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Gala gets Amira moving

The sign on Amira Said's pram reads, "We're the proud parents of a T9 M miracle."

'She was just so small'

Wei Zhou says she was scared to touch her baby girl in the months after her premature birth.

Rediscovering Ramen

As we move into autumn, discover the joys of ramen at this Auckland newcomer.

Race kicks off Leathen's new life

Six months ago everything changed for the Beasleys who ventured to St Louis Childrens Hospital for life-changing surgery.

Music shop to close a 'Howick icon'

Tom Kroon says it's the people he'll miss most when his music shop closes after nearly four decades of trading.

Tunnel timing crucial

City leaders are questioning Auckland's ability to build quickly as harbour crossing project edges forward.

Student theatre may not be rebuilt

Students are being asked what they want to replace the earthquake-damaged UCSA building.

Light fingers dismay green thumbs

Affluent hood's effluent issue

A privilege to test the best for young net bowler

Being a go-to bowler for visiting crickets teams needing time facing spin in the nets is a 'massive privilege'.

Knitter challenges thinking

Artist's colourful knitted blankets are a comment on the throwaway nature of consumer culture.

Bowls club vows to fight its eviction

Chinese garden in the green?

Doco Crystal Palace's chance to shine

A three-minute documentary might be just the thing to breathe new life into an old Auckland cinema.

Eyeleen loses her eye

A young cat that was shot in the head with an arrow has lost the battle to keep her eye.

Orange day for orange primates

Marlene Jackson is trading in her annual beach and shopping holiday for an Asian adventure.

Global help for Eyeleen

Ban on back burner

A surprise win for photgrapher

Artist Jesse Dunstan was surprised to win a major competition after forgetting his work had even been entered.

Long wait's emotional impact

People with hearing loss are suffering years in silence on waiting lists for cochlear implants.

School wants input into developments

A series of impending state house developments has put an Auckland school on edge.

Home safe and sound

Helping kids 'find their pathways'

Bastion Point sculpture planned

Auckland Council is planning a new public art work at the entrance to the Bastion Point steps in Mission Bay.

Left to stray, dogs maul sheep

Rangers are begging people to keep their dogs under control, after a spate of maulings at Ambury Regional Park.

Thieves 'arrogant, bold and brazen'

South Auckland homeowners are beefing up security after a spate of burglaries by teens.

Luke's courageous battle

Nappy bank has babies covered

Passion play full of Pacific flavour

Jesus Christ is about to be resurrected again - in the form of a large Samoan man.

Shoebox appeal impeccably timed

A school's shoebox appeal had been a year in the making and then Cyclone Pam hit.

'Little Lydia' has a bright future

Schoolgirl plays nine holes of golf everyday after school in a bid to achieve her amateur golfing goal.

Hey T Rex, 'Eat Mr Tyler'

Lulu's a youtube star

Win a luxury escape to Waiheke

Exclusive to North Harbour News readers, we are giving away one luxury escape to Waiheke Island for two people.

North Shore pond in 'terrible state'

The pond in Onepoto Domain remains toxic despite Auckland Council's plan to control the issue last winter.

IHC volunteer rewarded with a smile

They've only known each other for six months, but already their friendship is special.

Hearings called over SkyPath

Water shortage keeps shoppers away

The 'most horrific' ten minutes

A family were traumatised after a home invader smashed his way into their home and attacked the son.

Theft knocks community

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

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

Shark spotted in Kaipara Harbour

Cows lose 'good mates'

Cattle rustlers have stolen two of four heifers raised together from birth.

Starving horse found dumped

An extremely emaciated horse was left near Spookers tied to a tree without food or water.

Bravery during bank hold-up honoured

It started as an ordinary trip to the bank and ended with a selfless man being stabbed in the back.

Trust needs public's submissions

Vandals pick streets, deface houses

Student's bush petition pays off

Work at Kirks Bush in South Auckland will hopefully make the reserve a "more friendly place".

Police looking for teen runaway

Police are seeking help from the public to locate a Palmerston North girl believed to be hiding in Auckland.

Cat's trip to park proves deadly

Auckland family's horror after their cat was trapped,shot and stuck in the freezer.

Local relics may be lost

Bust up over bus stop

Real life homework on trip to Kermadecs

Excuses for getting off school don't get much better than 14-year-old Riley Hathaway's from Snells Beach.

Auckland ducks in distress

The dry summer months are causing a fatal outbreak of avian botulism especially in West Auckland.

Limpets light the way in show

Glowing limpets will be lighting up the night for eco-enthusiasts next month.

Council powerless to save kauri

Families tell why west is best

On his way to become Mr Gay

Competing in the Mr Gay World competition is "an honour and a privilege", former air force firefighter says.

Combusting rags set house alight

People are being warned about spontaneous combustion after a woman's lucky escape on Waiheke Island.

Waiheke to get new supermarket

New jobs will come with Waiheke Island's new, improved Countdown supermarket.

Feet first into island festival

Countdown till jazz festival on

Ambassador role wows Kavanna

Teenager Kavanna Jade is thrilled to be New Zealand's first ever Make-A-Wish child ambassador.

Key's last-ditch Northland bid

PM John Key greeted by protesters in Northland as he makes a last effort against Winston Peters.

Still no trace of missing woman

Concern grows as police fail to find missing Northland woman Leeann Scott.

National ramps up attacks on Peters

Tourette's teen dreams big

Jobs uncertain as trucking firm sold

Smith and Davies' Northland trucking business is being sold to a rival company.

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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