Fundraising with a twist gallery

Laura Torres, right, "went blind" for the Pompallier Catholic College's inaugural Challenge Week. Here she is aided by her friends Nikita Cleto-Olsen, left, and Elena O'Sullivan.

11:00 AM  The words sweat it, move it, live it, stop it became the mantra at Pompallier Catholic College recently as the school ran its inaugural Challenge Week.

More homes for south Auckland video

Housing Minister Nick Smith and developer Charles Ma view the Drury site where 1000 new homes will be built.

New developments at Drury and by Glenbrook steel mill will provide hundreds more homes, government says.

Crash like a closing door

kaimai air crash pics.  Matamata Historical Society

10:56 AM  Flight 441 slammed explosively into a rock face in 1963 and for 15 years was our worst air disaster.

New ambulance station ready

Mangawhai now has its own ambulance station ready for emergencies.

10:16 AM  It's taken five years for a new ambulance station to be built in Mangawhai

Any advance on 10 bridges?

You've already bid ten bridges sir,  er,  John,  you can't now bid seven bridges.

Northland's bridges, both of them, weren't just hollow election bribes, you know.

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Generosity, kindness 'overwhelming' gallery

The house on the corner of Ngunguru Rd and Kopipi Cres fully ablaze.

During times of devastation and destruction sometimes the positive things that arise can be the most touching.

Any advance on 10 bridges?

Northland's bridges, both of them, weren't just hollow election bribes, you know.

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Young rugby player heads to Japan

Anastasia Sekene, right, holds the national trophy with former Auckland Women's Seven coach Peter Walters and team member Tysha Ikenasio.

High school student Anastasia Sekene says playing rugby with older women is a tough ask.

The transformation of Renes Bashota

Renes Bashota is showing up able-bodied gym buffs with his against-the-odds change.

Schoolchildren display a huge banner at Eden Park in support of the All Blacks. Jerome Kaino, Andy Ellis and Hika Elliot attended the event.

Massive ABs banner unveiled video

An All Blacks fan banner as long as a Boeing 777-300 aircraft has been unveiled at Eden Park.

Auckland Faces

Elderly tourist found

Police are searching for a 71-year-old Chinese woman

Police are searching for a 71-year-old woman missing in Auckland

Mexican mum loves NZ

Living in Auckland is all about keeping her balance for Mexican mother of two Linabel Hadlee.

HAPPY HERE: Fou Alene-Tumataiki says New Zealand has ‘‘open arms’’ for Pacific migrants.

Life off 'The Rock'

When Fou Alene-Tumataiki left Niue she forgot her native language. 40 years later, she's teaching it to kids.

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