Auckland City Harbour News

Collecting fire brigade history

Auckland Fire Brigade Historical Society secretary Colin Prince wears an old jacket worn in the 1970s and a cork helmet worn in the 1950s.

Auckland firefighters Albert Clarke and George Oliver died in an accident in 1945. Now researchers are on the hunt for more information about the pair.

Eastern Suburbs prepare for sudden death clash

Suburbs coach Paul Marshall will be hoping to get one over his former players.

Two football rivals are set to clash with a semifinal spot up for grabs.

Central Leader

Councillor calls for Onehunga's regeneration

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Councillor Denise Krum says Onehunga is an ideal candidate for regeneration.

An Auckland councillor is calling for the new council-controlled organisation, Development Auckland, to focus its energies on Onehunga.

Community Shed hopes to settle at Gribblehirst Park

The old Edendale Bowling Club could be getting some new tenants. From left, Mt Albert Community Club chair Patrick Harris, Grow Sandringham's Ellen Schindler, Auckland Central Community Shed organiser Henry Langguth and Make Like a Tree founder Cath O'Brien.

Gribblehirst Park is in for big changes as former bowling club's future is up for grabs.

Eastern Courier

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.

Feathered fanfare gallery

One of Nikki and Janaya Randell's many budgies.

East & Bays Courier

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.

Eastern Suburbs prepare for sudden death clash

Suburbs coach Paul Marshall will be hoping to get one over his former players.

Two football rivals are set to clash with a semifinal spot up for grabs.

Manukau Courier

Cushions providing support for CanTeen

Tiyashna Lal, left, and Vrishab Chetty proudly hold their cushion covers.

Students and teachers are supporting young Kiwis with cancer one thread at a time.

SPORT: Win lifts Aorere College on table

Aorere College caused a boil-over by beating De La Salle College 18-17 in schoolboy rugby's 1A championship.

North Harbour News

Whenuapai and Redhills cater for Auckland's growth

Whenuapai and Redhills are some of the first areas on the list to be developed to cater for Auckland's urban growth.

The future expansion of housing areas and business precincts in the area are being decided now.

Massey take back the cup

The victorious Massey premiers and supporters hoist their prize.

The ASB Cup is back in the hands of the Massey Rugby Club premiers.

North Shore Times

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.

Small steps a big deal for Maddy

Maddy Overton swims once a week as part of her ongoing physio.

For the first time in her life, six-year-old Maddy Overton can find her balance without help.

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

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.

Help prevent graffiti with art

Chorus has been getting artists to transform  telecommunications cabinets into spectacular artworks for the past five years.

Four get the chance to show their works on a larger scale and help stamp out graffiti at the same time.

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

Whenuapai and Redhills cater for Auckland's growth

Whenuapai and Redhills are some of the first areas on the list to be developed to cater for Auckland's urban growth.

The future expansion of housing areas and business precincts in the area are being decided now.

Ashes unclaimed by family members are scattered

Titirangi RSA welfare officer Matt McMillan is remembering those lost at war even if they have been forgotten by others.

Forgotten servicemen's ashes are finally set to be scattered with their fellow comrades after going unclaimed for about 20 years.

Waiheke marketplace

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.

Pool committee forges ahead

Delyth Morgan-Coughlan organises a Fullers sponsored weekly trip to the Tepid Baths in Auckland for children. But she says the island needs its own pool to equip everyone with safe water skills.

Waiheke Island is continuing its fight for a public swimming pool while Water Safety NZ reports drownings statistics.

Northland

St John "not to blame"

Wehe Peepe with grandaughter Jontelle Kemp.

 The Far North family whose loved one died while trapped in a crashed ambulance say St John aren't to blame.

Indoor rowing world record

New world record holders Vicky Bruce-Miller and Ashton Lovell.

A pair of Northland rowers have clinched a world record in indoor tandem rowing

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