Large fire at derelict house

Firefighters battles a blaze at a derelict property in Auckland.

Huge blaze in Auckland suburb of Flat Bush sparks high number of 111 calls.

Gruelling crossing a success video

The Portage crossing celebrates an ancient Waka passage between the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours.

High spirits, rather than high seas, dominated Saturday's demanding Portage Crossing in Auckland.

Trapped in a lift overnight

A man visiting the building heard screams coming from the elevator and called emergency services.

A woman in Auckland was stuck in a lift for 14 hours before someone heard her screams for help.

Man falls 15m from digger

Emergency services are working on a man who has fallen from a digger bucket in Cleavdon.

The man fell from a digger bucket in Clevedon, south of Auckland.

Doggy speed dating a success

Fairfax reporter Brooke Bath cuddles up to a pawfect pup

Shelter pups to get a new leash on life after successful Auckland Council adoption drive.

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Muso Jamie McDell on a mission to clean up the Hauraki

Sustainable Coastlines is partnering with Contiki and musician Jamie McDell to do a clean up of Motuihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf at the end of February.

Kiwi songstress Jamie McDell is not afraid to get her hands dirty for a good cause.

When a kiwi comes calling

Laura Jerome suspected a burglar - but her late-night visitor turned out to be a kiwi.

Papakura car death not suspicious

Sick woman's house sold for $100,000 less than value

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