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Cutbacks may see plans fall away

Francis Mortimer

Fears Mt Albert town centre will miss out on long awaited upgrade as Auckland Council looks to make savings.

Longer parking limits wanted

mt albert parking

Businesses fear a 30-minute parking restriction in Mt Albert is putting customers off.

Olive is a great therapist

Olive

The generosity of a 96-year-old woman is helping get more mobility dogs into the disabled community.

School zone stoush

school generic

Proposed zone overlap with lower decile schools has parents from two elite schools angry.

Bright pair head to US universities

Alix Boberg and Rebecca Gray

Rebecca Gray and Alix Boberg, two of 26 graduates across NZ to pick up Fulbright Awards, are off to US universities.

Smokers to blame for bin blazes

rubbish bin on fire

Public rubbish bins are catching on fire because smokers are being careless when throwing their cigarette butts away.

Study investigates face-to-face prams

prams

The opportunity to engage with children and develop their language skills could be influenced by the type of buggy parents use, an education lecturer says.

Eclectic art on show

Laurence Couchman

An artist has to have a beard. That's what Laurence Couchman believed as child.

Police crackdown on scavenging

scavenging

Quality donations left at the Salvation Army are being stolen by people who in turn leave their rubbish behind.

Drive to slow down traffic

Graeme Easte

Speeding drivers and "rat running" to avoid congestion has prompted the Albert-Eden Board to implement traffic calming measures.

Film based on street game

Joey De Guzman

A finalist in the Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival has made a film centered around a Filipino game.

HNZ's grand designs on old hotel

old hotel

The redevelopment of a Housing New Zealand property in Mt Albert has put neighbours on edge.

Residents upset over Unitec plans

neighbours

Homeowners in streets around Unitec have been "left in the dark" over plans to rezone land to allow mix of uses.

Thieves shop at same time as victim

Credit cards

A woman whose credit cards were stolen before they reached her is wondering how thieves spent almost $6000.

Taking up the chocolate challenge

pastry chefs

18 kilograms of chocolate and eight hours is all two chefs will have to create a masterpiece in a Norwegian competition.

Gymnasts head to Commonwealth Games

Glasgow bound: Matt Palmer, Reid McGowan and David Bishop.

Tri-star Gymnastics has a knack for churning out NZ representative gymnasts and now three of them are off to Glasgow.

Council's unpleasant wedding gift

wedding

Two brides-to-be are 'frustrated and stressed' after trying to secure wedding venues with Auckland Council.

What is Eden Park's game plan?

Eden Park

Eden Park Trust Board's unitary plan submission is now available for all to read. So, what do the locals think?

Game over for rowdy bowling club

Edendale bowling club

Complaints about drunken parties and damaged greens have seen the Edendale Bowling Club evicted.

Butchers keen to carve up rivals

BUtchers

Knives are being sharpened in anticipation of the upcoming Butchery Tri-Nations competition.

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