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K Rd ready for Mardi Gras

Auckland's most colourful strip is getting ready to party New Orleans style.

Murder accused in court

Murder accused stays silent as he appears in court, charged with fatally stabbing wife and injuring two others.

Caravan park assault

Man hospitalised with serious injuries after being assaulted at a South Auckland caravan park overnight.

Concern over pollution, lighting, fumes

Opponents of a new BP petrol station can't believe it has been given the go ahead.

Bumper crowds expected at Auckland Cup

Champagne, canapés, bright frocks and golden tickets are expected at Auckland’s richest horse race in March.

Mason Clinic to get new unit

A bulging prison population has prompted construction of a new medium-secure mental health unit.

Sustainability at core of canoe mission

A traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe is due to arrive in Auckland as part of a worldwide trip.

Chance to run away with Circability

Tickets cheaper on Wynyard tram

High costs force church to sell

Selling old churches is the new norm thanks to dwindling congregations and hefty strengthening bills, estate agents say .

Brewing up a near perfect pint

John Golics had no idea how good is homebrewed bock rauchbier would turn out to be.

Nervous excitement for Imogen

Case of 'demolition by neglect'

Exploring 150 years of Mt Albert

A book celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mt Albert is in production and the creators need some help putting it together.

Young talent makes the cut

Clara Wigmore Clara Wigmore has gone from making pillows and trackpants to high fashion garments out of old bed sheets.

Dangerous trees choppered out

A jogger's close call with a falling branch has resulted in four large trees being removed from a park.

Hospice needs nurse

Theatre debut a dream come true

New club man rolls up sleeves

Gary Parker-Nance is getting stuck into grass roots level sport after two decades running international stadiums.

'I'll get in the ring with anyone'

With less than a week's notice, boxer Will "The Rock" Quarrie will fight on the undercard of the Super 8 Fight Night.

Dog put down, but tenants stay

Owners of a pit bull terrier which attacked a 4-year-old Auckland girl have been allowed to remain in their state house.

Bathers, you are being watched

Masson's books have got to go

Social housing targets Chinese

$5.3 million will be put towards building apartments targeting low-income elderly Asian residents.

Taking it to the streets

Steven Adams Basketball may be coming to a street near you with Spark's plans for courts in several Auckland suburbs.

School to be rebuilt due to leaks

It's only 13 years old, but The Gardens School will be torn down and rebuilt because of leaky building issues.

Driven to achieve more

Boards get say in liquor outlets

Short films share Pasifika stories

Pollywood is the only show of its kind in the world but receives no major funding.

Teen's training stunt goes wrong

corey Auckland teen needed multiple surgeries after parkour training took a tragic turn.

Cat-killers horrify neighbourhood

An Auckland neighbourhood is in shock after a cat was killed by two dogs on the loose.

Passion for penguins rewarded

Oscar's fun in the mud

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.

Homes for postwar boomers

Bill Atkinson Retirement homes are expanding facilities to meet looming demand on Auckland's North Shore.

Supermarket supports bag-snatch hero

The supermarket where Good Samaritan Lucy Knight was injured is supporting her family with food packages.

Fears for Shore bus users

Shops desperate for extra parks

Cornetto's comeback

Playing tunes from 400 years ago links cornetto player Peter Reid to a distinct musical era.

Free spirits inspire young designer

Madison Jarvie Watching her silk dress sashay down the catwalk is something one budding fashion designer will never forget.

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. 

New life for defence force home

Bing's lucky Games break

Block couple focus on end game

Block NZ couple Alex and Corban Walls are using their innovative ideas to compete in the current series.

Signing on for duty

Luke Ronaki One of the country's newest police recruits was born to deaf parents and says signing is his first language.

From milk trucks to movies

When Richard Frances-Moore was a milk truck driver he never dreamed he'd be working in the glitzy movie world.

Paralysed 'due to stress'

Food bank still filling a need

Beer could ease clubs' woes

A tasty ale dreamed up in Papakura could help rescue New Zealand's struggling RSA clubs.

Vivian's battle ends

Yahn and Wendy Fittall Yahn and Wendy Fittall have lost their daughter but they say heaven has gained a new star.

Green light for Christmas on Beach

Christmas on the Beach will live to see another year in Orewa.

Council dig into drainage

Lucky escape from house blaze

Theft like 'robbing a kid of candy'

Alan was recovering from a virus when thieves stole his blankets and left him for dead in the paddock.

Ben's life-changing decision

Ben Transgender child Ben Brockwell-Jones finally feels comfortable in his own skin.

Tipene 'respectful to everyone'

Emotional hakas shook the Glenora club rooms today as hundreds farewell Luke Tipene.

Mourners pack service

Concern worldwide as families flee ISIS

Keen to wig out on dance floor

21-year-old Amy-Rose Lynch is hoping a special wig will help her feel confident enough to dance again.

Dream trip in sight

Kavanna Jade Kavanna Jade, 15, has been granted one of the items on her bucket list by Make a Wish - to go on holiday to the Gold Coast.

Struggling to find a home

A shortage of long-term Waiheke rentals is forcing families to look for new accommodation regularly as tourism grows.

Nine operations to fight necrosis

Hope for marina opposition

Earth moves for Waiheke

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake was felt by some residents on Waiheke Island this morning.

Tourist thankful for support

A German tourist who was attacked in Northland last week is still recovering in hospital.

Slow down for kiwi

The kiwi population around Whangarei Heads is booming, but more of the birds are winding up as road kill.

Sober driver drives drunks

Lightning strike cuts power

Parents booze, kids lose

Kids going hungry because their parents have blown the budget on booze is an all too familiar reality for a Kaikohe church leader.

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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