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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.

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

Imogen can't wait to try out a range of different sports at the Saint Kentigern Halberg Junior Disability Sports Day .

Case of 'demolition by neglect'

It's been there for 100 years, but the historic turret house in Lynfield could soon be gone.

Aucklanders waiting for a home

Bulging state house waiting lists are leaving Auckland families in crisis for months on end.

Strong support for opening wharf

New numbers are stacking up behind overwhelming calls to open up Onehunga Wharf to the public.

Have your say on CBD's future

New dining and open areas in Auckland's city centre could become a reality within five years.

A flute ninja and her orchestra

Miho Wada

Miho's Jazz Orchestra was formed to raise money for the Christchurch's recovery but their sound proved so popular they're touring nationally.

Kiosk fire 'soul destroying'

burnt cafe

Cornwall Park's newly built cafe , originally due to open on Friday, has been demolished after a suspicious blaze.

Concerns raised over quarry fill level

Quarry

Fletcher Building has fronted up over two options for the Three Kings Quarry.

Blindness no barrier to cricket

blind cricket

The cricket season is under way and this Sunday there's an opportunity to witness a different side of the sport.

Letting go of a lifetime hoard

Hoarder

Graeme Sims had so much stuff crammed in his flat he could only walk on a home-made track.

Project a 'long time coming'

Oakley creek

A stormwater project in the pipeline for Mt Roskill will cost an estimated $25 million.

Band challenge looms for kids

Looms

Students at an Auckland school have been looming at a furious pace as they try to set a NZ record for the longest band.

Mt Roskill new kings of chess

Chess

Students from Mt Roskill Intermediate knocked out the competition at the Chess Power National Interschool Competition.

Community spirit seen in kai

students

Students at Wesley Intermediate received a gift they could really sink their teeth into - a meal.

Drive to change fares on buses

Bus

Auckland Transport intends to move to an exact fare and no change policy on buses in the future.

Mum gloves up for CanTeen

Sibyl and Dylan

Dylan Mandow will be hoping for a present of a different kind when his mum steps into the boxing ring to take part in a fight night for CanTeen.

Lunar eclipse on tonight

Lunar eclipse

New Zealanders will get front row seats for tonight's total lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon.

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