Sufferer calls for drug funding video

Samantha Lenik is one of seven Kiwis diagnosed with Pompe Disease but can't afford the unfunded treatment.

10:23 AM  One of only seven New Zealanders diagnosed with the potentially fatal Pompe disease is calling for the government to follow Australia and fund treatment for the disease.

Violent offender 'on knife edge'

William John Murphy had previously been considered for preventive detention but was given a finite sentence instead at his last court appearance.

10:36 AM  A man who robbed and assaulted elderly women in their homes may go to jail indefinitely.

IPCA report: police in wrong

IPCA chairman Sir David Carruthers said the way police treated the two women caused them to believe they had been detained and were not free to go.

7 min ago  Police found to be acting unlawfully when they held women and children during an arrest.

Art school's bold approach 

Matthew Browne aims to make art a way of life for his students.

10:56 AM  A Grey Lynn art school allows creatives to study without having to compromise on work or family.

City to get more politicians?

Waitemata local board chair Shale Chambers (left) says his area is already under-represented.

The country's largest city wants a law change allowing it to expand the council as its population grows.

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Time to honour volunteers

Safe Ltd volunteers received Papakura Community Volunteer awards in 2014 for their efforts helping youth build life skills in a fun adventure environment

11:14 AM  Know a community volunteer who deserves recognition?

Liver disease disrupts refugee family's plans

10:52 AM  Fitim Rudi has been battling chronic liver disease for most of his life. His family came to New Zealand as refugees from Kosovo and would love to take him back there for a family reunion.

Men's choir warms up vocal chords for hospice

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Olympian too sick for committee

Sir John Walker has stepped down from a council committee because of health issues.

Sir John Walker steps down from Auckland Council committee, but will continue on council.

Eastern Suburbs prepare for sudden death clash

Two football rivals are set to clash with a semifinal spot up for grabs.

Counties Manukau captain Jimmy Tupou wants to spend more time at blindside flanker this season.

Tupou to captain Steelers

Jimmy Tupou hopes to lead with his actions in his first year as captain of Counties Manukau.

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