Auckland City Harbour News

Colours come to life

Sam RB with her original paintings she plans to sell and display at the Toi Ora Gallery in Grey Lynn.

Three Kings creative Sam RB is proving her artistic skills are transferable.

Rugby league club in limbo

Richmond Rovers Rugby League Club chairman Gus Fepuleai knows that time is almost up for the 102-year-old clubrooms.

As upgrades to Grey Lynn Park loom, the Richmond Rovers must work to find a solution for their clubrooms.

Free map for Auckland youth

Nurain Janah, Alex Johnston and Imogen Watt hope the map will allow young people to spend more time in the city.

The Waitemata Youth Collective have created a map to showcase what's on offer in the central city for young people.

Fruitful opportunity for wine lovers

Nigel Robinson of Ananda Tours gets ready to quaff his syrah next to wine writer Bob Campbell at the 2014 Waiheke Wine Expo.

The Waiheke Wine Expo offers the chance to taste and learn about the different vintages from the island's award-winning boutique wineries.

Feedback wanted on bus network

Under the new network not all suburbs will have direct services to the city.

Auckland's transport situation should look a lot different in 2017.

Bus and car collide

The accident happened at the intersection between Ponsonby Rd and Karangahape Rd

A car and bus collided at the intersection between Ponsonby Rd and Karangahape Rd

Young songwriter comes out on top

Western Springs student Mercy Williams says her music is written as a journey.

Songwriter Mercy Williams has won a competition for a song she thought was too dark for mainstream tastes.

Around the football grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Two goals by Three Kings' Harrison Nash earned his side a final win in their turbulent season.

Metro FC are denied promotion in the women's league while Three Kings finish bottom of the men's premiership.

Complaints stall dog access changes at Pt Chev

Pt Chevalier residents say there was no public consultation on changes to dog access rules between Eric Armishaw Park and St Michaels Ave.

A decision on dog access rules in Pt Chevalier has been delayed after residents complained they weren't consulted on last-minute changes.

Small streets get a bumpy ride

The street will be resealed from smooth asphalt with blue chip stone in the summer

A number of low vehicle residential streets across Auckland are set to be resurfaced with chip seal.

Cherry picker topples on Ponsonby building site

The Fire Service freed a person trapped by the crane.

One person has been freed from inside a toppled cherry picker on a Ponsonby building site.

Push for Auckland to be more age-friendly

Auckland Grey Power president Anne-Marie Coury says more needs to be done to make the city age-friendly.

As the International Day of Older Persons approaches, Grey Power says Auckland needs to do much more to cater for its ageing population.

Kindergarten blueprint looks to future needs

Auckland Kindergarten Association chief executive Tanya Harvey.

New plans show the way forward for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten.

Moon cake festival cooks up competition

Zhishan Li and Yao Wang took out the best home bakers category at the University of Auckland Moon Cake competition.

University of Auckland students gathered to make the Chinese pastries as part of competition to mark the moon cake festival.

Interchange exit lane gets new layout

Road works

Long term changes are coming to the Great North Rd Interchange.

Kauri trees could face chop

Rob Thomas is concerned about the potential loss of the kauri trees in Queen Elizabeth Square.

The kauri trees in Queen Elizabeth Square could be mulched to make way for new developments.

Chance to see what lies beneath

Geologist Bruce Hayward is leading the walk between One Tree Hill and Three Kings volcanoes.

Auckland is not the same city it was 100 years ago, here's your chance to see just how much it has changed.

Bike ride with style

Sarah Duff-Hobson, Nicola Williams, Lois Hong and Jess Rose are celebrating cycling in the city

People are ditching the tight lycra for vintage glam in a bike ride around the central suburbs of Auckland.

Businesses wants buses out of town centre

Darryl Ojala and Soala Wilson are not supportive of new bus stops in Grey Lynn.

Increasing the frequency of buses in Grey Lynn is a concern to the business community.

Dog owners bite back

Sarah King says she won't be sticking to the new dog access rules at Pt Chevalier beach.

The Albert-Eden Local Board has agreed on a number of changes to the dog access rules for the coastline between Pt Chevalier beach and Waterview.

Battle of Britain flyover marks anniversary

Wally Halliwell, 94, assembled Hudson aircraft during the Battle of Britain and now volunteers as an engineer at Motat.

The New Zealand Warbirds Association performed an aerial salute to mark the anniversary of the World War II battle.

Mission for Africa

Louis, Leanne and Fenn Prichard will be taking their family to Africa to see $5000 put to good use.

The ingenuity of Kiwi kids was called upon to help build a school half a world away.

Fight against cyber bullying

Auckland Girls Grammar student Kinanti Desyanandini is tackling cyber bullying head on.

A 17-year-old student is making her own mark to stamp out online tormentors.

No honours among thieves

Felicity Bain sits in her bedroom window that is believed was used by thieves to break into her flat.

Felicity Bain is pleading for her laptop to be returned after it was stolen from her flat with vital university research on it.

Punk duo heading to United States

Carb on Carb are taking their duo dynamics across the United States.

An underground Auckland band is embarking on a tour of the United States.

Chef swaps fine dining for basics

Geoff Scott is looking forward to the challenge of living on $2.25 a day

Geoff Scott of Vinnie's restaurant in Ponsonby will embark on the challenge of living on $2.25 a day to help combat human trafficking.

Last game of housie for Mt Albert club

Albert-Eden Local Board deputy chair Glenda Fryer with Mt Albert Senior Citizens Club members Valerie Bronlund and Betty Osborne.

In its prime the Mt Albert Senior Citizens Club had 100 members and a waiting list. Now it has just three.

Puma pride in the small hours

Pumas supporters Ramiro Diaz Vela and Emiliano Tade are counting down to Argentina's opening World Cup match against the All Blacks.

While All Blacks supporters brave the 3.45am alarm on Monday to watch New Zealand's opening World Cup match, spare a thought for Pumas fans.

Remaking the beds at Alberton

Melanie Hastings, Robyn Dawson and Jacqui Craig with their quilted creations.

Old quilts at Alberton have been replaced with colourful patchwork pieces as part of a new exhibition.

Heading to the Rugby World Cup

Meet your local Rugby World cup stars from the Auckland City Harbour News area.

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