"It's not till you get back and are having a cup of tea that you go that was quite a big, high impacting job," Mark says.
One end of an Orewa pond is clear, the other clogged with weeds.
The world's first flying boat - which allows people to sail out of the water and reach speeds twice as fast as the wind - has arrived.
Croquet players enjoy another successful tournament in Orewa.
"I'm not going to let the cancer beat me. I'm going to beat it. It's just a minor inconvenience."
After three years of travel, Dan "The Hangman" Hooker returns home to teach kickboxing students.
They put their disabled son's life into the hands of professionals to give them a break - instead he died.
A sporty, outdoorsy and a "laidback Kiwi bloke".
"If you bury your head in the sand and say 'I couldn't do it', well the children would still be out there."
Consents for the $700 million Northern Corridor Improvement project on Auckland's North Shore will be decided by a Board of Inquiry.
One-year-old rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in Makarau, north of Auckland.
Hibiscus Coast Raiders were the standout performers at the ARL NInes but just fell in the final.
Award-winning performances from Coast Swim Club's junior swimmers have impressed the coaches.
An X-ray on Flash uncovered something sinister - he had been shot weeks earlier.
Bad habits crept back into Gendi's life and she put on weight. Now, she's vowing to get fit again - the healthy way.
A secondary school national robotics championship has been taken out by a robot dubbed 'Janet'.
Youngest ever qualifying teen strives to meet senior standards.
Being named for a Hollywood award is a small dessert on top of a meal of work that took him top for Masaki Mitchell.
A study in the fairness of fuel prices will determine if petrol users are being ripped off at the pump.
The house in Warkworth was well ablaze when fire crews arrived.
Red Beach surfer Thomas Kibblewhite returned to the winners podium for the second straight national event.
Cosy relationship between contractor and council employee in Auckland ends behind bars.
Turning Auckland street lighting to low energy LED's in suburban areas is well under way but are they too bright?
The sound a Waitemata Hunt hound makes will make your neck hairs stand up, huntsman Nigel Tracey says.
Auckland Council defers Yachting New Zealand's application for $3 million, citing lack of information.
It looked like home building on Auckland's North Shore nosedived, but the figures didn't show the whole picture.
Albany has found its place in the sun as a real estate hot spot.
Mixed opinions cause a stir for Rodeo.
Murder-accused says he saw demons coming out of his long-time friend's chest.
The device revolution in schools is here to stay, but what do our principals have to say about it?