Auckland City Harbour News

Track gives kids vital skills

Freemans Bay School pupils Junior Vaiaku, Morgan Penrice, Amber Pereira and Viola Aicelia are making the most of their new bike track.

A new bike track is giving pupils a freedom they have never known before.

Mt Albert and Pt Chevalier head to war

Pt Chevalier fullback Siua Otonuku with coach Grant Pocklington after they took the title off Mt Albert in 2013.

Defending champions Pt Chevalier will face off against the Mt Albert Lions in their third straight Fox Memorial final.

Central Leader

Losing both legs is no barrier for marathon

Ian Winson uses prosthetic legs to cycle on his training bike. A foot-crank cycle will arrive from Germany for him to use at the New York Marathon.

A man who lost both his legs in a horrific explosion four years ago is taking on the New York marathon.

Sailing for hope

Rosalind Smith, centre, is swapping the Pacific Ocean for the Mediterranean Sea on a voyage of a lifetime.

An Auckland woman is about set sail from Rome to Barcelona to change perceptions of multiple sclerosis.

Eastern Courier

What's On: Doggy day out

Dogs are in for a treat this month.

Get your dog's tail wagging with some canine socialising, a good bit of exercise and a treat at the end for good behaviour.

Birthing classes no longer funded

Howick couple Matt and Emily Jurd say the antenatal classes are beneficial for first-time parents.

East Aucklanders miss out on funded birthing classes. But others are still funded in a new move by the DHB.

East & Bays Courier

Cystic fibrosis drug rejected

Jamie Archibald is always looking for new medicines to help with his condition.

Cystic fibrosis community pays the price for lack of funding for new medicine.

Calls to address Tamaki Drive flooding

Auckland's Tamaki Drive was closed due to flooding on September 1.

Extensive flooding is continuing to cause traffic havoc for motorists on a popular Auckland causeway.

Manukau Courier

What's On: Doggy day out

Dogs are in for a treat this month.

Get your dog's tail wagging with some canine socialising, a good bit of exercise and a treat at the end for good behaviour.

What's On: Lost and Found

The artists behind Lost & Found: Our Treasure.

The lost and found treasures of Papatoetoe are on show.

North Harbour News

Toxins enter waterway at Manutewhau Reserve

Run-off from paint or dye is likely to be the cause behind this stream at Manutewhau Reserve in Massey turning a toxic blue colour.

Paint or dye is likely to be the cause behind a pollution incident in Massey.

Greenhithe pioneer remembered gallery

Greenhithe's Joe Clark fought in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917 and was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery.

A "fitting tribute" is created for a Greenhithe resident and World War 1 soldier.

North Shore Times

Golf courses safe says council

Julia Parfitt and Richard Hursthouse say golf courses like Pupuke are vital assets.

Rumours the Auckland Council will sell golf courses to make way for housing aren't true, says a North Shore councillor.

No concrete plans for boardwalk

The Browns Bay boardwalk gets a lot of use, even in winter.

Plans for concrete or new timber on a Browns Bay boardwalk have failed to meet funding criteria.

Nor-west News

Kumeu Rugby Club's prizegiving

Victory for the Western Pioneers premier two rugby team who won the North Harbour plate championship trophy.

Kumeu Rugby Club celebrated the season with its popular prizegiving event.

Yellow theme for Kumeu Combined Probus Club

Janice Chandler shows traditional costumes during her illustrated talk about ancient Persia and modern Iran.

A yellow blur of celebration is memorable for the Kumeu Combined Probus Club.

Papakura Courier

SPORT: Otahuhu squeak into semis

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck inspired Otahuhu College to victory over St Paul's in 2011.

Otahuhu College is in the final of the national secondary school rugby league final tomorrow.

Counties Manukau rheumatic fever rates drop

Extensive school-based swabbing is believed to be behind the fall in rheumatic fever rates.

Counties Manukau DHB is largely to thank for the drop in rheumatic fever admissions. 

Rodney Times

Kumeu Rugby Club's prizegiving

Victory for the Western Pioneers premier two rugby team who won the North Harbour plate championship trophy.

Kumeu Rugby Club celebrated the season with its popular prizegiving event.

Undersize snapper releases cause confusion over dumping

Commercial fishers are required to throw back small snapper but this can also lead to confusion over dumping.

When keen fisherman Matt Mitchell came across snapper being thrown over the back of a commercial trawler off the Whangaparaoa Peninsula earlier this year, he was pretty angry.

Western Leader

Losing both legs is no barrier for marathon

Ian Winson uses prosthetic legs to cycle on his training bike. A foot-crank cycle will arrive from Germany for him to use at the New York Marathon.

A man who lost both his legs in a horrific explosion four years ago is taking on the New York marathon.

Opening the door to creative space

Juliet Furness spent 17 years acting, teaching and studying in LA and New York.

Juliet Furness talks to reporter Eva Corlett about working as an acting and voice coach. 

Waiheke marketplace

More rain for Auckland

Strong downpours would continue Thursday morning and during the day, MetService said.

Heavy rain and possible hail forecast for the city.

Stags celebrate a victorious season

The victorious Fullers Waiheke United Stags celebrate a winning season.

Just a few more games until the football season ends. Click here for this week's reports.

Northland

School leaders worried

Glynis Woodhead, principal of Ruawai College.

The low attendance rate of a rural high school has its leaders worried.

Community fears loss of public toilets

Resident and artist Frances Puharich stands beside her mosaic artwork she completed on the Te Kopuru Domain toilets.

An angry rural community feels not enough is being done over keeping toilets open in a partly overgrown domain.

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