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Tourists' luggage stolen from Mt Albert

Amit Anjara is desperate to recover two suitcases stolen from outside his apartment.

A Mt Albert man is desperate to recover two stolen suitcases containing valuable family heirlooms.

Te reo funds schooling

Royal Oak Intermediate associate principal Michael Webber is preparing his pupils Teresa Feaomoengalu, Miyah Reynolds-Sinel, Karlos Huch and Fritz Jahnke-Tavana for the Te Reo-athon.

Te Reo Maori is helping pupils get a fair shot at education.

Couch to tough 10km in 19 weeks

Shelly Green says exercise needs to be incorporated into daily planning.

Two kids, a career and 50th birthday wasn't enough to stop Shelly Green from beginning to exercise.

Keeping it in the National family

Rachel Trimble, who is also Minister Simon Bridges' sister, with her fiance National MP Simon O'Connor.

National MP Simon O'Connor left the priesthood for politics and now he's marrying a Cabinet Minister's sister.

Unitary Plan changes prompt public meeting

Residents from across the eastern suburbs attend a meeting to hear what the changes to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan could mean for them.

Residents are concerned about Auckland Council's proposed zoning changes in their Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan submission.

Police hunt man after indecent assaults

Police say they urgently require help from the public to help identify the offender.

Police say there have been reports of a man indecently assaulting young women in Onehunga.

Fake ad spreads fire safety message

The Trade Me ad included pictures of a burnt down house.

An Onehunga house listed for rent on the Trade Me doubles as a safety ad for the New Zealand Fire Service.

Moustache takes cookies on the road video

The 1978 Bedford school bus-turned-Moustache Milk & Cookie bus parked up in Auckland's Aotea Square.

Popular Auckland cookie store opens up shop in a bus after soaring CBD rent forced its shop to close.

Teacher defies the odds

The love of competing is worth all the pain for St Peter's teacher Claire Walton.

Claire Walton is not letting a debilitating injury stop her from doing what she loves.

Waterview's shared cycle path underway

An artist's impression of one of the bridges along the new Waterview shared pathway.

A new shared pathway is under construction, as part of the Waterview Connections project.

Have a heart this February

Despite having a heart condition Sela Alo doesn't let it stop him from playing with his three children Kyan, Josh and Kaitlyn.

Flava FM breakfast host is getting behind this month's Heart Foundation appeal, knowing all too well the effects of heart disease.

Long jumper looks to break eight metres

Matthew Wyatt will be attempting to soar for the eight metre mark in the build up to Rio 2016.

Matthew Wyatt is working towards making Rio 2016. But first he'll have to go above and beyond his personal best.

Search for 'angel from above' video

Sio, right, and Caroliah Vaigafa said they want to meet the mystery hero from Mission Bay to thank him in person.

Where is the mystery man who saved the 5-year-old girl's life on an Auckland beach?

Mt Eden flasher: 'It wasn't me'

An Auckland professional is appealing his sentence and conviction for doing an indecent act.

An Auckland professional convicted of flashing the same woman twice continues protesting his innocence.

New chapter for school

Bishop of Auckland Patrick Dunn and Monte Cecilia Catholic School principal Michele Mill talk pupils through the blessing of the pool.

Monte Cecilia Catholic School opens the doors to its new school after a move 15 years in the making.

Games for girls - developed by mums

Ronel Schodt and Bridget Ellis-Pegler, with an early concept doll of Arabella.

Two Auckland mothers are developing a game and multimedia concept their kids can be proud of.

State house meth contamination rampant

A unit in a Panmure Housing New Zealand complex was one of the 113 Auckland state houses that had to be decontaminated for P last year.

The number of Housing New Zealand houses in Auckland testing positive for methamphetamine has skyrocketed in the last three years.

Shoplifting youths target Auckland dairy

Police are investigating numerous reports of theft at Woodward Dairy in Mt Albert.

Police are investigating a group who have been allegedly shoplifting from the Woodward Rd dairy over the last two months.

Devices essential for modern learning

The excitement is finally released as year 4 pupils at Hay Park School open their new Chromebooks.

Costs are weighed up as devices in schools are adding extra strain on finances for parents, while the technology is preparing children for the future.

Auckland Domain development

Auckland Domain's master plan for the next two decades is up for public consultation.

Roads will be closed but there will be increased access for pedestrians and cyclists in the Auckland Domain.

Round the Bays part 3: You are what you eat

Sophie Taylor, 10, and Lucy Taylor, 4, try out boxing at their weekly training session.

We catch up with the Taylor family as they put down their biscuits and continue training for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays run.

Public transport fares are changing

Public transport fares are changing from February 28.

Auckland Transport is preparing for new simplified travel zones by increasing fares.

Councillor survives demolition derby

Maungakiekie-Tamaki ward councillor Denise Krum after her first demolition derby.

Denise Krum has come away unscathed from her first demolition derby.

East-West Connection gets push from Government

The East-West Connection  will improve transport issues between major hubs including Onehunga, Penrose and Sylvia Park.

The East-West Connection is heading for a streamlined consenting process after the Government pledged its support.

Archaeologist swaps spade for script

Beatrice Hudson on the stage of the historic Pah Homestead where she will perform in Henry V.

Beatrice Hudson will play a male character in Shakespeare's Henry V, in a homecoming of sorts.

Container village on Queens Wharf

The pop-up containers on Queens Wharf will be soon be filled with food distributors like the White Lady.

Pop-up village starts to take shape on Queens Wharf.

'Standover tactics' at Three Kings Quarry

Nick Smith announces the Government's plan to step into a local planning appeal in order to pave the way for a new 1.2 Billion dollar housing project in Three Kings, Auckland.

Government intervention in the $1.2 billion redevelopment in Auckland not welcomed by all.

Offerings pollute harbour

Hillsborough resident John White says he finds rubbish and cultural offerings in the Manukau Harbour almost every day.

Multi-million dollar foreshore redevelopments are becoming a dumping ground for cultural offerings and rubbish.

Government could save the St James

The St James Theatre could be saved by Government funding.

The St James Theatre has the backing of MP Maggie Barry who is investigating if the Government can help fund the theatre's restoration.

Principal opposes uniforms

A basic primary school uniform can cost upwards of $500 per child.

As education costs rise, is it time to free parents of the burden of costly school uniforms?

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