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Auckland: Metropolitan area in North Island, New Zealand
Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of around 1,570,100. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,618,400. Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki Makaurau, meaning "Tāmaki desired by many", in reference to the desirability of its natural resources and geography.

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Lie-flat in economy class? Air New Zealand unveils flying bunk beds [Video]

Lie-flat in economy class? Air New Zealand unveils flying bunk beds

Air New Zealand may have come up with a way to cram lie-flat beds into economy class, revealing plans for a triple-decker sleep pod. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published
Grace Millane's mother addresses her daughter's killer at his sentencing [Video]

Grace Millane's mother addresses her daughter's killer at his sentencing

The mother of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane told her killer she is tormented over “the terror and pain she must have experienced at your hands”. A 28-year-old man, who cannot be named..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published
Grace Millane's killer jailed for 17 years [Video]

Grace Millane's killer jailed for 17 years

The killer of British backpacker Grace Millane has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years. Ms Millane was strangled in an Auckland hotel room in 2018.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published
Walking pneumonia prompts Elton John to cut short Auckland gig [Video]

Walking pneumonia prompts Elton John to cut short Auckland gig

Sir Elton John was forced to cut short a concert in New Zealand on Sunday after falling ill with walking pneumonia.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published
Organisers launch 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup [Video]

Organisers launch 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup

Dates and venues announced for 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup at launch at Eden Park.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:27Published

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England will begin the defence of their Women's World Cup title against T20 World Cup champions Australia in Auckland on 7 February 2021.
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England will begin the defence of their Women's World Cup title against T20 World Cup champions Australia in Auckland on 7 February 2021.
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A person in New Zealand confirmed to have been infected was revealed on Friday to have attended a rock concert packed with thousands of other people.
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New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson not expecting to make India Test series

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Hockey Pro League: Great Britain's women beat New Zealand but men draw

Great Britain's women record their first win of the 2020 FIH Pro League with a 3-0 victory over New Zealand in Auckland.
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Coronavirus evacuee plane from Wuhan arrives in New Zealand

A plane load of New Zealanders, Australians and Pacific Islanders evacuated from China's Wuhan city arrived in New Zealand's Auckland on Wednesday, where they will be quarantined to prevent the spread..
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Flight carrying New Zealanders, Australians leaves virus-hit Wuhan

A flight carrying New Zealanders, Australians and citizens of smaller Pacific countries who were evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan is expected to arrive in Auckland later on Wednesday,..
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Death toll from New Zealand volcanic eruption rises to 21

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Serena Williams secures first title in three years in Auckland

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Williams into Auckland final with 43-minute win

Serena Williams thrashes Amanda Anisimova in just 43 minutes to reach the final of the Auckland International.
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Williams and Wozniacki through to Auckland semi-finals

Serena Williams reaches the semi-finals of the Auckland Classic with a straight-set victory over Germany's Laura Siegemund.
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Williams stretched by McHale but wins again in Auckland

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World number one Barty beaten in Brisbane as Williams wins in Auckland

World number one Ashleigh Barty was stunned by qualifier Jennifer Brady in the second round at the Brisbane International.
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Serena and Wozniacki close in on Auckland glory as WTA BFFs chase title

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Serena breezes into second round in Auckland

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Serena Williams starts 2020 WTA season with win at Auckland Classic

Serena Williams starts her fourth decade on the WTA Tour with a straightforward win over Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi in Auckland.
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Brisbane International: Johanna Konta loses to Barbora Strycova in first round

Britain's Johanna Konta is knocked out of the Brisbane International in the first round, while Coco Gauff and Serena Williams win in Auckland.
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'Ominous': Australia's bushfire smoke turns New Zealand skies orange

The bushfire smoke swept thousands of kilometres across the Tasman Sea, darkening the skies over Auckland with a sepia-tinted haze.
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New Zealand fireworks help usher in new decade

Auckland has become the world's first major city to celebrate the start of 2020 with a bang.
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New Zealand volcano eruption death toll rises to 17 after another person dies

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Grace Millane trial: 'You can't consent to your murder,' prosecutor says in closing

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England & New Zealand go to super over - again

England, New Zealand and a super over - first the World Cup final, now the deciding Twenty20 in Auckland.
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New Zealand narrowly beat Great Britain in Auckland

Great Britain lose to New Zealand in Auckland - their second consecutive defeat at the start of their 2019 tour.
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New Zealand Auckland convention centre blaze under control: SkyCity

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