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A window into Maori forms of education

Social anthropologist Joan Metge has written a book on Maori methods of learning and teaching.

Social anthropologist Joan Metge has written a book about Maori methods of learning outside the classroom.

Massive concrete linings complete

The last segment of Waterview's concrete tunnel lining is ready to be put in place.

The final concrete piece for the Waterview tunnel has been cast, ready for the final part of Alice's journey.

Historic homestead for sale

Mt Albert Guest House was built in the 1870s.

One of Auckland's most historic houses is up for sale.

Hunt for man in white van

An 11-year-old girl was allegedly threatened and  assaulted while walking to school.

Police are hunting for a white van with the ''F'' word written across its back doors with black spray paint.

Data key to school's success

Onehunga High School principal Deidre Shea says Starpath has been fundamental to lifting student achievement.

Robust data collection in schools is being used to help bridge the gap between rich and poor.

Kiwi teen explains Ramadan

Hamza Riazuddin, 16, is a New Zealand-born Pakistani and Mt Roskill local.

Around 2.2 per cent of Auckland's population is fasting at the moment for the holy month of Ramadan.

The power of lifting

Powerlifter Fila Fuamatu is off to represent Samoa at the 2015 Pacific Games.

Sport has opened many doors for powerlifter Fila Fuamatu. Now she wants to encourage others to open their own.

Goal-fest sees Three Kings Utd through

Oratia's Tom Van Leeuwan gets a head to the ball ahead of TKU's Nick Hindson. 2015 Chatham Cup, Round Three, Oratia United v Three Kings United, Parrs Park Auckland, Sunday 28th June 2015. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.phototek.nz

Parrs Park spectators were treated to a feast of goals as Three Kings prevail in the latest round of the Chatham Cup.

Get involved with natural history

Auckland War Memorial Museum youth outreach programmer Amiria Puia-Taylor and guest educator Charlotte Milne.

Learn about creepy crawlies and the plant world at a natural history workshop being run by Auckland Museum.

Laughing away the pain

Gavin Parish is watched by Paul Protheroe as he leads a laughter yoga session.

Gavin Parish knows how to get people laughing. He runs laughter yoga class for patients at Amitabha Hospice.

Accelerating cycling projects

Additional funding for the Urban Cycleway Programme will improve east and west cycling connections.

An additional $25 million will be spent on the Auckland Cycle Network over the next three years.

Scientist by day, artist by night

Illustrator Brian Lovelock has been nominated as a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Brian Lovelock has painted his way into the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Wanted: New faces for Christmas favourite

Cherie Mathieson is looking for fresh new talent to entertain crowds at this year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park shows

Calling all budding entertainers - here is your chance for a moment in the spotlight.

Putting to the world champs

Black Swings putters Mary Jaynes, Rory Sullivan and Lucy Giesen.

Meet the minigolfers representing New Zealand on the world stage for the very first time.

Last minute quarry development

Three Kings Quarry will be developed but Puketapapa Local Board says more options need to be looked at.

In the eleventh hour an Auckland local board has asked for a second opinion on the Three Kings Quarry development.

Saving our native butterflies

Central Auckland Forest and Bird chair Rob Jones is leading a project to build a native butterfly house at Eden Garden in Epsom.

Rob Jones hopes a new native butterfly enclosure will save Auckland's dwindling native butterfly population.

Running in the family

Conal Wilson (far left) has joined his brothers Declan and Finn in their winning ways.

Tradition runs strong in the Wilson family with three brothers claiming national cross country championship titles.

'Freak accident' ends match scoreless

Three Kings keeper Rebecca Rolls goes up high to take the ball from a corner.

Injury woes have gone from bad to worse for Three Kings United.

Hard work in the sun

St Cuthbert's College students Erica Li, Ella Penny and Georgia Clarke along with their 13 strong group will be helping those effected by cyclones.

A  tropical island holiday sounds very relaxing, but it will be hard work for one group of teenagers.

Consent pending for Fowlds Park

The Albert-Eden Local Board has endorsed a concept plan for Fowlds Park.

Auckland Council has applied resource consent application to redevelop Fowlds Park which includes installing artificial turf and six new floodlights

Targeting millions from pocket change

Mojan Javadi and Eunice Ng are running the 10 cents to Millions project

An Auckland duo are hoping to use compounding to achieve the near-impossible.

Modern and Kiwi design for city cycleway

Feedback on the Nelson St cycleway has called for a distinctively New Zealand design.

Aucklanders want a colourful and distinctly New Zealand design for the Nelson St cycleway.

Stamping out schoolyard transphobia

Gender neutral uniforms, unisex toilets, welcoming same-sex partners at school balls and inclusive sports teams are all recommended in new sexuality education guidelines.

Transgender issues are broached in updated school guidelines but advocates say more needs to be done to make these students feel safe at school.

10 years nurturing young talent

Scarlett Jacques, Lucy Taylor and Beanie Bartlett are all getting the chance to perform as the Cat in the Hat.

A love of theatre has seen James Doy passing on his knowledge for 10 years.

Kite surfer is flying high

Marc Jacobs has just won the Virgin Kite surf Big Air event in Venezuela

A kiteboarder from Mt Eden is making a big impression on the international scene.

For the love of transport

Volunteer Denis O'Ryan has been driving trams at Motat for five years.

Denis O'Ryan is spending his retirement indulging his boyhood obsession with New Zealand railways at Motat.

Cambodia calls to Auckland family

Nicola and Graeme Winthrop with three of their five children, Theo, 7, Nadia, 10, and Josh, 14.  They are moving to Cambodia to work for a charity there.

The Winthrops consider themselves a fairly typical family but they're giving up the comforts of their Auckland life to to move to Cambodia.

Have a say on East West Connections

Overview map of the proposed East West Connections project.

A controversial new expressway is part of the preferred route for the East West Connections project.

Paying it forward despite tragedy

Karyn Swallow volunteers most weekends for the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Karyn Swallow one sat in a Westpac Rescue Helicopter with her dying son. Years later, she is one of the organisation's valuable volunteers.

Furious film makers in NZ final

48hours Furious Filmmaking Auckland winners Barnaby Fredric, Sam Bunkall, James Kupa, Paul Harrop and Tomas Cottle.

A weekend's dedication to the 48 Hours Furious Filmmaking makes for strong coffee and little sleep.

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