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Auckland's oldest skywalker

Man Kaur, 101, and her son Gurdev Singh, 79, complete the SkyWalk.

At 101, she's the oldest athlete at the World Masters Games. Now, she's the oldest to walk on top of the Sky Tower.

2800 hit by power cut

Crews were working at return power to 2821 households across Auckland on Saturday morning

The suburbs of Epsom and Flat Bush experienced power outages on Saturday

Memories in ink

Rebekah Henderson, 27, is waiting for a life-saving double lung transplant.

Before Rebekah Henderson gets a new pair of lungs, she wants to pay tribute to the friends she lost to the same illness.

Bashed with metal pipe

Luke White was attacked by seven window washers and required stitches for his injuries.

Group of window washers stole a brain-injured Auckland man's sunglasses then beat him with a copper pipe.

Walkway wall attacked

Ellerslie jewellery store owners John and Penny Rennell do not know the person responsible for the wall damage but ...

A wall blocking an Auckland walkway has been damaged this week.

Love letter to One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill at dawn.

Nothing gets my pulse running like your tranquil slopes and I miss you terribly.

Local board features 'heroes'

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board members Chris Makoare, left, and Don Allen, with his dog Piper, were nationally ...

Two Auckland local board members have been nationally recognised for their community work.

Love letter to Ponsonby

Bronze buildings sinking into the ground are all part of Ponsonby's charm.

I think Ponsonby, the suburb, must survive off its one main artery.

Love Letter to Mt Hobson

Ten minutes above busy Remuera Rd the Mt Hobson summit offers a place to stop, rest, and take in 360 degree views of the ...

The top of a volcanic cone in Remuera is the perfect zen escape from the neighbourhood's preoccupation with being busy.

Fire in ice cream shop

The fire blackened the building's switch board

Two fire crews battled a fire at the Movenpick shop in Newmarket, Auckland. 

Love letter to Onehunga

Another day out fishing off the Old Mangere Bridge, another empty bucket.

It helps to have a people-mover in Onehunga: the two-tone Toyota Ipsum (1995-2001 models only, please) is de rigueur.

Blind dog caregivers wanted

Around 17 puppies from the Blind Foundation are needing temporary homes from 12 to 18 months.

The Blind Foundation is looking for Auckland homes to temporarily house potential guide dogs.

Women wanted for menopause study

Postgraduate students from left, Jenna Houston-Tupou, Joshua Wong and Mandy Lardenoye hope to present the results of the ...

A group of experts need volunteers for a study about the effects of exercise on menopause.

Woman dragged into car

Police want to hear from three woman who helped the woman soon after she had been attacked.

The driver dragged the woman into the back seat but she fought him off. Three good Samaritans then came to her rescue.

Comedian follows in Clarke's footsteps

Comedian Rhys Mathewson says he has learned to "harness" the anxieties of being a comedian.

At just 26 it's still early days for comedian Rhys Mathewson.

Black Stacks on a high

Ashley Foster from the Black Stacks returned from the 2017 World Sport Stacking Championships in Taiwan with a fifth ...

New Zealand's cup stacking team has had a successful trip to the world champs in Taiwan.

Art theft in suburbia

Jimmy James Kouratoras' van was stolen with $30,000 worth of paintings inside.

An internationally renowned artist has had $30,000 worth of paintings stolen from his van in Auckland.

Edible bouquet business growing

Genia Kholmanskikh uses fresh fruit and vegetables from markets to create bouquets.

An Auckland woman is turning the floral bouquet concept on its head by using fresh fruit and vegetables.

Welsh mayor moves to Auckland

Former lord mayor of Cardiff Margaret Jones says one of the first things she unpacked in Auckland was the portrait of ...

Watch out Phil Goff, there's a new mayor in town.

Mt Albert town gets face lift

Albert-Eden Local Board chairman Peter Haynes says it's a relief the upgrade is finally underway.

Mt Albert town centre will finally be restored to its former glory.

Gang members jailed

Head Hunters gang members have been jailed for methamphetamine production and distribution following a lengthy police ...

Head Hunters ringleader handed 18-year sentence after huge police sting on million-dollar meth ring.

Onehunga development selling 9 'affordable housing' units

The new apartments were fast tracked because they offered affordable housing.

Onehunga's development projects foreshadow growth in the suburb.

Artists' fascination with bells

Composer and sound designer Thomas Press is interested in the role bells play in civic and religious history.

Composer and sound-designer Thomas Press has crafted an interactive light and sound experience in Aotea Square.

Twins claim monkey bar victory

Jaya and Ila Patel want the monkey bars to be added onto the existing playground in Grey Lynn park.

A petition launched by 8-year-old twins Ila and Jaya Patel has won back the monkey bars for Grey Lynn Park.

101-yo sprinter after NZ gold video

Man Kaur, at 101 years old, will compete in the 100m, 200m, shot put, and javelin at the World Masters Games in Auckland.

She may not beat Usain Bolt for time, but she's got every chance of winning a world title in Auckland.

Auckland school to double in size

Western Springs College has the potential to expand to up to 2500 students.

Western Springs College is anticipating its school population to dramatically increase after 2019.

Slimy surprise for breakfast

Roger Tuamoheloa says he won't be drinking Almond Breeze Almond Milk again anytime soon.

An Auckland man got sick after consuming a carton of almond milk which had a slimy surprise in the bottom.

Auckland Council shows off new websites

CCT's digital head Wendy Beban says the existing council website left users confused.

Auckland Council and Auckland Libraries have spent $5.75 million overhauling their websites.

121 operations by age 13

Kate Chandulal was born with Crouzon syndrome, a genetic condition which her mum Bridget also has.

A rare genetic condition means Kate Chandulal looks different. She's written a book to help others understand.

E-bike pilot proposed for Auckland

The Bewegen e-bike gets taken for a ride at a launch in Baltimore, United States.

Parts of Auckland could resemble Amsterdam if an e-bike proposal for the CBD gets off the ground.

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