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MediaWorks 'mutiny'

Presenter Mike McRoberts is not a big fan of Mark Weldon.

Staff, including Mike McRoberts, lobbied board before Mark Weldon's resignation.

Youth orchestra invited to France

The Aotea Youth Symphony at a performance in 2015.

An Auckland-based youth orchestra is headed to France on a special WWI commemoration tour.

'I couldn't get married without mum'

Margaret Hawkins was the life of the party at her daughter Emma's wedding.

Emma Hawkins planned her dream wedding in 24 hours so her mother could be there before she died.

Ryan de Vries' clean sweep

Ryan De Vries has had a magic season with Auckland City FC.

A golden year on the field for the talented striker has been recognised.

Going after the big fish

Tearfund marketing and fundraising director Sheena Duffy got a first hand glimpse into the sex trafficking underworld.

Millions of women worldwide are modern day slaves to sex trafficking, Sheen Duffy is hoping to make a difference.

Childhood acquaintances bound for Rotterdam

Amy Mills and Lexi Kerr say their bond makes a strenuous sport much easier.

Two childhood acquaintances have become fellow representative oarswomen.

Slow season start for Eden

Eden's Sione Katoa attempts to break through the Ponsonby defence.

The Eden premier rugby side has yet to find its form this season.

Support wavers for historic Auckland building

Mt Roskill (Puketapapa) Historical Society president Garth Houltham says the demolition of the Whare would leave a ...

The Puketapapa Local Board has been advised not to retain a historic Hillsborough building.

App puts focus on relationship abuse

Deborah Mackenzie, Inner City Women's Group agency manager, says the app is being launched to educate and support women.

Helping women to identify potential forms of domestic violence is made easier with a new app.

Crowdfunding winner for indie film

Indie writer/director/producer Dustin Feneley has been working on Stray since 2008.

A BOOSTED campaign has set records and exceeded expectations for one indie-film director.

Big chain stores dominating Queen St

Bigger international and national  stores are finding a home on Queen St, pushing the smaller retailers out.

Rising rents are pushing lower-end retailers out of Auckland's CBD.

Marist softballers prepare for world stage

Daniel Chapman and Joseph Kohlhase will swap blue for black when they head to the United States in July.

Jospeh Kohlhase and Daniel Chapman are set to compete at the pinnacle of world junior softball.

A bad year on NZ roads

Long-term the road toll is falling, but last year saw the highest number of fatalities since 2011.

Last year's road toll is the worst since 2010, according to a Ministry of Transport report.

Kingsland residential development planned

An impression of how the 2875 square metre development will look from Nixon Park.

One of Auckland's most populous suburbs is about to get its first major residential development in more than 10 years.

'Choir boy' sex offender strikes again

Police will be handing out flyers (pictured above) to people in the area of Onehunga, warning them about the attacker.

Another woman has come forward saying she was assaulted by a serial sex offender, who could be as young as 12.

Book returned... 68 years late

A woman has returned A.W. Reed's Myths and Legends of Maoriland nearly 68 years after it was due.

She borrowed the book as a child and returned it as a grandmother - but avoids a $7,300 fine.

Parking costs to triple

Parking charges on some Auckland streets will go up from $16 to as much as $63 a day.

Auckland commuters are set to pay three times as much to park on city fringe streets.

Fears attacker may strike again gallery video

Police will be handing out flyers like these to people in the area, warning them about the attacker.

A young Auckland sex offender's attacks on women may escalate if he is not caught, police say.

Swimming not advised at some of Auckland's newest beaches

Jim Jackson says land based activities are causing the foreshores water quality issues.

A Hawke's Bay farmer is shocked Watercare can discharge sewage beside Auckland's newest beaches.

Migrant women find their voice

General practitioner Himali McInnes, with dog Zoe, knows the social benefits migrant women can gain from writing.

 Migrants have a chance to speak out in the New Kiwi Women writers workshop.

Around the grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Three Kings' Hannah Robert tangles with Claudelands Rovers' Tiana Hill.

Some big wins have sent a few warning shots across the divisions in the early stages of the NRFL football season.

Real estate agent throws some punches

Helen Kay is preparing for her first ever boxing fight after having only picked up the sport in February.

Helen Kay is preparing to take some bruises in the name of a cause close to home.

Auckland bunnies culled in night shoot

The night shoots at Western Springs Park in Auckland to cull the booming rabbit population were deemed successful.

Nearly 300 rabbits were culled over two night shoots at Western Springs Park in Auckland.

Ecuador volunteers on the ground

Volunteer Gabrielle Kerridge-Temm and nine other young New Zealanders are helping distribute aid in Ecuador.

In the wake of city rattling earthquakes, 10 young Kiwi volunteers are doing all they can to get aid to the hardest hit regions of Ecuador.

Football clubs refusing to pay bill

Eastern Suburbs AFC chairman Chris Ruffell says his club will ignore an invoice from 2014.

Three of Auckland's premier football clubs are refusing to budge on an invoice from Auckland Football.

Welcome aboard: Pacific Hope

Volunteers Rachael Caspers from the US and Abi Lycett from the UK say there has been a large interest in the boat since ...

A medical ship will be moored at an Auckland's Princess Wharf before heading to Vanuatu to offer free healthcare to isolated communities.

Spend a day in their shoes

WISE Collective catering team member Ester Taithul.

Auckland refugees are sharing their stories at a community event on April 29.

The sound of silence

Noise-cancelling technology developed by Unitec senior lecturer Iman Ardekani will be developed into the next generation ...

 Noise-cancelling technology will help babies in intensive care.

Mt Roskill student bound for Halberg Games

Sport has improved Bhakti Patel's debilitating condition.

Despite suffering a stroke as a child, Bhakti Patel is now a competitive athlete.

Niue's soldiers written in stone

Sina and Reverend Fale Panamaqsm are proud to see their ancestors immortalised in stone at War Memorial Park.

The Niuean flag will proudly fly along side New Zealand's at a new memorial this Anzac Day.

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