Auckland City Harbour News

Youth orchestra invited to France

The Aotea Youth Symphony at a performance in 2015.

An Auckland-based youth orchestra is headed to France on a special WWI commemoration tour.

'I couldn't get married without mum'

Margaret Hawkins was the life of the party at her daughter Emma's wedding.

Emma Hawkins planned her dream wedding in 24 hours so her mother could be there before she died.

Central Leader

'Management mutiny' before Weldon's departure

Presenter Mike McRoberts is not a big fan of Mark Weldon.

MediaWorks staff, including presenter Mike McRoberts, expressed unease in the days leading up to Mark Weldon's resignation.

Youth orchestra invited to France

The Aotea Youth Symphony at a performance in 2015.

An Auckland-based youth orchestra is headed to France on a special WWI commemoration tour.

Eastern Courier

Contestant tries hand at Mastermind

Sandhya Govind is be among the first people to tackle TVNZ's Mastermind challenge.

Mother-of-three won't forget her time on the reboot of Mastermind New Zealand.

Helping change lives gallery

18-year-old Alexandra Flores Roque is a Tearfund sponsored child from Peru.

 Ed and Jan Astill travelled thousands of miles to meet their sponsored child in Peru, an experience they will never forget.

East & Bays Courier

Pride in uniform

Glen Innes School Pupils Jasmine Campbell and Stephanie Pomare face-off against Glen Taylor School pupils Marcus Insley ...

A simple upgrade to senior uniforms is all it took to create a surge in an Auckland school's attendance.

New "out-and-out" No 10 growing at University rugby

Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald hits the line in University's 23-13 win over Papatoetoe on April 16.

Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald is proving integral for the University premier rugby squad in 2016.

Manukau Courier

Look Who's Talking: 'Traffic jams every morning'

Teau Aiturau wants more people on bikes and not in cars.

Teau Aiturau wants to see more kids getting to school by walking or biking.

Search for young superstars

Manurewa Business Association and town centre manager Wendy Dunn, left, and Manukau Institute of Technology event ...

The hunt is on to uncover New Zealand's next generation of young stars.

North Harbour News

Titirangi rider is now an Elite

BMX rider Michael Bias of North Harbour BMX Club.

BMX rider Michael Bias will represent New Zealand in the world champs as an Elite rider.

Handy gift for households

The Trusts chief executive Simon Wickham says the tool kits will be handy for the odd jobs that crop up around the house.

Profits from alcohol sales and gambling machines are buying every West Auckland household a free toolkit.

North Shore Times

Donations call for life saving equipment

Tom Abercrombie, an ambassador for medical equipment fundraising, with new son Pilot.

Being a new dad prompts a basketball star to front a fundraising campaign.

Fight to keep traditional colours

The 80 year old cream colour scheme of Birkenhead buses is being defended from enforced change via an online petition.

Angry residents set up an online petition to stop the colour change of Birkenhead buses.

Nor-west News

Happy place for campers at Muriwai

Many happy place memories can continue at the Muriwai Beach Motor Camp following a major makeover ready for next summer.

The camping experience will make Muriwai even more of a drawcard.

Seasprite pilot Taylor Berriman enjoying new role gallery

It's an exciting learning curve for new Seasprite pilot Taylor Berriman at the RNZAF Whenuapai airbase.

Flight Lieutenant Taylor Berriman is a Seasprite pilot in No 6 Squadron based at the Royal New Zealand Air Force in Whenuapai. The squadron works with the Royal New Zealand Navy. The 25-year-old Whenuapai resident enjoys fishing, golf, football, tennis, and playing the guitar.

Papakura Courier

Out & About: Canoe Day

Paddlers put on their lifejackets and go through the instructions.

 Paddlers have been having fun at Pahurehure.

'Beautiful' walkway restored

A section of the Conifer Grove walkway will be upgraded this year.

 Work is about to start on fixing the Pahurehure Inlet walkway.

Rodney Times

Pets avoid fiery death

Three fire appliances scrambled to the scene of the burning pot fire.

Dog and tortoise escape with minor smoke inhalation after smoke alarm alerts neighbours to stove fire.

Happy place for campers at Muriwai

Many happy place memories can continue at the Muriwai Beach Motor Camp following a major makeover ready for next summer.

The camping experience will make Muriwai even more of a drawcard.

Western Leader

Donations call for life saving equipment

Tom Abercrombie, an ambassador for medical equipment fundraising, with new son Pilot.

Being a new dad prompts a basketball star to front a fundraising campaign.

Deaf community to lead church service

Titirangi Baptist Church pastor Andy Shudall is welcoming everyone to a service lead by the deaf community on May 8.

Church pastor Andy Shudall​ says hearing people have a lot to gain from the deaf community.

Waiheke marketplace

Half a century of conservation

Robin Cox retires from Picton Department of Conservation.

"Just being able to get paid to walk some of these places and see them and help protect them is a privilege."

'Death by a thousand cuts'

The Waiheke Island community was delighted when Explore started its ferry service, in October 2014.

Explore marketing manager William Goodfellow faces Waiheke residents to explain why ferry service is being axed.

Northland

Young Anika Moa fans pack out library

Anika Moa performs to a packed out Whangarei Central Library.

A crowd three times larger than expected turned up to Anika Moa's concert in Whangarei.

Milestone in drive to bring robin call back gallery

A robin at Bream Head two weeks after the first release on April 8.

Trust takes another step in goal to re-establish noisy, bird filled splendour to Northland scenic reserve.

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