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Powerlifter's powerful tale

Carli Dillen

When Carli Dillen was told taekwondo would put her in a wheelchair, she turned her attention to a different sport instead.

Mum gloves up for CanTeen

Sibyl and Dylan

Dylan Mandow will be hoping for a present of a different kind when his mum steps into the boxing ring to take part in a fight night for CanTeen.

'A lot of dogs around here'

Coral Cres

A dog attack in Auckland which sent a young girl to hospital has brought state tenancy rules into the spotlight.

Breath of fresh air for cricket side

Matthew Newman and Simon Lambert

After a tough season last year Ellerslie Cricket Club has enlisted some help from a future star of the game.

3 day ban a 'slap on wrist'

Josephine Bartley

A store caught selling liquor to a 15-year-old has been shut down - but only for three days.

Assault at notorious reserve

Greg Gray

A man assaulted metres from home is calling for a security clamp-down at an Auckland reserve.

Set to run a marathon a day

run

Mina Holder is on a journey to become one of the few to run the entire length of the country.

Youth still getting booze

alcohol generic

More liquor off-licences are caught selling to underage buyers in central Auckland than any other part of NZ.

Drab land gets guerilla treatment

Grant Bettjeman

A gardening project is beginning to take shape on a patch of council land in Orakei.

A force to be reckoned with

Female cop

Being a woman in the police force means "doing things 150% better" than male counterparts, constable says.

Reunited after decades apart

Johnson Apet and his mother Malang Mabior

Civil war in South Sudan tore a mother and son apart. 24 years later they're together again.

Tamaki Drive's problematic wall

Tamaki wall

There is concern over the integrity of 7.5km seawall that stretches from Mechanics Bay to St Heliers.

Safeguarding our harbour

Coast

The Sea Change - Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial plan will shape how the gulf is used in the future.

Kiwis embrace Italian culture

Fiorella Kirwan, Flavia Berucci and Alessandra Zecchini

It started out as a small fundraising event and has grown into the largest European cultural festival in Auckland.

Youngster donates toys to hospice

Kate Jamie Barrington

Pint-sized Kate Jamie Barrington hauled a pile of toys taller than she is to preschool to help others.

Hungry days are ahead

Pamela Day

Anti-poverty campaign Live Below the Line challenges people to feed themselves for just $2.25 a day.

Hair today, champ tomorrow

Ygnacio Cervio

With a prize-worthy beard like this, eating ice cream is out of the question.

Documentary tells Glen Innes' story

GI houses

Betty went from a fit state house campaigner to a cancer patient whose home of 33 years was demolished.

Photographer's focus on peace

Stuart Robertson

Stuart Robertson wants to create a lasting conversation about peace by showing a white rose in 10,000 people's hands.

Dad ' a prince among men'

doug

When friends and family gathered to farewell Douglas Mason Duane it was his love of the water that was talked of most.

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