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Man produces fake gun at mosque

Armed police were called out to East Auckland Islamic Trust.

A man entering a mosque with a plastic gun sparked an armed police callout in East Auckland.

Results for learner drivers

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, Senior Sergeant Mark Chivers, Dianne Troup and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss are impressed with the programme's progress.

A programme helping struggling learner drivers is showing early signs of success.

Climb 'tough' on lungs

Firefighter Joel McNickle, is taking part in his second Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

Firefighter is getting ready for his second climb up the Sky Tower

Council trucks damage footpaths

A cracked segment of footpath at Logan Carr Reserve.

Trucks used by Auckland Council contractors have damaged footpaths at Logan Carr Reserve in Botany.

Peace a priority for Edgewater. gallery

The Peace Foundation staff, from left, intern and lead facilitator Ymke Kootstra, intern Lisa Gellert and youth coordinator Lucy Stewart.

Solving conflict and creating a peaceful environment is top priority for fifty students taking part in peace ambassador training.

Running for those with Alzheimer's

Natalie Horne is running a half marathon for the first time this November

Natalie Horne will be running further than she has before for a cause close to her heart.

Cooking up life skills

Diabetes Projects Trust healthy schools co-ordinator Angela Tsang, NZ's first ever MasterChef winner Brett McGregor and Diabetes Projects Trust facilitator Renin Yousif.

New Zealand's first ever MasterChef winner is looking to keep cooking skills alive through hands on Masterclasses.

Grateful for tracker donation

Examples of two WanderSearch tracking devices.

Lions Club donates two tracking units that could save search and rescue valuable hours

Foods that could kill gallery

Mikayla Madden-Snoad has her own selection of food that are kept on 'safe' shelves in the fridge and pantry.

Food allergy is a common condition in childhood and affects up to one in ten children under the age of five years in New Zealand. It is a complex and stressful condition to mange and yet not much is know about it's cause.

Quax stays positive in cancer battle gallery

Auckland Councillor Dick Quax is battling throat cancer.

Former silver-medallist Olympic athlete Dick Quax has undergone surgery as he continues to fight throat cancer.

Praise for public private partnership. gallery

Ormiston Junior College's Establishment Board of Trustees chairperson Karen Gibson

Ormiston Junior College is set to reap the benefits of its new public private partnership.

Auckland trust's Nepal connection

The Nepalese village of Garambesi was near the epicentre of the April earthquake, more than half of its buildings cannot be repaired.

A trust with a Nepalese connection is helping some of Nepal's remotest regions after they were ravaged by an earthquake.

Support needed for debilitating condition

Howick teenager Robert O'Connor and mother France O'Connor. Robert suffers from the debilitating illness Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

More support needed for people with rare illness

Eagle lands at Wakaaranga gallery video

Shelby Cooper, age 6, and Sophia Johnsson, age 6, enjoy a sit in the helicopter.

It wasn't a bird or plane that came to visit Wakaaranga Primary School.

Kong performs for a King

23-year-old Angela Kong will be performing at the King of Tonga's coronation.

No extra nerves for young violinist Angela Kong who is set to take a spot in a royal performance.

Mobility dog makes life easier. gallery

Bonding time with Margaret and Prue.

When Margaret Cameron's mobility dog died last year she was devastated, but now almost a year later she has received a replacement.

East Auckland ferry terminal plans unveiled gallery

An artist's impression of the view inside the proposed wharf.

Plans for a long-awaited $4.3 million ferry wharf at Half Moon Bay, East Auckland will be on display for the public at two information days.

Wish sends young survivor to Anzac test gallery

Raymond with Kiwi Ferns players Kahurangi Peters and Rona Peters and Make a Wish volunteer Sarah Harcourt.

For six-year-old Raymond Stowers rugby league has became an escape from countless hospital visits and operations.

Ormiston Town Centre launched gallery

Construction of the Ormiston Town Centre is underway.

Blindness no barrier for William

William Wu in a backstroke race at the Halberg Junior Disability Games.

Cancer took William's eyes but not his determination to succeed on the track and in the pool.

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