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Scaffold collapse traps worker

A man was trapped by the fallen scaffolding, and was rescued by the  fire service's high angle rescue team.

Trapped by collapsed scaffolding, a man waited for help after his workmates were thrown into the water.

Four injured, delays on SH1

State Highway One in Kamo near where the crash happened.

The crash happened in Kamo, Northland on Tuesday morning.

Principal reaches out after college deaths

From left, Peyo Crus, Kim Gray and Rachael de Jong are all members of the Long Bay College community who have died since ...

"Peyo and Rachael deserved a life. Kim deserved a retirement" - principal's newsletter after four college deaths in past two months.

Big lunch for Big Buddy

Lance Campbell, from The Merchant Bar and Kitchen in Albany, is looking forward to the degustation lunch for Big Buddy, ...

Bar and restaurant owner Lance Campbell is passionate about charity Big Buddy, after seeing what it is like to not have a father.

Salon unsafe, clients claim

A beauty salon owner says a doctor's certificate is needed to prove infections were caused by his salon.

Some clients of an Auckland beauty salon say they were infected by unsafe practices there.

Grafton Gully cycleway gets thumbs up

Fairfax Media reporter Mary Fitzgerald explored the Grafton Gully cycleway - a key link in Auckland's city cycle loop.

Auckland's inner city Grafton Gully cycleway receives high praise, by making cycle commuting a reality across Auckland city.

Giraffe on the move

Mtundu has been taking part in crate training in the lead-up to his journey.

Auckland drivers could be in for a surprise today as Mtundu the giraffe hits the road.

House fire destroys bathroom video

Four fire crews were called to the fire which gutted the home's bathroom and roof space.

Four fire crews battled the blaze in Mangere East.

LGBT short story wins it all

Porter's short story won the Wallace Foundation Writing Contest's best short story prize and best emerging writer under 25.

Short story about the end of a relationship wins at Auckland Pride Festival.

Murder victim 'a hit man'

Waiuku man Lance John Murphy, 56, was found dead in Wellsford, north of Auckland, a month after he went missing.

Man killed his best friend because he believed he was a hit man, court hears.

Building industry can't cope: Goff video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, right, is keen to fix Auckland's housing supply problems.

Auckland won't make up its housing shortfall unless there are changes in construction, the city's mayor says.

New blues king on a shuffle

Passionate, driven, skilled and sensitive, Mike Elrington is playing the blues for all the right reasons.

Aussie bluesman Mike Elrington has been to the crossroads and back, on his way to Howick.

Cornwall make third-straight final

Cornwall's Shastryn Nair helped guide his side to a semifinal victory over North Shore in the Jeff Crowe Cup.

The Jeff Crowe Cup is within reach for Cornwall yet again.

A parade of boats on the Whau River

The Whau Flotilla event is going to be held on March 4, 2017.

The Whau River will come alive with boats and "little surprises" along the way on March 4.

Dog playground unleashed video

Dogs Bosco, front, and Priest have been enjoying the SPCA's new dog playground, led by animal services manager Tracy Dunn.

One of SPCA Auckland's biggest projects in years is nearly ready and some eager dogs have had a chance to give it a trial run.

'Save ratepayers some money'

Polo Prince Drive resident Dennis Green before the road was resealed.

They aren't calling for the road to be fixed. In fact, these Aucklanders want the road left alone.

Sport: Drury and Franklin join forces gallery

Franklin United chairman Michael Lieshout, left, and Drury United president Martin Strange signing up to an exciting new ...

Drury United's best junior prospects will soon be playing in the Northern Region Football League.

No decisions on police numbers

Police Commissioner Mike Bush says a final decision hasn't been made on staff allocation.

No news yet on where new police resources will be located in south Auckland.

Burnt feet after BBQ incident

The child was burnt in an incident involving a BBQ.

A 5-year-old child has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

Bank card stolen from Starship

This woman is believed to be one of four people linked to a stolen bank card that was taken from the victim at Starship ...

The card was taken from a person at Starship hospital and used at various stores.

It's getting old video

Perera outside the aging building facing the road.

The country's fourth largest water treatment plant was built in 1929 and now needs replacing.

Facelift for lightpath cycleway

The Nelson St Cycleway in Auckland is painted hot pink, and its LED mood lighting system.

The popular magenta cycleway will get its own special sunscreen.

Freedom camping gets freer

Freedom campers have a range of new sites available to them from late February to late April.

Freedom campers in Auckland now have a lot more choice as to where they pitch their tent.

Man seriously assaulted in car park

Whangarei police are looking for information on a carpark assault in late January.

Police seek info on a hotel car park attack where man is still recovering from his injuries weeks later.

Let the games begin

The ‘sexiest sport on earth’ is coming to one of the 'fifth best destinations in the world'.

Volunteer puppy parents

George Brock with Abby.

Puppy walking is a tough job but somebody's got to do it.

Dead ducks point to bigger issue

Sandringham resident John McCaffery says ducks are dying near Kerr-Taylor Park due to botulism.

Residents say dead ducks discovered in Kerr-Taylor Park are a symptom of a bigger problem.

Why do New Zealanders play sport?

Birkenhead College first XV player Timothy Webster-Vidiri says rugby is his first love.

Sports-mad Kiwis offer their thoughts.

Youth orchestra on the way

Charlotte Naden will perform with the Auckland Youth Orchestra on Sunday.

The Auckland Youth Orchestra is bringing its free concert series to Orewa this weekend.

Injured boy meets rescuers

Connor Lloyd-Read being presented with a signed rugby ball by nib's Rob Hennin and Madison Boon.
Simon Owen, Rob ...

"When an emergency occurs time is of the essence, so the helicopter is vital to helping surf lifesavers to successfully carry out their role."

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