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Club celebrates 25 years

western springs football

Western Springs Football Club is celebrating their 25th jubilee as the club goes from strength to strength.

Brighter future for Myers Park

Tina and Jasmine Parents are "chuffed" to see construction under way on a new playground in historic Myers Park.

Concern over time to fix pipe

water flowing A Mangere resident says Watercare took more than a week to fix a burst pipe, despite calls from him.

Cause of illness a mystery

Glenn Macrae Glenn Macrae is finally cured of Hepatitis C after a lengthy run of medication trials but still doesn't know exact cause.

Future of station land unsure

worried residents The old Takapuna Fire Station could be rezoned and sold to developers, instead of creating park land, residents warn.

New policy quashes unique rodeo ban

Rodeo Revelations that a ban of rodeos on public land has been "wiped overnight'' upsets councillor.

Milestone at Anglican church

Forty years of Tongan services are being celebrated at the St Columba Church in Grey Lynn.

Director wins by a Whisker

High hopes for Greys Ave garden

Ashley's Jiu-Jitsu journey

Ashley Nesbitt 8-year-old Ashley Nesbitt may be small, but she sure is tough. And now she has the medals to prove it.

Cutbacks may see plans fall away

Fears Mt Albert town centre will miss out on long awaited upgrade as Auckland Council looks to make savings.

Longer parking limits wanted

Olive is a great therapist

All welcome to Eid Day

When Naima Ali saw Auckland for the first time she thought she had arrived in Disneyland.

Sisters saddle up, ride to success

Emelia Forsyth Equestrian expertise is a family trait for Georgina and Emelia Forsyth who are busy claiming titles in national competitions.

Opera singer's musical score

An internship with New Zealand Opera will help Filipe Manu's classical music career hit the right notes.

Mobility dog's mysterious death

General election's first step unfolds

Flu shots in demand at busy clinic

Demand for the winter flu vaccination has doubled at the Manukau SuperClinic this year, with more than 1000 doses used so far.

Ministry steps in to heated zone stoush

zones Selwyn College, One Tree Hill College's proposed zones amended so boundaries don't cross with two high decile schools.

Park ranger juggles many different jobs

Conflict resolution may not seem an essential skill for a park ranger.

Plea to save heritage building

Fur Seals are going for warmth

Gymnast determined to qualify

Kelly MacDonald is on track to make it to the Commonwealth Games, but her strongest supporter won't be there.

Cleanup helps whitebait

Matthew Bloxham Whitebait are great swimmers but they can't jump so streams need to be clear of obstacles for fish to flourish.

Larvae found in orange drink

He felt sick just seconds after taking a sip of his favourite drink. Then he saw the bugs in his juice.

Hands-on experience at wonderful wetland

Thieves go eeling at gardens

New top dog takes over

There's a new nose helping to keep New Zealand's borders safe.

Here today thanks to helmet

horse and rider Rebecca Watson only knows what others describe about the moment her horse slipped and landed on top of her.

Issues over Bible head to commission

A dispute over The Bible being used to teach children values is heading to the Human Rights Commission.

Hard workers nominated

Doubt over loud bangs

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.

Cyclists make better drivers

cycle good driver Cyclists are 'high-speed decision-makers' with good situational awareness making them better drivers, study says.

Timer, solar-powered signs for crossing

A dangerous school crossing is getting a makeover, to the relief of teachers, students, parents and police.

Damian's back on his bike

Mannequins help hone skills

4WD crashes into house

Vehicle takes out water mains, phone lines, fence and a house after driver loses control in wet conditions.

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. 

'Kiwi Katniss' shoots for Japan

Rachel Burge Rachel Burge first picked up a bow and arrow about three years ago and she's been shooting for gold ever since.

Special housing meets people's needs

A small Northland housing trust has built its first set of accessible rental properties in Takanini.

Vege patch feeds community

Canny kids help food bank

Beer could ease clubs' woes

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

Archie's tall order

Archie the dog It took the scent of a possum to get Archie 30-metres up a tree. It took a cherry picker to get the dog down.

Call for 24-hour service

Hibiscus Coast residents want a 24-hour medical service in place, but Health Board says current system working.

Mystery around light in sky

Library looks back on year

To bee or not to bee

A dispute between neighbours over bees has hobby keepers worried they will need resource consent to keep hives.

Dancers grace Scottish stage

Joash Tuugamusu’s Contemporary dance company Black Grace is in the lineup for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time.

Saving Kauri Auckland's priority

Defending healthy kauri and classifying dieback disease as an official pest top the city's environmental to-do list.

'Live, laugh in limbo-land'

Report part of police transparency

Sir Bob spills the beans

Sir Bob Harvey's biography Wild Westie: The Incredible Life of Bob Harvey is released today.

Power to the people

Lights on Onetangi The lighting of an old pine tree at dusk will mark 60 years of mains power in Onetangi on Waiheke Island.

My, what big teeth you have

Imogen Johnston initially wanted to be a chiropractor and never thought she'd end up looking down the mouths of horses instead.

Checkup a lifesaver

No hard knocks for lucky star

Model opportunity

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

Body in forest identified

 	 Police search and rescue Police name man whose body was found after being missing for 20 years.

'Holiday Highway' approved

The controversial "Holiday Highway" north of Auckland has been given the go-ahead.

Flood victims hurting

Fight for Jade's health

Vandalism angers club members

Faeces and mud have been smeared over the outside walls of the Northern Wairoa Club during the worst case of vandalism members have ever seen.

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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