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Mum's marathon effort for Starship

Jodie and Isabelle

Mum runs to give back to hospital that saved her child's life. And she's doing it after donating a third of her liver.

'Overturn my conviction, I'm high caste'

Court

Man wanted conviction for assaulting his wife overturned because he is a high caste Hindu priest.

Arrests in 'shoulder surf' fraud case

Gavel

Four people allegedly behind fraud offences against North Shore elderly women have been arrested.

Cat-killing dogs horrify neighbourhood

Cozzie

An Auckland neighbourhood is in shock after a cat was killed by two dogs on the loose.

Auckland rates to rise 2.5pc: Brown

Auckland generic, harbour, skyline

Business groups slam Auckland Mayor Len Brown's plan to shift the rates burden onto business to spare homeowners.

Reunion for Polish migrants

John Roy-Wojciechowski

It has been 70 years since Auckland man John Roy-Wojciechowski settled as a refugee in Pahiatua.

Stoked to be in Art in the Dark

Drus Dryden

Drus Dyden's concept for Art in the Dark this year involves an illuminated helium balloon and a dancing astronaut.

75-year-old runner an 'inspiration'

Balbir Singh Basra

75-year-old Balbir Singh Basra will be up at 2am on Auckland Marathon day to pray and prepare for the big race.

Special Try-athlon for super kids

Gaylene and Rikki

There won't be anything holding children back when they compete at the Special Abilities TRY-athlon.

Help Brittany get to US

Brittany Robertson

Guitarist Brittany Robertson is trying to raise enough money to attend the Los Angeles College of Music.

Roast Busters case: Police shocked by alcohol use

Police investigating the Roast Busters scandal shocked by amount of alcohol consumed by those involved.

Polygraph examiner tells truth about job

Craig Gubbins

As the only polygraph examiner in the North Island, Craig Gubbins' job is to get to the truth of a matter.

Band honours bag-snatch hero

Lucy Knight

The North Shore Concert Band is dedicating a performance to hero Lucy Knight, a former band member.

Project a 'long time coming'

Oakley creek

A stormwater project in the pipeline for Mt Roskill will cost an estimated $25 million.

Waiheke Island marina opposers hopeful

Marina opposition

Opponents of a 160-berth marina at Matiatia on Waiheke Island hope it can be turned down or scaled back.

Waiheke Island's new weight loss mystery man

Stephen

Firefighters had to carry Stephen Fisher off Waiheke when he collapsed. 2 years on, he's 101kg lighter and barely recognisable.

Auckland's St James Theatre to be renovated

theatre

It's been a long fight, but it looks as if St James Theatre's curtains will rise once more.

Thunderstorms heading north

Thunderstorm generic

It’s likely to be another wet and wild night for Aucklanders, with thunderstorms expected to hit land later this evening. 

Security guard in the right place at the right time

Security guards

The quick actions of a security guard have proven how important a bit of extra surveillance in the town centre can be.

Sumobots clash at school

sumobots

Two Auckland high schools have had a fight to the robot death in the first ever Sumobot Contest.

US marrow gives Tania hope

Tania

Tania Sherlock has been given a chance of life with the donation of bone marrow from a sympathetic American.

Tackling challenge of diabetes

Grace and Winsome

Grace and Winsome may be decades apart but they can both relate to the routine involved with living with diabetes.

Muslims forced to pray elsewhere

Avondale Islamic Centre

A deliberately-lit fire at an extremist-linked mosque may have been started by someone seeking revenge.

Man with sword arrested

Police

Armed police race to Auckland house after man holding sword scares occupants.

Armageddon, The Block delay traffic

Traffic is backed up on the off ramp to the North Western Motorway in Auckland.

Traffic in Auckland is moving again, after a series of event-related delays.

Auckland homicide victim a 'typical Westie'

tapeST

Brett Fraser, 51, was found unconscious at a warehouse-apartment in Auckland.

Bugs' woes inspire jeweller

Marie Erl

An Auckland jeweller is using her craft to draw attention to the plight of pollinator insects worldwide.

Mt Roskill new kings of chess

Chess

Students from Mt Roskill Intermediate knocked out the competition at the Chess Power National Interschool Competition.

Auckland's red road stripes confuse drivers

Red road stripes confuse Aucklanders.

Red stripes appear on Auckland's roads, alarming locals. But what are they for?

Police, fire crews at Manurewa house fire

fire manurewa

A South Auckland road has reopened after it was blocked off due to large house fire.

Distress call as passenger knocked out

Coastguard

A 35-year-old man was knocked out in a fall on a charter launch in the Bay of Islands this morning.

Motorists urged to take it easy

Traffic is backed up on the off ramp to the North Western Motorway in Auckland.

Motorists are being urged to take it easy on the roads over Labour weekend, as thousands of New Zealanders hit the highways.

Top awards go to Counties Manukau policewomen

policewomen

Counties Manukau policewomen have scored a hat-trick at the top awards for female cops.

Sea Shepherd to confront illegal fishing

Sea Shepherd anti-whaling

A ship operated by radical environmental group Sea Shepherd arrives in Auckland tomorrow.

Missing man found near gully

Police

A 59-year-old man missing in the Coromandel Ranges since Monday has been found.

Severe thunderstorms for Waikato, Auckland

lightning

Severe thunderstorms are expected for parts of Auckland and the Waikato this afternoon.

Disabled man uses walking stick to drive

Auckland motorway.

Police spot disabled driver they'd stopped in Auckland using an unusual driving aid.

Dog allergic to grass on the mend

	 tank

Tank is living a grass-loving playful dog's worst nightmare but things are looking up.

West Auckland trains to run every 15 mins

Auckland's electric trains

Trains to west Auckland would run every 15 minutes, 12 hours a day, seven days a week.

Plans to reopen zoo as animal sanctuary

	 franklin zoo

The Franklin zoo where a keeper was crushed to death by an elephant may house animals again.

Korean 'blood-ties' thicken on navy marae

Haere mai

The Korean Navy were treated to a rousing haka when they visited marae where NZ Navy become "warriors of the sea".

Hit-and-run: Who could do that, wife asks

tapeST

Alaina Samuels watched in horror as her husband was run over and killed in front of her.

Man killed by car in Somerville named

St John's Ambulance

A man killed on Saturday morning in Somerville has been named as 41-year-old Richard Samuels.

Man, 41, dead after fight

Police

Police are speaking to a driver thought to have been involved in a fatal fight in Somerville overnight.

Greek god wins inaugural beard gong

Beard and moustache competition

Facial hair growers bristled with pride after NZ's first beard and moustache competition.

Teen bottled, stabbed

St John's Ambulance

Teen in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in Waiuku this morning.

Woman in hospital after fire

Fire

A woman is in hospital following a suspicious house fire north of Auckland overnight.

A taste of life as a jockey

horse story

Ever wondered what it takes to be a jockey? Briar Hubbard took herself off to jockey school to find out.

Search goes on for missing boatie Nick Stubbs

Nick Stubbs

A search for missing fisherman Nick Stubbs has resumed north of Auckland this morning.

Powerlifter's powerful tale

Carli Dillen

When Carli Dillen was told taekwondo would put her in a wheelchair, she turned her attention to a different sport instead.
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