Auckland City Harbour News

Paralympic hopeful's bike stolen

Losi Harford's won the road chair category for the Kerikeri half marathon earlier this year.

Losalini Harford has her sights set on trialing for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio but the theft of her custom tricycle has halted her plans.

Pt Chev athletics club seeks memorabilia

Pt Chevalier Athletics Club member Maddie Kelso-Heap, senior club captain Fiona Kelso president Michael Christini and young athlete of the year Truman Tepai.

The Pt Chev Athletics Club is calling for photos to share for their platinum jubilee.

Central Leader

Starship doctors travel to Fiji

Fijian children will have access to life-saving surgery next month.

A volunteer medical team is travelling to Fiji to perform life saving heart surgery on children, but needs the public's help with fundraising.

Tanzania makes lasting imprint

Hebron Christian College students Joshua Scott, Brittany Collecutt, Brittany Denyer, Zac Turner, Lafi Aso and Aimee Halstead.

A group of 18 Auckland teenagers have just returned from a trip to an orphanage.

Eastern Courier

Housing top issue for Labour leader

Labour leader Andrew Little, left, met with Edgewater College principal Allan Vester during his visit to East Auckland.

Labour leader Andrew Little visited South-East Auckland.

Cop's classes expanding

Constable Marc van Krieken is behind the Safer Lifestyles Influencing Communication and Choice scheme.

A programme working to reduce youth reoffending is expanding into other parts of Auckland.

East & Bays Courier

Starship doctors travel to Fiji

Fijian children will have access to life-saving surgery next month.

A volunteer medical team is travelling to Fiji to perform life saving heart surgery on children, but needs the public's help with fundraising.

Rates invoices coming

Keith Sharp says his rates have gone up 50 per cent since the creation of the super-city.

Got your rates notice yet? They're being delivered between August 1 and 8.

Manukau Courier

Digger hits Auckland house

The incident was reported in Arrowsmith Dr, Clover Park, just after 7.30am on Wednesday, Fire Service communications spokesman Jaron Phillips said.

A digger has fallen off a truck and gone into the side of a house in south Auckland.

Community locked out gallery

The prison is funded by the Government and run by private company Serco.

Politician "gutted" to have been excluded from decisions about prison in her local board area.

North Harbour News

Car sharing service first of its kind in suburbia

Hobsonville Land Company project manager Kathleen Waldock, left, and Cityhop sales and operations manager Alex Scott are excited to bring car sharing to Hobsonville Point.

Owning a car is less of a necessity for one Auckland suburb.

Say goodbye to parking worries gallery

Upper Harbour Local Board chairwoman Lisa Whyte is looking forward to a new toilet block at Albany's Kell Park.

Work on more carpark spaces and a new toilet block for Albany Village will begin later this year.

North Shore Times

North Harbour Rugby marks 30 years gallery

There is a long standing rivalry between North Harbour and Auckland rugby teams

Rugby was the first sport to use the North Harbour name when the union was formed in 1985.

Stay out of politician-free study says politician

A public backlash followed by Environment Court action halted consented Ports of Auckland extensions.

A local board wanting in on a group discussing Ports of Auckland's future meets opposition.

Nor-west News

Potted colour helps get Renee to Denmark conference

Renee Buckingham, left, and her friend Lucy De Silva have been selling potted colour at markets to raise money to send Renee to Denmark.

Potted colour are helping Renee Buckingham get to Denmark.

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.

Papakura Courier

SPORT: Rangers get a shot at unbeaten Southern Cavaliers.

 Southern Cavaliers and Papatoetoe Rangers have top billing in round four of netball's Regional Premier League on August 7.

SPORT: Steelers looking to improve performance against Canterbury

Steelers coach Tana Umaga was happy with his team's performace despite their loss to Taranaki.

The Counties Manukau Steelers will be looking for an improved performance against Canterbury on August 7

Rodney Times

Police disappointed with rural drink drivers

Rodney area commander Mark Fergus leads staff on a drink driver crackdown at Little Manly.

A team of police officers set up checkpoints at Whangaparaoa, Warkworth, Wellsford, Mangawhai, Helensville and Kumeu. Over three nights 3040 people were breath tested and 36 were caught above the limit.

Silverdale Pony Club approaches another season

Vice president Jaimee Cook rides her horse Jin. Cook has been a member of the Silverdale Pony Club since 1999.

First established in 1968 the Silverdale Pony Club is still going strong as it nears its 50th year.

Western Leader

Dolphins spotted at the Whau River video

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A large pod of dolphins were spotted swimming in a West Auckland river.

Potted colour helps get Renee to Denmark conference

Renee Buckingham, left, and her friend Lucy De Silva have been selling potted colour at markets to raise money to send Renee to Denmark.

Potted colour are helping Renee Buckingham get to Denmark.

Waiheke marketplace

Ramming towards the semi-final

The Rams, unbeaten in 16 games, will play Hibiscus Coast in their semi-final on August 8.

Rams to play Hibiscus Coast in Open Age Restricted semi-final.

Stepping to self-governance

A political march (hikoi) to support the Our Waiheke group's  petition for deamalgamation from Auckland Council is well attended as numbers in favour continue to grow.

A Waiheke Island group is pressing on with its application to deamalgamate from Auckland Council as petition numbers grow.

Northland

Mend charity truck needs mending

Mend director Rob Buchanan with his truck, before it was stolen and pulled apart.

While donating hearing aids to children his homebase and truck was stolen and ruined.

Heavy rain to hammer north

A severe weather watch is in place for Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula, Waitomo, Bay Of Plenty Rotorua, Taumarunui, Taupo, and Taihape.

"Potential for high-impact severe weather" as heavy rain forecast to hit much of the North Island.

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