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Heave ho, charity pull is all go

Bus pull

Good advice from a group of strongmen helped four people pull a 9000kg bus for a Leprosy Mission fundraiser.

St Mary's is a family tradition

Catherine and Sarah Poulter Seven generations of women from Sarah Poulter's family have attended St Mary's College over the last 150 years.

Culturing better health

Jignal Bhagvandas A trainee doctor wanted to help her dad get fit, so she started a Bollywood-infused aerobics class.

Hot soup for street kids, families

Debbie Munro Think poverty is NZ is a myth? Come see what I see, 'soup walk' organiser says.

Hungry days are ahead

Pamela Day Anti-poverty campaign Live Below the Line challenges people to feed themselves for just $2.25 a day.

Lack of notice over St Lukes SHA

St Lukes   A block of land on one of Auckland's busiest roads has been fast-tracked by special housing development.

Three-level Bunnings approved

Court grants resource consent for controversial Bunnings store in Auckland's Arch Hill.

Parisian craze locks on to Auckland

Can a city church avoid demolition?

Development plans for fragile mountain

house belvedere Auckland Council is planning to subdivide a Mt St John site where a derelict house has stood for years.

A+ score for Grammar girls' season

The Mt Albert Grammar girls first XI season has been nothing short of perfect.

Big cheese shares secrets

Women to march on Parliament

Apartments to be built

A site currently used as a car park in Mt Eden has been earmarked as an SHA area for apartments.

Theatre debut a dream come true

Leighton Stichbury Leighton Stichbury is in acting heaven after debuting alongside Michael Hurst and Theresa Healey.

Good progress at Guy homestead

The restoration of a derelict and burnt-out historic house has reached the halfway mark.

Flu shots in demand at busy clinic

Sisters saddle up, ride to success

Hospice needs nurse

Totara Hospice is appealing for urgent donations so it can fund a specialist triage nurse.

Hair today, champ tomorrow

Ygnacio Cervio With a prize-worthy beard like this, eating ice cream is out of the question.

Documentary tells Glen Innes' story

Betty went from a fit state house campaigner to a cancer patient whose home of 33 years was demolished.

Photographer's focus on peace

Sign of tough times

Dad ' a prince among men'

When friends and family gathered to farewell Douglas Mason Duane it was his love of the water that was talked of most.

Cars worth Holden on to

holden Mark Grey's obsession with Holden cars started when he was just a young boy.

New Otara hub at risk

Auckland Council has indicated that clubrooms in Otara could be one of many projects put on hold to help cut spending.

Charm's luck needed to find chain

Desperately seeking donors

Stop in the name of love

Together for 23 years, 8 kids and another on the way, one couple knew it was time to quit smoking for good.

Migrants feel upbeat about Good Vibrations

migrants When words fail music speaks. This is the basis of a new programme helping migrants settle into the community.

Healed by love of horses

Horses saved her life a long time ago so now Liana Goodall is saving theirs.

Rhinos' fate in focus

Brando's back from wild adventure

Up, up and away for school balloon

Torbay School pupils gathered to watch the release of a weather balloon last Tuesday, courtesy of the MetService.

Advice ignored in $6m sale: agent

house for sale Vendors didn't follow advice over the sale of an Auckland mansion which fell through two years later, real estate agent says.

No suspicious circumstances

Police investigating death at an Auckland squash club say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Surprise speed bumps annoy

New house gutted by fire

Chalking up life's moments

Sophie Merkens would be a seasoned author if a picture did indeed paint 1000 words.

New life for defence force home

Kiri Powell The first stage of a project to help Ngati Whatua whanau plan for their own affordable, quality home is now a reality.

Bing's lucky Games break

Injury kept Portia Bing out of the heptathlon, but selection into women's relay team has kept her Games dream alive.

Vandals tag Bethells Valley station

Stormy night for stricken boat

Census will set future planning

Whanau from South Kaipara are encouraged to participate in what could be the first 2014 census in New Zealand run by an Auckland hapu. 

Help complete wife's work

Paul Whitcombe He lost the love of his life in June and now he's looking for someone to help him finish her story.

Thriving hives help business grow

Happy Valley Honey wants to transform Drury into a food tourism destination with a focus on bees.

'Kiwi Katniss' shoots for Japan

Special housing meets people's needs

Beer could ease clubs' woes

A tasty ale dreamed up in Papakura could help rescue New Zealand's struggling RSA clubs.

Hapu's gift saves Te Arai coast

Te Arai The gifting of nearly 200 hectares of northern coastal land to the Auckland Council for a park is welcomed by many.

Climate worries focus on melting ice

Bigger storms and frequent king tides may change Auckland's coastline and affect how communities live.

Bones found at Gulf Harbour

From dumbbells to wedding bells

Youngster's fire fund

Little Tyler Dale must be one of the youngest donors to support a fire brigade.

Commuters left waiting

motorway Auckland's wait for speedy public travel continues as council comes to grips with northwestern busway project.

Is Daisy Louise NZ's oldest dog?

22-year-old dog Daisy is more than 135 human years old, quite a feat from stray beginnings.

Big Air event helps Starship

Emotional row at Anzac Cove

Voting matters, youth say

Social media use by political parties is a step in the right direction to engage youth, student says.

A cross for a life cut short

Brendan Demchy A series of white wooden crosses will be erected in Ostend to pay homage to residents in the armed forces who died during World War I or later on Waiheke.

Finding funds to fight marina

A night of wine, live music and a "highly unusual" art auction is happening in a bid to block Matiatia's proposed marina.

New house a 'monolith'

Second spring dip on Father's Day

Model opportunity

School drop-out Finn Andricksen is packing his bags and heading to Milan Fashion Week.

Party over before it began

Person drinking alcohol, binge drinking, beer Police concerns have thwarted a Whangarei teen's party plans after reports there would be 500 attendees.

Lodge owner denied bail

Lodge owner charged with indecently assaulting guests has been "tried by media", lawyer says.

Skeleton examined for clues

Holiday Highway gets final go

Paihia supermarket closes

Countdown has been forced to close its Paihia store after a dispute with the property's landlord.

Woo while you weed

Ecofest Chloe Waretini has organised weed dating as part of this year's EcoWest festival, allowing singles to 'make love and war on weeds'.

Cafe has right ingredients

Baking and patisserie students at MIT now have a real-life cafe to test their recipes in.

'Grumpies' find peace and flexibility

Win tickets to the Easter Show

Meet some V8 starpower

Motor racing fans are invited to hear V8 supercars drivers Fabian Coulthard, Chaz Mostert, Will Davidson and Michael Caruso talk about life behind the wheel.

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