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Ministry steps in to heated zone stoush


Selwyn College, One Tree Hill College's proposed zones amended so boundaries don't cross with two high decile schools.

Park ranger juggles many different jobs

Chris Felton

Conflict resolution may not seem an essential skill for a park ranger.

Plea to save heritage building

Mainline building

Community leaders are calling for the preservation of the Mainline Steam building as KiwiRail prepares to sell land.

Fur Seals are going for warmth

Fur seals

As unlikely as it may seem, a group of fur seals are about to make their way to Samoa's warmer waters.

Church's grand piazza plans

Church flat

St Michael's Catholic Parish is proposing to sell the three flats it owns to raise funds for a piazza and more car parking.

Kiwi rows Ivy League boat

Max Lowndes

For Max Lowndes juggling an engineering degree and high performance rowing at an Ivy League Uni is part and parcel of life.

Enjoying the buzz of the fish market

Michael Sprague

There's a certain smell about the place at the Auckland Fish Market, but manager Michael Sprague says you do get used to it.

Divided opinion over Quay St

Quay st

Quay St revamp a "waste of money" and should be put on back burner due to city's growing debt, councillor says.

Zoning needed as rolls swell


Two Auckland colleges have been advised to put enrolment schemes in place to combat rapid roll growth.

Workshop looks at two sides of treaty

Tiriwa Watene and partner Sue Gee

Understanding the Treaty of Waitangi enables migrants to know how things work in New Zealand, organiser says.

Carving a place in Matariki

Petelo Esekielu

Carving posts to support Samoan fale is a relatively new family tradition for Petelo Esekielu.

Out, proud and ready to retire

Rainbow strap

"Silver rainbow kit" gives advice about aged residential care of gay and lesbian retirees in NZ.

A real grassroots rugby success

Blair Christiansen

When the All Blacks take the field at Eden Park they are running out on to some of the nation's most hallowed turf.

Kids missing special screen

Air New Zealand generic

A screen vital for learning at Sommerville Special School has been stolen by thieves who will be unable to use it.

Swing in to circus fun

Eve Gordon

Shows like Cirque de Soleil have led to a renaissance in human circus, Dust Palace owner Eve Gordon says.

Academy star's slam dunk

Yuat Alok

Standing at 2.1m tall, its Yuat Alok's height and skill that make him a perfect prospect for the Breakers.

Bowling club up for sale

Rawhiti bowling club

The land occupied by the century-old Rawhiti Bowling Club is up for grabs and looks set to be used for housing.

Auckland's hidden homeless


Number of people sleeping in cars, garages or 'couch surfing' is on the rise, housing providers say.

Beware pin and win scam

Credit cards

Business owners targeted by an increasingly common scam are warning others not to fall into the same trap.

Schools' revolving door woes

Lesley Elia

Transience is problematic for schools with pupils constantly moving in and out, disrupting studies and classrooms.

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