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Lions on track for Fox Memorial prize

Mt Albert's Palu Tapaevalu powers into the Mangere defensive line.

Despite a narrow victory on May 28 the Mt Albert Lions are still premier title contenders.

Park expansion reined in

The Puketapapa Local Board has authorised tighter restrictions on the expansion of Monte Cecilia Park.

 The Puketapapa Local Board is halting a park expansion consuming much needed housing stock.

Figures don't add up for ECE

Auckland Kindergarten Association chief executive officer Tanya Harvey says funding for early childhood education is ...

Early childhood education will miss out on funding for professional development and special needs education.

Dog rules confusing for owners

Point Chevalier dog owner Sarah King says dog beach access rules are becoming overly complicated.

Taking your dog to the beach in Auckland has become a complicated affair.

New facilities for Valonia Reserve

The new changing rooms include three toilets, and two separate change areas with showers.

A set of community facilities has opened at Valonia Reserve in New Windsor.

HOP card switch confusing seniors

The new AT Gold HOP card for SuperGold cardholders.

Auckland SeniorGold cardholders have been confused by a lack of clarity around the need to register for a public transport HOP card.

Buyers urged to return faulty dehumidifiers

A Noveau 16L Electronic Dehumidifier similar to this one was the cause of the blaze that almost destroyed a home in ...

A house was almost destroyed after a faulty Nouveau 16L electronic dehumidifier caught alight.

Turning to alternative education

Students Briana and Antonia turned their lives around after joining the Kiwi Next Generation program.

Briana was told she wouldn't amount to anything. In mainstream school she slipped through the cracks, then she found an alternative.

Role models wanted

Kingsland resident Matt Mouat has mentored a child of a prison inmate for three years.

More mentors are needed for children of prisoners following the opening of the new Auckland South Corrections Facility in Wiri.

Violent games, offensive material at school

Parents are concerned children are accessing more than just educational material during school hours.

School takes every pupil's devices for checks after children breached rules.

Stolen computer back in right hands

Constable Brooke Everson returns the stolen computer to Dental Hygiene Clinic practice manager Lesley Hamer.

Police have discovered a number of stolen items, including four computers, following a search of a a central Auckland address.

American Airlines takes pity on passenger

American Alex Hamberger has managed to receive a refund from a non-refundable ticket.

Alex Hamberger's witty response sees him refunded his $300 re-booking fee.

Van smashes into hair salon

A van smashed into a hair dressing salon near the intesection of New North Rd and Bond St

'We heard a loud bang and It shook the whole house.'

Allergic to (almost) everything

Sabrina Paige has multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome and has been left isolated with limited human interaction.

One whiff of perfume, cleaning products or paint can leave Sabrina Paige ill for days.

Downtown Mall's last days

The new 36 level commercial glass tower has secured PWC as an anchor tenant.

The Downtown Shopping Centre is closing its doors on May 28 to make way for a new $680 million redevelopment.

Film awards for first-time director

Hap Cameron and Mandy Todd star in the feature documentary Loving in Limbo.

A Three Kings film director has won two awards for her first feature documentary.

Women in our prisons

Women in our Prisons forum will be held at the Auckland Women's Centre in Grey Lynn on June 1.

The Auckland Women's Centre is hosting a forum to discuss the needs of women in prison.

Twins double up on degree

Near-identical twins Samantha and Sophie Rodrigues have both graduated with a doctorate in chemical and materials ...

Twin sisters have graduated with the same doctorate, but their careers couldn't be further apart.

Doctor swaps ED for deserts

Inia Raumati swapped his time in the emergency department for the desert to raise money for Men's Health Month.

An Auckland doctor has run 250 kilometres to start a conversation about Men's Health Month.

Longest-married couple celebrate century

Jeram and Ganga Ravji  have six children, 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren living in Auckland.

One stood beside Gandhi to expel British rule from India, now the Ravji's will receive two letters from the Queen.

New Zealand champions of five-a-side football

AIA New Zealand at White Hart Lane: Ethan Galbraith, Jack Salter, Ryan Howlett, Harrison Bolton-Roberts, Thomas Boss, ...

A group of Kiwi footballers have returned from Tottenham Hotspur FC world champions

Shortland Street actor returns to stage

Jarod Rawiri.

Jarod Rawiri is stepping away from the camera for a more quirky performance.

Meet the Mt Roskill Community Policing Team

Constable Alex Taua, Constable Yaolin Deng, Constable Dave Plunkett, Sergeant Nick Poore, Constable Nga Paratainga, ...

This week we introduce you to the Mt Roskill Community Policing Team.

ACC, Plunket to reduce child injuries

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye has welcomed a new, ongoing partnership between ACC and Plunket.

ACC has announced it will invest $2.3 million over the next five years to support Plunket in reducing the number of injuries to children under-five.

Mt Albert comedian takes Billy T Award

Being weird is starting to prove valuable for comedian David Correos.

After only three years of comedy David Correos says he's reached his peak already.

Marist looking to contend for Gallaher Shield

Marist's Molimea Fonua puts out a fend.

A local east Auckland derby on the weekend has seen Marist dominate Mt Wellington, and with it push their title credentials.

Schoolchildren spruce up reserve

Edendale Primary School students Ribhav Sharma, 10, and Beth-Anne Miller,10, with artist Katy Wallace.

Artist Katy Wallace has been working with Edendale Primary School school students to help spruce up a Sandringham park.

Fined $30,000 for a garage

Da Jiang Fan was found guilty by jury at the Auckland District Court.

Da Jiang Fan didn't get resource consent before building a garage at his Auckland home. Now he's paying the price.

Ten Tenors - with a Kiwi twist

Cameron Barclay is a trained opera singer but he's not confined to one genre with the Ten Tenors.

Former Panmure resident Cameron Barclay will be treading the boards in Auckland with singing group the Ten Tenors.

Cafe takes out top prize

Unitec chief executive Rick Ede, Keita Powley, Tila Avakh, Siza Avakh, Ben Pedersen (from Forage Cafe) and Albert-Eden ...

Forage Cafe was crowned supreme winner of the first Albert-Eden Business Awards.

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