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PumpHouse theatre

Theatre new and improved

A new roof, insulation, toilets and a parents changing room were all features of the PumpHouse's renovation.

Rooster poses as hen, survives chop

Miri the rooster Rescuers were surprised to discover a rooster living among hens they were saving from a battery farm.

Review nears completion

An independent investigation into police handling of the Roast Busters case is nearly finished.

Rally to help fire victims

The community has rallied to support families whose Housing New Zealand flats were destroyed by a fire.

Artillery man won't forget

Forbes Greenfield Forbes Greenfield, 94, is among the few World War II veterans taking part in this year's Anzac parades.

Man grabs intruder

intruder Waking up to a stranger creeping around the house is everyone's worst nightmare - but one man wasn't about to let the intruder get away.

Puppy walkers needed

The Blind Foundation is desperate for new puppy walkers, a volunteer role that requires a commitment of about 12 months.

Feedback on central suburbs sought

Arts therapy improves wellbeing

Raising awareness one bra at a time

White Bra Month April is White Bra Month and one underwear company is getting behind it by donating $1 from every white bra sold in April to a domestic violence charity.

Camp helps those with heart conditions

Honor Guysmith will be scaling new heights at Camp Teen Beat at Long Bay this month.

Take care in driveways when toddlers about

Options floated for Fowlds Park

Triplets box on

Three pint-sized triplets have taken up boxing and it's not the first time they've had to put up a fight.

Boccia win for Chen

Boccia champs Nerves didn't get the better of Khi Chung Chen in his sudden death tie-break boccia final.

Worry over 'piecemeal' roadworks

An East Tamaki Business Association questions how eastern suburbs will benefit from work on the East-West Link.

Pair set for champs

Facebook gives much needed 'voice'

Sing it sister

The ultimate feel-good activity - singing - is bringing hundreds of women to South Auckland next month.

Police officer attacked

Police A police officer is in hospital after being attacked while trying to break up a brawl in Auckland.

Extra pipes rendered redundant

Watercare is pulling the plug on a recycled water scheme, despite the pipe network's $7.2 million cost.

Inline hockey athlete steps up for NZ

Social media gives community a voice

Take notice

As the digital divide widens between the haves and have nots, it seems the humble supermarket noticeboard is far from extinct.

Squeeze on housing

house for sale Net total of 13,709 migrations to Auckland in the last year adds to housing demand..

Biking to raise cancer cash

A 37-year-old mother-of-five is taking on the Ride to Conquer Cancer in November in memory of her husband who died of bowel cancer in 2005.

Fears plain packs will slow trade

Sing it sister

Stand against slavery

Inspired by a tale of a young Pakistani boy, the Nvader Group is standing up against slavery.

Adelaide to Brisbane

Del and Cindy Henley Del and Cindy are celebrating their golden anniversary by cycling 3000km across Australia.

Fire safety visit sparks fun times

Firefighters from Silverdale station visited Whangaparaoa Playcentre to give the children a hands-on lesson about fire safety.

Pupils really dig Roman lessons

Tomorrow's next star

North Harbour finds stars

North Harbour Rugby was asked to help recruit talent to be a part of the new made for TV movie called The Kick.

Students' scooter WOF system excites

Business Academy class A warrant of fitness system will see scooters return to Albany Junior High and its all part of students' canny business strategy .

Laughter really is the best medicine

Laughter yoga, or laughter clubs as they are known, are popping up all over Auckland as a social event.

Swimmer dips her toe in business world

Skate park vandalised

Theatre new and improved

A new roof, insulation, toilets and a parents changing room were all features of the PumpHouse's renovation.

Burglaries top crime figures

Breaking and entering, burglary and theft remain the hardest crimes to solve in Waitemata, figures show.

Golfer lands dream job at Masters

Sara Jasmat is still in golfing heaven after spending two weeks at the famed Augusta National course.

Precious photos among goods lost

BID successful for association

Can you make a scarecrow?

They may be scary, but most likely they will be quirky, fun and real show-stoppers.

Beetle mania destroys weed

tradescantia tip beetle South American beetles are helping control a noxious weed and keep native plants thriving in South Auckland.

Classes preserve Hindi

A push to teach Hindi in schools is designed to keep the language and culture alive among the descendants of migrants.

Kokako thrive thanks to volunteers

First female principal for Rosehill College

'Embrace the addiction mate'

A man addicted to synthetic cannabis says some retailers offer big discounts to keep you hooked.

Militaria show attracts crowds

 Military Vehicles Collectors Club The first Kumeu Militaria Show was such a success organisers are already planning another next year.

Special visitors for Columbus

The family of terminally ill music legend Ray Columbus will be at his side for Easter.

Crabbers a nuisance at Omaha

Royal treatment for kiwis

Anzac Day time to remember

Big crowds are expected to mark the launch of World War I centenary commemorations on Anzac Day.

Vet's grave found after 50 years

Harry Flynn’s family members, The previously unmarked pauper's grave of a World War I veteran has been tracked down by his family.

Stink rises over pumping station

Hobsonville Land Company plans for a wastewater pumping station at a gathering spot have been met with criticism.

Sponsor a cross for veterans

Locks off for cancer

Buddies share important bond

Big Buddy is a mentoring service that recruits male volunteers from the community to become mentors to fatherless boys.

Elderly can at last rest up

Frankie Felton A seat for elderly shoppers is due to be installed in Oneroa this week after two years of costly bureaucracy.

Jazz lineup is best ever says organiser

More than 100 musicians are tuning up their instruments and vocal chords for three days of non-stop music this Easter.

Teen crashes after drinking session

Works irk residents

A little te reo with your tea

Utter the phrase "He kawhe maku" at Ringawera Bakery and you'll save yourself 50c.

Island mission

Sylvan and Sofia Kuczera Sofia Kuczera and her brother Sylvan are key members of a team sailing from the Bay of Islands to Vanuatu next month on a mission.

Storm cuts power throughout north

Northpower has deployed a helicopter to check for damage on its 33kV line from Maungaturoto to Kaiwaka following a major power outage affecting Maungaturoto, Brynderwyns, Kaiwaka and Mangawhai.

Woman sentenced for dog's death

Kauri dieback alarms

Restrictions in place

The discovery of a Queensland fruit fly in Whangarei means fruit and vegetable movements will be restricted.

New home for hotel

Grand Chancellor site Christchurch's tallest building pre-quake, the Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.

Super Fund posts 19 per cent rise

The NZ Super Fund grew by $3 billion in the year to March 31, despite a flat return last month.

Air NZ escapes class action

One salmon farm appeal allowed

Strong debut for Genesis

Shares in Genesis Energy have traded as high as $1.83 on the NZX, well above their $1.55 issue price.

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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