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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When a kiwi comes calling

A kiwi paid a late-night visit to Northland woman Laura Jerome's Doves Bay home, where it hunted around on her deck for about an hour.

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

Papakura car death not suspicious

An autopsy has confirmed the death of a woman found in a car on Thursday was not suspicious.

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

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