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'I felt hopeless watching it burn'

A couple have lost nearly all their possessions in a house fire that ripped through their North Auckland home.

Water-related deaths worrying

Boaties are urged to get their act together as the number of boat-related deaths and injuries rise.

Teen mountain biker hospitalised

Teen knocked out after losing control and crashing his mountain bike into a tree in Dome Valley.

Injured boatie finds way home

A man injured after falling from his boat made it home to safety, but suffered a seizure.

Use of NZ trail growing rapidly

The Mt Tamahunga walk offers Auckland walkers a taste of "New Zealand's Trail" within easy reach of home.

Christmas comes early to Helensville

Luger Boa front man Jimmy Christmas is looking forward to performing at his local next week.

Theft like 'robbing a kid of candy'

Golden Phoenix

Alan was recovering from a virus when thieves stole his blankets and left him for dead in the paddock.

Vivian's battle ends

Yahn and Wendy Fittall

Yahn and Wendy Fittall have lost their daughter but they say heaven has gained a new star.

Green light for Christmas on Beach

Orewa Christmas

Christmas on the Beach will live to see another year in Orewa.

Council dig into drainage

spade

Backyard diggers face Auckland Council intervention under proposed stormwater bylaws.

Lucky escape from house blaze

House fire

Police are treating a house fire in Snells Beach this morning as suspicious.

Youngster's fire fund

Tyler Dale

Little Tyler Dale must be one of the youngest donors to support a fire brigade.

Hapu's gift saves Te Arai coast

Te Arai

The gifting of nearly 200 hectares of northern coastal land to the Auckland Council for a park is welcomed by many.

Climate worries focus on melting ice

Car

Bigger storms and frequent king tides may change Auckland's coastline and affect how communities live.

Bones found at Gulf Harbour

old bones gulf

Archaeologists at a site in northern Auckland have excavated skeleton thought to be over 100 years old.

This isn't what you think it is

Ooh, is that an alien from District 9? Indeed. But it's crafted from choc and rice crispies.

Beach-goers told to hide treasures

Thieves are casing parked cars for easy takings at regional parks and beaches, police say.

Drones to be given their own rules

A draft proposal for drones comes out soon and covers privacy and civil aviation rules.

Dolphin pod delight onlookers

Dozens of people entered chilly north Auckland waters this morning to swim with a pod of dolphins.

Mixed response to lower alcohol limits

Overindulge this festive season and you may well pay the price - even if it's a day after a binge.

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