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Tanzania makes lasting imprint

Hebron Christian College students Joshua Scott, Brittany Collecutt, Brittany Denyer, Zac Turner, Lafi Aso and Aimee Halstead.

A group of 18 Auckland teenagers have just returned from a trip to an orphanage.

Playoff spot sealed for Marist

Marist's Corey Seator looks for the offload opportunity.

The Marist Saints are hoping to create some big upsets as we get closer to the pointy end of the ARL season.

Rugby stars dazzle pupils

ITM Cup stars hung up their boots for the morning to help out at school.

It's not every day professional rugby players decide to join the classroom.

Around the football grounds with Jeremy Ruane

This tackle from Springs Rebecca O'Neill on Suburbs Jacqueline Hand earned Suburbs a penalty and subsequent goal.

Springs advance in the ASB Women's Knockout Cup while central Auckland teams taste success in the men's division.

Artist's ironic approach to flag designs

Artist Katharine Maude with two of her flag designs.

An artist is expressing her political views through alternative flag designs.

Art school offers best of both worlds

Matthew Browne aims to make art a way of life for his students.

A Grey Lynn art school allows creatives to study without having to compromise on work or family.

Liver disease disrupts refugee family's plans

Fitim Rudi suffers from chronic liver disease and had a liver transplant in 2012.

Fitim Rudi has been battling chronic liver disease for most of his life. His family came to New Zealand as refugees from Kosovo and would love to take him back there for a family reunion.

Alternative for Three Kings Quarry

Landscape architect Richard Reid.

A third development option for Three Kings Quarry has now been shared with residents.

Councillor calls for Onehunga's regeneration

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Councillor Denise Krum says Onehunga is an ideal candidate for regeneration.

An Auckland councillor is calling for the new council-controlled organisation, Development Auckland, to focus its energies on Onehunga.

Community Shed hopes to settle at Gribblehirst Park

The old Edendale Bowling Club could be getting some new tenants. From left, Mt Albert Community Club chair Patrick Harris, Grow Sandringham's Ellen Schindler, Auckland Central Community Shed organiser Henry Langguth and Make Like a Tree founder Cath O'Brien.

Gribblehirst Park is in for big changes as former bowling club's future is up for grabs.

Collecting fire brigade history

Auckland Fire Brigade Historical Society secretary Colin Prince wears an old jacket worn in the 1970s and a cork helmet worn in the 1950s.

Auckland firefighters Albert Clarke and George Oliver died in an accident in 1945. Now researchers are on the hunt for more information about the pair.

Indie duo crack Silver Scroll top 20

Songwriter Anji Sami and producer Jeremy Toy in their studio.

Two indie-rock songwriters have landed a spot in the Silver Scroll Top 20 - New Zealand's most prestigious music awards.

Man stabbed in Auckland

A man was stabbed in central Auckland on Monday evening.

A man has been stabbed during a dispute in an inner city Auckland apartment.

Help build homes for Nepal

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand global village co-ordinator Kosala Krishnan.

Habitat for Humanity worker Kosala Krishnan says building houses in Nepal is about much more than just putting a roof over people's heads.

Around the football grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Three King's Harrison Nash scored two goals against Central.

Three Kings steer clear of relegation while Western Springs keep slipping.

Walkway start of changes to come

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board chairperson Simon Randall.

The Manukau Harbour is slowly changing for the better.

Grammar TEC secure Gallaher Shield

Grammar halfback Jono Hickey celebrates his try. Grammar TEC v University. Auckland Premier Club Rugby, Gallaher Shield Final. Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 25 July 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Phototek.nz

A second half masterclass hands Grammar TEC the 2015 Auckland premier rugby title.

Hockey ace bound for US

Sarah Holland is off to study and play hockey at Princeton in the USA.

An Auckland hockey star will be studying and playing at one of the United States' most prestigious universities.

B4 School Checks at record high

Plunket B4 School check coordinator Raewyn Handley and clinical leader Anita Quensell.

More than 13,000 Auckland preschoolers are ready for their first year in the classroom, having been through the B4 School Check.

Students take production reins

Mackensie Clayton, Alex McShane and Emma McShane have taken the reins of their school production.

Three high school students have decided to tackle their school production themselves.

Rescuing children from the sex trade

Christine van Gisbergen has just returned from a two week trip to Thailand, where she volunteered for Destiny rescue.

It is estimated there are currently 4.5 million people in forced sexual exploitation, 21 per cent of which are children. An Onehunga jewellery store owner has just spent two weeks in Thailand volunteering for a charity trying to end the trade.

No rubbish outfits here

Lynfield College students Rebecca Fleming-Yates, Miyuki Gale, Sophia May, Ale Netane and Andrew Huang in their outfits completely made of recycled material.

You can find almost anything in the trash. But would you look there for fashion?

Cement boats relocating

Holcim Cement boats will be relocating to the  Waitemata wharf once a new terminal is completed.

Holcim is relocating its cement boats from Onehunga to Waitemata port following the construction of a new multi-million dollar terminal.

Auckland's parking price-hike

All-day parking prices are jumping from $17 to $24 at the Civic, Downtown and Victoria St car parks.

Workers driving into the city will feel the pinch come August as AT is bumps up prices to discourage commuter parking.

Wind leaves grandstand in pieces

A firefighter inspects the damage of the Kiwitea Street grandstand.

A series of ferocious weekend winds has left Central United football club's grandstand in ruins.

Saints heartbreak as Lions grab points

Mt Albert's Edward Purcell attempts to push past the Marist's defense during their Fox Memorial rugby league match.

It was close but no cigar for the Marist Saints as Mt Albert grabbed their rugby league victory.

Volunteers close the book on fair

Mary McCutcheon-Walker says her team of volunteers don’t have enough strength to continue running the Variety’s Monster Book Fair.

Variety’s Monster Book Fair is coming to an end. The event, which is one of Auckland's largest book fairs, has taken a toll on its volunteers.

Special needs requires more funding

RTLB Cluster eight lead school principal Linley Bruce says more government funding is a good move, but more is needed.

An injection of $62.9 million is a step towards greater support for special needs learning in schools.

Opposition to 'Chinatown' tag

The proportion of people born in China living in Balmoral grew from 5 per cent in 1991 to 18 per cent in 2013.

Chinese business owners in the Auckland suburb of Balmoral oppose moves to brand the area "Auckland's Chinatown".

Around the grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Takuya Iwata scored one of Central Utd's three goals.

Central Utd prevail while Western Springs suffer a heavy loss in the NRFL premier league.

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