Auckland City Harbour News

Public to have say on art

Artist's impression of $1.5m Queens Wharf artwork

The public will now get a say on the controversial $1.5 million piece of art planned to grace Auckland's Queens Wharf.

Conversations we're dying to avoid

Natasha Edwards says Advance Care Planning challenged her family’s cultures and traditions.

It's a conversation many would rather skip, but planning for end-of-life care is one chat to have before it's too late.

Rent-free inner-city living in Auckland

Reverend Matt Bruns says housing is a bonus - but it's not forever.

Living rent-free a stone's throw from some of Auckland's hot spots is possible - if you change your job.

What about tiny gardens?

Green fingered Unitec students Melissa Marjo, Trish Reynolds, Sally Trolove and Sam Jennings

Inner-city dwellers are beginning to realise that size is no limit when it comes to a green patch.

Chamberlain Park designs decided

Chamberlain Park Golf Course, Auckland.

Four design options for the future use of Chamberlain Park have been agreed upon, despite Albert-Eden board members being in the dark about its cost.

POP: 'Art as an experience'

Members of the White Face Crew spring a surprise performance on unwitting pedestrians in Grey Lynn on Monday.

Full blown art immersion is taking over Auckland delighting locals with music, theatre and art.

Ponsonby rugby taking time to reflect

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

Ponsonby have the bye over the long weekend

'Soldier's church' art fundraiser

Friends of St David's Trust spokesman Paul Baragwanath with one of the thousands of brass quatrefoils being applied to St David’s Presbyterian Church for Anzac Day.

Artist Max Gimblett has joined forces with New Zealand's "soldiers' church" to create artworks of remembrance.

Students honour vets

Mt Albert Grammar School students William McMaster and Samantha Brake will be sharing what ANZAC Day means to them, in light of their own family history, at the school's traditional ANZAC assembly. Photo: ROSE CAWLEY

Stories of past pupils' sacrifices inspire today's students.

Super-city youth thanked

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

Call for Pasifika to leave Western Springs

Dancers entertain the crowds in the Tuvalu Village during Pasifika Festival held at Western Springs in 2014.

Pasifika could be heading to South or West Auckland after calls to shake-up the annual festival's venue.

Auckland's links with ports scrutinised

View of the Ports of Auckland on March 23, 2015

Auckland's role in the Ports of Auckland business has been under review by city leaders

Drawing attention to climate change

Graphic novel anthology High Water features stories about climate change from 11 of New Zealand's top artists.

Kiwi comic artists concerned over rising sea level, super storms and climate change have put pen to paper.

Stadium safety questioned

Councillors John Watson, left, and Wayne Walker test the new Western Springs Stadium terraced embankment which Watson calls a waste of money.

$2.57 million project which created elevated standing room at an Auckland stadium faces criticism.

Awesome, Kiwi slang decoded

Noel Kelly has put together dictionary of slang that contains more than 32,000 expressions used around New Zealand.

Yeah ...nah - getting a grip on Kiwis jibber-jabber can be hard slog.

Kabuki can't hold Katie back

Katie Nash loves working at St Mary's College in Ponsonby.

This young worker decided not to let a rare condition run her life, instead choosing to dedicate her time to helping others.

Africa's 'joy' celebrated at festival

African Film Festival New Zealand communications director Kube Jones-Neill and trust chairman Boubacar Coulibaly.

Sharing stories and challenging stereotypes are the key aims of New Zealand's first African Film Festival.

Final farewell for villa

The community is saying goodbye to a 1905 villa on Jervois Rd.

A century-old villa is being trucked out of Herne Bay and the community is already mourning the loss.

Bunny makes it home for Easter

Georgia Smyth is reunited with her rabbit Olaf who went on a 2km journey to Grey Lynn after escaping from his Ponsonby garden.

A rabbit got far further than a hop, skip and jump from home before being reunited with owners.

Tunnel timing crucial

BIG STRAIN: The Waitemata Harbour tunnel is projected to take the pressure off the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

City leaders are questioning Auckland's ability to build quickly as harbour crossing project edges forward.

Light fingers dismay green thumbs

STOP STEALING: Gillian Dance wants people to stop taking plants from the Owairaka Community Garden.

Affluent hood's effluent issue

GROSSED OUT: Kevin Hester says the stench of what he describes as ‘‘raw effluent’’ at Masefield Bay Beach is so strong he has concerns for the health of beachgoers.

The cause of a wealthy Auckland suburb's stench is "raw effluent", resident says.

Rates protester gets reprieve

PENNY BRIGHT:  "Play hard and don't blink" when  dealing with the council.

Penny Bright wins a significant battle in her war with Auckland Council over $30,000 unpaid rates bill.

Is feeding ducks a death sentence?

FATAL FEED?: A woman throws bread in the lake while a deformed goose with "angel wing", caused by poor nutrition, rushes over.

An avian botulism outbreak at Western Springs Park has been made worse by people throwing bread into the lake.

Fruit flies foil school fundraiser

BIG LOSS: Students from the Maori immersion unit at Western Springs College, from left: Ngatau Leaf, Awatea Wihongi, Tiakina Te Kare, Isaia Te Kare and Tyler Rhyse. The unit usually raises about $25,000 from fundraising at the Pasifika Festival.

Fruit flies are preventing two central Auckland schools from fundraising during the Pasifika Festival.

Mural makeover marks WWI

IN MEMORY: Grey Lynn RSC mural depicting merchant seamen returning from war, a Maori battalion and a lone bugler.

Murals have transformed the Grey Lynn RSC ahead of its World War I commemorations.

The man behind the lanterns

POPULAR RITUALS: A restaurant scene is one of the many installations at Auckland Lantern Festival.

There's a moment during the Auckland Lantern Festival when everything just falls into place.

Cycleway planned for K Rd

PEOPLE-FRIENDLY VISION: An artist’s impression showing the proposed cycle lanes on K Rd in 2022.

K Rd icon hangs up his broom

CLEAN SWEEP: Markoni Tonga is passing on the broom after keeping K Rd tidy for the past 14 years.

You've probably passed Markoni Tonga without a second thought. But the K Rd street cleaner is a star to the regulars in the area.

Paper comes of age

AT WORK: The life of a journalist in the 1980s. Tanyia Maxted strikes a pose at her Auckland City Harbour News desk.

Tanyia Maxted has fond memories of her time as a reporter for the Auckland City Harbour News.

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