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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

corey

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

Cat-killing dogs horrify neighbourhood

Cozzie

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

Penguins

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

migrants

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

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

Rhinos' fate in focus

Rhino

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

Dog

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

Gothic skull takes the cake

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

Korutet

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

Facing the apocalypse

burrows

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

Spotlight on health crisis

Dr Heather Hendrickson

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

Working to get Maddy to US

Maddy

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

bible

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

explosion

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.

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.

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

TJ

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.

Waterfront design wins student award

Dustin Parkinson

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

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.

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.

Hard-working 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.

League star returns to school

Shaun Johnson

Warrior halfback Shaun Johnson always wanted to play for the franchise but was once told he was too small to even hold a spot in the Auckland Under 13s.  

The craft of pouring the perfect beer

 Sam Cunningham

One young Kiwi lad will do his best to pour a perfect brew at the World Draught Masters competition in Cannes.

A chance for students to understand

Passchendaele

The Passchendaele Society is partnering with education travel company Student Horizons to take a group of students to the old battleground in Belgium for the centenary of the campaign on October 12, 2017.
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