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Gambling bill needs hardening up

Millions are being "sucked" from the community through a "blight" of pokie machines, local advocates say.

Takanini school to ease pressure

Principals are crossing their fingers a new school in Takanini will open before already swelling student numbers become too much to handle.

Bike recycling initiative takes off

Diana Swarbrick has bicycles coming out of her ears – and she's not sure where to put them all.

A marathon a day in Manukau

Curly Jacobs is going the distance to fight obesity – 4200km in fact.

Deserving dog owner's story stands out

Life hasn't been the same for the Ahomiro family since its beloved dog Max died.

Abandoned baby still with CYF

A toddler left at a Manukau Work and Income office is still in the custody of Child Youth and Family.

Teen shot in the arm

Police are appealing for help following the Christmas Eve shooting of a teenager in Auckland.

Plunket hits immunisation target

Counties Manukau Plunket has outstripped the national target for up-to-date immunisation of infants.

Rail link's impact on South Auckland

The City Rail Link will almost certainly shave time off South Aucklanders' train commute.

Huge boost for Kidz First

Kidz First Children's Hospital has received a whopping $224,250 thanks to Countdown appeal.

Push for safer driveways

HNZ spending $30m to improve 13,000 state-owned properties to reduce child driveway fatalities.

Watercare takes over island lease

Plans to create a regional park on the site of the old Puketutu Island quarry are taking a step forward.

Asbestos left in HNZ property

Auckland man discovers his roof cavity "covered" in asbestos just months after lung cancer diagnosis.

Service needs 'to be reliable'

Using public transport has become an exercise in the art of train transfer for one partially sighted man.

Motorsport mecca no more?

Ratepayers have already chipped in $745,000 towards Colin Dale Park, but was it in vain?

MPs 'kick us in the guts'

Community leaders are disappointed that a long-awaited street prostitution law has been scrapped.

Motorway angel saves blind man

A blind man walked into traffic determined to kill himself after bullies broke his cane. Then a hero intervened.

Transport delays for South Auckland

The future of public transport in South Auckland is being held to ransom, Auckland councillor claims.

Auckland whitewater park excites

An earth-turning ceremony has marked the start of the Wero whitewater rafting complex's construction.

Clendon 'suffocated' with liquor stores

Green light given to a new off-licence liquor store despite community backlash and police opposition.

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