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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 about 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

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