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Top table tennis skills on show

Teng Teng Liu

For the last 90 years ping pong balls have been flying left, right and centre at the Auckland Table Tennis Association.

Missing stormwater grates pose risks

water drain

Theft of grates for their scrap value is a significant problem for Auckland Transport, spokesman says.

Sculpture in 'poor taste'

Queens Wharf

State tenants oppose $1.5m sculpture proposed for Akld's Queens Wharf because the ironic message is offensive.

Otto's chance to be next Messi

Otto Ingham

12-year-old Otto Ingham is set to return to Spain to play for Barcelona FC's elite futsal side again.

Push for migrants to vote


Could a big turnout by migrant voters be a game changer on election day?

Book looks at 'amazing era'

Evan Silva

Some people have music in their blood and Evan Silva reckons he is one of them.

Fenchurch paves the way


The Fenchurch neighbourhood project includes a childcare centre, 32 new homes and the redevelopment of a scout hall.

New home is icing on Cupcake


He was scruffy, covered in sores and missing teeth. But a brave rescue from a stranger has changed Cupcake's fate.

Community wants more lighting

Maybury reserve

A recent alleged assault on a teenage girl shines light on the issue of dark, unsafe parks.

Isolation hits when hearing goes

Jess Lee

It's easier just to ignore you. That's what a friend says to me while I'm hearing-impaired for just one day.

Busy mixture of work and sport

Dan Buckingham

In 1999 Dan Buckingham was having the year of his life, living in Otago. But life changed forever after a rugby accident.

Crunch time for gym seniors

GI pool

Fee hikes at a community gym complex have some seniors weighing up whether or not they can afford to stay.

Marking the start of WWI

Andrew Gregg

Auckland War Memorial Museum is holding a free commemorative service to mark the start of WWI.

Pimp my meals on wheels

food truck

There's a revolution of sorts going on in Auckland's dining scene and food trucks are in the middle of it.

Film-maker keeps Pacific flame alive

Craig Fasi

Giving Pacific Islanders a voice is what drives Craig Fasi.

Zone proposal 'reeks of snobbery'

Carmela Hughes and Ardit Hoxha

Fears for Auckland's Selwyn College if kids from lower socio-economic suburbs are excluded.

Swing bridge is a treasure

Martin Jones

As you cross the bridge from Panmure to Pakuranga you pass by an engineering relic that historians say is well worth preserving.

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.

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