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Families lose historical land battle

The view from the disputed reserve land at Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland.

Descendants of Auckland land owners who had chunks of waterfront land taken have lost an Appeal Court bid.

Artists make their mark at Whau Festival

Vaimaila Urale, left, is collaborating with tattoo artist Chris Amosa to bring a live-tattooing session to the Whau Arts Festival.

A 58-metre wall and the skin of 10 people are to be marked with the same designs.

Cans film festival helps the needy

Swap a can for a movie ticket and help stock The Salvation Army.

Enjoy a movie and help out a good cause at the same time.

Write about art you hate

Artzine's editor Amy Stewart at her New Lynn home.

People who see artwork they dislike do not always stop and consider why they react so negatively.

Car crash carnage

Car crash carnage following a police chase in west Auckland

Fleeing car hit a bus, a van, a truck - and two other cars for good measure in West Auckland chaos.

A hole lot of memes

Waitakere Ranges Local Board member Greg Presland wants the pot hole in Glen Eden fixed.

A pothole in the Auckland suburb of Glen Eden has gotten so big that it has its own Facebook page.

Killer teen's name suppressed

Slain Henderson dairy owner Arun Kumar, 57.

Court orders permanent name suppression of 13-year-old killer, citing rehabilitation concerns.

Lowest hospital mortality rate

Patients are least likely to die in the care of Waitemata District Health Board's hospitals.

Patients are least likely to die in the care of Waitemata hospitals, a report says.

Health scare leads to business overhaul

John Barley helps businesses minimise risk through a health and well-being based approach.

John Barley, 57, lives and works in New Lynn in insurance and organisational health and risk management.

Children's film festival coming soon

Screenies International Film and Media Festival Janette Howe is waiting for the curtains to open.

Janette Howe is the woman behind a four-day film festival for children that is coming to Auckland.

More IHC volunteers needed

Fabrianne Brown, left, and Emma Gollagher are the best of friends.

A volunteering programme has helped a friendship blossom.

Urzila Carlson lights the Sky Tower pink

Urzila Carlson is getting the message out to young New Zealand women about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

Comedian Urzila Carlson is now an ambassador for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Chunk of Titirangi up for sale

An aerial view of Titirangi Village, showing the property for sale.

Members of a West Auckland community are angry former public land is being sold for development.

One dead in New Lynn crash

Police at the scene of the accident in New Lynn.

A man has died after a car accident in the Auckland suburb of New Lynn this afternoon.

Restoration on a ship out of water gallery video

The 40-metre ship SS Toroa is currently out of water near the entrance to the northwestern motorway.

A massive restoration project is under way next to the northwestern motorway.

Homeless artist carves new path video

Homeless artist Anaru Randall says it is incredible to be able to create something precious from his mind and then hold the carved result in his hands.

 Anaru Randall is one of a number of homeless artists taking part in latest the Waipareira Trust and Corban Estate Art Centre exhibition.

Double tragedy for Maguire family

The Maguire family grave at Waikumete Cemetery.

The accidental death of a soldier during World War Two was the second tragedy to strike his family.

Dancing for a good cause

Steppin' Six are dancing up a storm around Auckland and raising money for charity.

A line dancing group is sharing their love of dance and raising money at the same time.

Dad screams as boy hit by car

Thomas Evans died after being struck by a car.

Motorists comforted Thomas Evans' father on the roadside.

All five codes under one roof

Elspeth Osborne does a front layout as part of her first tumble as she wins a silver medal for her floor routine at the nationals.

More than 930 gymnasts converged on West Auckland last week for their national competition.

Superbikes on the agenda for Mettam

Daniel Mettam says the thrill of the race is worth the risk and the hard yards he puts into training.

Motorcycle racing is not for the faint-hearted. Sports reporter Simon Smith talks with Daniel Mettam about the demands and risk of the sport.

Meeting rescuers helps with the trauma

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter airlifts a seriously injured woman to Auckland City Hospital.

Every time Samuel Bayly sees a red and yellow rescue chopper, he is grateful.

Diwali's lucky stars

From left. Amrit Jagayat, Harprit Singh and Gurneet Rehsi in their colourful bhangra outfits.

Bollywood Bhangra will perform on stage for Diwali.

Changes made to where pooches can roam in Waitakere Ranges

Jane Walter walks her Hungarian vizsla named Meg every day on North Piha's off leash area.

Pooches are now prohibited from South Piha Beach.

Installation marks Tree Week

The Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association mark tree week with an informative display about kauri dieback on the Titirangi roundabout.

An informative installation about kauri dieback at the Titirangi roundabout marks the beginning of Tree Week.

Mean Hands proudly Avondale-bred

Kali Meehan beat one of the country's best fighters Shane Cameron, right, last November – but time will tell if the 45-year-old still has what it takes.

The upcoming fight with New Zealand's heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will be a special occasion for Kali Meehan.

Surf lifesaving strong at Piha

Alex Thompson, front, and Leilani Ioelu from Piha compete in the women's under-18 manikin tow using fins over 100 metres.

Piha surf lifesavers are enjoying being the best surf sports club in the northern region.

Fire leaves family with nothing

Shakuntala Ram, left, her son Akshay and granddaughter Drishti, 8, have lost everything after their house caught fire.

A devastating house fire has left the Ram family with just the clothes on their backs.

Te Uru's largest show off with a bang

Artist Seung Yul Oh has staged shows internationally and throughout New Zealand.

Blowing up a balloon with knowledge that it could burst at any moment, holds an exhilarating tension.

Ammonia leak in West Auckland

Ammonia began leaking from a premises on Corban Ave in Henderson about 4.45am on Monday.

Fire crews in Henderson are working to contain ammonia leaking from a 300kg vessel.

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