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Girl slapped in attempted abduction

A 13-year-old girl was the target of an attempted abduction in West Auckland.

A 13-year-old girl was slapped in the face during a prolonged abduction attempt in West Auckland.

$50,000 reward offered over killing video

Brett Fraser (pictured) died after a suspected cannabis robbery last year.

Police investigating an unsolved killing hope $50,000 could help people "rethink their loyalites".

Six years for dairy killing

Slain Henderson dairy owner Arun Kumar, 57.

The full story of the killing of Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar began before his teen killer's birth, the judge said as he jailed the boy for six years.

Parents sue council over boy's death

The Sheehan family grave at Waikumete Cemetery.

A tragic drowning and the court case that followed feature in this instalment of Tales from the Crypt

Who killed Brett Fraser? $50,000 reward

Police are offering a $50,000 reward as they seek Brett Fraser's killer.

Police are offering a reward of up to $50,000 as they try to solve the murder of Aucklander Brett Fraser.

Alarm saves property from fire

02062015 peter mcdonald/fairfax nz news photo: A Stokes Valley based fire truck leads some friends through the Valley to mark the 75th anniversary of the fire station's opening on Saturday, April 30, 2015.

A monitored burglar and fire alarm has saved a couple's Te Atatu South home from going up entirely in flames. 

Help police identify this man

Police believe this man can provide information in the case of three stolen Australian water dragons from a Henderson pet store.

Police investigating a burglary at the Bird Barn on Lincoln Road in Henderson are hoping the man pictured can assist with the investigation.

Titirangi RSA president steps down

A display featuring hand made poppies from the World War I 100 year commemoration will be dedicated to former Titirangi RSA president Mike Logan.

Mike Logan leaves behind a legacy he can be proud of.

A cuppa and a chat

Joy Prebble, left, and Mike Andrew enjoy a natter together.

Meeting for a cup of tea is something these two friends look forward to every week.

Eunice's extraordinary Mercy mission

Sambany, from a jungle village in Madagascar, before his operation to remove a 7.4kg benign tumour.

Changing a man's life with a 7.4kg benign tumour has shaped a new path for Eunice Hiew.

History acknowledged at Piha defence site

Scanning the skies at the Piha Radar Station.

Visitors to a radar station site in Piha can learn about the significant role it played in WWII.

Whenuapai and Redhills cater for Auckland's growth

Whenuapai and Redhills are some of the first areas on the list to be developed to cater for Auckland's urban growth.

The future expansion of housing areas and business precincts in the area are being decided now.

Ashes unclaimed by family members are scattered

Titirangi RSA welfare officer Matt McMillan is remembering those lost at war even if they have been forgotten by others.

Forgotten servicemen's ashes are finally set to be scattered with their fellow comrades after going unclaimed for about 20 years.

Westside gets second season

Antonia Prebble and David De Lautour star as Rita and Ted West in Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside.

Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside gets $7.5 million funding for second season.

Massey take back the cup

The victorious Massey premiers and supporters hoist their prize.

The ASB Cup is back in the hands of the Massey Rugby Club premiers.

The bubble is her tenpin bowling secret

Cushla Burns practices at Pins Lincoln Rd as she prepares for the 2015 World Seniors Championships bowling tournament in Las Vegas.

Cushla Burns is the country's top senior tenpin bowler. She talks to reporter Akuino Olaaiga about the game and how she casually started 20 years ago as part of a social work team.

Southern Stampede secure home final

Returning Southern Stampede player Ryan Strayer battles West Auckland Admirals' Blake Jackson

Queenstown ice hockey team pumped ahead of next weekend's games against Dunedin Thunder.

Indie duo crack Silver Scroll top 20

Songwriter Anji Sami and producer Jeremy Toy in their studio.

Two indie-rock songwriters have landed a spot in the Silver Scroll Top 20 - New Zealand's most prestigious music awards.

Hearing his instruments is the reward

Instrument maker and repairer Maurice Reviol in his workshop in Waiatarua, Auckland.

Maurice Reviol, 44, lives in Laingholm with his wife, 11-year-old son and cat, Mr Puss. Chief reporter Simon Smith asks him what it is like making and repairing woodwind instruments, such as clarinets, bassoons, flutes and oboes.

Roosters not counting their chickens just yet

Te Atatu Roosters' To'o Alo palms off the Barracudas.

The Roosters are taking nothing for granted as they display the grit required to advance out of the Sharman Cup

50 years in the spotlight

The Lawson quins' first Christmas: Lisa, Deborah, Sam, Shirlene, and Selina. And Santa.

For 50 years, the Lawson quins have lived in the eye of the New Zealand public.

Police hunt water dragon thief

One-metre-long Australian water dragon Wilson is one of three water dragons stolen from Bird Barn Pet Store.

Three stolen water dragons are lost in Auckland and their owners are devastated.

Meet New Zealand's biggest bogans

Dr Dave Snell.

A new TV2 reality series aims to shine the light on New Zealand’s bogan sub-culture.

House fire in New Lynn

Firefighters attend a house fire in Durrant Place, New Lynn, Auckland.

An electric blanket is believed to have caused a fire in an Auckland house.

Roadworks will finally begin after years of waiting

The Te Atatu Rd/Edmonton Rd roundabout in Te Atatu South will be converted into traffic lights as part of the Te Atatu Corridor Improvement Project.

Roadworks to help ease congestion problems and boost safety along Te Atatu Rd will finally begin.

Students take production reins

Mackensie Clayton, Alex McShane and Emma McShane have taken the reins of their school production.

Three high school students have decided to tackle their school production themselves.

Crash through fence, into car

Two men were found unconscious in their car after it smashed into this silver Nissan that was parked in a Henderson driveway.

Two men have been taken to hospital after the car they were in crashed through a fence and into a parked car in West Auckland.

Deadly "baseball-like swing" alleged

Charanpreet Dhaliwal was murdered on the first day of his new job.

Coroner hears evidence into bashed security guard's death.

Prominent bowler killed in freak accident

Ash urns put in storage when the old Waikumete Cemetery crematorium was demolished in 1969 were later buried under a special commemorative plaque

The tragic death of a well known bowler and businessman is recalled over seven decades later.

Street names pay tribute

James O'Meara was killed in action at age 26.

A subdivision will have its roads named after Swanson men and women who served in World War I.

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