Auckland City Harbour News

Art school offers best of both worlds

Matthew Browne aims to make art a way of life for his students.

A Grey Lynn art school allows creatives to study without having to compromise on work or family.

Liver disease disrupts refugee family's plans

Fitim Rudi suffers from chronic liver disease and had a liver transplant in 2012.

Fitim Rudi has been battling chronic liver disease for most of his life. His family came to New Zealand as refugees from Kosovo and would love to take him back there for a family reunion.

Central Leader

Artist's ironic approach to flag designs

Artist Katharine Maude with two of her flag designs.

An artist is expressing her political views through alternative flag designs.

Art school offers best of both worlds

Matthew Browne aims to make art a way of life for his students.

A Grey Lynn art school allows creatives to study without having to compromise on work or family.

Eastern Courier

SPCA still closed to cats

An influx of cats, all picked up from one property, has meant the Auckland SPCA is still unable to accept new arrivals.

SPCA Auckland still closed to incoming cats after more than 180 cats were rescued from an alleged animal hoarder.

Reduce the risk with early care video

Talya Wilson got herself a midwife by the time she was seven weeks pregnant so son Ezekiel, now 1, could have a better start in life.

 First-time mum Talya Wilson wanted the best for her baby Ezekiel. She was just seven weeks pregnant when she signed on with a midwife.

East & Bays Courier

Liver disease disrupts refugee family's plans

Fitim Rudi suffers from chronic liver disease and had a liver transplant in 2012.

Fitim Rudi has been battling chronic liver disease for most of his life. His family came to New Zealand as refugees from Kosovo and would love to take him back there for a family reunion.

Family helps school in deep south

Daniel and Browen Simpson and their children Adam, 8, Alice, 3, and Katy, 8.

An Auckland family took a special trip to Stewart Island to help Halfmoon Bay School.

Manukau Courier

Cement boats relocating

Holcim Cement boats will be relocating to the Waitemata port once a new terminal is completed.

Holcim is relocating its cement boats from Onehunga to Waitemata port.

SPCA still closed to cats

An influx of cats, all picked up from one property, has meant the Auckland SPCA is still unable to accept new arrivals.

SPCA Auckland still closed to incoming cats after more than 180 cats were rescued from an alleged animal hoarder.

North Harbour News

Historic hangar lives on

Gus Clelland, Kane Tipene, Amy Seo and Bradleigh Good (absent) made key holders, plant holders and chopping boards from wood saved from the demolished Hangar 3.

The historic Hangar 3 at Hobsonville Point will live on despite being demolished.

Awards night for volunteer firefighters

Station officer Rob Richards with his family at the Greenhithe Volunteer Fire Brigade mid-year honours night.

fire awards

North Shore Times

Support divided for new apartments gallery

A new apartment block is going to be built on Rawene Rd.

A new apartment block development has residents concerned over what will happen to the Birkenhead's character.

Trees axed 'for better views'

Trees in a Northcote street are being illegally chopped, say residents.

Residents believe people living near council reserves are getting over-enthusiastic with their chainsaws in order to get better views.

Nor-west News

WDHB fundraising arm celebrates first birthday

From left: Waitemata DHB Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Brant, Well Foundation CEO Andrew Young and Waitemata DHB Chief Executive Dr Dale Bramley celebrate the foundation's 1st birthday.

Remote and poorer suburbs from west Auckland to Helensville and Kaukapakapa will benefit from a planned new mobile health service initiative.

Two trucks collide near Kumeu

A two-truck crash has closed parts of SH16 in Kumeu.

Two trucks have collided north of Auckland, blocking State Highway 16.

Papakura Courier

SPCA still closed to cats

An influx of cats, all picked up from one property, has meant the Auckland SPCA is still unable to accept new arrivals.

SPCA Auckland still closed to incoming cats after more than 180 cats were rescued from an alleged animal hoarder.

Property price in Papakura skyrockets

Two units on Butterworth Ave in Opaheke sold for $320,000 above valuation.

A fierce bidding war has pushed a Papakura property to sell for $320,000 above its valuation.

Rodney Times

Sale of mansion heartbreaking

Paseo del Mar in Red Beach, North Auckland has a French provincial style.

John Harden has lost part of his heart with the sale of his 803 square-metre clifftop home.

Baking challenge for keen cook

Allie Birt of Stanmore Bay is going to bake 365 recipes in 365 days and has added a Jelly Tip cheesecake to her list.

The 23-year-old Stanmore Bay mother of one is taking on a challenge that would intimidate any keen cook – 365 different recipes in 365 days.

Western Leader

Titirangi RSA president steps down

A display featuring hand made poppies from the World War I 100 year commemoration will be dedicated to former Titirangi RSA president Mike Logan.

Mike Logan leaves behind a legacy he can be proud of.

A cuppa and a chat

Joy Prebble, left, and Mike Andrew enjoy a natter together.

Meeting for a cup of tea is something these two friends look forward to every week.

Waiheke marketplace

Men's choir warms up vocal chords for hospice

V12 choir's concerts on 15 and 16 August will feature songs from the movies.

A capella choir V12 is 'going to the movies' for Hospice Waiheke Homecare.

Meter price proposal under scrutiny

Herb Romaniuk says "legibility" is being given as a reason by Auckland Transport for changing the prices of spaces in Matiatia's two sealed carparks.

Waiheke Ferry Users Group member Herb Romaniuk is questioning the logic of Auckland Transport's parking charges proposal.

Northland

Dark matter exhibition opens in Whangarei gallery

28072015 Whats On photo supplied by Shutter Room Collective. Megan Bowers-Vette's Skull with love lies bleeding, one of the artworks in the Shutter Room exhibition until September 5.

Three visual artists are bringing together images exploring darkness, fear, the glitch and a metaphysical question.

From cruelty case to TV star

Lacey was half starved when she arrived at the Bay of Islands SPCA in December.

Lacey was one of the worst animal cruelty cases in the Far North but now has a loving home thanks to Purina Pound Pups TV show.

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