Auckland City Harbour News

Sports fields behind the scenes

Local and Sports Park Central ranger Phil Gedge and City Parks Services turf division operations manager Richard Crook.

There's a little more to looking after sports fields than just a bit of mowing and painting.

Women keen to banish IT stereotypes

Unitec computing systems student Libby Jennings and senior lecturer Mahsa Mohaghegh are turning the tide of a male-dominated profession.

Not every computer engineer is a guy in a Star Trek T-shirt banging away on a keyboard.

Central Leader

Sports fields behind the scenes

Local and Sports Park Central ranger Phil Gedge and City Parks Services turf division operations manager Richard Crook.

There's a little more to looking after sports fields than just a bit of mowing and painting.

Women keen to banish IT stereotypes

Unitec computing systems student Libby Jennings and senior lecturer Mahsa Mohaghegh are turning the tide of a male-dominated profession.

Not every computer engineer is a guy in a Star Trek T-shirt banging away on a keyboard.

Eastern Courier

Ban the booze or risk trouble

Greater East Tamaki Business Association (GETBA) general manager Jane Tongatule fears the removal of liquor bans could have serious consequences.

Industrial hub could become a trouble hot-spot if liquor bans are removed.

Green fingers for Wakaaranga gallery

The greenhouse is made of plastic bottles donated by Frucor.

1500 plastic bottles have been carefully crafted into an environmentally friendly greenhouse.

East & Bays Courier

Sports fields behind the scenes

Local and Sports Park Central ranger Phil Gedge and City Parks Services turf division operations manager Richard Crook.

There's a little more to looking after sports fields than just a bit of mowing and painting.

Around the Grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Onehunga's Andrew Milne scored twice against Three Kings.

Central United and Three Kings United go into their last 16 tie in contrasting form.

Manukau Courier

Rescue heroes honoured

Dennis Middleton, left, and Allan Godfrey say receiving the award brought back a lot of memories.

Two men who risked their lives to save a drowning baby have been honoured for their bravery.

Boarding houses found to be unsafe

A handwritten fire sign inside a south Auckland boarding house.

Overcrowded and unsanitary boarding houses have been put on notice: clean up your act or face closure.

North Harbour News

Police hunting gang member

Ivan Carr is on the run, police say.

Auckland police are looking for a violent gang member who has cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet.

Artist helping children's charities video

Dave Sotogi will be at the exhibition with masterpieces such as this one.

Artist Dave Sotogi is preparing for his third solo art exhibition this July.

North Shore Times

North Shore cycleways 'victim of own success'

If and when the North Shore gets more government cycleway funding is unclear.

There's disappointment but still hope after North Shore fails to get a slice of more than $24 million cycleway funding.

Maori warden helping troubled youth gallery

Hine Grindlay has been a Maori warden for 32 years.

Hine Grindlay is 72 and still holds down three volunteer roles within her community.

Nor-west News

Wanted: New faces for Christmas favourite

Cherie Mathieson is looking for fresh new talent to entertain crowds at this year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park shows

Calling all budding entertainers - here is your chance for a moment in the spotlight.

Mental game is 'huge' for golf

Jake Meenhorst is the 21st-ranked amateur male golfer in the country, and only 17 years old.

Massey High School's male golfers are secondary school champions. Sports reporter Simon Smith sits down with one member of the team, Jake Meenhorst, to talk about the sport he loves.

Papakura Courier

SPORT: Pukekohe and Ardmore Marist play for home semi gallery

Touch judge Daniel O'Connor watches Manurewa's Teisam Faimasasa crash over for a try in the tackle of Ardmore Marist's Alex Samoa.

The final round of Counties Manukau premier club rugby will be just as exciting as the first.

SPORT: Karaka and Conifer Grove in regional netball playoff

netball logo

Karaka Turquoise and Conifer Grove Platinum will play off for a place in the Regional Netball League on July 13.

Rodney Times

No option but to move as house prices soar

Ben and Rosie Pnifasio are moving from Red Beach to Whangarei as they can't get a foot on the Hibiscus Coast property ladder on one income.

Rental prices through the roof and impossible starting bids on houses under the hammer have left some residents with no option but to move out of their community.

MPs pay tribute to stalwart

Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae congratulates Edward "John" Evans on becoming an officer of the New Zealand Order of Mert in 2012 for services to the community.

Long-time National Party member and Sir Lockwood Smith's campaign manager Edward Evans has died.

Western Leader

Titirangi holds Buchanan exhibition

Dean Buchanan's latest works are showing at Upstairs Art Gallery at Lopdell House.

 Dean Buchanan's latest artworks are on display in Titirangi.

Admirals and Swarm trade wins video

Admirals Dylan Dickson races forward.

It was a mixed bag when two Auckland ice hockey rivals clashed in two games at the weekend.

Waiheke marketplace

Split would stop tourism funding

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf is one of the events that would lose ATEED funding if Waiheke Island became independent from Auckland Council.

Tourism representatives are up in arms over the potential economic impacts of a Waiheke split from Auckland Council.

Marine survey results to be announced

Residential beaches like Enclosure Bay, on Waiheke's north-west coastline, have been a contentious issue around the subject of marine reserves.

Waiheke residents and ratepayers can come to a Waiheke Local Board on July 9 to hear the results of the Colmar Brunton Marine Protection Survey.

Northland

Arrests follow after-ball party

The Old Library in Whangarei was damaged during an after ball party.

Young people were drunk and fighting when police were called to a school after-ball function.

Organisers hoping to raise $30,000

Book sorters, from left: Murray and Effie Lints, Zonta Club of Hatea member Ann Richards and Zonta Club of Whangarei director Barbara Macdonald with more the than 1000 boxes of books already sorted ahead of the annual Zonta Book sale later this month.

If anyone is thinking books are history they better think again.

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