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Kids too poor for togs

Glen Innes Primary School children are making a splash thanks to donations of togs.

Donations have poured in for kids missing out on swimming lessons because they couldn't afford togs.

New bus station for Manukau

Among those on hand for the first sod turning at the site of the new Manukau bus station in Putney Way were, from left, Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board deputy chair Ross Robertson, board chairman Efeso Collins, Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Manukau ward councillor Alf Filipaina, Auckland mayor Len Brown, Hunua MP Andrew Bayly, Corrections and Police Minister Judith Collins, and Manurewa MP Louisa Wall.

2:06 PM  Construction of the new $26 million Manukau bus station should be finished by the second half of 2017.

Colin Craig turns home builder

Businessman and former politician Colin Craig hopes to do more affordable housing developments.

Ex-Conservatives leader Colin Craig wants to build affordable homes to ease Auckland's housing crisis.

Driver charged, baby still in hospital

A man, woman and 5-month-old child were injured following the crash on State Highway 16 in Kumeu.

Baby thrown from car in police pursuit is stable as driver appears in court.

Pups try paws at speed dating video

There was plenty of attention for the canines at the doggy speed dating day hosted by Auckland City Council.

1:49 PM  Auckland's Victoria Park played host to a furry episode of The Bachelor in the lead-up to Valentine's.

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Teen grows 10cm overnight

Fourteen-year-old Sam Hansen grew 10cm overnight, after undergoing surgery to correct scoliosis.

1:55 PM  Sam Hansen, 14, became taller than her big sister in just one night.

Gas rupture in East Auckland

1:51 PM  A gas main rupture has closed streets in the Auckland suburb of St John.

'Offensive' campers face prosecution

Village bids farewell

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