put the can away in the pantry. A whole year went by and his fishy treat remained unopened. When the next Christmas … Read more

City Rail Link: Auckland Council gets warning about infrastructure as Mayor Wayne Brown gives ultimatum

Construction of the Mt Eden section of the City Rail Link. Photo / Dean Purcell Auckland’s new City Rail Link (CRL) will be “like a fire hose with a garden hose connected to each end,” according to KiwiRail’s chief operating officer, David Gordon. Gordon made the comment today while appearing before the inaugural meeting of … Read more

Schoolgirl overcomes brain injury for first Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon event

Seven year old Siena Coupe suffered a brain injury aged 3, and is now taking part in her first Weet-bix kids TRYathlon. Pictured with her mother Sonia. Photo / Sylvie Whinray When Siena Coupe gets her little legs going, it feels like she’s going “really fast”. That, the 7-year-old says of her newfound passion for … Read more