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HNZ's grand designs on old hotel

old hotel

The redevelopment of a Housing New Zealand property in Mt Albert has put neighbours on edge.

Residents upset over Unitec plans


Homeowners in streets around Unitec have been "left in the dark" over plans to rezone land to allow mix of uses.

Thieves shop at same time as victim

Credit cards

A woman whose credit cards were stolen before they reached her is wondering how thieves spent almost $6000.

Taking up the chocolate challenge

pastry chefs

18 kilograms of chocolate and eight hours is all two chefs will have to create a masterpiece in a Norwegian competition.

Gymnasts head to Commonwealth Games

Glasgow bound: Matt Palmer, Reid McGowan and David Bishop.

Tri-star Gymnastics has a knack for churning out NZ representative gymnasts and now three of them are off to Glasgow.

Council's unpleasant wedding gift


Two brides-to-be are 'frustrated and stressed' after trying to secure wedding venues with Auckland Council.

What is Eden Park's game plan?

Eden Park

Eden Park Trust Board's unitary plan submission is now available for all to read. So, what do the locals think?

Game over for rowdy bowling club

Edendale bowling club

Complaints about drunken parties and damaged greens have seen the Edendale Bowling Club evicted.

Butchers keen to carve up rivals


Knives are being sharpened in anticipation of the upcoming Butchery Tri-Nations competition.

School pupils buck national trend

Roskill students

Mt Roskill Grammar was one of seven schools looked at by ERO to find out why they have such strong academic results.

'Nothing but gold, that's the goal'

Paddy Leuii

Paddy Leuii wants to walk away from the Commonwealth Games with nothing less than a gold medal for his efforts.

Schoolboy rivals' milestone rugby match

Rob Harris

One of the longest running rivalries in schoolboy rugby will be revisited when two teams meet for the 202nd time.

Debate over how to fill a gaping hole


What to do with the Three Kings quarry has a company and community at odds.

Taking aim at Rio games

Lee Warn

If you think you shouldn't take a man who does marathons dressed as a gorilla seriously, think again.

Fire at women's hostel


Neighbours heard screaming and saw distressed women on the road following a fire in central Auckland. 

Clubroom goal in sight

Steven Reid

New facilities at Keith Hay Park can't come fast enough for Three Kings United.

Payroll system still problematic

Ministry of Education logo

Nearly two years after the government's Novopay system was introduced, schools are still struggling with the payroll programme.

Father's story seals Fringe spot

Vela Manusaute

An immigrant's experience of working in a mattress factory in 1970s New Zealand has earned his son an invitation to the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Money will miss most vulnerable

May Road school

Education policy is channelling money into pockets of individuals rather than helping most vulnerable students, principal says.

Mental health stigma addressed

Jason Chow

Chinese people experiencing mental illness are suffering in silence in fear of discrimination from their community.

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