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Morman missionaries multiply

Growing missionary numbers serving in the South Pacific has led to a $3 million expansion of a training centre.

Kids stride out with cricketers

It's no secret where Samuel Boyes' allegiances lie ahead of tomorrow's New Zealand-Australia ICC Cricket World Cup clash.

Baby snatch prompts security plans

Security improvements are still being made at Middlemore Hospital five months after a baby was snatched from maternity care.

Getting Ranui feeling good again

Keen to put the tragic killings of last year behind them, community groups are working hard to put the love back into Ranui.

'Visionary' founder celebrated

Billie Jordan's vision started as a flash mob of senior citizens and ended up as a world renowned dance crew.

Mural makeover marks WWI

Murals have transformed the Grey Lynn RSC ahead of its World War I commemorations.

The man behind the lanterns

There's a moment during the Auckland Lantern Festival when everything just falls into place.

Cycleway planned for K Rd

K Rd icon hangs up his broom

Cricket club celebrates 60 years

Head down to Cornwall Cricket Club to see some of the club's greats play against each other in a one-off twenty20 match.

'Heartfelt thanks' to mystery rescuers

An Auckland man had to crawl and push his broken wheelchair along the street until road workers saved the day.

Neighbours worried about new complex

Blowing the whistle at the NRL Nines

'First in, first served'

A special housing area in central Auckland will have eight affordable homes for sale next year.

Drive to make space more accessible

A New Zealander of the Year nomination recognises a project that could make sending a satellite into orbit much cheaper.

Butterflies thrive at school

Students from St Kentigern College are all a flutter after creating an award-winning butterfly habitat.

Heart won't hold teen back

Desperate to find a job

Event aims to raise $1000

A toy library's Children's Day event hopes to raise funds to keep the toys flowing.

Auckland house fire contained

An Auckland man woke to smoke and the sound of an alarm this morning as fire spread through his house.

Campus site valued at 88.5m

It is only a matter of time until a "For Sale" sign goes up on a multi-million dollar pocket of university land.

Ready to tackle water challenge

'It's Remuera meets the water'

Young mum homeless and desperate

Mother-of-two evicted from her Auckland state house after her sick mum was moved into a rest home.

DHB looks to cope with shortfall

Counties Manukau Health is facing a predicted funding shortfall of about $100 million.

Ice cream shop licked by road closures

Customers are getting lost or staying away from a popular Auckland tourist spot because of detours.

Speed calming call goes unanswered

Homeowner watches as blaze claims house

Te Mahia train station stays in action

A train station on the brink of closing is now full-steam ahead and it's all thanks to community pressure.

Lulu's a youtube star

Super cute shiba inu Lulu is a natural in front of the camera and she's gaining fans by the day.

Brutus busts in for lunch

If you're in Gulf Harbour between 3 and 4pm you may find yourself sharing lunch with a friendly stingray.

Scammers target Auckland, Waikato

Baiting the big biter

Hey T Rex, 'Eat Mr Tyler'

A baby Tyrannosaurus Rex made a guest appearance at two Auckland schools today.

Rare condition made her face masculine

Over 10 years, Donna Bosson's shoe size increased, her facial features transformed and she battled constant headaches.

Maddy's marathon fundraising effort

Life-changing surgery is inching closer for five-year-old Maddy Dorrington, with one more fundraising push to go.

Midsummer's nightmare for theatre staff

The show must go on

Takapuna Beach no place for swimmers

Warning signs are up at one of Auckland's most popular beaches after tests revealed poor water quality.

Elusive great whites seen in Kaipara

One day of fishing has turned up a wealth of new information for shark researchers on the Kaipara Harbour.

Be part of the Food Revolution

Chefs and keen cooks are being called to share their skills at a new teaching kitchen in an old pub.

Shark spotted in Kaipara Harbour

Ballet dancer to train with the best

Theft knocks community

Social enterprise hub the House of Wellbeing has been left with very little after it was robbed.

Boarder's fall broke back

A 20m cliff fall while snowboarding on Mt Ruapehu has left Marcel Parmentier in a wheelchair.

'Opportunist' targets women

Police fear a repeat sexual offender could be targeting women in a South Auckland park.

Murder accused appears in court

Signing on for duty

Council waives fees for museum

Relief for staff at Papakura Museum after Auckland Council backtracks on a crippling $8000 bill.

Crackdown on north Auckland crims

A crime spike in the Rodney District has seen more homes burgled and cars stolen.

Former TVNZ sports broadcaster dies

Former TVNZ identity and Rodney District Council mayor Doug Armstrong has died aged 83.

Blast knocks out power

A sign of things to come

'Nasty' fractures after ladder fall

A woman who fell from a ladder yesterday is in a stable but serious condition.

Call to bring rubbish bins back

The lack of bins in Auckland parks means locals are left picking up the litter, resident says.

Assault claim proved false

Authorities say claims a security guard was assaulted at Westgate in Auckland are false.

Mannequin will help save lives

Fringe Festival play is a gas

Lane changes on motorway

Motorists need to be aware that the layout of the northwestern motorway is changing.

Call to share shopping gripes

A supermarket store manager is challenging shoppers to tell him their gripes so he can do something about them.

Sculpture fetches $45,000

Sculptures on display as part of a popular outdoor exhibition are selling for thousands of dollars.

Inspector 'shocked' by abandoned pets

Hunt for mystery shooter

Waiheke pool among the world's best

Luxury Waiheke lodge's infinity pool included in Trip Advisor's World's Extraordinary Pools list for 2015.

Whangarei homicide couple named

A man at the centre of a homicide case in Whangarei was a former P addict.

Two found dead in Whangarei

A homicide investigation has been launched after two bodies were found in Whangarei.

Hillside 'unsafe for occupation'

Visiting sailor hides ham, venison and pate

Mark Osbourne seeks Northland seat

Mark Osbourne, who will contest the Northland seat for National, says the party is "delivering for the north".

What's on Easter weekend

easter show So it looks like it's going to be a wet Easter.

Win tickets to the Easter Show

COMPETITION IS CLOSED Your chance to win one of 12 double ride packages for this year's Easter Show.

Cafe has right ingredients

Woo while you weed

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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