'Hell' made me do it - killer

Hayden Poulter is often dubbed New Zealand's first serial killer.

12:32 PM  Serial killer Hayden Poulter is nowhere near ready for release, Parole Board says.

Spring cleaning for hospice

Hospice West Auckland distribution centre manager Josh Vaughan in front of just of few of many items that have been donated to sell in the charity's stores.

11:49 AM  Get into your spring cleaning and donate pre-loved goods to hospice.

Needle woman on point

Natalie Iogha, fine art embroiderer.

12:21 PM  A 28-year-old Aucklander is bringing a unique twist to needlework.

Seal arrives at hospital

The "sealed-in" seal at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital

A seal has turned up on the doorstep at Middlemore Hospital in south Auckland.

Williamson causes walkout

Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson has been accused of degrading women with his "offensive" comments and content.

Nearly naked women and references to sex acts. What did Maurice Williamson say that was so offensive?

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Toxins enter waterway at Manutewhau Reserve

Run-off from paint or dye is likely to be the cause behind this stream at Manutewhau Reserve in Massey turning a toxic blue colour.

12:29 PM  Paint or dye is likely to be the cause behind a pollution incident in Massey.

Depression's lighter side

12:25 PM  Monique Knight is taking a lighter look at depression.

Birthing classes no longer funded

Wayne Cotton's living death sentence

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Mt Albert and Pt Chevalier head to war

Pt Chevalier fullback Siua Otonuku with coach Grant Pocklington after they took the title off Mt Albert in 2013.

Defending champions Pt Chevalier will face off against the Mt Albert Lions in their third straight Fox Memorial final.

Cyclist breaks record in Kazakhstan

Holly White with her medal from the UCI Juniors Track World Championships in Kazakhstan.

A secondary school track cyclist from Auckland has given the world track records a shake up.

World rankings for kickboxers

Hibiscus Coast MMA & Thai Kickboxing Gym fighters Ryhme Loto and Crystal Cook brought home medals for New Zealand from the 2015 IFMA Youth World Cup in Thailand.

Ryhme Loto and Crystal Cook overcame the world's best fighters at the 2015 IFMA Youth World Cup in Thailand to medal for New Zealand.

Bowler Las Vegas bound

Zane Carlson of Orewa is heading to Las Vegas to bowl against the world's best at the Bowling World Cup.

Cerebral palsy means Zane Carlson can't use the same technique as most ten-pin bowlers, but that hasn't stopped him for qualifying for the Bowling World Cup in Las Vegas.

Para-rider aiming for Rio 2016

Charlotte Hoonhout with her horse Amarante.

Para-equestrian rider Charlotte Hoonhout's Paralympic dreams are within her reach.

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