Auckland City Harbour News

Art invites anyone to jam

There's always a bit of time to goof off for Haere Mai Taiko drummers Helen Au and Fumiko Goodhue

The sound of drums is something to wake people up on their way to work.

Lions get well-earned rest

Mt Albert's Dion Snell is caught in the Mangere East tackle.

Opposition proving lambs to the slaughter for Mt Albert's top rugby league side

Exhibition challenges perceptions

Photographer Stephanie O'Connor.

Photography exhibition comes to a head after almost two years in the making.

Mt Albert rockers through to next round

Mount Albert Grammar rockers Apollo. From left: guitarist James Venkatrao, drummer Connor Stockman, guitarist/vocalist Biku Adhileari and bassist James Luff.

Even high school bands can't escape the drama that comes with rock 'n' roll.

Murder charge after stabbing

Police vehicles near the scene of the stabbing.

A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder after allegedly fatally stabbing a woman in Auckland on Friday.

"I don't want to be a hero."

From left, Edward Tsang and police minister Michael Woodhouse with Andrew Tsang, who was presented with a certificate from police for his actions helping victims of a crash.

Andrew Tsang was among four awardees the Auckland District police commander presented with a certificate of appreciation for their lifesaving actions.

An uneven playing field

Eastern Suburbs AFC chairman Chris Ruffell is wondering why some clubs get charged and others don't

Are central Auckland sports clubs being unfairly charged?

Kiwi musicians perform for music therapy fundraiser

Troy Kingi performs with Stan Walker on back-up vocals at last weekends WAIATA showcase.

Kiwi musicians are performing to help the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre.

Clubs to sort out parents' behaviour issues

Auckland Rugby is addressing a junior rugby incident involving parents.

Auckland Rugby is addressing a junior rugby incident involving parents.

Recreating musical history

Amelia Eads from Recreate in Epsom shows her Madonna side.

One group is using legendary musicians to change perceptions of young people with disabilities.

Ratepayers Alliance reaches 5000 members

Rate rises

A recently formed group challenging Auckland Council's rate hikes and transport levy has reached more than 5000 members.

Large mountain to climb for Ponsonby

Ponsonby's Aleki Soonafai tries to break the Pakuranga defence

Where do the Ponsonby Ponies go from here?

"Moral support" not enough to fund the arts

Documentary Edge Film Festival organiser Dan Shanan wants more money invested into the arts.

It's a tough time for the Documentary Edge Film Festival.

Restoration a mammoth task

St James restoration artist Keron Smith has put in some long hours but there is still plenty more work to be done.

More than 640 hours of work have gone into restoring the St James and that's merely the tip of the theatre curtain.

St James edges closer to former glory

Steve Bielby, from the The Auckland Notable Properties Trust, has been tasked with investigating how much restoration work the St James Theatre needs.

Details of the St James Theatre restoration plan are likely to be released in a matter of weeks.

Three-try blitz secures Ponsonby win

Ponsonby's Natahlia Moors runs into Ardmore's Te Kura Aerenga-Mate.

Nineteen unanswered points saves Ponsonby Fillies from catastrophe

Doing their part for Nepal

Ananda Marga Grey Lynn members Da'da' Shuddha' Tma'nanda and Victor Filbry are raising funds for Nepal.

A Grey Lynn group is helping Nepal any way they can.

Lynn-Avon triumph

Ellerslie's Conor Tracey takes a goal kick.

Around the football grounds with Jeremy Ruane.

Big Sing requires big practice

St Mary's conductor Carmel Carrol is excited to get her two choirs on stage at the Big Sing secondary schools choirs festival in June.

With just over a month of rehearsals left, Auckland's secondary school choirs are practicing hard for the annual Big Sing competition.

Auckland councillor rethinking support of rates rise

Councillor Cathy Casey

An unpopular rate rise has left Albert-Eden residents angry and an Auckland councillor doubting her vote of support.

Rates hikes rile Waitemata residents

Waitemata households are facing an average 7.7 per cent rates increase to help pay for Auckland transport improvements.

Ratepayers digging deeper into their pockets want to see results from the latest rates hikes.

Veteran still lightning fast

Table tennis master Alan Tomlinson is ready to hit hard at the 2017 Auckland World Masters Games.

New Zealand table tennis great Alan Tomlison has had a career spanning 65 years and there's no sign of him slowing down.

Cupcakes for Ecuador

Point Chevalier pupils Bella Vandeventer, 8, Naila Garmen, 8, and Esme Garmen, 5, enjoy the range of cupcakes at the Oxfam Morning Tea

Pt Chevalier School has been busily raising money one cupcake at a time.

Stones keep on rolling

Jake Blundell, 16, of Sacred Heart College, Grace Wood, 17, of Saint Kentigern College and Bella Spratt, 17, of Diocesan School for Girls are exited to rub shoulders with Kiwi music legend Mike Chunn at A Strange Day's Night in June.

A concert featuring Rolling Stones music, Kiwi performers and high school talent is going to "be out of this world".

Life's a beach for dogs?

Dog owners Angela Beer and Sarah Kings say the Albert-Eden local board's proposed dog access rules don't recognise the value in off-leash exercise all year round.

Changes to dog access rules at an Auckland beach can't come soon enough for an actor recovering from a dog attack.

Crowded lantern festival seeks “creative solution”

The Auckland Lantern festival in Albert Park.

The Auckland Lantern Festival is in search of some "creative solutions" to issues of overcrowding at Albert Park.

Mobile app offers parenting tips

New mum Lusi McCabe says the Raising Children application, developed by the shows producer Jude Dobson, has been a huge help with raising seven-week-old Mason.

A new app is giving parents a head start in caring for their new arrivals.

Zones to replace stages on buses, trains

New zone system to replace stages on Auckland buses and trains.

Travel zones are set to replace stages on Auckland buses and trains in a move to simplify the system and encourage people to pay by AT HOP card.

Ponsonby rugby looking to rediscover magic

Grammar winger Otulea Katoa scores a try against Ponsonby.

No time to dwell on tough loss for Ponsonby

Second-hand clothes a first-class idea

The Bread & Butter Letter boutique founders Rose Hope and Sarah Firmston have organised a community clothes swap.

Shoppers will "consciously" restock their wardrobes at a community clothes swap.

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