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Scaffolding has collapsed at a luxury apartment building in Takapuna overnight.
The scaffolding is understood to have fallen from a swimming pool near the base of The Sentinel tower between Huron St and Northcroft St.
As it fell, the scaffolding smashed glass awnings – leaving a pedestrian courtyard covered in smashed glass - and penetrated the roofs of nearby shops.
Click 'read more' for the full story. Photos: Ricky Wilson/Stuff
French teen Eloi Rolland, who has been missing in Auckland since March 2020, told his family he wanted to bring them to New Zealand.
More than two years after his disappearance, his parents Thierry and Catherine Rolland have finally arrived from France.
They do not know what happened to their son, and they’re desperate for answers.
“We don’t know what’s happened,” Catherine said. “We realise he is perhaps in another place.”
But the couple remain hopeful that Eloi is alive and well and said they would always be there for him.
Click 'read more' for the full story on Stuff.