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Being a rescue helicopter crewman

A quick rescue can often mean be the difference between life and death or massively increased recovery times Mark ...

"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.

Lake lawnmowers cutting loose

The southern part of Maygrove Lake is full of weed.

One end of an Orewa pond is clear, the other clogged with weeds.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Mike Pasco shows us the WASZP up close.

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.

Most successful annual tournament

Senior player and Club Coach Pixie Jones in action.

Croquet players enjoy another successful tournament in Orewa.

Third play for Crossbridge Theatre

Waiwera director Chris Wyatt works with Crossbridge cast members.

"I'm not going to let the cancer beat me. I'm going to beat it. It's just a minor inconvenience."

UFC fighter inspires Coasties video

Dan "The Hangman" Hooker shows the class his learnt techniques.

After three years of travel, Dan "The Hangman" Hooker returns home to teach kickboxing students.

Parents' fury at needless death

Nicholas Owen pictured about a month before he died.

They put their disabled son's life into the hands of professionals to give them a break - instead he died.

And the new NZ Bachelor is...

Franich is sports mad and admits the girls will earn some brownie points if they love black liquorice.

A sporty, outdoorsy and a "laidback Kiwi bloke".

Foster parents keep doors open

David and Jackie say the hardest part of being a foster parent is having to say goodbye.

"If you bury your head in the sand and say 'I couldn't do it', well the children would still be out there."

Auckland congestion relief crawls ahead

The busy Upper Harbour Highway/Constellation Drive intersection will have 12,000 fewer cars a day with the improvements.

Consents for the $700 million Northern Corridor Improvement project on Auckland's North Shore will be decided by a Board of Inquiry.

Toddler struck in driveway

A child has moderate injuries following an incident in Makarau, about 50km north of Auckland's CBD.

One-year-old rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in Makarau, north of Auckland.

Underdog Raiders surprise at ARL Nines

Chris Watkins celebrates a try.

Hibiscus Coast Raiders were the standout performers at the ARL NInes but just fell in the final.

Junior swimmers impress at national festival

James Donovan swims to victory in the boys 12yo 100m Butterfly

Award-winning performances from Coast Swim Club's junior swimmers have impressed the coaches.

'Heartbroken' over shot cat

"I'm absolutely heartbroken and disgusted that a human being could be so incredibly foul and cold-hearted, Flash's owner ...

An X-ray on Flash uncovered something sinister - he had been shot weeks earlier.

'I want to show my girls they can do anything'

Gendi Dwight starts her fitness journey with Total Sport.

Bad habits crept back into Gendi's life and she put on weight. Now, she's vowing to get fit again - the healthy way.

'We shall call her Janet'

Isaac Kirkwood with his robot Janet.

A secondary school national robotics championship has been taken out by a robot dubbed 'Janet'.

Teen strives to make NZ water polo team

Morgan McDowall trials for the New Zealand senior water polo team.

Youngest ever qualifying teen strives to meet senior standards.

Award-winner hails from Red Beach

Mitchell and his team were responsible for scenes of the temple interior, King Louis' chase of Mowgli through the ...

Being named for a Hollywood award is a small dessert on top of a meal of work that took him top for Masaki Mitchell.

Are we being ripped off?

The Fuel Market Financial Performance Study aims to see if petrol companies are making super profits at the pump.

A study in the fairness of fuel prices will determine if petrol users are being ripped off at the pump.

Suspicious fire destroys house

Fire crews rushed to the scene on Gumfield Dr in Warkworth.

The house in Warkworth was well ablaze when fire crews arrived.

Can't catch Kibblewhite

Red Beach's Thomas Kibblewhite competing in the Barrett Homes New Zealand Longboard and SUP Open.

Red Beach surfer Thomas Kibblewhite returned to the winners podium for the second straight national event.

Jailed for corruption

Murray Noone, left, and Stephen Borlase appear in the High Court at Auckland for sentencing on corruption charges

Cosy relationship between contractor and council employee in Auckland ends behind bars.

New street lighting on its way

Around half of Auckland Street lighting will be replaced with LED lights by 2020 and all by 2025.

Turning Auckland street lighting to low energy LED's in suburban areas is well under way but are they too bright?

Release the hounds

Tracey says Pukekos are the biggest distraction for the hounds on the drag run.

The sound a Waitemata Hunt hound makes will make your neck hairs stand up, huntsman Nigel Tracey says.

Yachting NZ declined $3m

The site of Takapuna Waka Ama Yachting New Zealand wanted land owner consent for, but gave up on last year, after ...

Auckland Council defers Yachting New Zealand's application for $3 million, citing lack of information.

Not all building consents equal

Multi-unit developments being built at the moment include Apollo Square on Rosedale Rd.

It looked like home building on Auckland's North Shore nosedived, but the figures didn't show the whole picture.

North hot, hot, hot

Albany property is hot, hot, hot.

Albany has found its place in the sun as a real estate hot spot.

Are rodeos coming to an end?

Hundreds of families watch rodeos each year in New Zealand.

Mixed opinions cause a stir for Rodeo.

Killer: Spirit told me to do it

Waiuku man Lance John Murphy, 56, was found dead in Wellsford, north of Auckland, a month after he went missing.

Murder-accused says he saw demons coming out of his long-time friend's chest.

The price of devices

In an unscientific poll hosted on Neighbourly, 58 per cent per cent said they had been caught out by the costs ...

The device revolution in schools is here to stay, but what do our principals have to say about it?

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