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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.

Elderly tenants have few alternatives

The rent on most council-owned pensioner flats in South Auckland is set to go up by up to $30 a week.

Youth mob bullies shoppers

Kids as young as 6 harass patrons, fight and try to break into stores at an Auckland shopping centre.

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.

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