Man 'lives through kindness'

Kaeo man Stan Heta gives Leo Stirling a chicken caesar salad, after seeing his special request for one.

8:25 AM  Leo Stirling has been begging on the street, asking for everything from a flight to a Rolex watch. And people are paying up.

A tale of what's on under the sea

Angela McGregor with the mermaids cast; Catalina Perez, Maisie McEnery-Lane, Matariki Moetara, Christina Bone, Lily ...

8:16 AM  Huanui College are gearing up for their performance of the Little Mermaid.

South Auckland power outage

The power outage is in Papakura, Takanini and Conifer Grove.

8:13 AM  Two thousand south Auckland households are starting the day without power.

Auckland citizens' arrest

Waitemata police with loot allegedly stolen from a North Shore home, where a burglar was detained by construction workers.

A group of construction workers nabbed a would-be burglar and held him while police were called.

Buy food or go to the doctor?

A visit to your doctor will cost the same whether you have a community services card or not.

Community services cards are pointless, critics say, as health costs cripple.

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'I want to salute your resilience'

Teenager Christie Marceau was murdered in 2011. An inquest into her death is currently taking place.

Coroner tears up as she thanks Marceau parents in the final day of their daughter's inquest.

Cars mounts car

A car drove off a ramp onto another car in an Auckland car park.

Fed up with no right rule flouters

Health board cancels TEDx

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Thirty for Amazing Chase

Group I NZ Breeders' Stakes winner Thrilling Flo has been nominated for the Amazing Chase.

Greyhound bosses thrilled with level of nominations for new match-racing series.

Sport: RTS goes back to school

Kiwi and Vodafone Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck poses with pupils of his old Mayfield Primary School in Otara on ...

Mayfield Primary School's most celebrated old boy, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck went back to school on Tuesday.

Basketball court a long-shot

Adam Singer, 15, with mum Ashia Ismail-Singer have been waiting years for a basketball court in Milford Reserve.

Tenacious mum faces another block after pressing Auckland Council for four years to get a local court for her basketball-mad son.

60 years old, breaking records

Christine Adamson is breaking records on the athletics track at age 60, after picking up competitive running just one ...

Christine Adamson started running competitively a year ago - at the ripe age of 60. Now she's breaking records.

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