The house of madness

The Devonport ex-state house that reached $1.04 million at auction in September.

1:54 PM  This is the Auckland ex-state house that world media has made the poster child for global property insanity.

Lightning proves perfect cover

An enterprising thief used the cover of a huge storm to break into the Stihl Shop Mr Mowers in Glen Eden.

A burglar used Auckland's big weekend thunder storm as cover for an audacious $10k burglary

Deportee ashamed video

"My family's already been hurt  ... I don't want them to go through the same thing for my mistakes."

Man deported from Christmas Island but living in secret as he's too ashamed to tell his family he is back in New Zealand.

Thundery rain for Auckland

Aucklanders may need to bring out their brollies as rain is set for the region.

Batten down the hatches in the north - heavy, thundery showers are forecast.

Auckland Zoo's giraffe on the move

Two of the giraffe herd Shira will be leaving behind at Auckland Zoo

Auckland giraffe Shira has begun a three-day road and sea voyage bound for a new life on the mainland.

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Teen nearly drowns

Piha beach/Lion rock.

1:44 PM  A teen remains in a serious condition and police hope she "pulls through" after nearly drowning at Piha.

School students become environmental caretakers

1:37 PM  Schools are helping monitor the plant and animal life at Hobsonville Point.

Christmas cheer for kids on the harbour

Glen Innes’ art revolution


Next step for Grey Lynn pump track

The idea of a pump track in Grey Lynn has gained support from the Waitemata Local Board but still needs more funding.

The idea of building a pump track in Grey Lynn is moving forward with support from the Waitemata Local Board, but still needs more funding.

Teen was 'seconds' away from death video

Reese Jones says Saturday's near miss was the closest call he's come across in almost 30 years of horse racing.

Jockey says a teen who wandered onto an Auckland racecourse was seconds away from being killed.

Ariana sweeps the floor at Australian nationals

Ariana Salaivao.

Gymnast Ariana Salaivao has cleaned up in Australia in her first international competition.

Teen risks life for cricket

David Ngawaka narrowly escaped being trampled by race horses when he walked onto the Avondale Racecourse.

A teen gave himself the fright of his life walking in front of horses in a race to fetch a wayward cricket ball.

Top Northland talent up for awards

Northland hockey representatives who won Team of the Year at the 2014 Northland Sports Awards.

The 2015 Northland Sports Awards finalists have been announced, with 28 sports codes nominating 127 finalists.

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