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Auckland tornado: Papatoetoe family frustrated by insurance delay
The freak storm wrecked their garage and parts of their home, but an assessor didn't come until three days later. 
© 2021 6:54pm 

South Auckland tornado: Property developers ask to buy damaged properties 24 hours later
Shirley Corles-Davis is still angry at being asked by a property developer if she wanted to sell her house just 24 hours after it was damaged in the Papatoetoe tornado.A freak twister ripped through the area on Saturday morning,... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 6:05pm 

Lake Alice and Abuse in Care inquiry: 'I had no idea why I'd been shocked'
By Andrew McRae of RNZ A survivor of abuse while in the adolescent unit at Lake Alice in the 1970s has ended up spending 40 of his 60 years in jail.He has given evidence at the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care in Auckland.... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 5:34pm 

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Death in a recliner chair: Daughter says 'angry' father refused wife's aid
A South Auckland man described by paramedics as having died with his skin fused to his filthy recliner chair was often surly to his wife, refusing her offers of help, the couple's daughter has testified at her mother's manslaughter... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 4:34pm 

Decades of work before Auckland's Hauraki Gulf fully restored, iwi leader says
Environmental groups and iwi welcome plan to restore Auckland's Hauraki Gulf after years of decline — but it will take decades of work. 
© 2021 3:35pm 

Hamilton to Auckland train faced two-hour holdup due to break down up the line
The train was stuck 8 kilometres from Papakura for over two hours, due to a breakdown further up the line. 
© 2021 2:45pm 

Legal battle over Auckland's Queen St on hold as upgrade accelerates
Opponents of the Queen St upgrade have paused a legal challenge to the council. 
© 2021 1:55pm 

Three plead not guilty over death of MMA fighter Fau Vake
Three of the four men charged in relation to the death of MMA fighter Fau Vake in central Auckland have pleaded not guilty in court. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 11:35am 

MMA fighter Fau Vake attack: One man pleads guilty, three plead not guilty
One man charged in relation to the fatal attack on MMA fighter Fau Vake has pleaded guilty and his name suppression lapsed, while three others have pleaded not guilty.Four men appeared in the High Court in Auckland for the first... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 10:04am 

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Covid 19 coronavirus: A day in the life of a marae-based vaccination centre
In the community of South Auckland, Manurewa marae became the first marae-based vaccination centre in New Zealand. It opened in April with the intent to vaccinate 300 people a day, but numbers have surged to almost 500. But there's... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 6:05pm 

Bairds Rd murder trial: Mistrial declared after jurors fail to agree on verdict
After two days of deliberations, jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a South Auckland man who was accused of murder despite Crown prosecutors and the defence having agreed he wasn't the one who pulled the trigger.Justice... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 6:05pm 

Feral Auckland Domain rabbits could be shot, as hunting dog gets invite, bait planned to kill pests
Feral rabbits in Auckland Domain could be shot, and a rabbit dog and pest baiting are already set to tackle the rodents.Auckland Council plans to invite a regular canine guest to the city's oldest park, with the first rabbit-hunting... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 5:04pm 

Threats, false sexual assault accusations made against Auckland students
Police are investigating after students at two Auckland high schools were the target of offensive and threatening messages. 
© 2021 4:26pm 

Snapchat school threats: Police investigating after complaint from second Auckland high school
Police are investigating after an Auckland high school made a complaint that they received threatening messages on social media platform Snapchat.The complaint came after students at a top high school on Auckland's North Shore said... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 4:04pm 

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Andrew Barnes: How to save Auckland's Queen Street
OPINION An elderly, banjo-playing couple used to be a fixture on Queen St. The man would sing Christian songs, breaking off occasionally to preach salvation to passers-by. I would pass them on my daily walk between my home and office,... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 12:04am 

Auckland triple overdose: Mystery substance sent to Govt research lab for further testing
Three people were in a critical condition after taking an “unknown substance” outside SkyCity on Monday all are now recovering hospital, police say. 
© 2021 10:35am 

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