Auckland City Harbour News

Art school offers best of both worlds

Matthew Browne aims to make art a way of life for his students.

A Grey Lynn art school allows creatives to study without having to compromise on work or family.

Liver disease disrupts refugee family's plans

Fitim Rudi suffers from chronic liver disease and had a liver transplant in 2012.

Fitim Rudi has been battling chronic liver disease for most of his life. His family came to New Zealand as refugees from Kosovo and would love to take him back there for a family reunion.

Central Leader

Artist's ironic approach to flag designs

Artist Katharine Maude with two of her flag designs.

An artist is expressing her political views through alternative flag designs.

Art school offers best of both worlds

Matthew Browne aims to make art a way of life for his students.

A Grey Lynn art school allows creatives to study without having to compromise on work or family.

Eastern Courier

Young runners unbeaten

Two young athletes have blitzed their cross-country competition

School boy wasn't abducted : police

Police say there was no malicious intentions in the driver's actions.

Reports of an East Auckland student being abducted were exaggerated, police say.

East & Bays Courier

Liver disease disrupts refugee family's plans

Fitim Rudi suffers from chronic liver disease and had a liver transplant in 2012.

Fitim Rudi has been battling chronic liver disease for most of his life. His family came to New Zealand as refugees from Kosovo and would love to take him back there for a family reunion.

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.

Manukau Courier

Unique opportunity for employers and job seekers

JobFest - connecting young people with real job opportunities. North Harbour Stadium, Albany 10am-2pm, August 7.

JobFest15 is a unique opportunity for employers and job seekers, aged between 16 and 24, to connect face-to-face and discuss job opportunities.

Vacation from mucking in gallery

Stuart Wilkerson has been a rider and volunteer at Totara Park Riding for the Disabled for 25 years.

The saddle and reins have been put aside by one Riding for the Disabled volunteer after 25 years of mucking in.

North Harbour News

Historic hangar lives on

Gus Clelland, Kane Tipene, Amy Seo and Bradleigh Good (absent) made key holders, plant holders and chopping boards from wood saved from the demolished Hangar 3.

The historic Hangar 3 at Hobsonville Point will live on despite being demolished.

Awards night for volunteer firefighters

Station officer Rob Richards with his family at the Greenhithe Volunteer Fire Brigade mid-year honours night.

fire awards

North Shore Times

Support divided for new apartments gallery

A new apartment block is going to be built on Rawene Rd.

A new apartment block development has residents concerned over what will happen to the Birkenhead's character.

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.

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

SPCA still closed to cats

An influx of cats, all picked up from one property, has meant the Auckland SPCA is still unable to accept new arrivals.

SPCA Auckland still closed to incoming cats after more than 180 cats were rescued from an alleged animal hoarder.

Property price in Papakura skyrockets

Two units on Butterworth Ave in Opaheke sold for $320,000 above valuation.

A fierce bidding war has pushed a Papakura property to sell for $320,000 above its valuation.

Rodney Times

Second arrest made following axe attack

200313 NEWS - Photo:  Chris Hillock / Waikato Times.   A road worker was fatally shot yesterday afternoon on Tram road, near the Atiamuri bridge.  Northern cordon on Tram road  George Taiaroa. police generic

A man believed to involved in an axe attack on two Korean fishermen in North Auckland who has been on the run since Easter has been arrested in Taumaranui.

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.

Western Leader

Who killed Brett Fraser? $50,000 reward

Police are offering a $50,000 reward as they seek Brett Fraser's killer.

Police are offering a reward of up to $50,000 as they try to solve the murder of Aucklander Brett Fraser.

Alarm saves property from fire

02062015 peter mcdonald/fairfax nz news photo: A Stokes Valley based fire truck leads some friends through the Valley to mark the 75th anniversary of the fire station's opening on Saturday, April 30, 2015.

A monitored burglar and fire alarm has saved a couple's Te Atatu South home from going up entirely in flames. 

Waiheke marketplace

Men's choir warms up vocal chords for hospice

V12 choir's concerts on 15 and 16 August will feature songs from the movies.

A capella choir V12 is 'going to the movies' for Hospice Waiheke Homecare.

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.

Northland

Dark matter exhibition opens in Whangarei gallery

28072015 Whats On photo supplied by Shutter Room Collective. Megan Bowers-Vette's Skull with love lies bleeding, one of the artworks in the Shutter Room exhibition until September 5.

Three visual artists are bringing together images exploring darkness, fear, the glitch and a metaphysical question.

From cruelty case to TV star

Lacey was half starved when she arrived at the Bay of Islands SPCA in December.

Lacey was one of the worst animal cruelty cases in the Far North but now has a loving home thanks to Purina Pound Pups TV show.

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