Auckland (/ˈɔːklənd/AWK-lənd), in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,454,300, 32 percent of New Zealand's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,570,500 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Māori, Auckland's name is Tāmaki Makaurau and the transliterated version of Auckland is Ākarana.
The Auckland urban area (as defined by Statistics New Zealand) ranges to Waiwera in the north, Kumeu in the northwest, and Runciman in the south. It is not contiguous; the section from Waiwera to Whangaparaoa Peninsula is separate from its nearest neighbouring suburb of Long Bay. Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the few cities in the world to have two harbours on two separate major bodies of water.
Auckland (or, more formally, City of Auckland) was a New Zealand electorate. It covered the core of Auckland during the early days of New Zealand democracy, when the city was small enough to be covered by two or three seats.
A person was kidnapped and forced to withdraw cash from an ATM in an "extremely distressing" incident in Auckland overnight ...The man's vehicle was spotted by the police eagle helicopter on Stoddard Rd and failed to stop after officers were deployed ... The 20-year-old man is due to appear in Auckland District Court today.
Warning...Mike said ... Te Whatu Ora Auckland, formerly the Auckland District Health Board, told the Herald on Sunday they had launched a review of Lucas' care and had received a complaint from his family ... Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai, Auckland's chief medical officer Dr Margaret Wilsher said they were sorry for the distress felt by Lucas and his whānau ... .
Their plans to sail around the world in their 57-foot steel ketch are now dead in the water but Tim and Andrew Francis are thankful they got back to dry land and were looked after by Senior ConstableMike Gorrie, the officer in charge of Russell police station ...Officer-in-charge ...
The police officers crept through the remarkably realistic school hallway, ears trained for imitation gunshots ... But rank-and-file officers can do little in the face of biology, said Arne Nieuwenhuys, who studies human performance at the University of Auckland in New Zealand ... In one scenario, officers must respond to shots in a mall.
ORISKANY – The police officers crept through the remarkably realistic school hallway, ears trained for imitation gunshots ... But rankand-file officers can do little in the face of biology, said Arne Nieuwenhuys, who studies human performance at the University of Auckland in New Zealand ... In one scenario, officers must respond to shots in a mall.
The long legs of the law reached as far as Auckland's Northcote on Friday, with a police officer spotted ditching his trousers in the pursuit of justice at LittleShoal Bay. Aucklanders Yvonne and Rob Powley were going for their daily walk when they stumbled across the unusual scene.
An off-duty cop busted drink-driving late one night in central Auckland drove to a police station shortly after he was caught and swiped his evidential blood samples ... A friend then drove him home to West Auckland ... Auckland cop charged with destroying own blood samples Auckland police officer charged with destroying own blood samples pleads guilty.
Auckland mayoral candidate Viv Beck is quitting the race in a bid to avoid splitting the centre-right vote with Wayne Brown... Auckland electoral officer Dale Ofsoske confirmed it's too late for Beck to officially pull out, so votes for her will be counted - and should she win, she would then have the option of resigning.
Police say the pursuit started at 4am, when police observed two vehicles acting suspiciously near Forrest Hill on Auckland's North Shore... "Eagle was deployed and continued to monitor one of the vehicles as it travelled around West Auckland, before travelling south.".
A SouthAuckland family was left horrified after buying the suitcases from a storage unit in an online auction. The suspect, 42, repeatedly told reporters ‘I did not do it’ as officers escorted her to a car following her detainment in Ulsan, South Korea...New Zealand police investigators work at the scene in Auckland on Aug.