Auckland City Harbour News

Win or bust for Lynn Avon

Lynn Avon's Hanjaar Kidiwala scored a hat-trick to keep his side alive in the second division.

Relegation woes trouble clubs as season draws to a close

School's plastic pool plan video

Willem Cahil-Chiaroni helps classmates with the massive clean up effort.

An Auckland school filled its 200,000 litre pool with plastic bags in a bid to raise awareness about the state of waterways.

Central Leader

Win or bust for Lynn Avon

Lynn Avon's Hanjaar Kidiwala scored a hat-trick to keep his side alive in the second division.

Relegation woes trouble clubs as season draws to a close

Baseball is coming to Mt Roskill

The Central City Baseball Club is set to move to Mt Roskill, which could upset the Aussie Rules field.

Baseball's move to Mt Roskill confirmed as other codes cry foul

Eastern Courier

One stick for vein finder video

Haematology nurse Ella Liang uses the vein finder on Angela Knox.

Finding a suitable vein may pose a challenge on any patient. And those with difficult to find veins can be near impossible but the Haematology day ward at Middlemore Hospital have found the answer.

Big win for culturally diverse designs gallery

Nicola Luey and Khanh Vy celebrate their win at the NZ - Vietnam fashion show.

Separate countries and language barriers have proven little challenge for two designers embarking in a unique collaboration.

East & Bays Courier

Odd Shoes for Ryu

Ryu will be wearing odd shoes to show his support for Camp Quality

Ryu Kireka was a month away from his fifth birthday when life suddenly changed.

Grand final spot booked for Eastern Suburbs

Suburbs' Damien Mosquera shows his footwork.

The Chatham Cup is within Eastern Suburbs' reach after a dominant semifinal display

Manukau Courier

Alfriston College compete in two national finals

Reciprocate lead singer Pauline Tuia.

Alfriston College band Reciprocate are rehearsing for the national Rockquest and Pacifica Beats finals.

Thanks a Bunch

Lisa Gunanayagam and her husband Terrence treat all their friends as family.

This week's Thanks a Bunch goes to Lisa Gunanayagam and her husband Terrence.

North Harbour News

Motorists and businesses need patience with Westgate roadworks

Delays are expected until next month with the $4.6 million Fred Taylor Dr widening roadworks stage as part of the North West Transformation project.

Patience is needed with major roadworks around Westgate expected to finish by next month.

Cost blamed for no footpath fix gallery video

Albany councillors John Watson and Wayne Walker take their chances on footpath free Gills Rd. Photo: Supplied

Housing development is putting added pressure on the need for a solution for an Albany road, councillors say.

North Shore Times

Devonport landmark celebrates milestone gallery

Devonport's 103-year-old Victoria Theatre is believed to be New Zealand's oldest purpose-built theatre still standing.

In 2010 yet to be popstar Lorde wasn't the only Devonport personality with stars in their eyes.

Playground fight continues gallery

Jackie Kerridge says she and partner Chris Reeve will "personally guarantee" any cost overuns on their charitable trust's playground.

Accusations of playground bullying are keeping tensions simmering between supporters and skeptics of a playground charitable trust.

Nor-west News

Motorists and businesses need patience with Westgate roadworks

Delays are expected until next month with the $4.6 million Fred Taylor Dr widening roadworks stage as part of the North West Transformation project.

Patience is needed with major roadworks around Westgate expected to finish by next month.

Tookey wins teaching award

Unitec construction lecturer Lara Tookey won a National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award.

Lara Tookey is one of 12 to win a prestigious national tertiary teaching award.

Papakura Courier

Fighting an invisible disease every day

Julie Foster was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 33 years old.

Julie Foster described herself as a prime candidate for the silent disease.

Old schools pals meet for milestone

Former Waiau Pa School student Graham Coles holds a booklet from the school's 1950 diamond jubilee which he attended as a teenager.

Old schoolyard tales are being brought to life in a reunion celebrating 125 years.

Rodney Times

Ten days to Bluff on a Honda 105cc

Read to ride 2000km on tiny bikes are, from left, Koen McGee, Adam Lane, Greg Jones, Rex Mills, and TJ, all of Matakana, with their support vehicles.

Fifteen big boys on small bikes are riding 2000km in 10 days for a youth cause.

Miniature master chefs gallery video

Matthew McLauglin, Emma Beachman and Jack Hamilton decorate their masterpiece.

Orewa North Primary has held a four week baking challenge, inspired by MasterChef.

Western Leader

Exercise fun for Father's Day

A rogaine could be the perfect way for a father and child to spend time together.

Fathers will have free entry to the Little Muddy Creek Rogaine this Sunday.

Kokako release in time for breeding season

The kokako bird gets measured before it is released.

Six kokako birds have been released into the Waitakere Ranges just in time for spring breeding.

Waiheke marketplace

Santa's coming back to town

Waiheke Youth Voice wants to recapture the fun of Christmas by bringing back the Waiheke Santa Parade to Oneroa Village. Pictured are Zumba instructor Rahman Saleh and dancers at the 2010 parade.

Waiheke families can look forward to a traditional Santa Parade this year – thanks to the kids.

Decision time looms over dog rules

New dog access rules will be announced on September 10.

Waiheke dog owners are waiting for decisions over beach and reserves access as tension mounts.

Northland

From Whangarei to Las Vegas

Whangarei Hair stylist Daniel Matene will represent NZ in Las Vegas.

Hair stylist Daniel Matene is heading to the US to take on the world's best.

Mayor opens purpose-built jetty

Whangarei Cruising Club commodore Doug Smeal invites Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai to open the new jetty on Riverside Drive.

Four organisations joined forces to get a new jetty built on Riverside Dr in Whangarei

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