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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

Tag

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

Fire

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

Sheep

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

Hopper

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

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.

Barman robbed at gunpoint

tapeST

A man armed with a pistol type firearm robbed a staff member at Paddys Bar in norwest Auckland.

'Tinnyvision' takes aim at stoners

In a world first the NZTA has used Snapchat to deter young people from driving under the influence of drugs.

Desperate need for roundabout

Susie Cropper and Sarah Ballance

Any delay in getting roundabout installed outside school "unacceptable", parent says.

Pound pooch's star turn

dog

Rescue dog Ralphy overcame abuse to become the star of Purina Pound Pups to Dog Stars.

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