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Man grabs intruder


Waking up to a stranger creeping around the house is everyone's worst nightmare - but one man wasn't about to let the intruder get away.

Doctors who train overseas struggle with placement

Dr Morella Lascurain

New Zealand residents who trained as doctors overseas say they can't find employment here due to discrimination.

Future of K'Rd and Newton areas in focus

There's still time to have your say on the future of the K' Rd and Newton areas.

Puppy walkers needed


The Blind Foundation is desperate for new puppy walkers, a volunteer role that requires a commitment of about 12 months.

Arts therapy makes the difference

Abi Raymond

Abi Raymond is living proof that one person can have a huge impact on another's life. The registered arts therapist speaks about how her creative profession makes a difference.

Dream cut short by spinal disease

Richard Harmon

A 27-year-old's dream of being a builder has been cut short by a rare spinal disease.

Crossroads helps people get back on track

Crossroads Clubhouse

Crossroads Clubhouse is providing adults affected by mental illness with the framework to get back on track.

Legal disputes plague Hum Salon

Rosy Armitage

A community project to restore a heritage building in Grafton is at the centre of a year-long legal battle.

Critical need for playing fields drives park changes

Fowlds park neighbours

Plans to install an artificial turf at Fowlds Park is concerning some neighbours.

Artists hit the wall

Street art festival 'an open studio'

Xoe Hall

Walls on the K' Rd strip will be transformed into canvases for some of the country's best street artists.

Kids take over market stalls

kids market

A market in Pt Chevalier this Saturday is becoming a highlight in the community - but it's a market with a catch.

Royals on waterfront

Prince william Kate Middleton royals

The royals will take a public drive down Beaumont and Jellicoe streets before visiting the Team New Zealand headquarters.

Exhibition ends soon

Time is running out to see the collective works of artists from the Toi Ora Live Art Trust at Artstation.

New aid for therapists


Social media opens up a new line of communication for people with speech-language difficulties.

Sri Lanka trip of a lifetime


An elephant with a prosthetic leg was just one of the startling things Carol Davis saw on her trip around Sri Lanka.

It's a 'gift' to be able to stop people's pain

Nigel Stainton

No two days are the same for Nigel Stainton. The osteopath treats everyone from newborns to octogenarians and loves every minute.

Benefits of working standing up studied

Sheehan Robb, Dan Archer

A study at Unitec is looking at the potential advantages of using standing desks in the workplace.

Vague de Cirque comes to Herald Theatre

Vague de Cirque circus is in town

Vague de Cirque

A Canadian circus troupe will be bringing the magic of the big top to the Herald Theatre.

May be Auckland's project but Wellington man flicks switch

John Key at Britomart

Politicians gathered at Britomart Transport Centre in Auckland to launch the city's new electrified rail line.

The languages of learning

 Camille Howie

At just 5 years old Camille Howie would run rings around your school French despite having no French roots.

Gene study could bring medical advances


A four-year global study has started to unlock the mystery of why human cells act differently.

Carving connection

Tristan Marler

Carving is more than an interest for Tristan Marler. It's a way to learn more about his iwi and make a contribution to its future.

Apply for funding now

dumped waste

If you've got a great idea to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill Auckland Council wants to hear from you.

Fair brings scientific wonder to Motat

Glow in the dark squid

Experience the science behind glowing bugs, robots and the universe with Motat's Science Street Fair on Sunday.

Laughter yoga - it's not a joke

Laughing Yoga

Laughter yoga is no joke say converts as it aims to reduce stress and lower blood pressure.

Goodbye to booze


A century-old club is breaking new ground by going cold turkey this year.

Cheers! Festival begins

Fesitval Dancers

A nine-day harvest celebration offering more than 50 events starts this weekend on Waiheke Island.

Silver lining to family gift

Finn McCahon Jones

The Wynyard family has permanently gifted a silver table centrepiece to Auckland Museum.

Apartment neighbours like ships in night


Is apartment living encouraging us to be a less neighbourly city?

Game for African adventures

Safari trip becomes a board game


An adventurous pair has created Game Drive, a board game inspired by their time exploring Africa to help support conservation efforts there.

Butchers shave it off for good cause

Westmere Butchers

The good people of the Westmere Butchery have shaved their heads to raise money for cancer research.

Family calls for help

Rare condition could paralyse child

Hazel West

A family is trying to raise money to improve their daughter's life in the hope she will defy the odds of her disease.

Strategy looks to make transport museum more relevant


Changes are coming to Auckland's 50-year-old Museum of Transport and Technology (Motat) where management is trying to give it fresh relevance in a modern market.

Search for perfection keeps Lucy on her toes

Lucy Thompson

Lucy Thompson knows why matching feet to ballet pointe shoes is so important and rewarding.

Protesters submit marine park petition


Protesters seeking to prevent a marine reserve on Waiheke's northern beaches are waiting to hear what Parliament has to say.

Workshops look at Aspergers, ADHD

A theatre will be the setting for parents, carers and teachers wanting to learn how to help children with disorders such as Asperger's syndrome and dyslexia.

Yoga just for grumps

Male yoga

A new yoga class aims to de-stress middle-aged grumpy guys turning them into mellow men.

A modern twist to 30s America

Ben Atkins

Ben Atkins' first book looks back to a time of gangsters and bootleggers in depression-era America.

Trophy finally Auckland's

Auckland City FC

The long-awaited ASB Premiership trophy is heading back to Kiwitea St for the first time in five years.

State of torment

Grey St

State housing tenants are fed up with having to deal with vomit, urine, used needles and all-night benders.

Free flu jabs offered


Plunket is encouraging people to take advantage of the government's free flu vaccinations.

Breaking barriers to a new way of life

Eugene Peni

A challenge to join the Village Sports Academy led to Eugene Peni shedding 62kg and working towards a diploma in sport fitness.

Dead eels terrify dog walker, signal water issues

Dead Eel

Dead eels and carp have been found in Oakley Creek, near the Waterview Connection site.

Creative mix has framer hooked

Jo Herbert

Jo Herbert's work as a framer has seen her put a border around some weird and wonderful stuff.

Taste of Auckland must find new home

The popular Taste of Auckland Festival has been given the boot from Victoria Park.

Busy schedule ahead of Kiwi sailors

Jo Aleh

Top sailors from around New Zealand are readying themselves for a couple of busy months on the water.

Student bares all for dolphins

Jade Alexander

Jade Alexander bared all in Britomart to spread information about ancient dolphin hunting practices still occurring in Japan, wearing nothing but bodypaint.

Growing taste for ethical purchases

Growing taste for ethical purchases

Ethical Consumer

More New Zealanders are choosing products that benefit others in a bid to tackle global poverty.

Fitness for a cause


Gym bunnies around the world are raising millions for charity by doing pull-ups and then passing the challenge on.

Rescuer bids farewell to turtle job

Matt Harvey

After more than a dozen years rescuing stricken turtles and caring for other sea creatures at Kelly Tarlton's, Matt Harvey has called time on his underwater career.
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