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Prize pumpkins

Weighing in at an astonishing 124.4kg, Ashley Jordan's pumpkin was a whopper and a winner.

Spruce up transforms park

Nigel Turnbull and Ella Kumar The success of the Mt Roskill War Memorial Park's transformation has prompted the Puketapapa Local Board to ask if there are more places in need of a spruce up.

All Black loses hair to raise funds

Faumuina All Black Charlie Faumuina is no longer the "big grizzly" he once was. His trademark beard was shaved off last weekend to raise money for child cancer.

P house costs renovators

A couple are $25,000 out of pocket after decontaminating their home which was once used as a p-lab.

Dylan shows the way

Dylan Schneider gets around school in style on his Segway, which makes life with muscular dystrophy much easier.

Chunuk Bair on stage

AK Theatre Heroic stories from Gallipoli are returning to the stage after a 25-year absence.

NZ war stories go global

Tony Robinson has a cunning plan to help us learn a little bit more about our war history.

Group leader sold on scouting

A record celebration

An egg-cellent hobby

egg cups 84-year-old war veteran Johnny Green has a mammoth collection of close to 8000 egg cups.

Liam's chance at life

Baby Liam would not be here if his parents had followed a midwife's advice to have an abortion.

Triplets box on

Arts therapy improves wellbeing

A top brass act

Tuba player Tom Needham has spent more than 10,000 hours on the same seat inside the Dalewool Auckland Brass Onehunga band room.

Healthy dose of fun

Healthcare professionals are dressing up to encourage patients to take advantage of free health screening.

$190m hospital building opens

After five years of planning and construction the new clinical services building at Middlemore Hospital has officially opened.

Jazz lineup is best ever says organiser

Sing it sister

Fundraising ride in brother's honour

A paramedic is getting on her bike to fight against cancer and as a tribute to her late brother.

Snap and protect goods

Knowing the serial numbers of your important possessions can make a big difference if you're the victim of a burglary.

Badminton championships start

Shuttlecocks will be flying at the weekend when the X-TRM Australasian U17 Championships get under way.

Heart conditions bring teens together

Racecar drivers take over square

Life in a POW camp

Bill Bourke's sketches give a rare glimpse into a World War II prison camp through the eyes of someone who was there.

Youth get together for mega event

The Handle the Jandal Pacific youth-led campaign is hosting 1000 youngsters at the Vodafone Events Centre.

Bruce proves pigs can fly

Springsteen concert-goers rescued a piglet from the side of the motorway after they saw it fly off a truck.

Stallholders descend on Events Centre

Sports writer pulled no punches in work

Waka ama hopes grow

There's not a lot of places for our youth to go --------------------

Skate park vandalised

skate park Vandals have flung red paint all over a new skate park just weeks before it is due to open.

World Vision trip an eye-opener

North Shore resident Cecilia Paredes, 19, visited Malawi as one of five World Vision youth ambassadors.

A chance for students to understand

North Harbour finds stars

Prize pumpkins

Weighing in at an astonishing 124.4kg, Ashley Jordan's pumpkin was a whopper and a winner.

From basement to Broadway

Strap Caleb Ryan has lived in a mouldy New York basement with five other people, mice and leaking ceilings, and the United States' biggest-ever storm, to keep his Broadway dream alive.

Charity's camp helps kids

Greg Laughton is sports mad but a heart condition stops the 13-year-old from being much more than a spectator.

Council look towards zero waste

Theatre new and improved

Last Post for Takapuna RSA

The Anzac Day parade will go ahead in Takapuna despite a decision to wind-up the nearly 80-year-old RSA.

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.

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.

Rooster poses as hen, survives chop

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

Militaria show attracts crowds

Special visitors for Columbus

Anzac Day time to remember

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

Gentle giant leaves big gap

Vei Vea Youthtown worker Vei Vea, who worked tirelessly with youth in the West, died from a suspected heart attack.

Yard 37 land under review

The future of Yard 37 is hanging in the balance as Auckland Council undertakes a review into its viability.

Birthday all about giving to others

Buddies share important bond

Speeding on the decline

West Aucklanders have eased off the accelerator with speeding offences on the decline, new figures show.

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.

Kiwi gets a boost

Nz dollars NZ dollar jumps against the aussie after soft data casts doubt on rate rises across the Tasman.

Court orders $14m to Maori land trust

A Maori businesswoman who made the New Year's honours list plans to appeal against a court decision ordering her to pay almost $14.5 million to a Maori land trust.

Migration boom rolls on

Macraes mine collapse investigated

Georgie Pie serves McDonald's well

Relaunch of Georgie Pie helps boost fast food chain's sales, but annual profit is down.

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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