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'We're just thrilled he's here'

Alec Gannaway celebrates his birthday at Auckland City Hospital surrounded by family. From left: sister Rose, mum Joy ...

Two weeks ago, Alec Gannaway was dragged by a car and put in a coma. Today, he's 21.

Some too painful to recall

Stan Job's service medals and a bible given to him by HMS Ameer gunner Joseph Gwyer, who was being sent home, when Stan ...

Shipmates became like brothers for Stan Job, which makes some memories painful.

A roving we will go

Willing workers lay out framework for a board walk through Mataia farm bush.

Young Scout and Guide leaders give nature a helping hand at the national Moot

Orewa half marathon gallery

Chris Trent wins the Orewa Half Marathon.

The Orewa Beach Half Marathon took place on Sunday morning.

Dignity for Australian digger hat

The digger or slouch hat has been worn by Australian forces since 1903.

The Anzac spirit is alive and well as an Australian digger hat is rescued at the Wellsford hospice shop.

Horsing around at Maccas video

McDonalds

McDonald's refuses to serve women riding through drive-thru on horseback in Auckland.

The house that charity rebuilt

The house which will be sold to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

It beats the sausage sizzle - one charity is turning to property renovation to raise funds.

League legend delights young team

Glenora Crazy Bears coach Cassie Keene and sons Tayler, 5, and Tamali'i, 4, meet their hero Shaun Johnson.

An under-6 rugby league team had an unlikely guest as their water boy on Saturday - Warriors star Shaun Johnson.

Alfred Peter gets the boot

19042017 news photo: JARRED WILLIAMSON/FAIRFAX NZ. Putney Way, Manukau and Manukau Bus Station progress April 2017.

Residents feel road named after developer's relation not relevant for their area.

Matakana students honour soldiers

Student leader, Cormac wears his great grandfather's war medals with pride.

Hundreds attend Matakana School's memorial service for Anzac Day.

These rocks could kill

Councillor John Watson is warning beachgoers rain saturated cliffs could drop further rocks and trees, like these ...

Unstable water saturated cliffs are ready to fall, councillor warns, and people are "blissfully unaware."

Remembrance contest honours surfers

Bryan Young wins the 50 plus division.

The Orewa Longboard Club held its inaugural Memorial Contest to remember those who have died.

The secret diary of Charlotte Gatland

Rod and Elaine Dennis launch The Secret Life of Charlotte Gatland.

A book revealing Charlotte Gatland's secrets about emigrating to New Zealand in the 18th century hits stores.

Hibiscus Coast AFC on fire

Precious let just two goals through in the 5-2 win over Tauranga City when two controversial calls in the last 10 ...

A 5-2 win over Tauranga and a 9-1 trouncing of Franklin has Hibiscus Coast AFC back in the game.

Two youngsters make national swim squad

Newest members of the Jetstar Super Swim Squad- Harry Shannon, Hayley McIntyre, Daniel Kregting, Sophie Robb, Hannah ...

Hannah and James get accepted in the Jetstar Super Swim Squad after giving a star performance.

Property hot spot to watch

The walkway overlooking the estuary is a popular place for summer weddings,

It's not even in Auckland - but rates at number eight on a list of the super-city's property hotspots.

North Haven Hospital's special Anzac visit

Military veterans from the Hibiscus Coast Community Returned Services' Association spent the afternoon with residents ...

Military veterans spend an afternoon with North Haven residents.

Fans meet netball royalty

Enjoying a moment together before Monday's ANZ premiership game in Manukau are Leana De Bruin of the Stars, ANZ Future ...

A young Warkworth netballer met netball royalty at the ANZ Premiership match on Monday.

Couple sick of dust - literally

Pleased recent wet weather has brought some respite Brian Sollis is fed up with dust on Wilson Rd affecting his and wife ...

The dust from the unsealed road that plagues their home has driven them to despair.

Beach patrol season comes to an end

Northern beachgoers will no longer have guards watching as the season ends.

Beach lifeguards share their tips on keeping safe when they are not around.

Seawall design feedback sought

An artists impression of the proposed seawall with the initial 150mm upstand.

Orewa beach users are being asked their thoughts on a new seawall design.

Stellar success for soap box team

Stella Maris crosses the line.

One school stood out from the rest at the Whangaparaoa heats of the Rotary Soap Box Derby.

Teen critical after bike fall

The boy was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition on Easter Sunday.

He was found lying unconscious in a road with his bike. No-one knows what happened.

Coast RSA down but not out

Frank Coggan, Brian Clay and Chandra Newman of the Hibiscus Coast Community RSA.

The Hibiscus Coast Community RSA vows to stay open "until the lights go off".

$2 million for problem intersection

Warkworth residents are fed up with the dog of an intersection and have been campaigning for something to be done.

It's a dog of an intersection and residents want it fixed.

Orewa Sharks celebrate success

The Orewa Sharks Baseball Club celebrate success.

The Orewa club give a star performance at the Baseball New Zealand National Ripken under 13 Championships.

Andre Mortimer wins the crowd and championship

Andre Mortimer wins the BMW Race Drivers Series.

The BMW Race Drivers Series winner gets a standing ovation from spectators.

Council 'discards' local firm

Recreation Services staff have maintained the parks, sporting fields and nature strips on Auckland's North Shore, in ...

Multi-million dollar contract sent offshore by Auckland Council, after local firm held it for 23 years.

Costly food law for early childhood centres

ECE centres had until March 31 to register under the new law.

Many early childhood education centres will have to pay thousands to serve food on their premises.

Deathly Dome Valley

The sign says it all.

Highway north of Auckland claims another life. Why is this stretch of SH1 so dangerous?

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