Auckland City Harbour News

Western Springs through to next round

Western Spring's Lauren Mathis (right) and Melanie Gooch celebrate a goal during the Women's Knockout Cup match at Murdoch Park on April 26. Photo: PHOTOTEK

Highlights of the Western Springs and Papatoetoe AFC match captured in pictures.

Public to have say on art

Artist's impression of $1.5m Queens Wharf artwork

The public will now get a say on the controversial $1.5 million piece of art planned to grace Auckland's Queens Wharf.

Central Leader

No living wage for lifeguards

Auckland Council chief executive Stephen Town has said no to paying Mt Albert lifeguards the living wage.

Auckland Council's chief executive vetoes living wage plan for lifeguards.

War trip hits home

Epsom Girls Grammar year 12 student Hannah Knight places a cross next to her great, great uncle's name Charles Mac Sturges on a memorial at Tyne Cot Cemetery.

Finding out she had a personal connection to a young soldier brought the reality of war home to Hannah Knight.

Eastern Courier

Blindness no barrier for William

William Wu in a backstroke race at the Halberg Junior Disability Games.

Cancer took William's eyes but not his determination to succeed on the track and in the pool.

Costly drug sufferer's last hope

Jo Bhagat with husband Praveen Bhagat in 2013.

Jo Bhagat has one last chance at saving her life from an aggressive and rare form of breast cancer.

East & Bays Courier

Conversations we're dying to avoid

Natasha Edwards says Advance Care Planning challenged her family’s cultures and traditions.

It's a conversation many would rather skip, but planning for end-of-life care is one chat to have before it's too late.

Rent-free inner-city living in Auckland

Reverend Matt Bruns says housing is a bonus - but it's not forever.

Living rent-free a stone's throw from some of Auckland's hot spots is possible - if you change your job.

Manukau Courier

Shoe repair man walks

Tony Richards is leaving his shop in Old Papatoetoe after a lack of communication from Auckland Council.

Auckland Council indecision sees small business shut up shop.

Dog's 'red raw' pain

Bossanova the shar pei cross is in the care of animal shelter Passion4Pawz after losing almost all his hair to a severe fungal infection.

A dog so badly neglected that nearly all his hair fell out could have been spared his suffering, rescuers say.

North Harbour News

Archer on Target

Harrison Gee, 16, is shooting for the world championships.

Harrison Gee's life changed forever after a bow was found tucked away in his garage.

'We have lift off'

Project 42: From left Kristin students Finley Campbell, Oliver Denny, William Baker, Scott Hayson along with Mechatronics Engineering student Ben Chang and software development engineer Will Leizerowicz with the electron rocket and command panel. Alex Heffer absent

Their rocket launch sees four Kristin School friends came out winners in the International Space Apps Challenge.

North Shore Times

Challenging water rescue honoured gallery video

Constable Paul Watts and Constable Simon Russell have been honoured for their bravery after they rescued a woman trapped in her car in Waitemata Harbour.

The bravery of two Auckland officers who pulled a woman from a sinking car has been formally recognised.

Good Samaritan's bravery recognised video

RECOVERING: Lucy Knight.

Bag-snatch hero Lucy Knight received a standing ovation as she accepted an award for her "selfless bravery".

Nor-west News

Decorating undies is just an artistic antic Noeleen Healey, 82, is renowned for

Noeleen Healey is literally in the middle of knitting a river on her woollen item- a project she has been working on for over a decade.

Helensville artist Noeleen Healey continues to bring out the laughs and smiles with her pieces.

Research of Gallipoli will turn to reality for Keith Cowper of Helensville

Keith Cowper of Helensville will be amidst a contingent of about 10,000 New Zealanders and Australians selected in a ballot to access Anzac Cove and Chunuk Bair.

Full preparation to walk the emotional Gallipoli trek for Helensville pensioner researching for the once-in-a-lifetime event. ‘‘I’ve got ideas in my head but won’t know what the terrain is until I get there.’’

Papakura Courier

Theft won't stop keen grower

The Joyces have taken out the first giant pumpkin growing competition in Red Hill, even though their largest pumpkin got stolen before they had a chance to show it off. From left: Riripeti Joyce, Brian Joyce and organiser Shelley Grieve

Nothing was stopping Brian Joyce from winning a giant pumpkin growing competition, not even the theft of his pumpkin.

Student's bush petition pays off

BRIGHTER DAYS: Ebony Snell and her mum Hannah are thrilled that safety upgrades are under way at Kirks Bush.

Work at Kirks Bush in South Auckland will hopefully make the reserve a "more friendly place".

Rodney Times

Suspicious fire damages school block

A fire ripped through Warkworth School’s sports equipment room, toilet block and store room early on Monday morning.

Warkworth School has lost sports equipment, toilets and a store room after fire ripped through a school building.

Fourteen red light runners a day

Diana Lakin and Penny Howard are calling for  changes at the Millwater Parkway and Bankside Rd intersection.

It is only a matter of time before a child is killed at an Auckland intersection where drivers are running red lights, parents say.

Western Leader

Wheel Blacks to play Australia

Wheel Blacks and Henderson resident Gavin Rolton.

International wheelchair rugby is coming to Auckland.

Bears beat Hornets

Glenora celebrate a try over the Howick hornets on April 26.

Glenora Bears beat Howick Hornets 26-14 on April 26.

Waiheke marketplace

Pier access none too clever for Charlotte

Pam Cleverley stands in the bay for emergency vehicles only on Pier Two where a maintenace van has parked (left). Auckland Transport says only ambulances can use the space and it is not available for the public to drop off disabled people.

By Diana Worthy The mother of an 11-year old quadruple amputee wants to know why cruise liner passengers and other tourists have higher priority than the sick and disabled at the downtown ferry terminal.

Big turnout for Waiheke Island Anzac Day

Hundreds paid their respects at the Dawn Service which members of the Waiheke RSA said was the largest turnout ever.


Family's tale of survival in Nepal

Marie Richards-Hodge, Paul Hodge and friend Mingma Sherpa at Everest Base camp a week before the quake hit.

A Waikato family on a trekking holiday were lucky to survive the devastating Nepal earthquakes.

Kiwis urged to help Nepal

Nepalese residents desperately search for survivors of the earthquake.

Auckland and Far North residents are being urged to help Nepal following an earthquake which killed 4000 people.

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