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McCartney vaulting into Britomart

Rio 2016 bronze medalist Eliza McCartney will grace the Atrium in Britomart on Wednesday night in a one-off street pole ...

Olympic bronze medalist Eliza McCartney being put to the test in downtown Auckland on Wednesday.

Ardern put to test in Pride Debate

Labour MP Jacinda Ardern will take on Auckland councillor Richard Hill in the annual Pride Debate.

Jacinda Ardern debates whether 'girls do it better' at Auckland Pride event.

Spreading the message of respect

Ajay Ravindran says people need to be more understanding of others cultures.

Sailing the world teaches former Mt Roskill Grammar student about the importance of respecting cultures.

Explosion likely 'large firework'

Police and the Fire Service are at Kingsland Train Station, which has been closed to foot traffic.

"Crazy massive" explosion shook an Auckland apartment building and closed a train station.

Indian students given lifeline

There were emotional scenes at the Unitarian Church on Wednesday.

Group sheltering in Auckland church may be able to reapply for visas.

Student heads to Shakespeare's Globe

17-year-old Ella McIntosh is set to peform at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.

Ella McIntosh is one of 24 Kiwi students selected to perform at the home of Shakespeare.

Ice hockey axes streaming

Ryan Strayer (centre) of the Southern Stampede drives the puck down the rink while double teamed by Callum Burns (L) and ...

The axing of an New Zealand ice hockey livestream service puts the sport in jeopardy, volunteers and fans say.

Stop the bus, Seymour says

The Opportunities Party Mt Albert by-election candidate Geoff Simmons is potentially in hot water after offering a free ...

ACT is crying foul over free bus rides offered by Gareth Morgan's political party.

Dance group takes on the world

The group won the New Zealand Dancebrands competition last year to qualify for the world meet.

Mt Eden dance group eyes top spot at world dance competition.

LGBT show confronts reality

Joni Nelson is one of the LGBT poets contributing to the show.

Pride Festival show offers a glimpse into the lives of "radically different" members of the LGBT community through live poetry.

Volunteers dance to support

Anam Bashir and Kate Hargraves say making a difference to people in real need is very important to them.

St John Auckland Hospital volunteers go to great lengths to support patients in need.

Youngster signs with NRL's Titans

Zae Wallace playing for the Akarana Falcons in the 2016 NZRL National Premiership.

Zae Wallace is bound for the NRL, despite only picking up rugby league three years ago.

Recycle bins turn dumping grounds

Tania Sunde is trying to stop dumping in Point Chevalier so it isn't seen as normal by kids.

Point Chevalier resident Tania Sunde wants people to stop dumping their goods outside clothing collection bins.

Smashed 'em bro

A bartender captured the moment a man was tackled off his motorbike by a police officer outside a Kingsland bar.

A man has captured the moment a police officer tackles a motorcyclist in Kingsland.

Pushing through the pain

Black Grace's Callum Sefo, Shane Tofaeono, Sarah Baron after their morning run up Mt Eden.

Members of renowned Auckland dance company Black Grace start their day with a brutal run up Mt Eden.

Bringing Kazakhstan fashion to NZ

Sadyrova arrived in New Zealand three years ago.

An Auckland tailor is bringing Kazakhstan fashion to the suburbs of Auckland.

Call for NZ cat curfews

Wellington City Council was the first city in New Zealand to introduce compulsory micro-chipping for cats.

The claws are out as a group is urging NZ to follow Aussie's lead in adopting cat curfews and tougher laws.

Directing like a puzzle for actor

Much Ado About Nothing director Miriama McDowell says working in the Pop-Up Globe is a gift for actors.

Actor Miriama McDowell is embracing the challenges of directing in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

Banks wants more than an acquittal

John Banks at an earlier Court of Appeal hearing.

Judge at Banks' trial "duped" by Kim Dotcom, lawyer says.

Abduction accused in court

The man bowed his head as he appeared in the dock at the Auckland District Court.

Man accused of abducting a woman in central Auckland stands with his head bowed in court,

Yes or no to roads?

Auckland's traffic is much derided.

Massive Auckland roading projects to be decided by panel.

Indian student to be deported

Supporters of the students have held rallies at the Unitarian Church in central Auckland.

Emotional scenes unfolded at an Auckland church as a group of students await deportation.

Horror theatre comes to NZ

The audience is sucked into an old mental hospital for an evening to investigate a young girl's unsolved murder.

An interactive haunted hospital horror theatre will play across the country next month.

Repair cafe revolution is here

Grey Lynn 2030 members Toni Shaw, Colinda Rowe, Lisa Cohen-Smith and Brigitte Sistig from Grey Lynn 2030.

Have a coffee while the experts fix your broken stuff at NZ's first repair cafe.

Epsom Girls celebrates century

Ann Jocelyn Gluckman attended Epsom Grammar in the 40s, during WWII.

Auckland school Epsom Girls Grammar School turns 100 years old this month.

Marathon runner takes on Antarctica

Tracy Hickman, 50, is running a marathon in Antarctica next month.

How do you train for a marathon in the world's coldest continent? Run in a giant freezer.

City cycleway rates highly

Fairfax Media journalist Mary Fitzgerald rates the Nelson St cycleway as a great way of getting in and out of the city ...

Auckland's inner city Nelson St cycleway is changing how Aucklanders travel in and out of the city.

Actors hyped for Pop-up globe season

Te Kohe Tuhaka will play Othello in psychological thriller Othello.

The second Pop-up Globe has arrived and it's full steam ahead for those involved.

Football volunteers honoured

Tom Street from Eastern Suburbs Football Club receives a long service award from the Auckland Football Federation.

Long serving football volunteers have been recognised for their commitment to the game.

Victims finally get apology

Auckland City Hospital or National Woman's.

An apology to dozens of victims of National Women's Unfortunate Experiment 'appropriate, albeit 30 years too late'.

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