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New top dog takes over

Dog

There's a new nose helping to keep New Zealand's borders safe.

Cleanup helps whitebait

Matthew Bloxham

Whitebait are great swimmers but they can't jump so streams need to be clear of obstacles for fish to flourish.

Larvae found in orange drink

Muni Gurunadan

He felt sick just seconds after taking a sip of his favourite drink. Then he saw the bugs in his juice.

Hands-on experience at wonderful wetland

Wetland

Students at Dawson Primary School are reeling with excitement at the completion of a new wetland.

Thieves go eeling at gardens

Eel

Artist Bing Dawe has little doubt why his bronze eel sculpture was stolen from Auckland Botanic Gardens.

Vandals fill pitch with holes

pitch

Damage to Mangere United's pitch is equal to the digging up of Eden Park as far as the upset club is concerned.

Students ditch public transport

Bus

Student commuters in Mangere are turning to their cars instead of the unreliable bus system.

'Warning signs' cars were stolen

speedo car driving

Former GP now scrap metal dealer fails in his bid to get convictions relating to receiving stolen cars overturned.

Tell hospital what you really think

Surveys

Middlemore Hospital has introduced a survey allowing patients to have a say on experiences and services they receive.

Commuters sick of bus delays

buses

A commuter reckons she could have travelled to Hamilton and back in the time it took her to go by bus from Ellerslie to work.

Legal high sales limited?

Legal Highs

Council moves towards plan for areas with a 'deprivation level' of 8, 9 or 10 to be free from the sale of legal highs.

Actor rises to challenge

Ekta Kumar

Imagine singing, acting and dancing in a musical stage production while being almost completely blind.

Maori input wanted on island's future

Puketutu Island

Puketutu Island is undergoing a 35-year rehabilitation project and input from local Maori is needed.

League stalwart honoured

Cathy Friend

Cathy Friend has been supporting rugby league for more than six decades and at 80 years old has no plans to stop.

What's behind closed doors

The E Ono Tama’i Pato team

Six women are staging a playreading looking at abuse in the home and how people deal with it .

Immortalising kiwi veterans

vets

Photographer Chris Traill is on a mission to photograph all World War II veterans still living in NZ today.

New partnership to help needy

City mission

Auckland City Mission's stand-alone food bank in Otahuhu has closed its doors after 16 years in the area.

Fulfilling Tee's last wish

Tamina Hemehema

Tamina Hemehema longed to perform for the Tongan King. Her sudden death last month put an end to that dream.

Comic timing for debut novel

Michel Mulipola

Comics led Michel Mulipola to art and professional wrestling. Now they're leading him to San Diego for Comic-Con.

Relishing reading to Roo

Roo

Greyhound Roo is a hit with kids at Otara Library who read him all sorts of books but never ones about cats.

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