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Rodney is fond of films

Charlie Chaplin's silent films were some of the earliest to be enjoyed in picture theatres in New Zealand.

The region has a long relationship with moving pictures.

Auckland CBD gas leak fixed

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GENERIC: Fatal crash. Police. Road closed. Accident. Emergency ...

Traffic is back to normal after a CBD gas leak threatened to disrupt Aucklanders' commute home.

'Big unit' inspires through aqua aerobics

Chris wants to be able to enjoy his 8-year-old son Isiah's birthday with the family, and is working towards his goal weight.

Chris Kanuta is inspiring others after losing 25 per cent of his 240 kilograms.

O-Boy impress Rockquest judges

Bianca Bailey, behind, on drums and Bryony Roberts, front, of band O-Boy perform at the 2016 Smokefree Rockquest ...

Two Kaipara College teens have played their way into this year's Smokefree Rockquest finals.

Helping youth on the streets

Zeal's street youth workers want to make west Auckland a better place. From left: Levi Hohua, Xavier Ah Congand Matt Grey.

A unique initiative aimed at hard-to-reach teenagers has launched in west Auckland.

Badminton ace takes on world's best

Gaea Galvez is seeing reward for her hard work.

Badminton New Zealand have had their eye on Gaea Galvez for a while.

School wants new pedestrian crossing

Mary Wilson, principal of Baverstock Oaks School, is calling for a raised zebra crossing on Baverstock Road following a ...

A primary school principal has increased concerns for student pedestrian safety.

Pupils create own music video

James Collett, 12, addresses family, friends and pupils at the launch of the Believe Education song.

It's okays to be yourself is about embracing differences and celebrating strengths.

Looking back on Bayswater with Baseball

Baseball depicts a teenagers point of view of growing up in the North Shore, from an adult perspective.

Looking back at childhood, through an adult's film lens.

Walking to talk about motor neurone disease

Auckland event walk leader Wayne Cotton, who has motor neurone disease.

Thousands attended motor neurone disease awareness events across the country last Sunday, including at a soggy Barry Curtis Park, East Auckland.

Conquering baby blues with exercise

Kangatraining instructor Sherylee Teoh demonstrating an exercise with daughter Quin, 23 months.

Exercise helped Sherylee Teoh get through postnatal depression when she was at her lowest point.

Adjusting to her new home

Sunju Park works as a customer services representative at Takapuna Pool and Leisure Centre.

It has been 14 years since Sunju Park decided to move from South Korea to New Zealand with her two young children.

Family takes leap to honour dad

Family members of the Murrays Bay Resident's Association late president, Richard Beachman, were the first ones to jump ...

The late Richard Beachman's wish came true when his children were the first to jump off the new Murrays Bay Wharf with some of his ashes.

Sporting trio latest off Wesley College production line

Adam Wetere Pompey, Tupou Vaai and Suetena Asomua are the latest rugby and league talent to come out of Wesley College ...

Wesley College students hope to follow in the footsteps of famous alumni.

Te Atatu roadworks on track, AT says

Zaid Essau, left, and Dai Bindoff at the Auckland Transport offices in Henderson.

There is no need to panic, the roadworks are on track.

Do you know who owns these? video

This metal pendant was found Riverpark Reserve in Henderson.

One last effort to look for the rightful owners of priceless items of cultural significance.

Ayush selected for UN youth conference

Ayush Sharma speaks at a United Nations Youth conference earlier in the year.

A west Auckland student is to represent New Zealand in an United Nations Youth conference.

Rail service to Kumeu a "no brainer"

Christine Rose says use of trains for public transport is an issue residents should keep in mind when voting in Auckland ...

You may have seen "vote for trains" signs popping out from underneath candidate hoardings in Kumeu.

Signing up to protect scenic views

Scenic views from Stockade Hill and surrounding homes, looking out on the Hauraki Gulf, could be affected by Unitary ...

The public petition to preserve the scenic view shafts from Stockade Hill, Howick, continues to gather momentum.

East West rolls ahead

Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Prime Minister John Key and Auckland Mayor Len Brown following the sod-turning which ...

Construction has officially begun on a major Auckland roading project.

Lee Howell presents the Kingsland Project

Photographer Lee Howell gave up being a Formula One mechanic for photography.

The freelance photographer's documentation on Kingsland will go on display this Thursday.

Draft structure plan for Whenuapai approved

Auckland Council's team leader for North West Planning Eryn Shields with Whenuapai residents at a public meeting to ...

The draft structure plan for Whenuapai's future development has been approved.

Building confidence through English

(From left) Ulla Kraeling, Yun She and DongDong Xu are enrolled in the 'Brave' speaking confidence workshop at ...

ESL speakers can be isolated but a new course in Greenhithe is helping.

Football boot drive a wild success

Tracy Benge and son Max with their collection of 100 pairs of boots and footwear, which were donated to the Red Cross.

Greenhithe mum Tracy Benge has been "overwhelmed" by football boot donations from the community.

Rena images accent reef demise

Mahurangi West photographer Darryl Torcklers images of his time photographing on the Astrolabe Reef have helped to ...

The regeneration of the Astrolabe Reef was the one silver lining of the Rena disaster.

Youth delegates ready to hold Govt to account

Youth delegation members Rachel Dobric, 24, Na-or Alfassi Bermanand, 17, and Alex Johnston, 20, say they will be a voice ...

The New Zealand Youth Delegation will be heading to Morocco in November for the United Nation's annual climate change conference.

Stolen treasure trove

A go kart with the number plate 'DR1BLN' was among the items police found at a west Auckland home.

Go karts among $200K worth of stolen property unearthed after police search of home.

Penlink drops down priority list video

Plans for Penlink could stall after transport planners advised not investing in it for over a decade.

Government and council transport planners have had their say on how how Auckland transport plans should proceed for the next 30 years.

Dogs allowed on cycle trail

Dogs are now welcome on the Twin Coast  Cycle Trail.

Dogs are officially allowed on the popular Twin Coast Cycle Trail thanks to a council bylaw.

Top year for Raiders

The Raiders Sharman Reserves went through the season unbeaten.

Hibicus Coast Raiders Rugby League have had a remarkable year on and off the field, including taking three grand finals. 

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