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Pianist returns to Kerikeri

Australian Alex Raineri is to play in the Aroha Music Society recital at the Turner Centre.

Australian to pianist to return to the venue where he won the Kerikeri International Piano Competition.

'It's not about the money'

Anne Currie is frustrated at what she says is inconsistent service from a private waste disposal company.

All Anne Currie wants is for her household rubbish bin to be emptied on time.

Auckland weather today video

Thursday was due to hit a top of 22 degrees Celsius.

Top of 22 degrees Celsius and cloudy patches for Auckland on Thursday.

Fugitive's deportation looms

Paul James Bennett and his partner, Simone Wright, are among New Zealand's most wanted criminals.

Conman will likely be deported from Australia next week amid fears he will skip New Zealand.

Cosy clothes needed for refugees video

Red Cross cultural worker Huthami Behayaa, left, with volunteers Hadeel Kadir, Kathleen Cairney and service co-ordinator ...

The Red Cross needs winter clothes for refugees arriving in New Zealand.

St Kents build towards back to back titles

Etene Nanai carries the ball.

For the 15th time in school history, Saint Kentigerns 1XV have won the Presbyterian Quadrangular Tournament title. 

Car crashes into house

The car hit several parked cars and then a house in Shamrock Park in Auckland.

One seriously hurt after car hits parked vehicles and rolls into an east Auckland house.

Saying no to negativity

Working on a video project to improve people's opinions about a South Auckland suburb are, from left, Manurewa Local ...

A community's young leaders are out to disprove the notion that perception is reality.

Shot in the arm for flu fight

Trained vaccinator and pharmacist Noor Hassan of Life Pharmacy is about to give the flu vaccine to Sarah George.

More pharmacists are stepping up to protect their communities against the flu.

Rescue crews busy on Waiheke

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew had two rescue missions, all in Waiheke, where a young girl and two women were injured.

Crews helped a young girl who fell through a glass window, and two women injured in a quad bike accident.

Appeal lodged over ancient bush video

The late Graham Cheesman worked for 18 years to protect the centuries-old forest fragment on his land until his death in ...

The fight to protect Cheesman's Bush in Manukau is heading to the Environment Court.

Freelancing, film editing and surfing

Freelance film editor Julian Currin works on his latest project.

Julian Currin talks about the long hours and his exotic travels while on the job as a freelance film editor.

Paddler followed by shark

The friendly motivator is believed to have been a bronze whaler.

The bronze whaler was as big as Louise Aitken's three metre board but she "wasn't over the top scared".

New "out-and-out" No 10 growing at University rugby

Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald hits the line in University's 23-13 win over Papatoetoe on April 16.

Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald is proving integral for the University premier rugby squad in 2016.

Nerdy helmet 'the only drawback' video

Penny Hulse says people in a position of governance should be prepared to walk the talk, or in this case, cycle the talk.

The deputy mayor arrives at work calm and collected, thanks to her new e-bike.

Rescue chopper kept busy

A woman was left with serious neck and chest injuries after a car hit a power pole in Tauhoa.

Explosions and car crashes kept Westpac Auckland rescue helicopter crews busy over the weekend.

Childhood acquaintances bound for Rotterdam

Amy Mills and Lexi Kerr say their bond makes a strenuous sport much easier.

Two childhood acquaintances have become fellow representative oarswomen.

Warm autumn ahead but wetter weather on the horizon

Temperatures across much of the country were about 1.2 degrees higher than normal in April.

 Beach goers can expect a few more warm weeks of balmy weather before wet, mild climes set in.

Kids rate their favourite scoops video

Charles de Wal makes sure the spoon is clean before tasting his next icecream.

Lucky students put on their judging hats for the New Zealand Icecream Awards.

'I couldn't get married without mum'

Margaret Hawkins was the life of the party at her daughter Emma's wedding.

Emma Hawkins planned her dream wedding in 24 hours so her mother could be there before she died.

Deterioration partially closes Old Mangere Bridge

The Old Mangere Bridge is being partially closed following years of deterioration.

Walking and cycling access will be restricted to a 5.8 metre path in the middle of the bridge.

MediaWorks 'mutiny'

Presenter Mike McRoberts is not a big fan of Mark Weldon.

Staff, including Mike McRoberts, lobbied board before Mark Weldon's resignation.

Look Who's Talking: 'Traffic jams every morning'

Teau Aiturau wants more people on bikes and not in cars.

Teau Aiturau wants to see more kids getting to school by walking or biking.

Search for young superstars

Manurewa Business Association and town centre manager Wendy Dunn, left, and Manukau Institute of Technology event ...

The hunt is on to uncover New Zealand's next generation of young stars.

Thanks a Bunch: Loryn Tompsett

Loryn Tompsett is being recognised for all the things she does for the community.

This week's Thanks a Bunch award goes to Loryn Tompsett who works at Mangere Bridge children's library. 

Donations call for life saving equipment

Tom Abercrombie, an ambassador for medical equipment fundraising, with new son Pilot.

Being a new dad prompts a basketball star to front a fundraising campaign.

Twins are breast cancer survivor's angel wings

Breast cancer survivor and mum of four Tomai Hira will hold a Pink Ribbon high tea on May 21 at the Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club

Breast cancer survivor and mum of four ​Tomai Hira isn't afraid to show the world her scars.

Fight to keep traditional colours

The 80 year old cream colour scheme of Birkenhead buses is being defended from enforced change via an online petition.

Angry residents set up an online petition to stop the colour change of Birkenhead buses.

Pets avoid fiery death

Three fire appliances scrambled to the scene of the burning pot fire.

Dog and tortoise escape with minor smoke inhalation after smoke alarm alerts neighbours to stove fire.

Deaf community to lead church service

Titirangi Baptist Church pastor Andy Shudall is welcoming everyone to a service lead by the deaf community on May 8.

Church pastor Andy Shudall​ says hearing people have a lot to gain from the deaf community.

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