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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.

Toxic berry kills dog

A bereaved dog owner is on a mission to raise awareness about a poisonous berry that killed her pet.

No time for a bucket list

A stage-three cancer sufferer is determined men are aware of the risks of ignoring testicular cancer symptoms.

Use of ring 'deliberately cruel'

It would have taken special pliers and two people to force on the docking ring which cost Garfield his leg.

Finals spot just desserts for chef

A modern spin on a traditional Filipino dessert scores an Auckland chef a finals spot in competition.

Auckland Transport to review deadly intersection

The intersection where a 6-year-old girl was hit by a car is being reviewed by Auckland Transport.

Canine lovers embark on three-day hike

A group of dog enthusiasts will embark on a three-day fundraising hike named after the late Sir Edmund Hillary.

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