Auckland City Harbour News

$170pw for a bunk bed

The bottom bunk in this room is $170 per week, advertised on Trade Me in a Queen St apartment in central Auckland.

Renting in central Auckland can be expensive - but $170 to share a bunk bed?

Unitary Plan changes prompt public meeting

Residents from across the eastern suburbs attend a meeting to hear what the changes to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan could mean for them.

Residents are concerned about Auckland Council's proposed zoning changes in their Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan submission.

Central Leader

Couch to tough 10km in 19 weeks

Shelly Green says exercise needs to be incorporated into daily planning.

Two kids, a career and 50th birthday wasn't enough to stop Shelly Green from beginning to exercise.

Keeping it in the National family

Rachel Trimble, who is also Minister Simon Bridges' sister, with her fiance National MP Simon O'Connor.

National MP Simon O'Connor left the priesthood for politics and now he's marrying a Cabinet Minister's sister.

Eastern Courier

Singing stars wanted for charity choir

Variety - The Children's Charity is calling for singing stars aged 7-18  to step up and audition for Variety Voices,  the charity's performance choir group.

Wanted: Singing stars aged 7-18.

Free shuttle service between hospital sites

The new shuttle service will take patients from Manukau SuperClinic to Middlemore Hospital and back.

A new shuttle bus is being be trialled between South Auckland hospital sites.

East & Bays Courier

Playground revitalizes school

Glen Innes School principal Jonathan Hendricks and Creating Communites development manager Franswa Janssen have worked hard on the playground redevelopment.

Glen Innes School principal Jonathan Hendricks didn't let a lack of funding stop his play ground plans. 

Helping women feel safer

Women's self-defence classes teach practical techniques to help people defend themselves in a variety of situations.

Free self-defence taster course are being offered around Auckland.

Manukau Courier

Village bids farewell

Locals placed flowers at the park sign as an impromptu memorial.

Naomi Kirk has taken one final journey through the suburb she helped to shape.

Manukau City pull off a coup gallery

Kevin Fallon says he's pleased to be back in the game after a short hiatus.

Master coach Kevin Fallon will guide Manukau City this football season.

North Harbour News

The Parent Project helps families be cyber safe

Phil and Lynette Petry from Albany have joined with Vodafone for The Parent Project.

An Albany family are sharing their experiences to help New Zealand families stay safe on the internet.

Kayakers stuck in mud

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter winches two kayakers stuck in the mud to safety.

Kayaking pair were winched from mud after their boat got stuck.

North Shore Times

Romantic show gets debut gallery

Cindy of Samoa, left, is the narrator of transgender musical, People Like Us, directed by Borni te Rongopai Tukiwaho, and written by Joanna Jayne St John.

A writer is hoping audiences will be able to identify with her show about transgender romance.

Long walk for hospice gallery

Colliers Coastal Challenge is an annual event for runners and walkers to support Hospice North Shore.

Staff from a funeral home are getting ready for a fundraising coastal walk for hospice.

Nor-west News

Pursuit crash driver banned: police

Police said the 22-year-old driver of this car was seen speeding at 124kmh. He initially pulled over but sped away when police approached his vehicle.

Police lay blame for Auckland crash which seriously injured infant squarely on the 22-year-old fleeing driver.

Kayakers stuck in mud

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter winches two kayakers stuck in the mud to safety.

Kayaking pair were winched from mud after their boat got stuck.

Papakura Courier

Search on for golf's next big star

Golfer Ryan Fox is a Holden ambassador.

Holden is on a drive to find New Zealand's next Ryan Fox or Lydia Ko.

What's On: Sol3 Mio

Sol3 Mio will be performing at Villa Maria Estate Winery to raise funds for Variety - The Children's Charity.

Musical trio Sol3 Mio will give a special performance to raise funds for Variety - The Children's Charity.

Rodney Times

Hitting the halfway mark

Olga Martinez is inviting others to join her for a run around Gulf Harbour Marina wiith personal trainer son Aitor and her daughter Amaia.

Olga Martinez has hit the halfway mark in her training for the 8.4 kilometre Ports of Auckland Round the Bays and is looking for people to come and run with her to keep her motivated.

Summer heat makes training tough

Olga and Amaia Martinez have been training around Gulf Harbour under the watchful eye of personal trainer and son Aitor Martinez.

Hot, humid weather and a manic work schedule is making things tough for Olga Martinez as she prepares for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

Western Leader

Cemetery welcomes the living

Guided walks of the grounds will demystify parts of the cemetery.

Death is often a taboo subject.

Mr Asia actor hits the law books

Actor Dan Musgrove is returning to law school this year, partly to research his new script.

The criminal world is becoming increasingly familiar to actor Dan Musgrove.

Waiheke marketplace

Business titan dies

The Spencer family are the biggest landowners on Waiheke Island, with holdings including the Man O' War vineyard.

John Spencer, who topped the Rich List for many years, has reportedly died in London.

Matiatia court costs a record

(Back from left) Direction Matiatia barrister Kitt Littlejohn, DMI member John Hawkesby, QC Matt Casey, and DMI members Christine Gisby and Merran Lawler (front) won the battle to prevent a marina being built at Matiatia.

Battlers against a marina proposed for Waiheke Island have won record costs but will they get them?


Record summer for rescue helicopters

Northland Emergency Services Trust helicopters attended a record 107 rescue missions in January.

Northland holidaymakers were perhaps a little too adventurous this summer period.

Church living just divine

Paul Wright and Chantelle Druitt plan to live there full time in the future.

You're preaching to the converted when you tell the Druitts buying and renovating the local church was a good idea.

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