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New Zealand Herald
Why disco fever is sweeping Auckland
New Zealand Herald
Disco fever is hitting Auckland and after socialite Colin Mathura-Jeffree's high-octane Studio 54 birthday party at REC in Britomart last Saturday, it looks as though punters will be up for dressing 80s-style as Pleasuredome opens soon. A-listers such ...

 20 Aug 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Baden Kerr sinks Auckland with last minute penalty | Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz
It was an emotional return to EcoLight Stadium for Stephen Donald on Saturday night as Baden Kerr's penalty snatched a 16-14 win for Counties Manukau.
Rugby: Baden Kerr kicks Counties to opening victory over AucklandNew Zealand Herald
Baden Kerr lands monster 49m penalty kick as Counties Manukau snatch late victory over AucklandTVNZ

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 19 Aug 2017 

New Zealand Herald
Donated bike a 'blessing' to Afghanistan boy Malid Rashidi living in Flat Bush, Auckland
New Zealand Herald
Most people wouldn't even think about it, but when Malid Rashidi rides his bicycle to and from school, he feels blessed. The 15-year-old lives in Flat Bush, Auckland, after moving to New Zealand from Afghanistan two years ago. "We have quite a lot of ...

 19 Aug 2017 

New Zealand Herald
Lightning strikes, hail hit Auckland, Northland as weather worsens ...
New Zealand Herald
Thunderstorms are rolling in to Auckland with lightning striking across the city and rain expected to get heavier. Lightning strikes were recorded across the ...
Thunderstorms and rain strike Northland and Auckland | Stuff.co.nzTaranaki Daily News

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 19 Aug 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
South Auckland police cases twice as likely to fall short of prosecution
Stuff.co.nz
Fifteen per cent of serious criminal charges in one of New Zealand's busiest crime districts are not making the grade for prosecution – double the national average. Police in south Auckland are privately expressing concern that too many of their ...

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 20 Aug 2017 

Newshub
Group of men tried to save dying man during party at Three Kings home
Stuff.co.nz
Police are looking for three men who attempted to help the 25-year-old man killed at a party on a "relatively quiet" Auckland street. Police were called to the reportedly rowdy house party on Haughey Ave, Three Kings in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Auckland police want to speak to three men who put man who died suspiciously into recovery positionTVNZ
Man dead in homicide at rowdy party in Three Kings, AucklandAuckland stuff.co.nz
Suspicious death overnight in Three Kings, AucklandScoop.co.nz (press release)
NZCity -Newshub -New Zealand Herald
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 19 Aug 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Armed police search Auckland house for alleged Morrinsville gunman Rollie Heke
TVNZ
Armed police searched an Auckland house tonight where it was believed alleged Morrinsville gunman Rollie Heke was hiding out. Source: 1 NEWS. Police say Mr Heke was not located during the search, which was carried out "without incident." Police said ...
Police operation in Mt Albert linked to fugitive Rollie Heke | Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz
Police search for Heke in Mt AlbertNZCity
Search warrant in Mount Albert, AucklandVoxy

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 19 Aug 2017 

Newshub
Auckland houses struck by lightning | Newshub
Newshub
Houses in Auckland were struck by lightning on Saturday afternoon as stormy weather rolled over the city. Hail, thunder and lightning lashed the city in a short ...

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 19 Aug 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Auckland stormwater system needs 'very expensive' upgrade
Radio New Zealand
"In our isthmus area ... in the old part, the central part of Auckland, we've got really vulnerable pipes," she said. "As soon as there's a heavy downpour stormwater can overload the system, it pushes back into the sewage system and we get overflows of ...

 19 Aug 2017 

Interest.co.nz
Greg Ninness says the outlook remains soft for the Auckland ...
Interest.co.nz
Surging migration-fuelled population growth is driving up demand, while construction of new homes remains well below what is required to meet that demand.

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 19 Aug 2017 

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