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Pew! Church's seats not stolen

Police initially called the supposed theft from the historic church "unusual".

Hallelujah! The unGodly act that wasn't.

Throw a BBQ, it's on the council

The grants cannot be used to purchase alcohol.

Aucklanders offered $200 grants to throw neighbourhood parties and events.

Solo show with four characters

Jacob Dale says performing solo allows him to get his energy from the audience.

Actor Jacob Dale is set to perform his own show with four entirely different characters.

Green MP keeps fighting

Julie Anne Genter has been a list MP for the Green party since 2011 and is standing in the Mt Albert by-election against ...

As electioneering in the Mt Albert by-election draws to an end Green MP Julie Anne Genter campaigns hard on public transport.

Council tackles BBQ chat

Auckland Council staff have been sent summer barbecue talking points on debt, rates and transport.

Auckland Council arms staff with tips to deal with negative comments at barbecues.

Millennials malfunction in play

Georgie Silk and Mikaela Ruegg say the play didn't intend to be a millennial moan and groan.

Theatre piece Personal Malfunction will explore the unprecedented challenges faced by Generation Y.

Finding NZ's mini golf champ video

New Zealand mini golf champion Bobby Hart is gearing up for next month's New Zealand Minigolf Open.

Players lining up to take part in the inaugural New Zealand Minigolf Open with dreams of heading to World Championships.

TOP cleared of 'treating'

The Opportunities Party Mt Albert candidate Geoff Simmons speaks at a candidate lunch earlier this year.

The Electoral Commission found there was a "lack of corrupt intent" in giving voters free rides.

Kiwis brace for new football laws

Referee P Linney warns Hamilton Wanderers Jack Salter in the Stirling Sports Premiership.

Kiwi footballers are set to catch a break this winter season with a host of new FIFA laws.

Shining light on violent history

Sean Coyle wants people to remember the dark histories of sites where homophobic attacks happened in Auckland and New ...

Sean Coyle is putting the dark history of homophobic violence on show in his Pride Festival exhibition.

Dead ducks discovered in reserve

Sandringham resident John McCaffery says ducks are dying near Kerr-Taylor Park due to botulism.

Residents want answers as to why ducks are dying in Kerr-Taylor Park.

Cricket captain retires after 15 years

Auckland Hearts captain Victoria Lind has called an end to a 15-year cricketing career.

Victoria Lind's impressive career is coming to a close after 116 matches as captain for the Auckland Hearts.

Giraffe on the move video

Mtundu travels through Auckland on the first stage of his journey to Sydney.

Auckland drivers got a surprise as Mtundu the giraffe hit the road.

Grafton Gully cycleway gets thumbs up

Fairfax Media reporter Mary Fitzgerald explored the Grafton Gully cycleway - a key link in Auckland's city cycle loop.

Auckland's inner city Grafton Gully cycleway receives high praise, by making cycle commuting a reality across Auckland city.

LGBT short story wins it all

Porter's short story won the Wallace Foundation Writing Contest's best short story prize and best emerging writer under 25.

Short story about the end of a relationship wins at Auckland Pride Festival.

Building industry can't cope: Goff video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, right, is keen to fix Auckland's housing supply problems.

Auckland won't make up its housing shortfall unless there are changes in construction, the city's mayor says.

Cornwall make third-straight final

Cornwall's Shastryn Nair helped guide his side to a semifinal victory over North Shore in the Jeff Crowe Cup.

The Jeff Crowe Cup is within reach for Cornwall yet again.

Bank card stolen from Starship

This woman is believed to be one of four people linked to a stolen bank card that was taken from the victim at Starship ...

The card was taken from a person at Starship hospital and used at various stores.

Freedom camping gets freer

Freedom campers have a range of new sites available to them from late February to late April.

Freedom campers in Auckland now have a lot more choice as to where they pitch their tent.

McCartney vaulting into Britomart

Rio 2016 bronze medalist Eliza McCartney will grace the Atrium in Britomart on Wednesday night in a one-off street pole ...

Olympic bronze medalist Eliza McCartney being put to the test in downtown Auckland on Wednesday.

NZIHL responds to backlash

West Auckland Admiral's Tom Tracy goes past the Botany Swarm's Jamie Lawrence.

The New Zealand Ice Hockey League has confirmed it will have a livestream in 2017 after dumping its previous provider.

Ardern put to test in Pride Debate

Labour MP Jacinda Ardern will take on Auckland councillor Richard Hill in the annual Pride Debate.

Jacinda Ardern debates whether 'girls do it better' at Auckland Pride event.

Spreading the message of respect

Ajay Ravindran says people need to be more understanding of others cultures.

Sailing the world teaches former Mt Roskill Grammar student about the importance of respecting cultures.

Explosion likely 'large firework'

Police and the Fire Service are at Kingsland Train Station, which has been closed to foot traffic.

"Crazy massive" explosion shook an Auckland apartment building and closed a train station.

Indian students given lifeline

There were emotional scenes at the Unitarian Church on Wednesday.

Group sheltering in Auckland church may be able to reapply for visas.

Student heads to Shakespeare's Globe

17-year-old Ella McIntosh is set to peform at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

Ella McIntosh is one of 24 Kiwi students selected to perform at the home of Shakespeare.

Ice hockey axes streaming

Ryan Strayer (centre) of the Southern Stampede drives the puck down the rink while double teamed by Callum Burns (L) and ...

The axing of an New Zealand ice hockey livestream service puts the sport in jeopardy, volunteers and fans say.

Stop the bus, Seymour says

The Opportunities Party Mt Albert by-election candidate Geoff Simmons is potentially in hot water after offering a free ...

ACT is crying foul over free bus rides offered by Gareth Morgan's political party.

Dance group takes on the world

The group won the New Zealand Dancebrands competition last year to qualify for the world meet.

Mt Eden dance group eyes top spot at world dance competition.

LGBT show confronts reality

Joni Nelson is one of the LGBT poets contributing to the show.

Pride Festival show offers a glimpse into the lives of "radically different" members of the LGBT community through live poetry.

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