Auckland City Harbour News

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.

MAGS dominates winter sports

Maddison Wyllie-Papali'i, Holly Fowler and Rebekah van Dort of Mount Albert Grammar School.

Grabbing four titles in a month completes a bumper sporting season for MAGS.

Central Leader

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

CYF report no surprise to victim

Foster child Daryl Brougham received an apology for years of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers.

Children's Commissioner Russell Wills has highlighted serious issues in Child, Youth and Family

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

Fenchurch state houses opened

Housing New Zealand Minister Bill English and Tamaki Redevelopment Company CEO John Holyoake at the construction site of 21 new social houses in Glen Innes.

Ministers Bill English and Nick Smith have opened the first new-look social houses in the Auckland suburb of Glen Innes

New controversial flight path begins

A new northern SMART Approach flight path will commence on September 1 and continue for up to 12 months.

A new SMART Approach flight path trial is set to begin.

Manukau Courier

South Auckland garage goes up in flames

A garage was badly damaged by a fire in South Auckland.

Fire has destroyed a garage that was converted into a bedroom in South Auckland.

Court’s makeover complete

Justice Minister Amy Adams officially opened the upgraded Manukau District Court facility on August 28.

The Manukau District Court's $51 million redevelopment is complete.

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

Lusitania legend's Te Awamutu link

Mary Macky's last letter, a hurried note penned to her daughter-in-law Jo Macky as the Lusitania was loading: "May you all be kept very well and calm and happy."

Joe Macky died because his only thought was to help others. Mary Macky died because she chose to die with her husband.

Richlister pens entrepreneur masterclass gallery

Despite its "perceived isolation", Takapuna is a great place to do business multi-millonaire entrepreneur Diane Foreman says.

Multi-millionaire businesswoman Diane Foreman has plenty to say in her first book.

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

Court’s makeover complete

Justice Minister Amy Adams officially opened the upgraded Manukau District Court facility on August 28.

The Manukau District Court's $51 million redevelopment is complete.

SPORT: Raymond Talimalie Auckland's league player of the year gallery

Raymond Talimalie with his player of the year trophy.

 Mangere East halfback Raymond Talimalie is the best premier rugby league player in Auckland.

Rodney Times

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.

Sailors claim bronze in Rio

Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh came back from a bad start at the Rio test event to claim bronze.

A bad start to the Rio test event saw Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie scrambling for a comeback.

Western Leader

Thieves target open homes

Thieves stole all the bed linen from one of the homes.

A group of night burglars are stealing staging furniture from vacant homes for sale in West Auckland.

Booth steps up to help lead Bears

Aaron Booth from the Glenora Bears' premier team has had a great season.

Glenora Bears stand-off Aaron Booth must be well used to taking the stage at the Auckland Rugby League awards.

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

Is this 113-year-old porthole yours? gallery

A brass porthole retrieved from the SS Ventnor, now mounted on a wooden base.

Claims of ownership are being sought for artifacts salvaged from a historic New Zealand shipwreck.

Weaving in two worlds

Mayn with a kete and tribal offering she wove.

Kohukohu and New York City might seem like two extremes. But for one Far North artist they're both home.

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