Central Leader

Stubbing out this month

Can you stub out the cigarettes this October?

Stubbing out cigarettes for Stoptober.

St Stephen's Church turns 140

St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Ponsonby.

One of Auckland's oldest churches is celebrating its 140th anniversary, despite nearly closing down.

One dead in workplace accident

A man has died in a workplace incident at Toll New Zealand in Onehunga.

A man has died after being crushed by pallets in Onehunga, Auckland.

Janice's homecoming to Heritage Park

Janice Boss worked at the Heritage Park in Mt Wellington and is now returning to its site to live.

Janice Boss is looking forward to moving back to a place she is familiar with - where you were once greeted by a giant kiwi and Micky the moa.

Singing her way to the top

"Music is about feeling emotions," Smokefree Rockquest winner Iris Guevarra says.

Avondale College singer Iris Guevarra has won the Smokefree Rockquest.

Hockey in her blood

Belinda Smith in action for the Auckland side this month.

Both her parents played hockey, and so did her grandfather. Belinda Smith is continuing the family sport, even earning her 100th cap for the Auckland side.

We are now a strong netball school: Faunt

One Tree Hill College qualified for the Premier 1 netball grade for the first time.

A three-year programme has helped One Tree Hill College establish itself as a strong netball school.

Kitchen fire destroys Auckland house

Fire crews were called to house firm at 9.30pm.

Fire crews were called to the Mt Roskill house where all people were accounted for.

Migrants get 'job ready'

Diversity Job Fair is back for 2016.

"They are often not shortlisted for jobs" - a job fair aims to get migrants "job ready".

GrabOne fires up pizzeria

Lil'e Roma describes itself as having a "warm hospitality and a spirited atmosphere".

Angry Auckland pizzeria manager hurled abuse and refused to accept their vouchers, customers say.

Killed looking at his phone video

Auckland's Indian community helped raise more than $10,000 so Tejas Patel's body could be taken home to India.

A man killed by a train at an Auckland station was probably distracted by his mobile phone.

Remuera native to play Billy Elliot

Harry Sills plays Billy Elliot in the upcoming musical at the new ASB Theatre.

Harry Sills will appear as Billy Elliot in the premiere show at the new ASB Waterfront Theatre.

St Cuthbert's College principal says farewell

Reid has been the St Cuthbert's College principal since 1996, and for 20 of the college's 100 year history.

The final school bell rings for influential school principal Lynda Reid this week.

Election booklet blunder

Peter Haynes says the administrative error will cost him votes.

"I know for a fact that people factor in where a candidate lives into their decision making."

Ramblers eye top four finish

Ramblers host the pre-season U23 tournament this weekend.

The Mt Albert Ramblers are hoping to right their wrongs from last year when the AFC kicks off next weekend.

Finishing last really hurt us: Marist

Marist  finished last in the 2015 AFC season.

Despite finishing last in the both the Auckland and national tournaments last year, the Marist women's premier softball side have high hopes of being better this season.

Saving the tigers

Enzo Vivace has been creating and selling his artwork to raise money for the Sumatran tigers.

A 9-year-old Grey Lynn boy is raising money for the Sumatran Tigers by selling artwork.

Development programme improved my game: Allen

Finn Allen says being in the DFA programme has helped him become a better all-round player.

Young cricketer Finn Allen wants to represent NZ again in the U19 ICC World Cup and is looking to the Development Future Aces programme to get him there.

Auckland Domain commemorates WWI soldiers

The quatrefoils covered St David's Church on Khyber Pass Rd and raised $1 million towards its restoration.

The Tower of Remembrance has been unveiled in the Auckland Domain.

Cool pops for a cause

Ruby Seeto has designed her 10th tea towel to raise money for the Starship Foundation.

This year marks a decade since Ruby Seeto​ was diagnosed with a rare cancer.

Fresh produce for those in need

Ooooby's Daphne Gehrels, left, and Neil Groves, right, hand over fresh produce to Richard Kaisia from the Auckland City ...

The Auckland City Mission says the need for emergency food support is higher than ever, and is getting a helping hand.

Candidates discuss waterfront stadium

An artist's impression of the waterfront stadium proposal for Auckland for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

In a series of Facebook Live Chats we discuss your questions with the Auckland mayoral candidates.

Monte Cecilia School to perform at Pah Homestead

Monte Cecilia Catholic School students Arthur Solomon-Mua, Soane Lavaka, Sarah Batterton, Cadence Alenepi and Etoale ...

A kapa haka group will be on stage as part of the homestead's annual community day.

The $12 million decision

The central Auckland isthmus is set to change as the residential areas get denser and the population gets bigger.

It's time for Puketapapa residents to decide how they want $12 million spent in their area.

The gentrification of K' Rd video

St Kevin's Arcade on K' Rd has changed dramatically.

Karangahape Rd is one of the most famous streets in New Zealand and has had a long history before its modern-day gentrification.

Auckland Hospital copes with winter chills

Auckland City Hospital's emergency department coped with the winter ills and chills.

Auckland City Hospital's emergency department made its way through the winter season with admission numbers on the rise.

Choose another artificial option: Onehunga Cricket

The Auckland Cricket District Tournament was held at Waikaraka Park this year.

Onehunga Cricket is not pleased with proposed concrete artificial wickets at Waikaraka Park.

Rail link possible for $4 billion Auckland tunnel

The eastern side of Auckland Harbour Bridge where the Additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing tunnel is planned to be built.

First-ever indication the Government will fund rail to Auckland's North Shore.

Police: death not suspicious

The man's body was found outside Dunkin' Donuts on Auckland's Queen St.

Homeless man found dead in Auckland CBD named as Jonathan Tere Ngere.

Q theatre celebrates five years

Q Theatre marketing and communications manager Candice de Villiers.

The venue at 305 Queen St is showing no signs of slowing down after only five years of existence.

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