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Student's bush petition pays off

Work at Kirks Bush in South Auckland will hopefully make the reserve a "more friendly place".

Starving horse found dumped

An extremely emaciated horse was left near Spookers tied to a tree without food or water.

Bravery during bank hold-up honoured

It started as an ordinary trip to the bank and ended with a selfless man being stabbed in the back.

Trust needs public's submissions

The land has been allocated and the plans drawn up. But Karaka Sports Park can't take off without the community's help.

Vandals pick streets, deface houses

Police appeal for the public's help after a number of homes were vandalised with graffiti on two Auckland streets.

Burnt out yacht sinks in river

A gas leak was the most likely cause of a blaze that sent a yacht to the bottom of a river.

Council waives fees for museum

Relief for staff at Papakura Museum after Auckland Council backtracks on a crippling $8000 bill.

Boarder's fall broke back

A 20m cliff fall while snowboarding on Mt Ruapehu has left Marcel Parmentier in a wheelchair.

'Opportunist' targets women

Police fear a repeat sexual offender could be targeting women in a South Auckland park.

Murder accused appears in court

A 38 year old charged with murder after the death of a man in Auckland on Monday night.

Signing on for duty

Luke Ronaki

One of the country's newest police recruits was born to deaf parents and says signing is his first language.

From milk trucks to movies

 Richard Frances-Moore

When Richard Frances-Moore was a milk truck driver he never dreamed he'd be working in the glitzy movie world.

Vet's medals: 'I want them back'

medal theft

Army veteran is devastated after a lifetime of memories and honours are stolen.

Food bank still filling a need

food bank

A partnership to help feed families in need has reached its first anniversary and there's no sign of it slowing down.

Paralysed 'due to stress'

Woman charged with faking cancer and fraudulently fundraising paralysed from "overwhelming stress", lawyer says.

Security guard nabs singlet thief

Security guards

The quick actions of a security guard have proven how important a bit of extra surveillance in the town centre can be.

Woman faked terminal illness


A woman has been charged with three counts of deceptively obtaining funds after allegedly faking a terminal illness.

Big plans for Franklin Zoo


The reopening of zoo a fitting way to honour late keeper who was crushed by an elephant, sister says.

Dying to celebrate

 Peter Macintosh

Peter Macintosh died just before his 65th birthday - but he came back to life in time to celebrate the milestone.

Top dog is a Kiwi gun

Carolyn Cederman and her Irish setter Fern

A disney film led Carolyn Cederman to a life-long love of Irish Setters.

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