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Block couple focus on end game

Alex and Corban Walls

Block NZ couple Alex and Corban Walls are using their innovative ideas to compete in the current series.

Free spirits inspire young designer

Madison Jarvie

Watching her silk dress sashay down the catwalk is something one budding fashion designer will never forget.

Census will set future planning

Census 2013

Whanau from South Kaipara are encouraged to participate in what could be the first 2014 census in New Zealand run by an Auckland hapu. 

New life for defence force home

Kiri Powell

The first stage of a project to help Ngati Whatua whanau plan for their own affordable, quality home is now a reality.

Bing's lucky Games break

Portia Bing

Injury kept Portia Bing out of the heptathlon, but selection into women's relay team has kept her Games dream alive.

Vandals tag Bethells Valley station


Tagging a rural fire station is an uncool thing to do when we're only here to help, fire officer says.

Stormy night for stricken boat

sea rescue search

Fishermen spent rough night as winds blew their boat towards dangerous sand bar.

Bruce and Cookie are best buddies

Bruce and cookie

A fall from a truck and befriending a hunter are the escapades that brought two pigs together.

Air force appoints new chief

 Mike Yardley

Air Vice Marshal Mike Yardley has taken command as chief of the air force.

Smoke lingers due to light wind


A lack of wind and a large fire have caused smoke to blanket part of rural West Auckland this morning.

Fears of more dog mauling


Farmer counts his losses after savage mauling of ewes weeks before they were due to lamb.

Storm nearly claims prize blooms

Rona and Graham Attwood

Battling stormy weather to protect flowers was worth it for one couple who went on to win a prestigious competition.

Worker's hand trapped


A cellar worker at the centre of a dramatic rescue is waiting to see if there is any tendon damage to his hand.

Speeding frustrates police


A mobile speed camera issued 1129 speeding tickets within six days between Easter and Anzac Day in Kumeu.

Scam doing the rounds

A scam letter from Hong Kong has been targeting nor-west Auckland.

Tractors, trail bikes and 4WDs stolen

Farmers in nor-west Auckland are being warned against leaving keys in the ignition after a spate of vehicle thefts.

Huapai train dream derailed

The tracks are laid down and the local population is booming, but there will be no train to Huapai anytime soon.

Skydivers' snowflake sets record

35 parachutists from around NZ made history when they linked together over Lake Taupo.

3 on the podium for family

A father and his two sons have made history by sharing the podium at the TQ midget Auckland championship.

Bullied boy has computer stolen


Teen whose home was egged and vandalised 15 times in a year has had his laptop stolen.

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