Girl walks away from this smash

Naadja Hofmans Allan age 8 from Mangere Bridge crashes in spectacular fashion.

Eight-year-old walks away from nasty trolley derby smash, icecream makes her all better. 

Parks now chemical sprayed

A worker sprays hot water to kill weeds in Devonport, where the local board has come up with $50,000 so it can remain a chemical-free area.

9:23 AM  Council will chemically spray all parks with Roundup unless locals find the funds to go chemical-free.

One dead in house fire

The Fire Service said the house had been engulfed by fire when crews arrived at the scene.

Fire-fighters' search for "hermit" in burning Ruakaka house hindered by excess furniture.

The house of madness

The Devonport ex-state house that reached $1.04 million at auction in September.

This is the Auckland ex-state house that world media has made the poster child for global property insanity.

Lightning proves perfect cover

An enterprising thief used the cover of a huge storm to break into the Stihl Shop Mr Mowers in Glen Eden.

A burglar used Auckland's big weekend thunder storm as cover for an audacious $10k burglary

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Repairing paradise has a price gallery

Adding Takapuna Beach stormwater filtering will limit grease and foam spills but not e-coli contamination.

13 min ago  An Auckland Council fund helping keep beaches clean and beautiful only has $3.2 million in it.

Career criminal cracking the art world

9:37 AM  Everybody loves a redemption story recently released career criminal Simon Kerr says.

New format for Christmas festivities

Living with HIV is not a death sentence


Next step for Grey Lynn pump track

The idea of a pump track in Grey Lynn has gained support from the Waitemata Local Board but still needs more funding.

The idea of building a pump track in Grey Lynn is moving forward with support from the Waitemata Local Board, but still needs more funding.

Teen was 'seconds' away from death video

Reese Jones says Saturday's near miss was the closest call he's come across in almost 30 years of horse racing.

Jockey says a teen who wandered onto an Auckland racecourse was seconds away from being killed.

Ariana sweeps the floor at Australian nationals

Ariana Salaivao.

Gymnast Ariana Salaivao has cleaned up in Australia in her first international competition.

Teen risks life for cricket

David Ngawaka narrowly escaped being trampled by race horses when he walked onto the Avondale Racecourse.

A teen gave himself the fright of his life walking in front of horses in a race to fetch a wayward cricket ball.

Top Northland talent up for awards

Northland hockey representatives who won Team of the Year at the 2014 Northland Sports Awards.

The 2015 Northland Sports Awards finalists have been announced, with 28 sports codes nominating 127 finalists.

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