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Tourists robbed of memories

Thomas Lagreve, 31, and Vincent Baud, 33, travelling in Argentina.

Frenchmen's open letter begs Bethells Beach thieves to return world-trip souvenirs.

NZ bikers protest 'cheese-cutters'

Julz Lee, left, Pat Kilduff and Darryn Lee think motorcyclists' safety should be looked at more seriously by the Government.

NZ motorcyclists are rallying to highlight the dangers of median barriers that can cut a rider to pieces.

Teens in court

Two youths appear in Waitakere District Court.

Two youths appear in court over an alleged Tinder-related stabbing.

New shed for sharing

St Dominic's School students Breanna Pinto, left, Claire Armstrong, both 8, and Hadlee Jordan, 7, with some of the ...

A stolen shed used to store donations at St Dominic's School has been replaced.

Traumatic childhood sparks support

Niki Reilly hopes to boost confidence for adults with life-long injuries as a result of parental abuse through a support ...

A Titirangi woman who encountered childhood abuse wants to use her past to support others.

Surfer's life saving actions

Police and family struggled to get the woman over rocks and out of the water after Chris Sharland's rescue.

A women's family mistook her frantic signals for help from the water as friendly waves.

Cancer patient's emotional plea

Jeff Paterson has taken a creative approach to his campaign to get funding for melanoma drugs.

"Give others and me a chance to fight this disease. Fund these drugs, please.''

Titirangi rider is now an Elite

BMX rider Michael Bias of North Harbour BMX Club.

BMX rider Michael Bias will represent New Zealand in the world champs as an Elite rider.

Small steps lead to zero waste lifestyle

In Kristy Lorson's efforts to live waste free she has discovered that making toothpaste is easy and only requires 1 ...

A family of three have not had to empty their kitchen rubbish bin for the past two months.

Fog fades from Auckland

Fog beginning to recede from the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Tuesday.

A major fog bank that settled over parts of Auckland, disrupting ferries and traffic, has broken up.

The Runway Challenge is on again

The Hobsonville Pt Runway Challenge in full swing in 2015. This year it is expected to be bigger and better.

Entries are now open for the annual Hobsonville Pt Runway Challenge.

Surfer undaunted by shark attack

Paerata-Reid at home in Piha, Auckland

When a shark the size of a surfboard sunk its teeth into his foot, Elliot Paerata-Reid knew exactly what to do.

App puts focus on relationship abuse

Deborah Mackenzie, Inner City Women's Group agency manager, says the app is being launched to educate and support women.

Helping women to identify potential forms of domestic violence is made easier with a new app.

Stabbing: two teens charged

Teens charged following stabbing

Pair charged over west Auckland stabbing of man they met on Tinder.

Boot camp proves popular

Henderson High School student Matt Billington, left, and Avondale College students Sarah Kelsey and Nathan Ivory gave up ...

Some of West Auckland's best commerce and economics students jumped into a business boot camp over the school holidays.

Lynn-Avon seeking the upset

Player of the day Lynn-Avon's Tessa Nicol goes down to make the first of a string of saves.

The premier women's football team are hoping to get points on the board this weekend.

Visual impairment no barrier for Olivia

Riding horses was the highlight of the 
Halberg Junior Disability Games for Olivia.

It takes real bravery to front up to the start line when the world around you is blurry.

Us Two: Jesse and Jackie

Comedians and husband and wife Jesse Griffin and Jackie Van Beek at their home in the Waitakere Ranges.

The couple open up about juggling entertainment schedules with raising a family.

Publishing worldwide is 'kind of fun'

Gareth St John Thomas says books have made a come back over the past few years.

Gareth St John Thomas started Exisle Publishing 25 years ago in Titirangi. He speaks to chief reporter Simon Smith about the business.

Handy gift for households

The Trusts chief executive Simon Wickham says the tool kits will be handy for the odd jobs that crop up around the house.

Profits from alcohol sales and gambling machines are buying every West Auckland household a free toolkit.

Primary school's sculpture proves most popular

Matipo Primary School in Te Atatu Peninsula won the Harbourview Sculpture Trail 2016 schools category People's Choice ...

A primary school's sculpture that won a major award is now on public display.

Shared path provides new links

An artist's impression of the cycling path's bridge over Whau River close to Olympic Park.

A shared walking and cycling pathway will provide a continuous route from New Lynn into the city.

Sudden death linked to undetected heart disease

The grave of John William Dennis McLean at Waikumete Cemetery.

Memorable last words and the untimely death of John McLean.

Roosters romp over the Ponies

Taylor Herbert works his way through the Ponsonby defence on Saturday.

Going into Saturday's Sharman Cup match both the Ponsonby Ponies and the Te Atatu Roosters were unbeaten.

Rubbish day causes a stink amongst parents

Avondale parent Ryan Spearman stands with his daughters Estelle, 3, left, and Clementine, 5, in front of bins, which are ...

Rubbish day along part of Avondale's main strip has become life-threatening for school-children, says a parent.

Child burnt by exploding BBQ

A fire engine leaves the Henderson address where a boy suffered burns.

A child's arms were burned when a barbecue exploded in Auckland.

Travel diary stolen days before flight home

Tourist Raz Peri's memory of New Zealand will be tainted by having her bag stolen.

Tourist Raz Peri has had a bitter end to her 10 month trip.

OBITUARY: Dr Kenneth Reid Orr

Kenneth Orr worked until the age of 92, he is pictured with his wife Kay.

 Dr Kenneth Reid Orr from the Remuera Rheumatology and Musculo-skeletal clinic has died aged 93.

Young paddlers power to finish line

Kelston Girls' College's under-19 team powers through for a cracking finish at the waka ama national titles. The crew is ...

Three West Auckland secondary schools have taken out top spots in the national secondary school waka ama.

Sisters box their way to success

Boxing greatness runs in the family. From left: Maria Motu-Gemmell, mother Aloma Browne, and Sally Motu.

Two sisters from West Auckland are conquering the world of boxing with the help of their mum.

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