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Figures don't add up for ECE

Auckland Kindergarten Association chief executive officer Tanya Harvey says funding for early childhood education is ...

Early childhood education will miss out on funding for professional development and special needs education.

Dog rules confusing for owners

Point Chevalier dog owner Sarah King says dog beach access rules are becoming overly complicated.

Taking your dog to the beach in Auckland has become a complicated affair.

HOP card switch confusing seniors

The new AT Gold HOP card for SuperGold cardholders.

Auckland SeniorGold cardholders have been confused by a lack of clarity around the need to register for a public transport HOP card.

Buyers urged to return faulty dehumidifiers

A Noveau 16L Electronic Dehumidifier similar to this one was the cause of the blaze that almost destroyed a home in ...

A house was almost destroyed after a faulty Nouveau 16L electronic dehumidifier caught alight.

Role models wanted

Kingsland resident Matt Mouat has mentored a child of a prison inmate for three years.

More mentors are needed for children of prisoners following the opening of the new Auckland South Corrections Facility in Wiri.

Plenty for Chiefs to ponder video

Waratahs forward Dean Mumm brings Chiefs hooker Nathan Harris to the ground in Sydney.

Chiefs to go soul-searching on Super Rugby's break after being run ragged by the Waratahs in Sydney.

SkyPath courts controversy again gallery

011213 NEWS PHOTO. SUPPLIED/Not for sale. FIRST USE NORTH SHORE TIMES DECEMBER 12 OR 13. Nearing approval: The design ...

Proposed Auckland Harbour Bridge cycleway and footpath looks set to go to Environment Court after mediation fails.

Downtown Mall's last days

The new 36 level commercial glass tower has secured PWC as an anchor tenant.

The Downtown Shopping Centre is closing its doors on May 28 to make way for a new $680 million redevelopment.

Women in our prisons

Women in our Prisons forum will be held at the Auckland Women's Centre in Grey Lynn on June 1.

The Auckland Women's Centre is hosting a forum to discuss the needs of women in prison.

Doctor swaps ED for deserts

Inia Raumati swapped his time in the emergency department for the desert to raise money for Men's Health Month.

An Auckland doctor has run 250 kilometres to start a conversation about Men's Health Month.

Family appeals $78k housing debt video

An evicted mother of eight now owes Work and Income $78,000

An anti-poverty group says Work and Income keeps beneficiaries in the dark as they rack up huge bills.

ACC, Plunket to reduce child injuries

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye has welcomed a new, ongoing partnership between ACC and Plunket.

ACC has announced it will invest $2.3 million over the next five years to support Plunket in reducing the number of injuries to children under-five.

Ten Tenors - with a Kiwi twist

Cameron Barclay is a trained opera singer but he's not confined to one genre with the Ten Tenors.

Former Panmure resident Cameron Barclay will be treading the boards in Auckland with singing group the Ten Tenors.

Cafe takes out top prize

Unitec chief executive Rick Ede, Keita Powley, Tila Avakh, Siza Avakh, Ben Pedersen (from Forage Cafe) and Albert-Eden ...

Forage Cafe was crowned supreme winner of the first Albert-Eden Business Awards.

Children can safeguard te reo Maori

Kindercare Learning Centre Remuera director Rozanna Mene leads Pippa Smith through the new Maori language learning resource.

A new resource aims to promote the Maori language in early childhood centres.

Around the grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Onehunga's Sangster Crawford easily gets past Bucklands Beach's Harry Jones.

Central Utd have started their inaugural National Women's Knockout Cup football campaign in style.

Re-imaging Great North Rd

Dave Batten, left, hopes Great North Rd will become a precinct and encourage businesses to move in. Pictured with ...

Grey Lynn Residents Association secures funding for community-led vision for Great North Rd precinct.

New school, new principal

Western Springs College principal Ken Havill is calling it quits after 19 years at the helm.

Western Springs College principal Ken Havill says new blood should shape New Zealand's largest school rebuild.

Tenants under financial stress

Andy C. Saputra's rent has gone up 10 per cent in just over six months.

An Auckland city tenant has seen his rent increase by 10 per cent in just over six months.

Diversity brings unique challenges

Three Kings School pupils (from left) Elijah Poliko, Iris Song, Blake Taranaki, Katie Smith, Diya Mystry and Rhiannon ...

Increasing diversity is enriching the school environment but it might be time to re-assess the demands this places on schools.

Residents appeal Fowlds Park decision

Friends of Fowlds Park and the Tree Council have agreed to a court-assisted mediation with Auckland Council.

Two community groups have lodged appeals opposing a decision on the future of Mt Albert's Fowlds Park.

Marching to stop child abuse

Three-year-old Taupo boy Moko Rangitoheriri, who died after being subjected to two months of child abuse.

Marches nationwide are gaining momentum after the death of Moko Rangitoheiri.

Odeon theatre mosaic saved

Maurice K Smith designed the mosaic in 1957 but never saw it completed.

A 60 year old mosaic is being salvaged before further work begins on the St James theatre development on Queen St.

The beers are going fruity

Auckland's newest beer festival is putting a focus on experimental flavours.

Auckland's newest beer festival will showcase brews including chocolate cherry porter and a pink, hazy, soured fruit beer.

Second peeping tom nabbed

The man was the second to be arrested on "peeping tom" type charges this week.

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of peeping into a house, the second case in Grey Lynn this week.

Sandringham shopkeeper stabbed

A Sandringham liquor store worker joins a number of central Auckland dairy staff recovering from aggravated robberies.

"Who is going to be the next victim?" asks a liquor store worker stabbed in the hand in an aggravated robbery.

The motorway that never was

Albert-Eden Local Board chair Peter Haynes says the interchange is a waste of space which could be used for housing ...

Dozens of houses were removed to build an interchange to a motorway that never materialised.

Charter to protect beginning teachers

Beginning teachers Rosalie Sinclair and Carl Pyenburg know they are lucky to have well supported jobs.

 A new charter aims to protect the 85 per cent of beginning teachers on fixed-term contracts.

Never too old to study

At 84, Nancy Keat is the oldest of The University of Auckland's May graduates.

Nancy Keat decided to go to university when she was 72, now at 84 she's on the cusp of gaining her master's

Rates to rise 2.4 per cent

Aucklanders are set to pay a relatively modest 2.4 per cent more in rates in what officials are calling a "normal" year.

Homeowners in Auckland are set to get off lightly this year with a much smaller rates rise.

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