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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.

Teed off over proposed housing

golf course

Longtime resident Jim Kelly is up in arms over plans to develop the old Papakura Golf Course for housing.

School kitchen idea kickstarted

Bronca Fox

Park Estate School is in need of a new kitchen and a breakfast programme founder is determined to get them one.

Demands of social work acknowledged

MArina Hunt

Around 1400 New Zealand social workers are celebrating National Social Workers' Day today.

Political essay wins votes

Essay winner

A 16-year-old's take on improving youth participation in elections has seen her meet the Governor-General.

Cottage needs helping hands


A heritage cottage is standing the test of time but help is needed to continue its legacy into the future.

Help complete wife's work

Paul Whitcombe

He lost the love of his life in June and now he's looking for someone to help him finish her story.

Thriving hives help business grow


Happy Valley Honey wants to transform Drury into a food tourism destination with a focus on bees.

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