Auckland City Harbour News

Ponsonby rugby taking time to reflect

Ponsonby`s  Morrison Siliko tackles Manukau Rovers` Calvary Fonoti.

Ponsonby have the bye over the long weekend

Super-city youth thanked

Young Aucklanders making a difference in their communities are set to be recognised.

Central Leader

Swimming champs make waves

Kyla Alexander from Roskill swimming club in action.

The four-day New Zealand swim champs wrapped up at West Wave Aquatic Centre on April 17.

Super-city youth thanked

Young Aucklanders making a difference in their communities are set to be recognised.

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

No public input on state house sculpture gallery

Artist's impression of $1.5m Queens Wharf artwork

Critics of the controversial $1.5 million "lighthouse" sculpture planned for Queens Wharf say calls for public consultation are still falling on deaf ears.

Super-city youth thanked

Young Aucklanders making a difference in their communities are set to be recognised.

Manukau Courier

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.

Thieves getting 'younger and younger'

District commander Superintendent John Tims says rising numbers of car thefts are ‘‘concerning’’ for  police.

Car thieves aged as young as 11 are regularly being picked up by police struggling to deal with child offenders.

North Harbour News

Ideas keep coming from diverse students for Whenuapai art teacher Amber Emm

Watercolour paintings are just some of the techniques Amber Emm teaches at Kumeu Arts Centre.

A nonchalant suggestion to teach art 15 years ago is still swirling up learning curves for Amber Emm.

Giving blood a 'donation to society'

Bob Dawson gives his 468th blood donation. He's planning on giving blood for as long as possible.

Bob Dawson may be New Zealand's most dedicated blood donor - he has just given for the 468th time.

North Shore Times

Kristiane's a woman of taste

Kristiane McGregor of Takapuna, Auckland is off to Sweden to compete in a world coffee tasting competition.

Kristiane McGregor's impressive palate will be tested at the World Cup Tasters Championship in Sweden.

89 & delivering hot meals

Heather Broadbent has been delivering meals on wheels around Castor Bay for 16 years.

She's nearly 90, but Meals on Wheels volunteer Heather Broadbent doesn't think twice about delivering dinner and a smile to those in need.

Nor-west News

On the hunt

Come riders one and all and try a new equestrian event hosted by Waitemata Hunt.

Equestrian riders can try the traditional sport of hunting to hounds.

Two sisters share podium in horse arena

Sisters Megan and Stephie Joustra have both won title classes at Horse of the Year.

Two sisters are sharing the spotlight in a national horse riding competition.

Papakura Courier

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".

Starving horse found dumped

ANIMAL RESCUE: WhiteHaven Farms’ Sally French was shocked at the state of neglected horse Atreyu.

An extremely emaciated horse was left near Spookers tied to a tree without food or water.

Rodney Times

Search for man over Ti Point Wharf assault

Police are looking for Robert Eric Austin.

Police are looking for Robert Austin who is alleged to have assaulted two fishermen at the Ti Point wharf.

Wardlaws' reality TV windfall

Despite not winning the grand prize, Robyn Marks and her boyfriend Tim Wardlaw have netted enough of a profit from their reality TV show renovation to start hunting for their own home. Tim's parents Kathy and Mick also participated on the show.

They didn't nab the $100,000 grand prize, but Our First Home contestants the Wardlaws have enough to start searching for a new home.

Western Leader

Former Riverhead resident reckons It’s Not Easy Being Brendon.

Former Riverhead resident Brendon Green performs in the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival which runs from April 25 to May 17.

Growing up in the nor-west is helping comedian Brendon Green share his talent.

Major delays for Te Atatu motorists

Motorists can expect major delays at the Te Atatu interchange over ANZAC weekend.

Motorists who use the Te Atatu interchange can expect major delays over ANZAC weekend.

Waiheke marketplace

Honouring our nurses

Waiheke Red Cross president Laurie Leonard will be honouring the nurses who tended sick and dying soldiers in World War I at this year's Anzac Parade.

Laurie Leonard will be marching in her uniform with pride on Anzac Day.

Lucky escape for private

Russell St Paul holds the piece of shrapnel that would have killed his father during World War I if the pay book in his pocket hadn't stopped it.

World War I private Joseph Williams must have had a guardian angel looking out for him the day a German shell exploded in the hole he'd picked to take cover.

Northland

North swimmers step up

The 2015 NZ Open Championships were held in Henderson, Auckland April 14-17.

Swimming Northland sent a team of 10 athletes to the 2015 NZ Open Championships in Henderson Auckland held April 14-17.

Beagle FM is here to play

Greg Tetlaw and Damian Pullen are among the group behind Beagle FM.

The people you know and the musicians you probably don't – that's the doctrine of Whangarei's newest community radio station, Beagle FM.

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