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Hospital pharmacist provides vital service in Fiji

Rajeshni Naidu at work at the Sai Medical Camp New Zealand team in Fiji.

Middlemore Hospital pharmacist helps out in Fiji.

Share in the fun of shearing

Ambury Farm volunteer Taffy Tewheoro with some of the 600 sheep that are due for a haircut.

A woolly good time is in store for visitors to Ambury Farm.

$35k payout in overnight shift case

The Employment Relations Authority has ordered a disability care company to pay a former worker $35,000.

A woman who was told she had to stay awake during her "sleepover" shifts was unjustifiably dismissed.

App puts focus on relationship abuse

Inner City Women's Group agency manager Deborah Mackenzie says the app is being launched to educate and support women.

Helping women to identify potential forms of domestic violence is made easier with a new app.

Truck drivers compete for glory

Stuart Howard receives his Auckland Regional Champion Driver Trophy from competition chairman and National Road Carriers ...

The quest to find New Zealand's top truck driver was back at Ardmore after a gap of more than 30 years.

Proving youths are passionate

Manurewa MP Louisa Wall, left, is supporting a Youth Summit organised by the electorate's Youth MP Chloe Destrieux.

Ensuring young people's voices are heard and respected is what drives Chloe Destrieux.

Roadside tickets go mobile video

A quick scan of your driver's licence is now all that is needed to receive a ticket.

New Zealand record clean-up

Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust relationship manager Barbara Carney, fourth from right, was among the large ...

More than 1900 volunteers pulled together to set the record for New Zealand's largest single environmental clean-up.

Walkers invited to community stroll

Manurewa Local Board member Daryl Wrightson encourages people to have a go at the inaugural Puhinui Stream Challenge ...

It's time for people to get off the couch and lace up their walking shoes.

Secure your spot on People's Chopper

The Auckland rescue helicopter flew more than 1000 missions in 2015.

Kiwis are being asked to literally make their mark on their rescue helicopter.

'Smear saved my life'

Sandi is urging other women to get tested for cervical cancer after her close call. The disease kills about 50 Kiwi ...

One woman is encouraging others to have their cervical smears after she was diagnosed with an aggressive, fast-growing cancer.

Winter warmers needed for donations

Franklin community groups are banding together to collect blankets, curtains and draft stoppers for those who struggle ...

Community groups in Franklin are on a mission to help keep people in need warmer this winter.

'Killer' highway's $278m upgrade

Transport Minister Simon Bridges, front, and behind, from left, are Thames-Coromandel District Council infrastructure ...

Thirty-four people have died or been seriously injured on the holiday highway to the Coromandel in the last five years. Now it's getting a revamp.

Sick children at centre of scam

Tipu Montessori in Otahuhu was targeted by a scammer asking for almost $600.

Counties Manukau Health is warning businesses to avoid scammers claiming to work for a magazine.

Parking costs to triple

Parking charges on some Auckland streets will go up from $16 to as much as $63 a day.

Auckland commuters are set to pay three times as much to park on city fringe streets.

Goff keen to boost home ownership

Auckland mayoral candidate Phil Goff visited South Auckland to meet the people behind the Waimahia Inlet Special Housing ...

Phil Goff says Auckland needs more developments like the Waimahia Inlet Special Housing Area.

Horror stories of the building boom

A council inspector looks at a crooked wall holding up a two-storey house.

A two storey house's steel frame bolted to nothing - it's cowboy builder corner-cutting.

Sell Council HQ: mayor

Mayor Len Brown says the council would be better off selling its headquarters and pocketing the money.

A sale of Auckland Council's controversial building would net $300m, Len Brown says.

Electric bike sales boom

Pt Chevalier resident Chris Boys got sick of sitting in traffic and now rides his e-bike to work.

Commuters sick of traffic and not wanting to arrive at work sweaty are turning to e-bikes.

How do you lose your false teeth?

This is what the lost and found property room looked like on Friday March 8 before the charity came and picked up items. ...

The weird and wonderful world of Auckland Airport's lost and found.

Out & About: Wero Whitewater Park official opening

Kiwi Olympic kayaking champion Ian Ferguson is the facility's general manager.

Prime Minister John Key has officially opened the $37 million Wero Whitewater Park in Manukau.

Sport: The Mad Butcher

Warriors' skipper Ryan Hoffman's face says it all.

I am at a loss as to what to say about my Vodafone Warriors, humiliated 42-0 in Melbourne by the Storm.

Sweet success for Candy's tunes

Katrina Winn was given a framed A2 poster of her son's first concert tour as a Mother's Day gift from her husband. It ...

Graham Candy is making airwaves in Europe as a singer-songwriter.

Richie survives toxic berry

Karaka tress are common throughout New Zealand. Its berries contain a nurotoxin that can be lethal to pets.

The toxic karaka berry nearly kills Sandra Charlesworth's dog.

New school's head named

Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School establishment committee chairman Philip Cortesi and newly appointed foundation ...

Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School has named its foundation principal

Look Who's Talking: 'Fix traffic woes'

Toafa Faimalo-Tai says Auckland needs more road lanes to ease the "bumper to bumper" traffic.

Toafa Faimalo-Tai says Auckland needs more road lanes to ease the "bumper to bumper" traffic.

What's On: Classic Kiwi tunes on stage

From left: Robert Enari, Karl Perigo and Suzanne Lynch are among the performers taking audiences on a journey through ...

Legendary entertainer Suzanne Lynch will pay tribute to New Zealand's most treasured entertainers at a daytime concert.

Sport: Welcome to Division 1 football

Papakura City coach Jason Heather says the two losses were a blow but his team are ready for the next challenge.

 Back-to-back defeats have awoken Papakura City to the tough realities of division one football.

Sport: Patumahoe's winning streak continues gallery

David Raikuna is back in Pukekohe colours.

 Patumahoe and Pukekohe both have wins in Counties Manukau club rugby

Sport: No let up for Papakura

Papakura's William Stowers takes a tackle from Mt Albert's Edward Purcell.

The Papakura Sea Eagles are battered and bruised after gruelling contests against Fox Memorial Trophy heavyweights.

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