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Animal abuser's appeals dismissed

Anne Power, pictured at her Riverhead property in 2013, has had further appeals dismissed.

Court of Appeal dismisses Anne Power's appeals against sentence and conviction.

Inaugural Rippa Rugby season a 'huge success' for Helensville

Rugby ball.

In season 2016, there was a new and exciting addition to the Helensville Rugby club's junior ranks.

Packing in the alpacas video

Cute haircut, who is your hairdresser?

After 16 years he has built up a successful business which includes breeding, knitting, tour groups and after sales maintenance.

Spreading the warmth

Blankets of beauty, Jan Hansen from Highway 16 Quilters explains how quilts are made.

The Highway 16 Quilters like to joke that they sound like some sort of motorcycle gang, but the reality is that they have been weaving quilts, companionship and kindness for over 30 years.

Word play for poetry day

Katie Ellett and Christine Chambers of Kumeu Library show their poetry stacks.

The evening has been a great success over the past few years, with many people sharing their love of the written word.

Clay target club under the gun

The Waitemata Clay Target Club has over 200 members and is a host venue for the World Masters Games next year.

"You cannot muffle a 12 gauge shotgun."

Swordsman confronts politicians

Former leader of the National and ACT parties Don Brash was also at the press conference and said the "enormous man" was ...

Don Brash and David Rankin confronted by an "enormous", agitated, sword-wielding man, with a child.

New Waitakere Ranges subdivision rules

The Waitakere Ranges are still protected from subdivision by government legislation.

Removal of a prohibition on subdivision in the Waitakere Ranges will not make much difference, councillors say.

Goodbye to 'bubbly' Brooklyn

Brooklyn Grigg, 5, died on August 20 when the quad bike he was riding overturned in a creek.

Young boy killed in a quad bike accident loved motorbikes, toy guns, tools and "fart noises".

Books, beasts and betrothals

Steampunk weddings are just one of the genres Green accommodates as a celebrant.

This legally blind archaeologist struggled to find work. Now she's a gothic wedding celebrant.

Van the plan for nor-west businesses

The wild west coast beaches are a major draw card for their views and wildlife.

It's like Waiheke Island but cheaper.

Kumeu win nail-biting final

Kumeu are the 2016 Harbour Colts champions.

Kumeu are the under-21 champions after defeating East Coast Bays 20-17 to claim the side's second title in three years.

The 29-year-old with 50 staff

Mark Berryman says he's proud to have his team's work recognised.

Mark Berryman isn't even 30, but he has a staff of 50 and one of the nicest homes in Auckland.

Huapai teen riding high

Lucarne Dolley is one of New Zealand's top young dressage competitors.

Huapai Pony Club member Lucarne Dolley could be on our screens competing at the Olympics one day.

Nor-west Auckland candidates [updated]

Special voting in the local body elections starts on September 13.

New lists of those putting their hat in the ring this local body elections have been released.

Saving lives with Kiwi defibrillator locater

Mitre 10 MEGA Albany manager Garyth Murray says the in-store AED is 'an absolute asset'.

Do you know where your nearest life-saving machine is?

Moving in cycles

Peyton Gunner and Hannah Klos enjoy a day out cycling.

An old school activity is enjoying new life in the north west.

Kauri dying in the ranges video

Five or six years ago Agatha appeared healthy. Now its canopy is thin and there is gummosis on the trunk.

How fast kauri dieback disease is spreading in the Waitakere Ranges will be revealed this month.

Dog's dream day

Hailey Gill, 25, of Whenuapai has been running her dog adventure business since June.

Doggy daycare with a difference - pampered pooches run free on beaches.

Traffic top concern for Kumeu-Huapai video

Heavy traffic has been identified as a major problem by Kumeu residents.

Transport and infrastructure appear to be the main things on Huapai resident's minds when it comes to the recently released Recommended Unitary Plan.

Loud support for hearing impaired

Aoma Asada is able to enjoy noises after receiving therapy from charity The Hearing House.

It's time to get loud in support of deaf children

Tiger-bitten GoPro fetches $455

Our GoPro was no match for Molek, left, one of Auckland Zoo's three sumatran tigers.

One man's mangled GoPro is another man's treasure after successful TradeMe charity auction.

Highway re-opened after crash

A light truck and a car collided on State Highway 16 just after midday.

State Highway 16 in West Auckland has been re-opened following a collision.

Waitakere's emergency department doubles

Waitakere Hospital's emergency department has undergone a $9.8 million expansion.

It's a new era for emergency medicine at Waitakere Hospital.

Live music coming to arts centre

Musicians Guy Wishart, Derek Lind and Glenn Ross Campbell are playing an acoustic set at the Kumeu Arts Centre.

Kumeu Arts Centre is branching out with a series of monthly acoustic concerts by top class musicians.

New sword school for West

Jeasy Sehgal of West Harbour training at his new school Imperial School of Swordsmanship.

Want to learn sword fighting? Now you can. Jeasy Sehgal has opened a sword school in west Auckland.

Height increase for Westgate

The red on this map shows where the Independent Hearing Panel recommends extra dense housing – on top of what Auckland ...

Westgate, Albany, and Hobsonville Pt are earmarked for extra housing.

Riverhead market reboot

Anna Potts, Janine Wilson, Debra Griffin and Lyn Gardiner (front) are looking forward to restarting the Riverhead Craft ...

There had previously been a popular weekly market held in the historic Riverhead Hall which had stopped when the former organiser struck health issues.

Kumeu are 'a club on the up'

Kumeu's Brendan Walsh jumping high against Silverdale.

Kumeu Rugby Club have three teams in semi finals.

Action time for Huapai residents

Milenko Matanovic says community led projects build positive living environments.

Residents wanting to have a part in shaping the future of Kumeu Huapai need to act now.

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