18:44 Auckland mayoral hopeful Phil Goff has launched his official campaign promising faster, cheaper building consents to construct more homes.
18:42 Police have not yet said if an armed operation north of Auckland is related to wanted gunman Joshua Kite.
18:41 An orca pod of 3 adults and 2 calves made an appearance at Auckland's Bayswater Marina this afternoon.
18:40 The Green Party says the Government's Special Housing Areas in Auckland are a land banker's dream, while doing little to help those in need of homes.
18:38 Armed police have converged on Mangawhai north of Auckland, but have so far released no details about the operation.
Wed, 10 Aug 2011
LIVE from London in the mist of the riots