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Pocket park coming to Kingsland

pocket park

A design competition for Unitec landscape architecture students looks to redevelop a lawn area on New North Rd.

Missing stormwater grates pose risks

water drain Theft of grates for their scrap value is a significant problem for Auckland Transport, spokesman says.

Cloaked in greenery

Building A "living" building at Auckland Airport is in line to win a top architecture award.

JPs helping Kiwis for 200 years

Jps Eighty-four-year-old Leo Stafford-Bush says its the lesser known services that have kept him interested in being a JP.

Swap your treasure for a stranger's

Claire Digneau Departing backpacker Claire Digneau has organised an object-swap exhibition to help rid herself of some loot.

Fears for historic Grafton

development A looming development spells the end for historic Grafton, residents say.

Local lager on the brew

Tucked away in an unassuming Auckland warehouse, brewer Andrew Peacocke is working his magic.

Raising funds wholeheartedly

Puppetry and masks feature in witty storytelling

Winning architecture sets the scene

Winning design An apartment building is going up in Mt Eden - and the company behind the design is just around the corner.

Rustle amongst hustle and bustle

Rustlers are targeting Cornwall Park farm in suburban Auckland, setting leg traps and stealing sheep.

Push for migrants to vote

House fire and assault related

Refugee kids need wheels

A stolen van means more than just the loss of transport for one man. It could affect an entire homework group.

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.

Sculpture in 'poor taste'

Queens Wharf State tenants oppose $1.5m sculpture proposed for Akld's Queens Wharf because the ironic message is offensive.

Otto's chance to be next Messi

12-year-old Otto Ingham is set to return to Spain to play for Barcelona FC's elite futsal side again.

Book looks at 'amazing era'

Fenchurch paves the way

Top table tennis skills on show

For the last 90 years ping pong balls have been flying left, right and centre at the Auckland Table Tennis Association.

Flower power helps growth

John Newton John Newton believes flowers can change people's lives, so he is running free courses in floral design.

SHA housing in limbo?

Are the first cracks appearing in the much-trumpeted plan to solve Auckland's housing crisis?

Drunks, thieves, transvestites at station

Police diver's course earns award

Finance initiative to tackle debt

Government-backed lending initiative a good scheme, but doesn't address root of problem, manager says.

Lets talk about desexing

Dog An initiative offering free desexing services for Auckland dogs has won praise from the council.

Gothic skull takes the cake

Michelle Tubby had a skull in her freezer for three weeks. Thankfully it was made of red velvet cake.

Working to get Maddy to US

Kiwi quartet spreads musical wings in France

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.

Man hurt in house fire

fire   A man suffered a burnt hand following a house fire in Auckland this morning.

Truck hits power pole

A road on Auckland's North Shore is blocked off after a truck hit a power pole and broke it in half.

Music dies for troubled store

Halfway mark for waste trial

ABs 'little silly' for serious cause

A trio of ''cool'' All Blacks joined in a giant 500 person hongi at an Auckland school for Red Nose Day.

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.

Will Aucklanders walk on water?

Auckland in future Climate change adaption architect Bernd Gundermann has presented a very different vision for Auckland.

'Oddballs' in the kitchen

Tracey Allan had never seen an episode of MKR before close friend Neil Gussey asked her to audition with him.

Supporting victims is rewarding

Focus on rail crossing risk

Kereopa to open surf school

Surfing legend Daniel Kereopa has moved to Orewa and has big plans for the summer.

Thieves go for smokes

smoke Cigarettes have been the target of a recent crime spree stretching across west and north Auckland.

Big plans for boardwalk

The Whau Coastal Walkway Project has been formed to put focus back into a "neglected" area.

'People aren't feeling safe here'

Dream property now nightmare

Stop, in the name of lights

New Lynn has the highest concentration of traffic lights in Auckland and more signals are coming its way.

Ex-cop's on The Block

The Block Former Waiheke Island police officer Damon Neal is a contestant on this year's season of The Block NZ.

Wild cats roaming island

Unwanted cats dumped near Whakanewha Regional Park on Waiheke Island are threatening wildlife.

Stepping out to lose weight

Celebrating iconic boatie's book

Model opportunity

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

Statoil's drilling plans strongly opposed

Northland beach Statoil has been asked to cancel seismic testing planned for summer to protect Te Reinga Basin's marine life.

Man dies following car crash

An 85-year-old man has died after a car crash in Northland last week.

Expanding student's horizons

Whangarei woman kidnapped

Charities get creative

Our increasingly cashless society is causing a headache for bucket-shaking charities.

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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