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Shore to spearhead waste trial

A range of households from Auckland's North Shore will help to evaluate the Council's waste service.

Last Post for Takapuna RSA

STRAP

The Anzac Day parade will go ahead in Takapuna despite a decision to wind-up the nearly 80-year-old RSA.

From basement to Broadway

Strap

Caleb Ryan has lived in a mouldy New York basement with five other people, mice and leaking ceilings, and the United States' biggest-ever storm, to keep his Broadway dream alive.

Charity's camp helps out heart condition kids

Greg Laughton

Greg Laughton is sports mad but a heart condition stops the 13-year-old from being much more than a spectator.

Burglars use chain of sheets to get into mall

Bedsheets for burglary

Brazen burglars smashed holes in a roof and tied sheets together to abseil into a mall and steal perfume.

Emergency services called to gas leak

Police

Part of an Auckland road is cordoned off following a gas leak outside a petrol station.

Yoga groups show laughter really is the best medicine

Laughter yoga, or laughter clubs as they are known, are popping up all over Auckland as a social event.

Class on a roll selling scooters

Business Academy class

A warrant of fitness system will see scooters return to Albany Junior High and its all part of students' canny business strategy .

Medallist dips her toe into new pool after graduation

Amaka Gessler

Olympic swimmer Amaka Gessler is climbing out of the pool and into the business world.

PumpHouse Theatre is new and improved

pumpHouse theatre

A new roof, insulation, toilets and a parents changing room were all features of the PumpHouse's renovation.

Community chips in to help fire victims

The community has rallied to support families whose Housing New Zealand flats were destroyed by a fire.

Jolie's mastectomy prompts woman to get checked

Georgina Jones

Lucky save for woman after star Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy prompted her to get checked.

Oughton to head Kristin

Tim Oughton

The head of a top Australian private school is returning to New Zealand to take charge of Kristin School.

Runners push message

Team Yabba Dabba Do

The Cancer Society continued its push for plain pack cigarettes at its annual Relay for Life events.

Vandals splash out in very worst sense

skate park

Vandals have flung red paint all over a new skate park just weeks before it is due to open.

Grandmaster opens chess centre

Murray Chandler

The country's one and only chess grandmaster will soon be nurturing up-and-coming talent in an old church hall.

Warriors player Ben Henry distributes coats at Onepoto Primary School

Ben Henry

Warrior Ben Henry paid a visit to the children of Onepoto Primary armed with brand new raincoats.

Happy day at Grief Centre

Carol Blair

The Grief Centre Support and Education Charitable Trust is celebrating its fifth birthday.

The day I told the princess a fib

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's tour of New Zealand with Prince George in tow has sparked fond memories for one woman.

Making toy treasures from trash

Adam Buckingham

Trash 2 Treasure has given hundreds of recyclable toys to families and is part of this year's Ecofest North.

Navy man humbled by award

Chief Petty Officer Andrew Findlay-Clarke

A navy medic described as a "champion" by the Chief of the Navy has won the 2013 New Zealand Defence Force Person of the Year.

Life story like a movie script

Brenda Macduff

Bombed, imprisoned, shipwrecked and forced to sell her engagement ring for food. It sounds like a movie plot, but it's actually Brenda Macduff's life story.

Dramatic turn to fundraiser

Harrison and William Smith

A cause close to Rex Willoughby's heart inspired him to climb Mt Everest, but the mission took a dramatic turn when he was helicoptered off.

One-legged acrobat was world famous

'Balancing Buccaneer' an acrobatic star

one-legged acrobat

Polio may have robbed Bill Wareham of his right leg but he went on to be an acrobat anyway.

Double doctorate scholarship win for siblings

Tom and Sarah Stewart

Gaining a pair of $95,000 doctoral scholarships allows two Auckland siblings to help out dad.

City roads showing strain

Traffic

A frustrated motorist has watched Lake Rd traffic worsen considerably over the last few years.

Firefighters settle in

Takapuna Firefighters

Takapuna firefighters vacated the historic 1950s station on Killarney St and moved into a new $4 million building on Wairau Rd.

An Oasis of teen talent

Ronny Couling

Ronny Couling wasn't born when Oasis released its first album, but he might be the band's biggest fan.

Call for cheaper parking at hospitals

car parked over a line

Patients and visitors to hospitals need cheaper parking, says Grey Power Auckland.

Peaches proves pigs are smart

Peaches the pig

Two high school students are training a kune kune pig for a community-minded project.

Young DJ busy as business booming

High school DJ plays for Rihanna, Bruno Mars

Joshua Strand

While other 16-year-olds juggle homework Joshua Strand is busy attracting the attention of superstars.

$25m facility less than a year away

Mental health building underway

Work is under way on a "world-class" mental health facility on the Shore.

Sunnynook service frustrates

Chris Treneary

The ‘‘cannibalisation’’ of Sunnynook's bus service means elderly and disabled are cut off from society, resident says.

Long-time Browns Bay pharmacist retires

Barry Lumsden

After 38 years filling customer's scripts, Browns Bay pharmacist Barry Lumsden is calling it quits.

5.5-tonne magnet makes landfall

MRI Magnet

A MRI magnet was craned into North Shore Hospital in the hope it will reduce a growing waiting list.

Subtribe vows no charges

Ngarimu Blair

There are fears ‘cultural impact ambassadors’ will add costs to property owners wanting to get work done at home.

Audiologist teach teens about noise damage

Pinehurst students

A University of Auckland team visited Pinehurst School to teach the teenagers how to give hearing protection talks to younger children.

Public gets chance to discuss Plaza options

Seven options for a new Torbay plaza have been drafted following a community meeting.

Massey's Albany campus reaches milestone

Original Albany campus staff

Massey's Albany campus opened in 1993 and celebrated it's 21st birthday with the help of five original staff.

Designer a finalist in competition

	 Model in Slip into skin outfit

Clothes that celebrate women have propelled a young fashion designer into the finals of an international competition.

Bilingual learning useful in multicultural lives

Xavier Courteau-Laing

Bilingual education ensures two languages are used as mediums of instruction for all school subjects.

Role of Annie in production a chance of a lifetime

Zoe Fifield

Zoe Fifield was picked as one of three girls to share the role of Annie in the upcoming UK production.

Jammers not taking bed race lying down

StarJam North’s Dazzling Dance Group

A group of people with disabilities known as the ‘Jammers' will get their chance to shine this weekend.

Netballers 'desperate' for second HQ

NEtball

A 20-year fight to get a second northern netball site may be finally gathering steam.

Crossing a trap: Parents

A child was hit by a car that had overtaken the vehicle stopping to let him cross.

IT growth could see suburb become 'Techapuna' says ATEED manager

A seaside suburb on Auckland's North Shore could be one day be the country's answer to San Francisco's Silicon Valley.

No signs of debate flagging

nz flag

"A flag represents a country, not a logo, brand or political interests," crown loyalist says.

Love for Kiwiana inspires book

Kiwiana Author

The corner dairy, with its blue signage and newspaper stands, has become a source of Kiwiana inspiration for oil painter Graham Young.

Warriors come close to a win on the water

Dragon Boats

The Waitemata DHB Warriors dragon boat team put in a strong performance at the Auckland Regional Dragon Boat Championships.

Ship loads of fun at navy open day

Navy Fun Day

Ever wondered what it's like piloting a multi-million dollar warship into Auckland's busy harbour?
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