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ABs 'little silly' for serious cause

All Blacks Red Nose

A trio of ''cool'' All Blacks joined in a giant 500 person hongi at an Auckland school for Red Nose Day.

Man hurt in house fire

fire

A man suffered a burnt hand following a house fire in Auckland this morning.

Truck hits power pole

power pole

A road on Auckland's North Shore is blocked off after a truck hit a power pole and broke it in half.

Music dies for troubled store

The Zweigs

Ask for Bieber, I'll try and sell you Zeppelin because 'that's the way it should be', owner of closing record store says.

Halfway mark for waste trial

organic waste

Feedback from residents taking part in an organic waste trial is positive, Auckland Council says.

Divided opinion over cycleway

Cycleway

AT says a Safe Cycle Route encourages cycling, but some say it is a 'trojan horse' to get Skypath's landfall at Northcote Point.

Water meter costs upset pensioner

water meter

Hauraki resident Sheila Hammond is sick and tired of paying for water she doesn't use.

Rena's mess comes ashore in Auckland

Mark Spooner

Thousands of clear pvc beads nestled in kelp at Takapuna Beach could well have come from sunken MV Rena.

For the love of primates

Kalem Berntsen

Kalem Berntsen reckons working as a primate keeper at Auckland Zoo is a dream job.

Hydrotherapy helps dogs recover

Dog

Canine Hydrotherapy works as a treatment for chronic pain conditions or post-operative recovery in canines.

Shelters may miss the bus

Bus Shelter

Devonport Heritage fears Auckland Transport will rip out remaining historic bus shelters to make way for new designs.

Learner driver's grave lesson

North shore memorial park

A driving lesson on cemetery roads went horribly wrong when the car smashed into gravestones.

Library curtain 'wasteful, extravagant'

Curtain

Auckland Council is defending moves to install a $100,000 artistic silk curtain in a new library.

Teen keen to unlock dyslexics' potential

Matthew Strawbridge

Matthew Strawbridge has started a website showing young dyslexics the strategies he used to cope at school.

Thieves target cigarettes

cigarette butt

About $16,000 worth of cigarettes was stolen in a single North Shore burglary recently.

Senior flatties settle in

Sunrise house residents

The first tenants of a flat for seniors in Northcote already think of themselves as sisters.

Family keep vigil over Bubba

Te Rina-Ataahua Hemana

Hit-and-run survivor Te Rina-Ataahua Hemana is on the long road to recovery after a week spent in an induced coma.

Homework helpers prove popular

Hands Up Club

A North Shore homework club is so popular it needs bigger premises so it can continue helping kids out.

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.

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