Auckland City Harbour News

Mt Albert and Pt Chevalier head to war

Pt Chevalier fullback Siua Otonuku with coach Grant Pocklington after they took the title off Mt Albert in 2013.

Defending champions Pt Chevalier will face off against the Mt Albert Lions in their third straight Fox Memorial final.

School gets a shot of colour

Fergus Salmond, Stella Woodman, Emmanuel Song and Grace Merriot-Haddon are proud of the new mural at their school.

Colour has been restored to an Auckland primary school that is still getting back on its feet after a fire

Central Leader

Police looking for driver after hit and run

The scooter was badly damaged in the hit and run, while its rider suffered leg injuries.

Police are looking for a driver of a ute after a hit and run in central Auckland.

Mt Albert and Pt Chevalier head to war

Pt Chevalier fullback Siua Otonuku with coach Grant Pocklington after they took the title off Mt Albert in 2013.

Defending champions Pt Chevalier will face off against the Mt Albert Lions in their third straight Fox Memorial final.

Eastern Courier

Birthing classes no longer funded

Howick couple Matt and Emily Jurd say the antenatal classes are beneficial for first-time parents.

East Aucklanders miss out on funded birthing classes. But others are still funded in a new move by the DHB.

Top fundraising school gallery

Teacher Mark Robinson, Jess Hunt, Lucy Conyngham and World Vision CEO Chris Clarke.

Saint Kentigern College has become the first school to raise over $100,000 from the World Vision 40 Hour Famine.

East & Bays Courier

Calls to address Tamaki Drive flooding

Auckland's Tamaki Drive was closed due to flooding on September 1.

Extensive flooding is continuing to cause traffic havoc for motorists on a popular Auckland causeway.

Para-rider aiming for Rio 2016

Charlotte Hoonhout with her horse Amarante.

Para-equestrian rider Charlotte Hoonhout's Paralympic dreams are within her reach.

Manukau Courier

MIT students power up for competition

MIT students are all smiles even though there's still a lot of work to do. From left, Jayme Salmon, Eldho George, Rajat Shauma and Brian Varpin.

MIT students get ready to compete at the National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition in NSW.

Seal arrives at hospital

The "sealed-in" seal at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital

A seal has turned up on the doorstep at Middlemore Hospital in south Auckland.

North Harbour News

Toxins enter waterway at Manutewhau Reserve

Run-off from paint or dye is likely to be the cause behind this stream at Manutewhau Reserve in Massey turning a toxic blue colour.

Paint or dye is likely to be the cause behind a pollution incident in Massey.

Greenhithe pioneer remembered gallery

Greenhithe's Joe Clark fought in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917 and was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery.

A "fitting tribute" is created for a Greenhithe resident and World War 1 soldier.

North Shore Times

Orders now unnecessary for sailor self-help gallery

Comedian and mental health campaigner Mike King, left, shared his experiences overcoming adversity with hundreds of sailors and their families.

Talking about problems won't sink sailors' careers assures the navy's deputy chief.

Nautical thief gets just desserts

Florence was designed and built in 1910.

A bumbling thief tried to steal two boats from a marina before making a futile attempt to swim away.

Nor-west News

Kumeu Rugby Club's prizegiving

Victory for the Western Pioneers premier two rugby team who won the North Harbour plate championship trophy.

Kumeu Rugby Club celebrated the season with its popular prizegiving event.

Yellow theme for Kumeu Combined Probus Club

Janice Chandler shows traditional costumes during her illustrated talk about ancient Persia and modern Iran.

A yellow blur of celebration is memorable for the Kumeu Combined Probus Club.

Papakura Courier

Counties Manukau rheumatic fever rates drop

Extensive school-based swabbing is believed to be behind the fall in rheumatic fever rates.

Counties Manukau DHB is largely to thank for the drop in rheumatic fever admissions. 

Out & About: Elmwood Village

Hazel Wrigley and Isobel Porter check out one of the military vehicles.

Residents at Manurewa's Elmwood Village get a kick out of all forms of transport.

Rodney Times

Kumeu Rugby Club's prizegiving

Victory for the Western Pioneers premier two rugby team who won the North Harbour plate championship trophy.

Kumeu Rugby Club celebrated the season with its popular prizegiving event.

Undersize snapper releases cause confusion over dumping

Commercial fishers are required to throw back small snapper but this can also lead to confusion over dumping.

When keen fisherman Matt Mitchell came across snapper being thrown over the back of a commercial trawler off the Whangaparaoa Peninsula earlier this year, he was pretty angry.

Western Leader

Toxins enter waterway at Manutewhau Reserve

Run-off from paint or dye is likely to be the cause behind this stream at Manutewhau Reserve in Massey turning a toxic blue colour.

Paint or dye is likely to be the cause behind a pollution incident in Massey.

Depression's lighter side

Tui Centre clinical director Monique Knight with one of the props she uses in interactive workshops to help people dealing with depression.

Monique Knight is taking a lighter look at depression.

Waiheke marketplace

More rain for Auckland

Strong downpours would continue Thursday morning and during the day, MetService said.

Heavy rain and possible hail forecast for the city.

Stags celebrate a victorious season

The victorious Fullers Waiheke United Stags celebrate a winning season.

Just a few more games until the football season ends. Click here for this week's reports.

Northland

Science win for saving waterways

Nathan Tarawa and Kiani Pou with their award winning science project.

Two Kaikohe kids took out the top young scientists prize for their project on protecting waterways in the Far North Science Fair.

Marae get help to clean up

A little girl uses the new recycling crates provided by Para Kore at Oturu Marae.

Far North marae's are jumping on the recycling bandwagon with the help of an environmental initiative.

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