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'If I could stay, I would' video

Western Springs College biology teacher James Aulsford is moving to the South Island because he can't afford to live in ...

Science teacher says he's been forced to leave Auckland, just so he can afford a home.

Tusitala proud to don the Manu Samoa jersey

Danny Tusitala plays halfback for Ponsonby Rugby's men's premier team.

Danny Tusitala joins Samoa after a year of chasing his rugby dream.

Pokarekare Ana on the Great Wall video

Te Atatu's John McGough, 49, plays Pokarekare Ana to tourists on the Great Wall in China.

For more than 40 years John McGough has been serenading both concert-goers and his west Auckland neighbours.

Work to fix dangerous marks

Old lane markings on State Highway 16 in Auckland, heading west approaching the Waterview Connection.

Authorities are moving to fix some of the dangerous markings on Auckland's Northwest Motorway.

'It's only a matter of time'

In dry weather the Waitakere Ranges is susceptible to bush fire.

It's lucky nobody has been killed by bush fires in the Waitakere Ranges caused by fireworks, a volunteer firefighter says.

Race to save wetlands

Bittern are just one of the many birds that live in the area around the Matuku Link.

A public campaign to purchase pristine wildlife area is agonisingly close to reaching its target - but only has days left.

Glendene's iron man

Henderson blacksmith Jon Hall works with a piece of hot iron in his workshop in Glendene.

Scrap materials have a story to tell, Jon Hall says.

Old marks perplex motorists

Later in the day it can be hard to distinguish between shadow lane markings and real lanes on the Northwest Motorway.

A councillor is calling for orange lane markings on the Northwest Motorway to stop motorists being misled.

Green fingers at Kelston Boys

Kelston Boys' High School students with the raised garden bed they built for the school.

Kelston Boys High School have started their own vegetable garden to get students eating healthy.

Mystery over girl's murder

Tracey Ann Patient in a file photo.

A 40-year-old cold-case remains unsolved despite hundreds of calls from witnesses.

'Tragic accident' probed

A five-year-old boy's body was found on the rocks at Piha on Saturday night.

Police looking into moments leading up to death of 5-year-old boy at popular Auckland beach.

Black beaches under threat? video

Could the mining of iron sand off Taranaki affect Piha Beach? The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society thinks so.

The proposed mining of iron sands could impact beaches like Piha, an environmental group says.

Korck and Andrews-Nahu receive $10,000 scholarships video

West Auckland AMP Scholarship winners Nicola Korck, left, and Kannah Andrews-Nahu.

Two of west Auckland's brightest young stars have received a huge financial boost to help them continue their rapid rise. 

Leave Dale alone

Save Dale badges are circulating throughout Avondale.

Avondale residents will put up a fight to keep their spider mascot.

Elisha is serving up success

Elisha Tuaoi says I can't see myself ever not playing volleyball, it's my passion.

School is important to Elisha Tuaoi, though he admits a week in Fiji playing volleyball sounds like "a bit more fun".

Teen suicide: Who is caring for the parents?

Researcher Clare Stanton says we need to understand more about the care and support parents of suicidal teenagers need.

There is a gaping hole in society's understanding of the support parents of suicidal teenagers need a researcher says.

Paedophile denied parole

West Auckland man Jarred James Hutchison, who sexually abused a young girl over a period of five years, has been denied ...

Man jailed 10 years ago for filming himself repeatedly raping a young girl will remain in prison.

Presland to chair Waitakere

The new chairperson of the Waitakere Local Board, Greg Presland.

Sandra Coney is stepping down to have time to write, and restore her Piha property.

Welcoming back the Wests

Cast and crew are ready to start filming for Westside season three. Todd Emerson, front left. Antonia Prebble, David de ...

He's suave, he's smooth and he's back. Todd Emerson is returning on our screens as Bilkey on Westside.

Community cash to build property business

Hangar Bar was found to be one of Auckland's worst bars in a Police survey which revealed which bars' patrons were later ...

The Trusts have $15.7 million in cash but its not going to give this back, instead plowing $10m into a new property investment company.

Giving back? The Trusts' giving by the numbers

West Liquor on Lincoln Rd, Henderson, west Auckland one of The Trusts retail outlets.

The Trusts gave back 11 per cent of its profits on alcohol sales for the year ended March 2016.

'The car was fully flipped' video

The woman who was inside the vehicle died at the scene after her car, pictured to the right of the house, rolled down a bank.

A trail of debris led to the vehicle, resting upside down near a tree. In spite of rescuers' efforts the woman inside couldn't be saved.

Road reopens after gas leak

The fire service were called to a gas leak in Auckland on Wednesday afternoon

Brigham Creek Rd was closed after a digger cut into gas main, causing a methane leak. The road has now reopened.

Dealing metal, singing Elvis video

Sometimes Andy Stankovich sings around the yard but "just mucking around".

We talk with Andy Stankovich of Te Atatu Peninsula – scrap metal dealer and Elvis singer.

Henderson's future

Shane Henderson will sit on the Henderson-Massey local board, after receiving the highest number of votes among candidates.

It has been sixth months of "hard campaigning" but now, Shane Henderson is ready to tackle the hard issues out west. 

State homes mostly free from 'P'

Housing New Zealand does not randomly test for methamphetamine.

Housing New Zealand has had 16 properties in west Auckland test positive for the highly-addictive drug 'P'.

Families get connected

Marlena Edmonds, 37, will be using some of her new-found computer schools to help her with volunteer work at Royal Road ...

A computer course is helping families who have children attending low decile schools learn more about the power of technology.

Get thrifty in October

Henderson Hospice's Helen Harrison, left, and Linda Clark with some of the items available to help make preparing for ...

 Buy Nothing New Month is encouraging people to think about their retail purchases this month.

Heckling in tense court hearing

The scene in Glendene following the alleged stabbing on Saturday.

Auckland stabbing-accused swears back at members of the public abusing him in court.

Murder accused cries in court

Carly Stewart, 36, died on Saturday at a Te Atatu address.

36-year-old accused of stabbing another woman to death in Te Atatu shielded her face in the dock.

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