Auckland City Harbour News

Schools go 'water-only'

Charlie, 5, and Jack, 8, make sure they take a full water bottle to school every day.

Two Auckland schools ban sugary drinks and adopt 'water-only' policy.

Great Barrier's star status video

Great Barrier Island's skies are "as good as it gets", locals say.

Off-the-grid Auckland island internationally recognised for 'exceptional' starry nights.

Central Leader

Picture took judges back in time gallery

'Waka Races at Takapuna Beach' by Sora Joseph Waningsinggel was named the winner of the 2017 Nikon Auckland Photo Day ...

Waka Races at Takapuna Beach beat hundreds of other entries in the annual competition.

Schools go 'water-only'

Charlie, 5, and Jack, 8, make sure they take a full water bottle to school every day.

Two Auckland schools ban sugary drinks and adopt 'water-only' policy.

Eastern Courier

Dad died in hand-me-downs

On Tuesday, Carolyn Diane Alleyne will be sentenced in the Manukau District Court after pleading guilty to six ...

War veteran died on Father's Day with nothing but the clothes on his back, having been fleeced by his daughter.

Fake officer demands cash: police

A man has appeared in court charged with obtaining by deception after allegedly posing as an immigration officer.

He's accused of pretending to be an immigration officer and conning a couple out of nearly $100K.

East & Bays Courier

Board 'stood on' by government

The community has been rallying against the selling of 12 hectares of Point England Reserve.

An Auckland local board says it is being walked over by the Government.

60 years old, breaking records

Christine Adamson is breaking records on the athletics track at age 60, after picking up competitive running just one ...

Christine Adamson started running competitively a year ago - at the ripe age of 60. Now she's breaking records.

Manukau Courier

Where league star learnt 'tackle'

Kiwis fullback and Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck poses with pupils of his old Mayfield Primary School in Otara on ...

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns to Mayfield School and the corner of the field where he and his mates flouted the rules.

Health board cancels TEDx

In an email to staff, Counties Manukau Health board chairman Lester Levy says he was worried about the organisation's ...

The director of an educational hub has resigned and two annual events have been cancelled amid financial pressures at a health board.

North Harbour News

Kids wait to see psychiatrists

One-hundred and eight children under 12 had to wait more than eight weeks to be seen by a Waitemata DHB mental health ...

Hundreds of children in Auckland's north and west are waiting months to see psychiatrists, as the service comes under pressure.

Preventing the preventable

Christie Marceau's inquest concluded this week at the Auckland District Court.

OPINION: The one thing the Christie Marceau inquest never heard was the one thing which should be said - "sorry, we got it wrong".

North Shore Times

Kids wait to see psychiatrists

One-hundred and eight children under 12 had to wait more than eight weeks to be seen by a Waitemata DHB mental health ...

Hundreds of children in Auckland's north and west are waiting months to see psychiatrists, as the service comes under pressure.

Preventing the preventable

Christie Marceau's inquest concluded this week at the Auckland District Court.

OPINION: The one thing the Christie Marceau inquest never heard was the one thing which should be said - "sorry, we got it wrong".

Nor-west News

New owner for Riverhead cafe

Gulab Singh Bisht is the new owner of the Kauri Gum Store Cafe in Riverhead.

Locals can relax - the Kauri Gum Store Cafe isn't going anywhere.

Kids wait to see psychiatrists

One-hundred and eight children under 12 had to wait more than eight weeks to be seen by a Waitemata DHB mental health ...

Hundreds of children in Auckland's north and west are waiting months to see psychiatrists, as the service comes under pressure.

Papakura Courier

South Auckland power outage

The power outage is in Papakura, Takanini and Conifer Grove.

Two thousand south Auckland households are starting the day without power.

Wig Wednesday fundraiser

Luka Wolfgram is helping promote the Child Cancer Foundation's Wig Wednesday fundraiser.

Luka Wolfgram is helping promote wild and wonderful wigs for a charity close to his heart. 

Rodney Times

Kids wait to see psychiatrists

One-hundred and eight children under 12 had to wait more than eight weeks to be seen by a Waitemata DHB mental health ...

Hundreds of children in Auckland's north and west are waiting months to see psychiatrists, as the service comes under pressure.

Masala fallout continues

The stigma attached to the Masala restaurant has made establishing their own restaurant  Paprika much harder for Anu and ...

Uncertainty as building sold out underneath new restaurant owners.

Western Leader

Kitesurfer 'got into trouble'

Emergency were called to the incident on Muriwai Beach after 4pm.

Kitesurfer drowned in "strong winds and very messy surf" on a beach on Auckland's west coast.

Breeding budgies in the backyard

Brooke Slade, 12, and Brayden Slade, 14, have helped their grandfather breed budgies for four years.

Breeding budgies is a family affair for this west Auckland man.

Waiheke marketplace

Waiheke Is wins battle to protect rural land

A High Court decision has restored protection to Waiheke Island's rural land.

An Auckland council error has cost the Waiheke Island community tens of thousands of dollars.

Hobbyhorsing on Waiheke Island is quite a quirky ride

Emma Wilton, 11, with her 'stable' of hobbyhorses.

Who said you need to own a fancy, expensive horse to compete in show jumping or dressage?

Northland

Chef to MPI: 'Burger off'

Duke of Marlborough restaurant manager Kelsey Benefield tucks into a Governor's Burger - before it's cut from the menu.

New red tape will kill signature hamburger at NZ's oldest licensed restaurant, says chef.

At home with a Maori healer

Gabrielle Sexton-McDevitt lives in Koutu in the Hokianga.

Gabrielle Sexton-McDevitt works as a nurse and Maori healer. She lives with with her husband John, three dogs, a cat, a mini horse and 22 chooks.

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