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Win for residents, loss for bottle store

The front window of the shop was covered with writing, urging residents to voice their concerns.

Liquorland has announced they've given up on their bid to open a bottle store in an Auckland suburb - to the surprise of their opponents.

Simple test to save lives of babies

Bowie Macmillan from One Tree HIll was born with a congenital heart defect.

Each week 12 babies are born with a heart condition in New Zealand and a life-saving test could detect this.

Youth 'at risk to addiction'

Clinical psychologist Rebecca Daly-Peoples says education is key to ensure youth develop healthy and meaningful ...

Psychologist says education is the best answer to battling porn addiction in youth.

Attack on bus driver in Auckland

Police responded to an alleged attack on a bus driver on Wednesday morning.

Police are seeking a woman accused of punching bus driver and passengers.

Wynyard Quarter turns 5

North Wharf has transformed with Silo Park now a popular spot for Aucklanders and tourists.

Auckland's waterfront has transformed to a bustling space in the last five years.

Pt Chev Pirates preparing to defend ttitle

Pirates' Arden McCarthy gets the better of the Hornets' defence.

The Fox Memorial Shield defending champions are shaping up well for the do-or-die weeks of the season.

Speeding car hits ambulance video

The ambulance ended up on its side after the crash.

Mt Albert Rd is open following a car crash that left an ambulance on its side.

Plans show new look Western Springs College

An artist's impression of the $79 million Western Springs College rebuild.

The 2016 school summer holidays will mark big changes at Western Springs College.

Speaker thieves strike again

Labour Party candidate Michael Wood has had to replace the speakers on his van.

Mt Roskill Labour candidate Michael Wood's van has been targeted by thieves.

One Tree Hill teacher bound for Rio

Christine McKnight will head to the Rio 2016 Paralympic games as a tennis official.

Christine McKnight is set to umpire on the tennis courts of the Rio Paralympics in September.

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.

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