There is one common reason that is accounting for one-quarter of all immediate failures of driving tests - out of the options below, what do you think is the common reason Kiwis don't pass the test? Vote in our poll.
Find out the answer here.
15.7% Failing to giveway15.7% Complete
18.1% Travelling above the speed limit18.1% Complete
22.5% Not stopping at stop sign22.5% Complete
43.7% Not checking blind spots/mirrors43.7% Complete
155 Colonial Drive, Silverdale.
We need to empty our garage and have a number of items that may be handy to others. Ikea wooden shelving units (good for garage storage kids rooms etc), preserving jars (3 boxes new), children's body boards, bike buggy, rollerblades and skateboards, children's books, toys, shoes and good quality clothing, clothes airers, DVD's, CD's, printer/scanner, anti fatigue mat, cork notice boards, etc! Also Orewa College Uniform (boys year 9/10 and girls year 7).
Hazy skies caused by the Australian bush fires are set to linger this weekend.
Northwesterly winds have blown a hazy plume of smoke across the Tasman Sea, and while it has mostly affected the South Island in recent weeks, it has moved up the country.
The "robust plume" is expected to head to the South Island late on Saturday.
The haze has been causing a yellowish-orange, hue at sunset, making for some sweet sunset photos. Share your photos in the comments!
(Our photo is of the sun setting over the Waitākere Ranges, taken by visual journalist Ricky Wilson.)
Hibiscus Coast revellers will be forced to celebrate Crate Day on private property this weekend, as authorities impose a temporary alcohol ban in parks and beaches, following two years of successful bans.
The 48 hour ban on Saturday and Sunday covers beaches, foreshore and reserves between Waiwera and Arkles Bay in north Auckland.
Crate Day was started by The Rock radio station to embark summer by sharing a crate of beers with mates.
However, many participants see it as a challenge to consume the whole crate alone, getting extremely drunk in the process.
Rodney locals are known to go hard on Crate Day, with mess left behind in public places playing a part in the ban (see photo) enforced by police and the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board.
Do you support the temporary liquor ban?
0% Yes - It fuels drunken shenanigans and leaves a mess behind0% Complete
0% No - It's a great way to see in the summer, let them have their fun!0% Complete