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Flashback: 'Gunner Billy' boy's own high seas adventure

Cigarette-card portrait of World War I hero William 'Gunner Billy' Sanders.

The VC winner lived and died in a boy's own dream.

Memories in ink

Rebekah Henderson, 27, is waiting for a life-saving double lung transplant.

Before Rebekah Henderson gets a new pair of lungs, she wants to pay tribute to the friends she lost to the same illness.

Bashed with metal pipe

Luke White was attacked by seven window washers and required stitches for his injuries.

Group of window washers stole a brain-injured Auckland man's sunglasses then beat him with a copper pipe.

Wait for NZ burial almost over

Jack Williams, pictured before going to war in Vietnam in the 1960s.

Aged just 20, Jack Williams died for his country in Vietnam. 48 years later, he's finally coming home.

Getting to the guts of the matter

Jan Robinson says it's vital to talk about gastrointestinal cancers even if they aren't very sexy.

"There's no sexy way to talk about it," says rectal cancer survivor.

Carp evicted for not paying their rent

Gray Jamieson and Greg Clark prepare the nets to capture the carp at Gulf Harbour.

Fish hauled out of Gulf Harbour lakes over payment disputes.

Extra bus to ease school rush pressure

An additional school bus route has been added to serve students from Stanley Point in Auckland.

A battle for more bus services for school students has had a small win.

Walkway wall attacked

Ellerslie jewellery store owners John and Penny Rennell do not know the person responsible for the wall damage but ...

A wall blocking an Auckland walkway has been damaged this week.

Dream trip for terminal woman

Diane Wong enjoys a Race 4 Life event.

A cancer diagnosis put Diane Wong's travel dreams out of reach, but this week she got her wish.

Driver uses footpath in traffic jam video

Note the driver on the far left, driving along the footpath in Manurewa.

Brazen Auckland driver was spotted taking over the whole footpath in bid to beat congestion.

Love letter to One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill at dawn.

Nothing gets my pulse running like your tranquil slopes and I miss you terribly.

Rugby player collapses on field

The player was rushed to Middlemore Hospital.

Man fighting for his life after incident at World Masters Games in Auckland. 

Time running out to identify uncovered boat

The bow of the boat was uncovered by recent down pours but has since been buried again by wave action

Mystery surrounds the remains of an old wooden boat partially uncovered on a Hibiscus Coast beach after recent heavy downpours.

Town centre upgrade a 'travesty'

The tree is stands in the middle of a debate between public safety and car parks.

Birkenhead's Norfolk Pine stands at the centre of a heated debate around Birkenhead's pedestrian safety and main street parking.

Stinging plant brings back butterflies

Isabel Harris takes the Rodney Times through her butterfly garden.

Brush against them and you'll get a sting, but these are a gourmet delight for yellow and red admiral butterfly caterpillars.

Plunge in the deep end gallery

Bayswater resident Amber McIntyre-Iliohan on deck her newly purchased 26 foot yacht.

“I had to get tweezers and actually pull the fibreglass fragments out of my skin” - Auckland woman reflects on the joys or renovating a sailboat.

Local board features 'heroes'

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board members Chris Makoare, left, and Don Allen, with his dog Piper, were nationally ...

Two Auckland local board members have been nationally recognised for their community work.

Click, click, bang video

Kelston's Alicia Wichman won gold in the 30-39-year-old women division, shooting 93/100.

World Masters Games shooters gather in Kumeu for double-barrel action.

Love letter to Remuera gallery

The Remuera Library was opened on July 31, 1926 at 429 Remuera Road, and is still operating today.

For a South Island born small town lass, converted to a city dwelling chick - my home in Remuera has become my quiet suburban cul-de-sac.

Ten 'dangerous dogs' removed from one street

Owners of dogs classified as “menacing” under the Dog Control Act 1996 were offered the TXT2DESEX free de-sexing service.

This year there had been 43 dog attacks on people reported to Animal Management in west Auckland.

Love letter to Ponsonby

Bronze buildings sinking into the ground are all part of Ponsonby's charm.

I think Ponsonby, the suburb, must survive off its one main artery.

Teens charged over ram raid

Staff clean-up shattered glass at the Gull service station on April 27.

Two 14-year-olds have been arrested and police are looking for two more people.

Opaketai wins award for Beach Haven

Opaketai Beach Haven Garden has officially opened.

"Champagne is in order," Beach Haven Placemaking Group chairwoman Lisbeth Alley.

Love letter to Riverhead

Riverhead is full of beautiful scenery.

Neighbours who actually take the time to introduce themselves to you.

Love letter to Half Moon Bay

Musick Point is a good spot for a picnic with fantastic views.

Half Moon Bay is a great place to live.

Love Letter to Mt Hobson

Ten minutes above busy Remuera Rd the Mt Hobson summit offers a place to stop, rest, and take in 360 degree views of the ...

The top of a volcanic cone in Remuera is the perfect zen escape from the neighbourhood's preoccupation with being busy.

Brace yourself for new show

Beach Haven's Melanie Bracewell is back at the NZ International Comedy Festival with: Brace Yourself.

"Brace Yourself is a coming of age story," comedian Melanie Bracewell said.

Dome Valley kidnappers jailed

Cameron Hakeke and Michelle Blom in the High Court at Auckland on Friday.

Two people charged with the kidnap of a 19-year-old Auckland woman are jailed for their part in the savage attack.

Fire in ice cream shop

The fire blackened the building's switch board

Two fire crews battled a fire at the Movenpick shop in Newmarket, Auckland. 

Stuck over unrecognised disease

Howick resident Wendy Matthews struggles each day with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Wendy Matthews has an illness that falls through the cracks in the health system.

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