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Real life homework on trip to Kermadecs

Excuses for getting off school don't get much better than 14-year-old Riley Hathaway's from Snells Beach.

Police looking for teen runaway

Police are seeking help from the public to locate a Palmerston North girl believed to be hiding in Auckland.

Cat's trip to park proves deadly

Auckland family's horror after their cat was trapped,shot and stuck in the freezer.

Local relics may be lost

Unease is growing about the loss of national treasures overseas as kauri gum collections break up.

Bust up over bus stop

The people of Silverdale want to get on the bus, but threats of parking fines will make it difficult.

$10,000 offered to catch an arsonist

Auckland businessman offers a reward to help find the arsonist who hit their home while the family slept.

American tourists in fiery car crash

Two American tourists crashed their car which then burst into flames north of Auckland.

'Nasty' fractures after ladder fall

A woman who fell from a ladder yesterday is in a stable but serious condition.

Crackdown on north Auckland crims

A crime spike in the Rodney District has seen more homes burgled and cars stolen.

Former TVNZ sports broadcaster dies

Former TVNZ identity and Rodney District Council mayor Doug Armstrong has died aged 83.

Blast knocks out power

A transformer which caught fire and exploded in Orewa, north of Auckland, caused a power cut to 5181 homes last night.

A sign of things to come

I's unlikely to be a high drama affair, but this week's king tide will be of particular interest for some.

Wandering no Peti problem

Adventurous young takahe Peti's escapades have seen her sent off to predator-free Motutapu Island.

Postie fails to deliver

Nearly 2000 letters and packages went undelivered after a postie struggled to cope with his round.

Work 'risk to harbour'

Earthworks on a property in Ti Point has angered residents concerned that the Whangateau Harbour is under threat.

Reality reno show tests families

Kathy and Mick are ready to battle it out on a new reality TV show to help their son and his girlfriend into a home.

Orphan returns to Romania

A young kiwi helping orphans was herself born in a Romanian prison and raised for a year in an orphanage.

Auckland man sets crutch racing record

Brad Luiten has hopped his way to a probable Guinness World Record in a 10 kilometre run.

Nurse takes on mercy mission

Amanda Sewell, 26, has given up her summer to give free medical care to children living in poverty.

Millwater shopping centre nears opening

The ever-changing face of the Hibiscus Coast is under the knife again as developers make the most of the dry spell.

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