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Wynyard Quarter turns 5

North Wharf has transformed with Silo Park now a popular spot for Aucklanders and tourists.

Auckland's waterfront has transformed to a bustling space in the last five years.

One Tree Hill teacher bound for Rio

Christine McKnight will head to the Rio 2016 Paralympic games as a tennis official.

Christine McKnight is set to umpire on the tennis courts of the Rio Paralympics in September.

Decomposing body identity revealed

The body of Socksay Chansy was discovered in an Auckland reserve on Saturday morning.

Man was believed to have been sleeping rough after returning from overseas.

Grammar TEC book ticket for Gallaher Shield final

Grammar TEC's Corey Niwa.

Auckland Rugby's defending champs are headed to Eden Park this Saturday after defeating neighbouring rivals College Rifles.

Mourning, one pet at a time

Qualified pet chaplain Susan Leaver offers services and counselling for people who have lost their pets.

Susan Leaver is a qualified pet chaplain who offers funeral-like services and counselling for those who have lost a beloved pet.

Jamie McDell's plastic bag mission

Jamie McDell with a Boomerang Bag

The Kiwi singer-songwriter is putting on a free concert to help save our oceans

Bringing back the weekend

Youth worker Nicole Stormer is starting up a free tutoring program for high school students.

A new tutoring program is ready to help students along the road to success.

Council gives St James $15 million

Steve Bielby in the as yet unrefurbished auditorium of St James theatre, Queen Street, Auckland.

Auckland's St James Theatre gets a $15 million funding boost from the council to help restore the historical beauty.

Once a garage, now a dairy

The Remuera Rd Monday Sunday Convenience Store opened June 7.

An east Auckland entrepreneur has taken an old space and re-purposed it into a convenience store unlike any other Kiwi corner store dairy.

Homeless man's 54 theft charges

Sergeant Rhys Smith says the alleged offender targeted unlocked cars parked in driveways.

He's accused of taking valuables from unlocked cars parked in driveways or in open garages.

Classroom testing is in the past

World-renowned education specialist Yong Zhao has been speaking with Auckland educators.

A world-renowned education specialist wants testing in our education system thrown out the window.

Elderly woman still has no dial tone

Jean Sandiford has been left isolated after her landline stopped working on May 23.

Jean Sandifors has been left isolated without a working landline for nearly a month

Cleverley's Rio dream materialises

Daisy Cleverley playing for Eastern Suburbs on May 29.

The Eastern Suburbs footballer has arrived at the 2016 Olympics with the Football Ferns.

Mission Bay overrun with Pokemon

Mitchel Ter-Weijden and Caleb Forsyth were lured to Mission Bay in the hope of catching good Pokemon.

On a busy day hundreds, if not thousands of people are catching Pokemon at Mission Bay with some interesting side effects.

The battle to be Siren King video

The Farm Boy Sirens are back at school and will leave their loudspeaker battles until they're on holiday again.

Auckland speaker teens are battling for the title and reputation of "Siren King".

Black market for blaring bikers

The loudspeakers battles consist of two opponents each picking a song and playing them side by side through their sirens.

Schools and train stations are left vulnerable as sirens are being stolen for sound system battles.

Community patrol has eyes on Tamaki

Constable Robert McGlashen with Tamaki Community Patrol members Chris Makaore, James Hita and Josephine Bartley.

The Tamaki Patrol is making the area a safer place at night.

School sirens silenced

Constable Donald Allan and Onehunga Primary School principal Viki Holley.

Schools left without fire alarms and with huge bills after teens steal siren speakers to attach to handlebars of their bikes.

Freedom campers eye up the burbs

Freedom campers Erik Rigauet and Gaelle Ketterer  have spent the past week at Margret Griffen Park.

Parks in Auckland's suburbia are becoming a popular roost for freedom campers.

New community drama centre to open in Onehunga

One-Hunger founder Julian Harrison.

One-Hunger is bringing a different approach to drama.

Student builds buggy from scratch

Bevan Tucker's very own handmade beach buggy.

Two-and-a-half years in the making, Auckland Grammar student Bevan Tucker has finished building his own working car.

At odds over cycleway bill

Orakei local board member Desley Simpson and Minister for Transport Simon Bridges at the sod turning ceremony for the ...

Local Boards are at odds over fronting up with cash for a major Auckland infrastructure project.

Lower Khartoum Place to be renamed

Lower Khartoum Place is home to the Women's Suffrage memorial and will soon be renamed.

A decision on the naming of Lower Khartoum Place in Auckalnd's city centre is expected soon.

King Kapisi blown away by east Auckland talent

Viliami Kata, Bill Urale (King Kapisi) and Jerome Heka Cowley at the HOME showcase event at Te Oro.

A mentoring programme in east Auckland is providing industry knowledge to emerging musicians.

Glendowie driver wins motorsport academy

Glendowie College student Jacob Smith, 17, is one of New Zealand's most promising young motorsport drivers.

Jacob Smith has won the 2016 New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy in Dunedin.

Children get diabetes too

Penny Valentine (right) has learnt to live with type 1 diabetes after she was diagnosed as a toddler, she is pictured ...

Posters will be sent out to households on July 18 so parents can recognise the symptoms of type 1 diabetes in their children.

Speedway grandstand to go

The grandstand set to be demolished can hold up to 2000 people.

The grandstand at Auckland's Waikaraka Park speedway is set to be demolished in April 2017.

A mother with a big heart

Amy Vandenberg with her son Xavier at six months old and Phoebe (Inset).

Amy Vandenberg stepped up to help others after her daughter died.

Silverware awaits College Rifles

Captain Hayden Edwards is tackled by Papatoetoe's Latiume Fosita on July 2.

The Remuera club have a huge weekend ahead as they challenge Ponsonby with three trophies on the line.

Aid supports Zambia

6-year-old Cynthia shows Leanne Tiscornia the new water point which means they don't need to collect dirty water from ...

Leanne Tiscornia helps raise funds for ChildFund, now she has seen its effect first hand.

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