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Mourning, one pet at a time

Qualified pet chaplain Susan Leaver offers services and counselling for people who have lost their pets.

Susan Leaver is a qualified pet chaplain who offers funeral-like services and counselling for those who have lost a beloved pet.

Bringing back the weekend

Youth worker Nicole Stormer is starting up a free tutoring program for high school students.

A new tutoring program is ready to help students along the road to success.

Killed by 'neglect and betrayal'

Agnes Ali'iva'a was 12 when she was found drowned in a ditch in the Auckland suburb of Mount Roskill.

Agnes Ali'iva'a was 12 when she drowned in a ditch - but marks on her body revealed a sinister twist.

Major changes on road to airport

The citybound lanes have been moved to the west to make way for the digging of a trench.

Major road layout changes on SH20A to Auckland airport could lead to delays.

Gen survives 'the bear pit'

Youth Parliament Mt Albert MP Gennevieve White could get used to the perks of the office.

Youth Parliament opens doors the the inner workings of the New Zealand Government.

Council gives St James $15 million

Steve Bielby in the as yet unrefurbished auditorium of St James theatre, Queen Street, Auckland.

Auckland's St James Theatre gets a $15 million funding boost from the council to help restore the historical beauty.

Owner claims lost thousands

The owner of the cash was unwell at the time and did not realise she had dropped thousands of dollars on the street.

A woman who dropped thousands of dollars on a city street claims her cash.

Kids make cookies on coal range video

Sidony Brady making cookies with the school holiday program at Highwic House.

Children learn to make cookies in a hundred-year-old oven.

Classroom testing is in the past

World-renowned education specialist Yong Zhao has been speaking with Auckland educators.

A world-renowned education specialist wants testing in our education system thrown out the window.

Landlords main concern unfounded

AA Insurance says its most common type of landlord claim is for accidental damage, this includes broken windows and ...

A survey finds malicious damage by tenants is the most common concern for landlords, but their fears are unfounded.

Elderly woman still has no dial tone

Jean Sandiford has been left isolated after her landline stopped working on May 23.

Jean Sandifors has been left isolated without a working landline for nearly a month

Walker attacked on Mt Wellington

Police are appealing to the public for information to locate a man who indecently assaulted a woman on Mt Wellington.

Police hope someone may have taken a photo of the attacker, who urinated in front of his victim before assaulting her.

Cleverley's Rio dream materialises

Daisy Cleverley playing for Eastern Suburbs on May 29.

The Eastern Suburbs footballer has arrived at the 2016 Olympics with the Football Ferns.

Mission Bay overrun with Pokemon

Mitchel Ter-Weijden and Caleb Forsyth were lured to Mission Bay in the hope of catching good Pokemon.

On a busy day hundreds, if not thousands of people are catching Pokemon at Mission Bay with some interesting side effects.

Positive ERO report for Glenavon

Glenavon School principal Phil Toomer is pleased with the latest Education Review Office report.

"There is no excuse just because a school is low decile to underachieve."

The battle to be Siren King video

The Farm Boy Sirens are back at school and will leave their loudspeaker battles until they're on holiday again.

Auckland speaker teens are battling for the title and reputation of "Siren King".

Black market for blaring bikers

The loudspeakers battles consist of two opponents each picking a song and playing them side by side through their sirens.

Schools and train stations are left vulnerable as sirens are being stolen for sound system battles.

School sirens silenced

Constable Donald Allan and Onehunga Primary School principal Viki Holley.

Schools left without fire alarms and with huge bills after teens steal siren speakers to attach to handlebars of their bikes.

Freedom campers eye up the burbs

Freedom campers Erik Rigauet and Gaelle Ketterer  have spent the past week at Margret Griffen Park.

Parks in Auckland's suburbia are becoming a popular roost for freedom campers.

Costa trio return to New Zealand

The Costa brothers Nico, Ignacio and Rodrigo.

After a year of playing professional rugby in Europe the Costa brothers have returned to New Zealand to play together for Eden rugby.

New community drama centre to open in Onehunga

One-Hunger founder Julian Harrison.

One-Hunger is bringing a different approach to drama.

Student builds buggy from scratch

Bevan Tucker's very own handmade beach buggy.

Two-and-a-half years in the making, Auckland Grammar student Bevan Tucker has finished building his own working car.

Multiple sclerosis sufferer needs new frame

Susan Crerar (centre) suffers from multiple sclerosis and needs a new standing frame. Pictured is her youngest daughter ...

An Auckland woman who suffers from multiple sclerosis has been denied funding for a new standing frame.

At odds over cycleway bill

Orakei local board member Desley Simpson and Minister for Transport Simon Bridges at the sod turning ceremony for the ...

Local Boards are at odds over fronting up with cash for a major Auckland infrastructure project.

Lower Khartoum Place to be renamed

Lower Khartoum Place is home to the Women's Suffrage memorial and will soon be renamed.

A decision on the naming of Lower Khartoum Place in Auckalnd's city centre is expected soon.

Four-storey school block

Nikki Kaye announced a nearly $9million upgrade for an Auckland primary school which would expand it's roll by around ...

First four-storey classroom block announced for state primary school.

Glendowie driver wins motorsport academy

Glendowie College student Jacob Smith, 17, is one of New Zealand's most promising young motorsport drivers.

Jacob Smith has won the 2016 New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy in Dunedin.

Elderly woman found safe

Auckland police said Daisy did not have any health concerns or injuries.

Woman who went missing from Auckland's Mount Eden spotted by member of public.

New classroom block opens

The two-story block is made up of several flexible learning spaces.

A $3.5 million 10 classroom block has officially opened at Edendale Primary School.

Children get diabetes too

Penny Valentine (right) has learnt to live with type 1 diabetes after she was diagnosed as a toddler, she is pictured ...

Posters will be sent out to households on July 18 so parents can recognise the symptoms of type 1 diabetes in their children.

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