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Kereopa to open surf school

paddle boarders

Surfing legend Daniel Kereopa has moved to Orewa and has big plans for the summer.

Fisherman snapped taking 325 fish


A fisherman who took 325 snapper in one day was sentenced to 320 hours community work.

Winning architecture sets the scene

Winning design

An apartment building is going up in Mt Eden - and the company behind the design is just around the corner.

Stepping out to lose weight

Matthew Smith

A Waiheke Island man is walking more than 1500km across NZ in an effort to lose weight.

Rural and quarry land rezoned for industry

dairy farm

Plans for a large industrial park in Drury are a step closer to reality after the Auckland Council agreed to rezone land.

Programme targets boys in the classroom

Windy ridge school

Pilot programme "Success for Boys" is helping boys get excited about story writing.

Students brave heat in live cook-offs

James Verey and Benjamin Simpson

Aoraki Polytechnic students take on nation's finest in live battle for coveted culinary award.

Board supports legal high ban but divided on tack

Legal high

Legal highs will be making a comeback and Local Board members are appalled.

Rescue animals teach lessons for life


Horse riding helps give Navanah Uerata-Tana the focus and determination she needs to get by in the classroom and at home.

Supporting victims is rewarding


A bit of concern for your fellow neighbour is the essential element needed to become a Victim Support volunteer.

Diabetes tests go mobile

diabetes mobile

A mobile service is aiding the fight against diabetes by reaching people where they work, play and pray.

Boy critical after being hit by truck

boyhit strap

Lynfield College student in critical condition after being hit and trapped under a truck in Auckland.

Spotlight on health crisis

Dr Heather Hendrickson

A Massey University lecturer is helping people understand the danger of antibiotic resistance.

Facing the apocalypse


There's a zombie among us. His name is John Burrows and he usually lives in Redvale.

Neighbours object to coffee shop

Little Grocer

Concerned residents are saying a big "no" to a proposed cafe at The Little Grocer site.

Jess' sword success

Jess Beer

There's no sitting on the fence for Jess Beer. She's competing against men and women and winning.

Mystery around building's new name

Emilia Maud Nixon Garden of Memories

Local Board members walked out of a meeting in protest over possible names for a building and museum.

Investigation into child assault following fire


Police are investigating an assault on a child following a house fire in Auckland.

Flower power helps growth

John Newton

John Newton believes flowers can change people's lives, so he is running free courses in floral design.

Book looks at 'amazing era'

Evan Silva

Some people have music in their blood and Evan Silva reckons he is one of them.

Carpenters Daughter focuses efforts online

Caroline Marr

It's the end of an era for a fashion label that's been catering for the fuller figured woman for 25 years.

Street altercation follows house fire


Fire service responding to a house fire near Onehunga Mall discovered an altercation in the street.

Waiheke Island police officer farewelled

Clint Vallendar funeral, waiheke

Friends, family and police gathered at Waiheke Island's Piritahi Marae to honour senior constable Clint Vallender.

Funding for at-risk Auckland youth


Youth workers will patrol West Auckland 'hot spots' to help prevent anti-social behaviour after string of violent attacks.

Calls to rein in fat cats...but is Super City the way to go?

NZ money, cash

Duplication in local government - including cost of paying 12 CEOs - is behind calls for a shake up.

Pair charged with man's murder


A 28-year-old man and 31-year-old woman appeared in court this morning, charged with Davender Singh's murder.

Daughter's tragic honour as AOS turns 50


Gwyneth Macdonald was only a baby when her police officer father was gunned down.

Craig, Peters face-off in debate

Colin Craig

Colin Craig and Winston Peters have faced off in a televised political debate that was the subject of a court battle.

Man charged over baby girl's death


A man has appeared in the Manukau District Court, charged with the murder of a five-month-old girl.

50 years in the firing line

	 Graham Perry

The armed offenders squad shares the stories beyond the balaclavas on their 50th anniversary.

Western Springs home to Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

The Fukuoka Friendship Garden controversially removed from Auckland Zoo will be reinstated at a cost of just over $1 million at Western Springs Park.

Millie's eulogy for slain partner Connor Morris

Millie Elder-Holmes and Connor Morris

Millie Elder-Holmes pays final tribute to her slain boyfriend Connor Morris in a eulogy on Facebook.

New king of King's College

Michael Leach

He's led decile 1 and 10 schools in the past but now principal Michael Leach is off to experience private schooling.

New home is icing on Cupcake


He was scruffy, covered in sores and missing teeth. But a brave rescue from a stranger has changed Cupcake's fate.

Stutter is no 'life sentence'

Sam Brooks and cast

A speech impediment may inhibit your ability to get a sentence out but it's no life sentence, playwright says.

Isolation hits when hearing goes

Jess Lee

It's easier just to ignore you. That's what a friend says to me while I'm hearing-impaired for just one day.

Significance of historic building recognised

Joan McKenzie

The earliest known surviving building on Queen St has made it to the heritage list.

Station halt gets mixed reactions

city rail

Several business owners on Upper Symonds St are critical of plans to take a City Rail Link station out of the area.

Immigrant's identity crisis

Gaynor Clarke and her mother Mary Anne Wright

An elderly immigrant is desperate to get back the passport, bank cards and driver's licence stolen from her car.

Vandals desecrate North Shore war memorial


Vandals have desecrated a war memorial wall, bending a metal poppy and ripping off its stamen.

Hazardous gum tree felled

gum tree

After eight years of campaigning, Manly residents are celebrating the axing of a giant gum tree.

Teen lands dream role

 Julian Peddie

The hills were alive with screams of delight when Julian Peddie learned he had a part in The Sound of Music.

Students on song in festival

Westlake students

It took three buses, a truck and a special section of the plane to transport more than 120 students and 1100 kilograms of musical instruments around Europe.

Big plans for boardwalk


The Whau Coastal Walkway Project has been formed to put focus back into a "neglected" area.

Auckland rates holiday hopes dashed

NZ money, cash

Auckland Council makes an embarrassing slip over rates, but ratepayers are unlikely to benefit.

Auckland stabbing accused to have mental health hearing

Farhat Rana Malik

Man accused of killing his wife and daughter will undergo a Section 9 mental health hearing.

Double murder accused named


Name suppression of the man accused of killing two pawn shop workers has lapsed.

Sisters desperate to find their late mother's cat

Moo and Judy

Judy Joy's dying wish was that her beloved cat Moo be looked after. But now he's gone missing.

Man hit by car, seriously injured

St John's Ambulance

A man in his early 20s has been transported to Auckland's North Shore Hospital after being hit by a car.

Police quiet on Connor Morris inquiry findings

Millie and Connor

Police investigating the death of Connor Morris are still unsure what weapon was used to kill him.
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