Auckland City Harbour News

Get a prostate check this month

David Hartnell says men should not be embarrassed to get checked for prostate cancer.

Blue September is taking a light hearted approach to encourage men to go and get checked for prostate cancer

Track gives kids vital skills

Freemans Bay School pupils Junior Vaiaku, Morgan Penrice, Amber Pereira and Viola Aicelia are making the most of their new bike track.

A new bike track is giving pupils a freedom they have never known before.

Central Leader

Guilty of Mt Eden flashing

The offences happened on Mount Eden, close to central Auckland.

Family were in tears as an Auckland professional was found guilty of twice flashing the same female jogger.

More off-leash space for dog walking

Russell Brown takes his dog Cash to Monte Cecilia Park up to three times a week.

A new option for dog owners may help to ease crowded central Auckland parks.

Eastern Courier

What's On: Doggy day out

Dogs are in for a treat this month.

Get your dog's tail wagging with some canine socialising, a good bit of exercise and a treat at the end for good behaviour.

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.

East & Bays Courier

Cystic fibrosis drug rejected

Jamie Archibald is always looking for new medicines to help with his condition.

Cystic fibrosis community pays the price for lack of funding for new medicine.

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.

Manukau Courier

SPORT: Southern Districts untouchable gallery

Southern Districts, with four titles under their belt, are the undisputed champions of hockey.

 Southern Districts are the cream of premier men’s hockey in the Auckland region - again.

SPORT: Nathan de Thierry itching

Steelers first five Piers Francis was concussed against Taranaki on September 2

Nathan de Thierry might get his first start for the Steelers against Bay of Plenty on September 6.

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

"Unsung hero" rewarded by community

Sylvia Durrant says it's wonderful the community wants to buy her a new gate to replace the makeshift one she's using.

When Diane O'Connor dropped an injured bird off to Sylvia Durrant, she felt she had to do something to give back.

Golf courses safe says council

Julia Parfitt and Richard Hursthouse say golf courses like Pupuke are vital assets.

Rumours the Auckland Council will sell golf courses to make way for housing aren't true, says a North Shore councillor.

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

SPORT: Nathan de Thierry itching

Steelers first five Piers Francis was concussed against Taranaki on September 2

Nathan de Thierry might get his first start for the Steelers against Bay of Plenty on September 6.

Odd Shoes for Ryu

Ryu will be wearing odd shoes to show his support for Camp Quality.

Ryu Kireka was a month away from his fifth birthday when life suddenly changed.

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

Stranded mother's car wheel clamped

Ausky Vailalo, back, with her brother Lawrence Auva'a, her son Chance, 1, and MP for Te Atatu Phil Twyford.

A stranded mother with a toddler had her car wheel clamped while she was seeking help from a relative.

Junior fencers battle it out

Massey resident Daniel Garelja, 20, uses his experience as the No 2 male fencer in the country to referee a bout between Tanaya Kleeman, left and Jean Zhang.

Thrusts, lunges, beats and parries. The gym at Massey High School is filled with the clanking of swords as it hosts the youth national fencing championships this week.

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

School leaders worried

Glynis Woodhead, principal of Ruawai College.

The low attendance rate of a rural high school has its leaders worried.

Community fears loss of public toilets

Resident and artist Frances Puharich stands beside her mosaic artwork she completed on the Te Kopuru Domain toilets.

An angry rural community feels not enough is being done over keeping toilets open in a partly overgrown domain.

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