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Passion play full of Pacific flavour

Jesus Christ is about to be resurrected again - in the form of a large Samoan man.

Left to stray, dogs maul sheep

Rangers are begging people to keep their dogs under control, after a spate of maulings at Ambury Regional Park.

Thieves 'arrogant, bold and brazen'

South Auckland homeowners are beefing up security after a spate of burglaries by teens.

Luke's courageous battle

Luke Ryan has over 800 "beads of courage" in recognition of procedures and operations.

Nappy bank has babies covered

They're essential items for babies but expensive disposable nappies could be sending some parents broke.

Principal fears for kids

A South Auckland principal is pleading with drivers to slow down after a truck crashed into her school's pool fence.

Residents open their homes

The Auckland suburb of Hillpark is hosting a house and garden tour to raise money to help protect the community's heritage

Auckland Transport looks for electric cars

Micro-car man throws his hat in the ring, hoping to be the one chosen to bring a car-sharing scheme to Auckland.

Enterprising teens thrive at event

The next Steve Jobs could be a budding young business student in our very own backyard.

Celebrating 40 years of Polyfest

The largest Maori and Pacific Island festival in the world is getting ready to celebrate 40 years.

Boarding houses at 'bottom of the cliff'

The last refuge of "fringe dwellers" - that's how one South Auckland boarding house manager describes the service he provides.

Morman missionaries multiply

Growing missionary numbers serving in the South Pacific has led to a $3 million expansion of a training centre.

Te Mahia train station stays in action

A train station on the brink of closing is now full-steam ahead and it's all thanks to community pressure.

DHB looks to cope with shortfall

Counties Manukau Health is facing a predicted funding shortfall of about $100 million.

Ice cream shop licked by road closures

Customers are getting lost or staying away from a popular Auckland tourist spot because of detours.

Speed calming call goes unanswered

Residents say hoons are speeding down their roads, but a a week-long survey of the Manurewa neighbourhood showed all is well.

Homeowner watches as blaze claims house

An Auckland homeowner was watching the World Cup cricket this afternoon, when his house was suddenly engulfed in flames.

'Personal' look at life in Otara

Cousins Huia Taylor and Ani Tangitu are fed up with people bad-mouthing their hometown.

Big ice-cream, big cost

Community leaders are defending a decision to give extra funding to an ice-cream sundae world record attempt.

Grave concern over decorations

Flowers, pinwheels and beer bottles spill over on graves at an Auckland cemetery, but some of them need to go.

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