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Meadowbank's housing squeeze

Opponents are rallying against plans to cram more state houses into Meadowbank.

HNZ too 'heavy handed'

Animal advocates question the blanket ban on dogs put in place by Housing New Zealand.

Local boy at the helm

Peter Fa'afiu has gone from "the hood to the boardroom" in a few short years.

Lawn makes way for veg

Seeds of change are being sown in a humble vegetable plot in an Auckland suburb.

'Anything he can do, she can do'

Friendly competition with her big brother has helped 8-year-old Sacha on her way to two BMX titles.

Major storm hits California

A major storm has pummeled California, killing one man and injuring a child hit by falling tree at school.

State house demo bill climbs

The cost of demolishing state houses in Glen Innes has reached almost $200,000.

Quinn's cancer journey on film

An Auckland teen's award-winning film Quinn's Quest takes something negative and shows the positive side.

Social housing targets Chinese

$5.3 million will be put towards building apartments targeting low-income elderly Asian residents.

'I'll get in the ring with anyone'

With less than a week's notice, boxer Will "The Rock" Quarrie will fight on the undercard of the Super 8 Fight Night.

Dog put down, but tenants stay

Owners of a pit bull terrier which attacked a 4-year-old Auckland girl have been allowed to remain in their state house.

Bathers, you are being watched

A camera at an Auckland swimming pool shows how busy the facility is, but it makes some uncomfortable.

Masson's books have got to go

American author Jeffrey Masson is giving up most of his 14,000-piece book collection so he can travel.

Hall rebuild 'a lengthy one'

The demolition of a Scout hall after a suspicious fire spells the end of an era.

No confusion over who's the boss

Champ Daria Smith was determined to prove her husband wrong when he said she wouldn't like fighting.

'Mums get cancer- that's just life'

 Simone Colwill, with illustrator Jasmine Ting,

A 25 night stay at hospital gave Simone Colwill the idea to write a book to help kids cope with an ill parent.

$136 a week for 'rubbish house'

Tiana Manuirirangi

A break-in, peeling paint and water in the wall made moving house a miserable experience for Tiana.

One property, five generations

panmure house

A pocket of Panmure land with one of the richest histories in Auckland has sold at auction for $862,000.

Stoked to be in Art in the Dark

Drus Dryden

Drus Dyden's concept for Art in the Dark this year involves an illuminated helium balloon and a dancing astronaut.

All aboard ocean warrior ship

Sea Shepherd New Zealand

Sea Shepherd are offering people a free tour of their boat before they head off to combat toothfish piracy.

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