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Numbers mushroom to 130,000

A record-breaking crowd has resurrected Auckland's struggling Easter Show.
Royal Easter Show

Shotgun fired

suspect A man has fired a shotgun into a petrol station during an armed robbery in Mt Wellington, Auckland.

Auckland Council to beam live

Live webcasts will run for 57 council meetings each year in a bid to increase transparency and raise awareness.

Auckland traffic warning

A major inner-city motorway ramp is closed in Auckland as contractors create a new cycle path.

Easter egg hunt chaos

A mass Easter egg scramble for kids in South Auckland turned into a stampede.

Thousands still in dark

Hot water and power remain out to some Auckland and West Coast homes after Thursday's storm.

Spruce up transforms park

Nigel Turnbull and Ella Kumar The success of the Mt Roskill War Memorial Park's transformation has prompted the Puketapapa Local Board to ask if there are more places in need of a spruce up.

All Black loses hair to raise funds

All Black Charlie Faumuina is no longer the "big grizzly" he once was. His trademark beard was shaved off last weekend to raise money for child cancer.

P house costs renovators

Dylan shows the way

Ashley Jordan

Prize pumpkins

Weighing in at an astonishing 124.4kg, Ashley Jordan's pumpkin was a whopper and a winner.

Kiwis want NZ anthem played

Roosters and Dragons Kiwis in Roosters and Dragons teams want NZ national anthem to be played before the clubs' Anzac Day match.

Parker gets ringside seat

Joseph Parker got his hands on the world heavyweight belts - and a taste of the bizarre circus surrounding them.

Auckland gearing up

Beale to face Blues

Benji Marshall

Marshall, Blues agree release

Benji Marshall admits he never grasped the technical aspects of rugby and doubted his ability.

Debris washes ashore

Samuel Archibald Debris has washed up on the coast of Western Australia, raising hopes it may be from the missing flight MH370.

Body found in Akld creek

Man's body found in creek on North Shore, but specialist team needed to recover it from site.

'Indecent acts' in the classroom

Assault on former All Black alleged

Brett Makiri

Kidnap suspect flees

A man arrested over an alleged violent kidnapping of a woman has escaped police custody.

Kiwi gets a boost

Nz dollars NZ dollar jumps against the aussie after soft data casts doubt on rate rises across the Tasman.

Court orders $14m to Maori land trust

A Maori businesswoman who made the New Year's honours list plans to appeal against a court decision ordering her to pay almost $14.5 million to a Maori land trust.

Migration boom rolls on

Macraes mine collapse investigated

McDonald's Georgie Pie

Georgie Pie serves McDonald's well

Relaunch of Georgie Pie helps boost fast food chain's sales, but annual profit is down.

The rapper of the moment

Future His new album 'Honest' puts Future well and truly at the centre of the hip-hop universe.

GoT will survive shocking scene (spoiler)

The reaction to this week's Game of Thrones episode has been heartening, but it appears deliberate.

Filming in honour of Paul

Katy Perry 'panting like a dog'


More star cameos for Girls

A popular songstress and a controversial model are in talks to appear on Girls. Can you guess who they are?

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