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4WD crashes into house

Car crash

Vehicle takes out water mains, phone lines, fence and a house after driver loses control in wet conditions.

Cyclists make better drivers

cycle good driver

Cyclists are 'high-speed decision-makers' with good situational awareness making them better drivers, study says.

Timer, solar-powered signs for crossing

crossing

A dangerous school crossing is getting a makeover, to the relief of teachers, students, parents and police.

Damian's back on his bike

Damian and bike

KATASHA M CCULLOUGH - North Shore Times

An autistic boy has his stolen bike back after it was found abandoned in a dumpster.

Mannequins help hone skills

model

The Waitemata District Health Board and the Well Foundation are helping medical staff hone skills using mannequins.

Nasty nappies cause collection stink

Rubbish

Auckland Council's fortnightly inorganic waste collection trial has worried residents with smelly rubbish to dispose of.

Women's Gallipoli stories shared

Nurses

Playwright Geoff Allen's new play Sister Anzac depicts 14 women sent to Gallipoli during WWI to tend the wounded.

Students embark on historic journey

Lucy Parsonson and Josh Hansen

Thirteen students are going to France to commemorate France and NZ's shared wartime experience.

Author shares secrets of her craft

Tessa Duder

As acclaimed author Tessa Duder gets set to take a writing workshop, Sarah Argyle sits down with her to hear what makes a successful writer.

Parents demand revised bus law

Worried parents

Children are coming home from school with hair-raising stories about their bus trips, concerned parents say.

Recycling truck hits cafe

Sausalito hit by truck

Elderly patrons were shifted over the road to finish their scones after a truck crashed into a cafe.

Removing teachers affects students

Air New Zealand generic

A proposed new policy aimed at improving student achievement could have the opposite effect, some schools say.

From terrible to trophies

Albany sports

Tradition is often the cornerstone of school sport so it can be hard to compete when you're the new kid on the block.

Protected Aussie shadows home

gum tree

A 25m problem they're not allowed to fix has Craig Newth's family living in fear - the widow maker.

Model discovered at concert

Tessa White-Parsons

A night out at a Justin Bieber concert launched an Auckland teen's international modelling career.

Hospice is 'a happy place'

Alex Powell

Volunteering at hospice taught Alex Powell that the service focuses on making the most out of right now.

Charges create 'dumping ground for kids'

pool

Entry fare increase at swimming pool has raised fears that facility could be over-run with unaccompanied children.

Jetty may be upgraded after storm

ferry terminal

Repairs to Bayswater's storm damaged ferry jetty could see it become bigger and better.

Time for a well deserved rest

Marjorie Nicols

Marjorie Nicols is calling time on an incredible 35 years of service in a hospice op shop just days before her 98th birthday.

Carrying card benefits users

Hop

Changes to bus, train and ferry fares will see Auckland HOP cardholders pay up to 20 per cent less than cash users.

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