Auckland City Harbour News

New home for kindergarten

Staff, kids, and parents celebrating Pt Chevalier Kindergarten's 75th anniversary in 2013.

After a long wait, the Pt Chevalier Kindergarten community has a new home.

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.

Collecting fire brigade history

Auckland Fire Brigade Historical Society secretary Colin Prince wears an old jacket worn in the 1970s and a cork helmet worn in the 1950s.

Auckland firefighters Albert Clarke and George Oliver died in an accident in 1945. Now researchers are on the hunt for more information about the pair.

Eastern Suburbs prepare for sudden death clash

Suburbs coach Paul Marshall will be hoping to get one over his former players.

Two football rivals are set to clash with a semifinal spot up for grabs.

SkyPath heads to court

The SkyPath Trust was hoping to have the SkyPath built in late 2016 but three groups have lodged an Environment Court appeal.

The debate over the controversial Auckland Harbour Bridge SkyPath is heading to court.

Designers' poster purrfection

Graphic designers Alice Murray and Jared McDowell have designed their own missing cat posters to help cat-owners find their feline friends

Two young graphic designers are giving missing pet posters a makeover in order to help cat owners find their feline friends.

Silverware for Ponsonby rugby

Ponsonby's Vince Aso in full flight. Ponsonby v Papatoetoe. Auckland Premier Club Rugby. Jubilee Trophy Final. Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 25 July 2015. Copyright Photo: David Joseph /

Ponsonby rugby had something to crow about after a disappointing season.

Indie duo crack Silver Scroll top 20

Songwriter Anji Sami and producer Jeremy Toy in their studio.

Two indie-rock songwriters have landed a spot in the Silver Scroll Top 20 - New Zealand's most prestigious music awards.

Help build homes for Nepal

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand global village co-ordinator Kosala Krishnan.

Habitat for Humanity worker Kosala Krishnan says building houses in Nepal is about much more than just putting a roof over people's heads.

Around the football grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Three King's Harrison Nash scored two goals against Central.

Three Kings steer clear of relegation while Western Springs keep slipping.

Teachers lead innovation

Western Springs College deputy principal Rachel Skelton and assistant head of maths Samuel Tailby.

 A new fund is allowing teachers to put their ideas into practice.

B4 School Checks at record high

Plunket B4 School check coordinator Raewyn Handley and clinical leader Anita Quensell.

More than 13,000 Auckland preschoolers are ready for their first year in the classroom, having been through the B4 School Check.

Disconnected pipe floods supermarket video

Flooding in the New world Metro in Auckland CBD

Flooding has closed the doors of a busy Auckland city supermarket.

Students take production reins

Mackensie Clayton, Alex McShane and Emma McShane have taken the reins of their school production.

Three high school students have decided to tackle their school production themselves.

Pasifika Festival to return

Cook Islands dancers during the Pasifika Festival held at Hayman Park, Manukau in 2015.

After much debate, it has been decided that Pasifika will stay at its spiritual home.

Auckland's parking price-hike

All-day parking prices are jumping from $17 to $24 at the Civic, Downtown and Victoria St car parks.

Workers driving into the city will feel the pinch come August as AT is bumps up prices to discourage commuter parking.

Saints heartbreak as Lions grab points

Mt Albert's Edward Purcell attempts to push past the Marist's defense during their Fox Memorial rugby league match.

It was close but no cigar for the Marist Saints as Mt Albert grabbed their rugby league victory.

Volunteers close the book on fair

Mary McCutcheon-Walker says her team of volunteers don’t have enough strength to continue running the Variety’s Monster Book Fair.

Variety’s Monster Book Fair is coming to an end. The event, which is one of Auckland's largest book fairs, has taken a toll on its volunteers.

Maritime Club closing

Club manager David Hughes says a lot of people will be sad to see the club go.

The Auckland Maritime Club's lease is up and the historic watering hole will be no more.

Around the grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Takuya Iwata scored one of Central Utd's three goals.

Central Utd prevail while Western Springs suffer a heavy loss in the NRFL premier league.

Fresh talent at NZ Fashion Week

Fashion designers Madeline Harman and Jessica Grubisa are ready to take their line to center stage at New Zealand Fashion Week.

Harman Grubisa want to make women look fabulous. New Zealand Fashion Week will give them a chance to show they've got what it takes.

Dedicated educator inspired a generation

Joan Holland was principal of St Cuthbert's College from 1969 to 1989. She has died, aged 86.

Joan Holland made an immense contribution to Auckland education throughout her life.

Top-four neighbours clash in Fox Memorial

Marist Saints captain Simon Luafalealo, left.

Fowlds Park will host a critical Fox Memorial rugby league match this weekend that could change the course of the finals.

Red light for freedom campers

Herne Bay's Pt Erin Park was overrun with freedom campers until overnight parking restrictions were put in place in May.

A makeshift campground in Wynyard Quarter has seen Auckland Council crackdown on freedom campers.

Food hub planned for K' Rd

Once a nightclub, 309 Karangahape Road is about to be renovated in to a high end food market.

A new high end food market with five tenancies is planned for a former strip club on Auckland's infamous K' Rd.

Stunning late goal sees Mt Albert-Ponsonby home

MAP's Benjamin McCafferty tangles with HBC's Paul Langford. NRFL Northern Region Football League 1st Division, Mt Albert Ponsonby v Hibiscus Coast AFC, Anderson Park, Auckland, Saturday 11th July 2015. Photo: Shane Wenzlick /

An enthralling 3-3 draw against Hibiscus Coast has put belief back in the Mt Albert-Ponsonby camp.

Rental insulation rules anounced

Housing Minister Nick Smith, left, says the new policy will affect about 180,000 rental properties nationwide.

An Auckland property manager says a new rule requiring all residential rental properties to have insulation and smoke alarms will not mean rent increases for tenants.

Taking K Rd to the world stage

Okareka Dance Company performers Adam Burrell, Taiaroa Royal, Jesse Wikiriwhi, Taane Mete, Jason Te Mete and Will Barling.

K' Rd is about to be on show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Fraudsters rack up hefty phone bills

West Auckland police received eight reports of identity fraud in June.

Police are calling for more rigorous identification checks after reports of identity fraud in Auckland.

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