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Parental grief book released

Co-authors release their new book on how to cope with losing a child

"A support group in a book" was the idea.

Helena holding head up after songwriting win

Wero Songwriting Competition winner Helena Lunt records her song at Roundhead Studios.

Helena Lunt won a songwriting competition with a song she had written to remind herself to stay strong.

Wharf businesses sweat new leases gallery video

Owner of Sherry's Hair Studio in Devonport Wharf, Sherry Pour, thinks the redevelopment is unnecessary but will apply ...

Devonport Wharf businesses closed for six months with no guarantee of new lease in $5.5 million redevelopment by Auckland Transport.

Writer inspired by his own children

Chris Sanders initially wrote a song about his daughter when he decided to turn it into a children's book as well.

Chris Sanders wrote a song about his daughter's wish for a sibling when he decided it could have a bigger impact with a book as well.

Run for much-loved teacher

Michaela von Sturmer is battling acute leukaemia.

While colleagues and pupils run Auckland Marathon, Michaela von Sturmer will be cheering them on from hospital.

Swimming with the crocodiles gallery

Forrest Galante believes the Kiwi designed stealth suit mimicking crocodile hide played a key part in making the ...

America's Steve Irwin uses Kiwi invention to dice with death. Will it end in crocodile tears?

Council urges care after rockfall

Rockfall on the walkway from Murrays Bay to Mairangi Bay in late September.

Rockfall on the east coast continues in the lead up to summer as the council asks people to be careful.

Endangered birds threatened by marathon gallery

A tiny Banded Dotterel chick's colours camouflage it to the rocks. Apart from its longer legs, a Dotterel chick is only ...

Runners threaten endangered NZ dotterels nesting on embankments of Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Running for those who can't

Catherine Green is running the New York marathon to raise funds for The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Research Trust.

A group of seven Kiwis are running the New York Marathon for The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust.

It is from the heart, and raw

Burn It Down by Andrew Papas

Andrew Papas has gone solo and released a single - Burn it Down.

Project raises awareness of defibrillators

East Coast Bays Lions Club members Brian Norton, left, and Chris Naylor installing a defibrillator awareness sign.

A Lions Club centenary project will see recognisable signs installed near defibrillators.

'I keep thinking it's a bad dream'

Jane Devonshire, 19, died when a rubbish truck went down a bank in the Auckland suburb of Birkenhead.

Auckland Council and contractors ordered to pay $120,000 to family of teen crushed by rubbish truck at work.

Vision blown into reality

NiaVal presents This Woman's Work is a Woman's Worth at Depot Artspace.

Glass artwork is an "unforgiving" love affair

Uber drivers pick up in new Mustangs gallery video

The 2016 sixth-generation Ford Mustang.

Uber passengers can be picked up in new Ford Mustangs and delivered to meet All Blacks today.

Professional cricketer opens up video

Auckland Aces player Robbie O'Donnell.

Auckland Aces top order batsman Robbie O'Donnell, 22, shares his journey as a professional cricketer.

Student shares stage with professional artists

Yilan Sun is exhibiting in the Kristin School art exhibition and sale Atelier.

Yilan Sun's art was seen at another exhibition when she was asked to exhibit professionally.

Helping those less fortunate

Matthew McQueen, left, will spend two weeks helping build chicken coops in Cambodia for Catalyst, a micro-franchise ...

A group of university students are gearing up for a trip to volunteer in a Cambodian village so remote not even tourist buses pass through.

Concert for charity at PumpHouse

Lin Zheng and Zhi Chen are raising money for Alzheimer's Auckland with traditional Chinese musical concert.

Chinese musician hopes charity concert will let music and love warm the community affected by dementia.

Teens raise $40k to reopen south Auckland school pool

Homai School pupils from left, Lagi Fuimaono Cooper, Luca Inwood-Edwards, Taksheel Chand and Rivah Eniata Ilisio in ...

Prefects at Kristin School are a "godsend", says the principal of the south Auckland school.

Gutter kitties already on second life

When Dauntless was found, he should have still been feeding off his mum.

Abandoned in a bag, these kittens owe their lives to their foster family

Sixty-plus gym junkies gallery

The Never2Old team receiving their 2016 Age-friendly Business Award at AUT University's North Shore campus. From left: ...

AUT University is turning residents over 60 in Auckland's North Shore into gym addicts.

Zion Hill is award-winner

The design is similar to a harakeke weaving pattern, which reference communities

The newly opened Zion Hill is now an award winner.

Police give 7-year-old award for bravery

Madeline Vickers, left, with her nana Pat Sutherland, and Sergeant Andrew Francis.

A "hardy and resilient" 7-year-old has been given a police award for going "above and beyond" under pressure.

Council staff moved 30km further away from CBD gallery

1 The Strand in Takapuna is leased by Auckland Council and set to lose two floors of staff, relocated to Orewa offices.

Auckland Council staff set to move 30km further away from the CBD in cost-cutting measures.

Popular authors release new kids' book

Kinnaird drawing Squeakapotomus illustration in his Birkenhead home office.

From "bums and bottoms" to Squeakapotomus pets.

Long wait for home help

Marg Johnson waited more than two weeks for home help after hip surgery.

A two week wait for home help after surgery has resulted in a district health board issuing a patient with an apology.

Better funding bus visits schools

Greenhithe School teacher Natasha Jones is in her first year of teaching and she worries about the impact of the ...

A bright yellow and blue bus is visiting schools around the country to raise awareness of the Government's proposed school funding changes.

Cancer treatment fight

Kelleigh Burkett will do anything to stay around for her husband and three daughters.

Mum of three forced to travel to Sydney regularly for life-saving cancer treatment not publicly funded in NZ.

Dog law barking up wrong tree

Dogs such as this "pit bull type" won't be able to be adopted under proposed legislation.

A man whose dog was attacked by another dog says the Government's dog attack plan is flawed.

Donated vests help create water wise kids

Takapuna Normal Intermediate students, from left, Mia Edwards, Molly Mahan, Ana Ellington, Fergus Dunlop and Zach Fong ...

A shipping and freight company has donated 100 buoyancy vests to a waterwise programme that serves more than 1400 pupils.

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