Auckland City Harbour News

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

Intermediate students hit the catwalk

Eni Laupa, Valeria Cucciniello, visual arts teacher Sue Elliot, Harriet Hannah-Wickes and Hazel Burgess show off their jean designs.

Pasadena Intermediate is putting on its own fashion show.

Central Leader

Lynfield College dominates music comps

Lynfiled College big band musicians Jake Krishnamurti, Dylan Goodisson, Sarai McKay, Andrew Isdale, Brecon Rose and Ryu Kodama.

The Auckland school has managed to tick off almost every goal in its musical calendar.

App solves parking problems

Parkable co-founders Warwick Beauchamp, Brody Nelson and Toby Litton hope they have found a solution to Auckland's parking woes.

A new app helps Aucklanders solve their parking woes

Eastern Courier

Fencibles stay focused in victory

Fencibles claim 3-0 win

Police educate shop owners

Ormiston CIB's Detective Sergeant Glenn Wilkinson presents to business owners at a prevention workshop.

A spike in aggravated robberies across East Auckland has brought police and business owners to work together.

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

Biosecurity x-raying beefed up at airport

New biosecurity x-ray machines have been installed this week at Auckland International Airport.

Auckland Airport has beefed up its biosecurity control.

Church’s diamond celebration

Senior pastors Alex and Elaine Larsen are celebrating their church's 60th anniversary.

A church's devoted flock is preparing to mark a major milestone.

North Harbour News

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.

Quick thinking saves young driver

Quick thinking by this driver, who doesn't wish to be identified, avoided a possible car jacking.

Quick reflexes saved a teenage driver from a sinister situation.

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

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.

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.

Papakura Courier

Getting off the grid with solar

Green MP Gareth Hughes and Karaka resident Roger Wark discuss solar power.

Rising power prices and a drive to become self-sufficient are pushing Roger Wark to get off the grid.

SPORT: Counties Manukau teams come up short

Papakura Sea Eagles coach Richie Blackmore is weighing up his options for next season.

Coaches Richie Blackmore and Songi Tupou want another crack at the Fox Memorial Trophy and the Sharman Cup.

Rodney Times

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.

World rankings for kickboxers

Hibiscus Coast MMA & Thai Kickboxing Gym fighters Ryhme Loto and Crystal Cook brought home medals for New Zealand from the 2015 IFMA Youth World Cup in Thailand.

Ryhme Loto and Crystal Cook overcame the world's best fighters at the 2015 IFMA Youth World Cup in Thailand to medal for New Zealand.

Western Leader

RSA sorry over communication breakdown

Simone Anderson and cousin Brent Munce feel disrespected after plans to commemorate their ancestors fell through.

A family with six ancestors killed in tragic circumstances has received an apology from the Henderson RSA✓ over a communication breakdown.

Sewage spill at park causes a stink

Forest and Bird Motu Manawa Restoration Group chairman Micheal Coote wants to put an end to the sewage overflows at Taipari Strand, Te Atatu Peninsula.

Condoms, toliet paper and tampons are not items you would expect to find at a public park.

Waiheke marketplace

Storms overnight for Auckland

Tuesday's flooding in Greenlane, Auckland, caused by heavy rain. Another downpour was due for Wednesday.

Thunderstorms passed across Auckland in a brief burst of wild weather on Wednesday night.

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

Thunderstorm watch overnight

Hail of more than 2cm in diameter could come with some thunderstorms, MetService has warned.

Thunderstorms, large hail and mini tornadoes could feature for the upper North Island.

Kerikeri AOS callout ends

Police at the entrance to Springbank Lane.

Kerikeri police referred a man to mental health experts after reports he had a gun.

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