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Dad ' a prince among men'


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

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.

Sign of tough times


A row over sandwich boards with council has forced one Newmarket business to close.

Out-of-zone boundaries set


Two controversial new high school zones are now in place in Auckland.

Village plans call for rock-blasting

angry residents

Greenlane residents fear they'll have to live with four years of heavy noise while a retirement village is built.

The accidental wedding band


A high school concert band was part of a heart-thumping marriage proposal at 35,000 feet.

Running for kids' lives

De Niro

Five friends from the eastern suburbs are challenging themselves in the name of charity.

Waterways cleaned with mussel power

Tamaiti Tamaariki and Will Maihi

Ngati Whatua Orakei has a mussel reef restoration programme to help clean the waterways feeding into Okahu Bay.

Historic suburb readies itself for quake

Kim Helas

Earthquake strengthening work is threatening to disrupt businesses in Auckland's oldest suburb.

Teen keen to be a quitter

Jahmon Tawhai

Jahmon Tawhai had his first cigarette when he was 7. Ten years later he's keen to stub the habit out.

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.

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