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Skateboard ramp stolen

This skateboard ramp was stolen from Royal Road Primary School in Massey.

Playtime has come to a hault at Royal Rd Primary School.

Jones smacks winners home

Blockhouse Bay's GD Jones, left, and Artem Sitak put up a good fight against Parnell.

A "massive" effort by GD Jones has helped defending champions Blockhouse Bay into the Caro Bowl final again.

Businesses connect stay-at-home parents

Olivia Dexter holds her daughter Eva inside the massage pod, which she runs as a business from her home in Avondale.

A business-minded mother has found a way to empower parents wanting to work from home.

Henderson to be 'unlocked'

Henderson is set to receive development support, which local board deputy chairman Shane Henderson says is a victory.

How can we get more people living in Henderson? Auckland Council has the answer, boost development.

Public warned on synthetic cannabis

The Waitemata District Health Board is warning people about the effects of synthetic cannabinoids.

Seventeen people suffering effects of synthetic cannabis were brought into Waitakere Hospital over the course of five days.

Waitakere United coach steps down

Brian Shelley is no longer coach of Waitakere United.

The head coach and technical director of Waitakere United have stepped down.

Christmas stolen for deafblind family

Christmas gift

A deaf blind family has been burgled just a month out from Christmas.

Christmas comes early for dogs

Henderson-Massey Local Board member Tracy Kirkley, left, with Teddy, and board chairwoman Vanessa Neeson with Rex IV at Corban Reserve.

A new dog agility park will be opened in Corban Reserve this December.

Upcycling with heart

Tanaya and Albert Neho test out a seat made out of an old bath.

An upcycling project isn't just about reducing the waste going to landfill.

Joseph Parker inspiring words

Joseph Parker visited Royal Rd Primary School. He is pictured with Naliyah Bell and Shahil Subrailo, both 13, and promoter Dean Lonergan.

Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker visited Royal Rd Primary School.

Cyclist killed in afternoon collision with truck

The grave of Owen Moore at Waikumete Cemetery

A promising young athlete comes to grief on an inner city road in today's Tales From the Crypt

Exercise should be fun

Roselyn Mani, 26, is one of the top gym instructors at YMCA.

Find out what makes the top YMCA gym instructor the best in her field.

Mum-to-be spreading Xmas cheer

Shaye Kent is collecting presents for a family who can't afford presents this year.

Shaye Kent is giving another family the Christmas they deserve by collecting gifts for those who would go without.

Signs promote taking recyclables home

Charlotte Murdoch, 8, from Oratia District School shows off her artwork encouraging recycling.

Signs made by school children are kicking off a campaign to get people to recycle more.

Shortland Street actor stars in new play

Cian Elyse White and Jayden Daniels perform in a revival of the Maori play Nga Puke.

Jayden Daniels has gone from the stage to Shortland Street and back again.

Stardome is giving back

This kitten could do with some extra love and care over the holidays.

Take a look into outer space while helping a couple of worthy charities this Christmas. 

Land battle in Supreme Court

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

An historical claim over a valuable chunk of Auckland land will be heading to the Supreme Court.

Festive Auckland tradition

This year's finale float has a Kiwiana theme for the Farmers Santa Parade.

Auckland City's largest annual community event- the Farmers Santa Parade- starts at a new time of 1pm on November 29.

Float designer reins in closer to Farmers Santa Parade

Peter Taylor of Muriwai stands next to one of his favourite floats he built for the Farmers Santa Parade on November 29.

An Auckland festive favourite shimmers in a detailed tinsel light for Peter Taylor.

Teen nearly drowns

Piha beach/Lion rock.

A teen remains in a serious condition and police hope she "pulls through" after nearly drowning at Piha.

Ratepayers association revived

The Titirangi Residents and Ratepayers Association want to apply for funding for a plaque to recognise a puriri tree which was used in much the same way as the roundabout is used now – as a place to hang messages.

A ratepayers and resident association has had to shut down to begin again.

Harbour cruise delights Stirling

Stirling McNeill from Massey gets ready for his big day on the water - but first there's a little something he'd like to give the captain.

Young Stirling McNeill was up bright and early on November 22 for a day he'll never forget.

Aspin jumps Dodge with a rhythm

Tehran Aspin rides Dodge in cross country at a Coatesville One Day Event this year.

Equestrian sport is tough with not only the competition to worry about but your own steed as well. Sports reporter Simon Smith talks with Tehran Aspin about her love of horses.

Ariana sweeps the floor at Australian nationals

Ariana Salaivao.

Gymnast Ariana Salaivao has cleaned up in Australia in her first international competition.

Cian returns to the stage

Actress Cian Elyse White will direct Nga Puke at Te Pou in New Lynn in December.

It was a classic love story of boy meets girl that enticed actress Cian Elyse White to go from the small screen to the stage.

NZ folk music icon dies

Pat with her late husband Rudy Sunde on their 60th wedding anniversary. They are pictured with a photo of them on their wedding day.

The man who brought the sound of folk music to West Auckland has died.

Teen risks life for cricket

David Ngawaka narrowly escaped being trampled by race horses when he walked onto the Avondale Racecourse.

A teen gave himself the fright of his life walking in front of horses in a race to fetch a wayward cricket ball.

More spray used on weeds

Park edgings across the city that were mechanically mowed are now being sprayed with chemicals, unless local boards find the money to stop it.

The use of chemical spraying has increased out west following a council decision to "harmonise" service levels.

Expression of grief through art

Calling A Circle: He Karanga Pae has been gifted to Hospice West Auckland.

An artwork made by people who've experienced grief has been gifted to Hospice West Auckland.

Provide knowledge on pest and weed management

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Jasmine weed, pest. plant.

Have your say on how Auckland Council should deal with pests and weeds.

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