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Fundraiser looks to buy hospital scanner

Wei Zhou says she was scared to touch her baby girl in the months after her premature birth.

Invasion leaves Auckland family traumatised

A family were traumatised after a home invader smashed his way into their home and attacked the son.

Race kicks off Leathen's new life

Six months ago everything changed for the Beasleys who ventured to St Louis Childrens Hospital for life-changing surgery.

Onepoto Domain pond remains toxic

The pond in Onepoto Domain remains toxic despite Auckland Council's plan to control the issue last winter.

IHC volunteer rewarded with a smile

They've only known each other for six months, but already their friendship is special.

Hearings called over SkyPath

The consent process has gone on hold for Auckland Harbour Bridge's controversial SkyPath.

Burst pipe keeps people away from mall

Shoppers and staff are being turned away from Westfield Albany which closed after burst pipes cut-off the water supply.

Online sales give Red Cross a boost

A lightbulb moment for volunteers when a $2 item in the charity shop sold for $286 online.

Special wheelchair gets Finlay outside

There was no better birthday present for Finlay Butcher than being able to play with his siblings again.

Volunteering makes a real difference

The milk chilling centres and military checkpoints of Sri Lanka are a far cry from office work in Auckland.

Triathlon triggers trading slump

Valentines Day didn't come up roses for retailers trading in the midst of a popular triathlon on Auckland’s North Shore.

Swimmers to stay out of sea at Takapuna

Warning signs are up at one of Auckland's most popular beaches after tests revealed poor water quality.

Walk supports sufferers of acromegaly

Over 10 years, Donna Bosson's shoe size increased, her facial features transformed and she battled constant headaches.

Maddy's marathon fundraising effort

Life-changing surgery is inching closer for five-year-old Maddy Dorrington, with one more fundraising push to go.

Loos are a midsummer's nightmare for theatre staff

Access to private theatre toilets appears to be driving the public to vandalism and verbal abuse.

New producer saves The History Boys

Michelle Atkinson landed the task of producing and directing her first professional show five weeks before its opening.

Feeder fault cuts power on North Shore

Power has been restored to homes and businesses after a feeder fault cut the supply on Auckland's North Shore.

Tattoo artists offer reward for leads on stolen gear

Three tattoo artists are appealing for the return of five tattoo machines and ink and they have offered a reward.

Flowery gift to spread 'warm fuzzies'

Flowers dropped off in random Auckland spots was the work of a woman keen to surprise a stranger.

One-legged acrobat's life celebrated

A world-famous one-legged acrobat will be remembered as a showman and raconteur.

Women's rugby back in gear again

Louise Lavulo remembers when women's rugby was thriving and nearly every North Harbour club was competing.

Reporter photographs dramatic water rescue

Reporter Simon Maude recounts witnessing the dramatic rescue of a woman trapped in a car in the water.

Silicon Valley vision for Auckland

A vision to transform Auckland's North Shore into a high-tech hub is being discussed.

Saving woman from sinking car a routine part of job, say modest cops

Cops who rescued woman from sinking car are humble about their gutsy rescue.

Family concerned after dog attack in park

A young boy's cheek was "ripped open" by a dog who attacked him on the way home from school.

Jellyfish stings mar beach day

A fun day at an Auckland beach left several children covered in painful stings from microscopic jellyfish.

Baby dinosaur delights schools children

A baby Tyrannosaurus Rex made a guest appearance at two Auckland schools today.

Lesson learned after bull's uni adventure

Bull causes a stir at an Auckland campus after breaking free and evading capture for an hour.

Mountain no place for mountain biking

Off-road biking has been banned on Mt Victoria in Auckland after reports of damage.

Playwright tackles tough social issues

Playwright Patrick Kelly's strong social conscience has driven him to set up a charitable trust to tackle issues of poverty.

Fears over 'land hock-off'

Selling off land worth over $650 million boxes Auckland Council into a corner, councillors say.

Maori accommodation proves popular

A unique accommodation facility is giving Maori students a boost into tertiary studies.

Handbrake fail sends truck into stream

A horse was put down after the truck it was in crashed through a fence and rolled downhill into a stream.

North Shore Hospital offers free wifi

Free wifi is making time in hospital a little more bearable for North Shore patients.

Precious medals saved from flames

Despite losing half his "lovely" home to a fire, Commonwealth medallist Tony Ebert is grateful.

Bird war takes toll on chicks

There's a bitter bird battle going on between tui and morepork, and the chicks are losing.

Human bones discovery halts renovations

The discovery of human bones has once more halted work in one of Auckland's most popular regional parks.

Ram raiders hit Glenfield dairy

Hemant Morar is counting the cost after ram raiders destroyed his Glenfield dairy's frontage.

No sign of Auckland's transport fares dropping

When will bus, ferry and train users get the good oil on cheaper fares?

Stingrays found with tails cut off

The sight of four eagle rays with their tails cut off shocks beachgoers on Auckland's North Shore.

Dog camera's location kept secret

Big brother is watching you – albeit with not a lot of clarity.

Auckland pensioners face rent rise

Pensioners in Auckland council units are angry and dismayed at another proposed rent rise.

Gamers hold 40-hour event for World Vision

Teenage gaming enthusiasts are using their skills to fundraise for charity.

Climbing out of depression and into a new life

Sleep became a luxury for John Watson when he was diagnosed with clinical depression.

Bush track format fails trees

Native trees along a public Auckland bush walk are "stressed and dying", volunteer claims.

Cafe worker follows call of Nepal

A young Auckland cafe worker has set her sights on volunteer work in Nepal.

All Hallows Methodist Church for sale

Another Auckland church is up for sale. This time it's All Hallows Methodist Church in Campbells Bay.

Call for smoke alarms in rental properties

Firefighters are pushing for smoke alarms to be compulsory in all rental properties.

Advocate helps Lindauer artworks head overseas

The largest series of Maori paintings to ever leave NZ have arrived in Germany for an exhibition.

Noisy drones annoy walkers

The unwelcome noise of flying drones is frustrating beachgoers who want them banned from public parks.
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