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Damian's back on his bike

Damian and bike


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

Mannequins help hone skills


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

Nasty nappies cause collection stink


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

Women's Gallipoli stories shared


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'


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


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

MP lauds all-Maori firm

Maori Lawyers

A unique Auckland law firm is at the forefront of a second Maori renaissance, says Dr Sharples.

Where do the children play?


Red tape is likely to stop Takapuna's beachfront getting a half-million-dollar playground by Christmas.

Off to Hawaii to play a ukulele

Avon Hansen-Beadle and Brenda Jones

Avon Hansen-Beadle's passion for the ukulele is taking her to an international festival in Haiwaii.

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