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horse and rider

Rebecca Watson only knows what others describe about the moment her horse slipped and landed on top of her.

Issues over Bible head to commission


A dispute over The Bible being used to teach children values is heading to the Human Rights Commission.

Hard workers nominated

Ben Sykes

The hard work and kindness of Hibiscus Coast and North Shore residents is being recognised with nominations for the Pride of New Zealand awards.

Doubt over loud bangs


A number of Hibiscus Coast residents remain doubtful about the reason given for loud bangs last week which rocked houses there.

Dancing worth every blister

Harry Bartlett

He donned his first pair of Irish dancing shoes at 4-years-old, now 12 years later Harry Bartlett is dancing on a world stage.

We need more 'heroes'

Fire fighter

Volunteering and donating are trending downwards, according to an Internal Affairs Department report. June 15 to 21 is National Volunteer Week.

Music lies beyond the veil

Pauline Grogan

An ex-nun, who re-entered the secular world after sexual abuse by a priest, has lofty hopes of a career in music.

Kiwis know little about lung cancer

Eileen Underwood-Clements

The 2014 Lung Cancer Health Report showed we know very little about lung cancer symptoms, or how common it is.

Walking on the wild side

Brando Yelavich

An adventurer is on the last leg of his journey circumnavigating the NZ coastline.

D-Day memories still strong

Brenda Finlay

70 years ago today the US 4th Infantry left Plymouth for Utah Beach in Normandy and for Brenda Finlay the memories remain.

Baby with reflux a full-time job


Some days TJ would be in so much pain he would spend 22 out of 24 hours crying.

Students give input on playground design

Dairy flat school kids

You can forgive year 4 and 5 pupils at Dairy Flat School for lingering on the playground during class time, because it's their new class project.

Holly's riding the dream

Holly on horse

A car accident left Holly Pretorius paralysed from the waist down but that hasn't stopped her from pursuing her horse riding dream.

Waterfront design wins student award

Dustin Parkinson

A former Long Bay College student has received a top scholar's award.

Wet, windy road to Olympics

Finn Croft

Windsurfer Finn Croft has won a coveted spot to represent New Zealand at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China in August.

Up, up and away for school balloon

Weather balloon

Torbay School pupils gathered to watch the release of a weather balloon last Tuesday, courtesy of the MetService.

Raiders' in league of their own

League 4 life

The Hiway Stabilizers Hibiscus Coast Raiders have set the standard for the nation's rugby league clubs.

Dogs make emergency call

Stella and stuart

French bulldogs got into their owner's pills then, perhaps thinking better of it, hit the panic button.

Prize pumpkins

Ashley Jordan

Weighing in at an astonishing 124.4kg, Ashley Jordan's pumpkin was a whopper and a winner.

Skate park vandalised

skate park

Vandals have flung red paint all over a new skate park just weeks before it is due to open.

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