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Use of ring 'deliberately cruel'

It would have taken special pliers and two people to force on the docking ring which cost Garfield his leg.

Finals spot just desserts for chef

A modern spin on a traditional Filipino dessert scores an Auckland chef a finals spot in competition.

Auckland Transport to review deadly intersection

The intersection where a 6-year-old girl was hit by a car is being reviewed by Auckland Transport.

Canine lovers embark on three-day hike

A group of dog enthusiasts will embark on a three-day fundraising hike named after the late Sir Edmund Hillary.

Auckland pensioners face rent rise

Pensioners in Auckland council units are angry and dismayed at another proposed rent rise.

Entertainer Chic Littlewood dies

Generations of TV viewers and theatre goers are mourning the loss of a beloved performer entertained New Zealand for decades.

US show to be shot in Auckland

A US fantasy television series based on books by top selling American author Terry Brooks will by shot in west Auckland.

Hindu temple nears completion

A $5 million Hindu temple under construction in west Auckland is due for completion by mid year.

Remote and wild trip

Len Gillman is gearing up for a month of constant daylight, flying drones and freezing temperatures.

Girls, are you game?

There's a new community in town and they're on a mission to find more female gamers.

Hardworking pioneer will be missed

The death of 103-year-old Helena Ataya marks the end of an era for the Corban winemaker family.

White out for Brad

Snow fell at a West Auckland primary school last week in honour of a "larger than life" boy.

New Lynn cinema coming soon

A movie theatre, a dining precinct and new retail outlets are all part of the $36 million dollar expansion of LynnMall.

New Lynn goes with the flow

New Lynn has 20 traffic signals, nine of them within a 1km stretch of road. Thankfully, one set is about to go.

A novel surprise for parents

An Auckland teen has just completed her first novel without letting a soul know what she was up to.

BMX kid's long recovery

Sports-mad Zak Burgess is dealing with two broken legs after he was hit by a car in West Auckland.

Watch out for wasps

When five German wasps entered a bathroom, one man was soon in a state of panicked nude "swattting".

The joys of making people laugh

Comedian Jesse Griffin lives a jolly life with his family out in West Auckland.

Schools assess decile changes

Many West Auckland communities are facing more hardship judging by new school decile ratings.

End of the line for bush train

Two popular tourist trains have been stopped in their tracks - and this time it is permanent.

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