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'Fortuitous timing' with Vanuatu shoebox gift

A school's shoebox appeal had been a year in the making and then Cyclone Pam hit.

Young golfer keen to follow in Ko's steps

Schoolgirl plays nine holes of golf everyday after school in a bid to achieve her amateur golfing goal.

Baby dinosaur delights schools children

A baby Tyrannosaurus Rex made a guest appearance at two Auckland schools today.

Dog Lulu promotes NZ on social media campaign

Super cute shiba inu Lulu is a natural in front of the camera and she's gaining fans by the day.

Brutus the stingray delights crowd

If you're in Gulf Harbour between 3 and 4pm you may find yourself sharing lunch with a friendly stingray.

Complaints over 'white van speaker scam'

Beware the man in a van trying to flog off cheap stereos. He could be in a car park near you.

Baiting the big biter

Michael Cooper has a pretty tall fishing tale.

Young girl tames Kaimanawa horse

Most girls can only dream of wild horses but for Bella Lockie, there's one right outside her room.

Cochlear implant enables teen to hear

13-year-old Danielle can enjoy all the sounds of Christmas this year, thanks to her second cochlear implant.

Get a neck brace and live, biker begs

An injured teen mountain biker's mum says they are overwhelmed by people's generosity.

Documenting the dating battlefield

Bex Argar is sharing her quest for find a boyfriend with everyone through her web series #TheOne.

Award winners share big plans

Winning the Supreme Award at the annual AIMES Awards allows Ben Sanders to pursue his Hollywood dream.

Police hit the road in heels

A group of officers has volunteered to wear high heels and take a stand against violence towards women.

Belinda wants to ride her bicycle

Belinda Edwards is edging towards her goal of feeling the wind flowing through her hair on a new handcrafted bike.

Teen's parkour training stunt goes wrong


Auckland teen needed multiple surgeries after parkour training took a tragic turn.

Cat-killing dogs horrify neighbourhood


An Auckland neighbourhood is in shock after a cat was killed by two dogs on the loose.

Special Try-athlon for super kids

Gaylene and Rikki

There won't be anything holding children back when they compete at the Special Abilities TRY-athlon.

Help Brittany get to US

Brittany Robertson

Guitarist Brittany Robertson is trying to raise enough money to attend the Los Angeles College of Music.

Students' smokefree push

smokefree push

A group of students and the Cancer Society Auckland want to make outdoors dining smokefree.

Teams ready to race in Blake's memory

Leslie Egnot

A yachting contest is paying tribute to one of New Zealand's greatest sailors and sporting heroes - Sir Peter Blake.

Passion for penguins rewarded


Dannie Cullen sees penguins everyday at work but that doesn't lessen the thrill of getting to study them in the wild.

Oscar's fun in the mud

Oscar Straker

Completing Mud Rush for the second year in a row was no mean feat for Oscar who has cerebral palsy.

Migrants feel upbeat about Good Vibrations


When words fail music speaks. This is the basis of a new programme helping migrants settle into the community.

Heave ho, charity pull is all go

bus pull

Good advice from a group of strongmen helped four people pull a 9000kg bus for a Leprosy Mission fundraiser.

Healed by love of horses


Horses saved her life a long time ago so now Liana Goodall is saving theirs.

Rhinos' fate in focus


Anna Chambers is taking part in the inaugural International Youth Rhino Summit in South Africa.

University celebrates 21 years

uni birhday

More than 100 people attended a cocktail party in honour of Massey University Albany campus' 21st birthday.

Brando's back from wild adventure

Brando Yelavich

Last weekend Brando Yelavich finished his 8000 kilometre solo trek around New Zealand's coast.

Lets talk about desexing


An initiative offering free desexing services for Auckland dogs has won praise from the council.

Gothic skull takes the cake


Michelle Tubby had a skull in her freezer for three weeks. Thankfully it was made of red velvet cake.

Kiwi quartet spreads musical wings in France


A homegrown quartet is jetting off to France to bring a Kiwi twist to classical music.

Spotlight on health crisis

Dr Heather Hendrickson

A Massey University lecturer is helping people understand the danger of antibiotic resistance.

Facing the apocalypse


There's a zombie among us. His name is John Burrows and he usually lives in Redvale.

Working to get Maddy to US


The plight of cerebral palsy sufferer Maddy struck a chord with one dad who is now fundraising towards her life-changing op.

Going a Step Beyond

One step beyond

The One Step Beyond dance company are back from Glasgow and feeling more confident in their dancing than ever.

Call for captioning fund increase

Danielle Cooper

Watching the Commonwealth Games is a lesson in frustration for deaf 12-year-old Danielle Cooper.

Gnomes, flamingos disappear from estate

Sign strap

A large family of around 20 gnomes, along with a flock of 12 pink flamingos, have disappeared, presumed kidnapped.

Here today thanks to helmet

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Walking on the wild side

Brando Yelavich

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

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.

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.

Reflux: A reason to cry over spilt milk


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

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.
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