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On his way to become Mr Gay

Competing in the Mr Gay World competition is "an honour and a privilege", former air force firefighter says.

Auckland ducks in distress

The dry summer months are causing a fatal outbreak of avian botulism especially in West Auckland.

Limpets light the way in show

Glowing limpets will be lighting up the night for eco-enthusiasts next month.

Council powerless to save kauri

Auckland Council says it is powerless to intervene in saving a 500-year-old kauri in Titirangi.

Families tell why west is best

Three families in a DIY show picked West Auckland homes as their do-up projects.

RSA 'asset rich, cash poor'

An Auckland-based RSA is securing its future by cashing in on its biggest asset.

Getting Ranui feeling good again

Keen to put the tragic killings of last year behind them, community groups are working hard to put the love back into Ranui.

Lane changes on motorway

Motorists need to be aware that the layout of the northwestern motorway is changing.

Call to bring rubbish bins back

The lack of bins in Auckland parks means locals are left picking up the litter, resident says.

Assault claim proved false

Authorities say claims a security guard was assaulted at Westgate in Auckland are false.

Mannequin will help save lives

The University of Auckland's new model will help to teach and train hospital theatre teams.

Fringe Festival play is a gas

A quirky Fringe Festival comedy is tackling the taboo topic of female flatulence.

Over bridge crash stops trains

Train services in Auckland's west have been stopped after a vehicle hit an over bridge.

Art 'judged' too soon

The phallic resemblance of an art installation has thrust one Auckland suburb into the global limelight.

Nothing sweeter than gift of sound

Young Keshia Uele is giving back to those who helped her with cochlear hearing implants by giving up sugar for a month.

Karekare is ready to race

A small rural community has rallied to save an iconic horse race.

New scene is set for DIY TV

Three families, competing in a new DIY TV show, have decided west in best in Auckland.

Rock gods bless Westfest

Soundgarden, Judas Priest and Faith No More are coming to Auckland thanks to the efforts of a 23-year-old "Westie".

Constant vandalism hurting club

Young vandals are targeting Auckland's Avondale Jockey Club specifically, club president says.

Garage destroyed in fire

A fire has destroyed a garage behind a house in the Auckland suburb of Avondale.

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