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When a kiwi comes calling

A kiwi paid a late-night visit to Northland woman Laura Jerome's Doves Bay home, where it hunted around on her deck for about an hour.

Laura Jerome suspected a burglar - but her late-night visitor turned out to be a kiwi.

Papakura car death not suspicious

Police on Alma Crescent, Papakura, where a woman's body was found inside a car.

An autopsy has confirmed the death of a woman found in a car on Thursday was not suspicious.

Sick woman's house sold for $100,000 less than value

Brenda Keats outside her Waimamaku home that was sold for $100,000 less than its rateable value in a mortgagee sale.

An elderly mother and daughter are outraged their house was sold for less than half the rateable value at a mortgagee sale last month.

Own your own luxury resort gallery

The multi-million dollar home in the Waitakere ranges comes with a pool, jetty and tennis courts.

Luxury home sale offers buyers their own resort in Laingholm, Auckland.

Life precious for pin-up girl

Hanna Wain.

Pin-up girl Hanna Wain takes nothing for granted.

Tourists' luggage stolen from Mt Albert

Amit Anjara is desperate to recover two suitcases stolen from outside his apartment.

A Mt Albert man is desperate to recover two stolen suitcases containing valuable family heirlooms.

Te reo funds schooling

Royal Oak Intermediate associate principal Michael Webber is preparing his pupils Teresa Feaomoengalu, Miyah Reynolds-Sinel, Karlos Huch and Fritz Jahnke-Tavana for the Te Reo-athon.

Te Reo Maori is helping pupils get a fair shot at education.

Man shot in Kaitaia

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting which occured early on Friday morning in Kaitaia.

Police believe a gang was involved in the drive-by shooting of a man in Kaitaia.

New bus station for Manukau

Among those on hand for the first sod turning at the site of the new Manukau bus station in Putney Way were, from left, Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board deputy chair Ross Robertson, board chairman Efeso Collins, Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Manukau ward councillor Alf Filipaina, Auckland mayor Len Brown, Hunua MP Andrew Bayly, Corrections and Police Minister Judith Collins, and Manurewa MP Louisa Wall.

Construction of the new $26 million Manukau bus station should be finished by the second half of 2017.

Teen grows 10cm overnight

Fourteen-year-old Sam Hansen grew 10cm overnight, after undergoing surgery to correct scoliosis.

Sam Hansen, 14, became taller than her big sister in just one night.

Gas rupture in East Auckland

Area of Auckland's St John suburb is closed after a gas rupture.

A gas main rupture has closed streets in the Auckland suburb of St John.

'Offensive' campers face prosecution

A Wicked Campers van, similar to this one, was spotted at Waipu Cove in January. The vehicles, which are painted with risque language and slogans, have sparked several complaints in recent years.

A bylaw could spell the end of Wicked Campers' offensive signage in Whangarei.

Village bids farewell

Locals placed flowers at the park sign as an impromptu memorial.

Naomi Kirk has taken one final journey through the suburb she helped to shape.

Business titan dies

The Spencer family are the biggest landowners on Waiheke Island, with holdings including the Man O' War vineyard.

John Spencer, who topped the Rich List for many years, has reportedly died in London.

Record summer for rescue helicopters

Northland Emergency Services Trust helicopters attended a record 107 rescue missions in January.

Northland holidaymakers were perhaps a little too adventurous this summer period.

$170pw for a bunk bed

The bottom bunk in this room is $170 per week, advertised on Trade Me in a Queen St apartment in central Auckland.

Renting in central Auckland can be expensive - but $170 to share a bunk bed?

Pursuit crash driver banned: police

Police said the 22-year-old driver of this car was seen speeding at 124kmh. He initially pulled over but sped away when police approached his vehicle.

Police lay blame for Auckland crash which seriously injured infant squarely on the 22-year-old fleeing driver.

Cemetery welcomes the living

Guided walks of the grounds will demystify parts of the cemetery.

Death is often a taboo subject.

Mr Asia actor hits the law books

Actor Dan Musgrove is returning to law school this year, partly to research his new script.

The criminal world is becoming increasingly familiar to actor Dan Musgrove.

Manukau City pull off a coup gallery

Kevin Fallon says he's pleased to be back in the game after a short hiatus.

Master coach Kevin Fallon will guide Manukau City this football season.

Church living just divine

Paul Wright and Chantelle Druitt plan to live there full time in the future.

You're preaching to the converted when you tell the Druitts buying and renovating the local church was a good idea.

Hitting the halfway mark

Olga Martinez is inviting others to join her for a run around Gulf Harbour Marina wiith personal trainer son Aitor and her daughter Amaia.

Olga Martinez has hit the halfway mark in her training for the 8.4 kilometre Ports of Auckland Round the Bays and is looking for people to come and run with her to keep her motivated.

Search on for golf's next big star

Golfer Ryan Fox is a Holden ambassador.

Holden is on a drive to find New Zealand's next Ryan Fox or Lydia Ko.

Summer heat makes training tough

Olga and Amaia Martinez have been training around Gulf Harbour under the watchful eye of personal trainer and son Aitor Martinez.

Hot, humid weather and a manic work schedule is making things tough for Olga Martinez as she prepares for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

Running to achieve

Olga Martinez has signed on for this year's Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, and daughter Amaia will be by her side.

Olga Martinez is tackling the Round the Bays fun run with her daughter Amaia to overcome ghosts from her past.

What's On: Sol3 Mio

Sol3 Mio will be performing at Villa Maria Estate Winery to raise funds for Variety - The Children's Charity.

Musical trio Sol3 Mio will give a special performance to raise funds for Variety - The Children's Charity.

Singing stars wanted for charity choir

Variety - The Children's Charity is calling for singing stars aged 7-18  to step up and audition for Variety Voices,  the charity's performance choir group.

Wanted: Singing stars aged 7-18.

The Parent Project helps families be cyber safe

Phil and Lynette Petry from Albany have joined with Vodafone for The Parent Project.

An Albany family are sharing their experiences to help New Zealand families stay safe on the internet.

Romantic show gets debut gallery

Cindy of Samoa, left, is the narrator of transgender musical, People Like Us, directed by Borni te Rongopai Tukiwaho, and written by Joanna Jayne St John.

A writer is hoping audiences will be able to identify with her show about transgender romance.

Body found in South Auckland

Police in Alma Crescent, Papakura, where the woman's body was found.

A woman's body was found in a car outside a South Auckland house just before midday.

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