East & Bays Courier

New "out-and-out" No 10 growing at University rugby

Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald hits the line in University's 23-13 win over Papatoetoe on April 16.

Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald is proving integral for the University premier rugby squad in 2016.

Childhood acquaintances bound for Rotterdam

Amy Mills and Lexi Kerr say their bond makes a strenuous sport much easier.

Two childhood acquaintances have become fellow representative oarswomen.

'I couldn't get married without mum'

Margaret Hawkins was the life of the party at her daughter Emma's wedding.

Emma Hawkins planned her dream wedding in 24 hours so her mother could be there before she died.

Pride in uniform

Glen Innes School Pupils Jasmine Campbell and Stephanie Pomare face-off against Glen Taylor School pupils Marcus Insley ...

A simple upgrade to senior uniforms is all it took to create a surge in an Auckland school's attendance.

Youth orchestra invited to France

The Aotea Youth Symphony at a performance in 2015.

An Auckland-based youth orchestra is headed to France on a special WWI commemoration tour.

Ryan de Vries' clean sweep

Ryan De Vries has had a magic season with Auckland City FC.

A golden year on the field for the talented striker has been recognised.

New mural for community centre

Orakei artist Vicky Tamaariki, left, with some of the youth team and volunteers working on the Kotahitanga mural project.

A project with a message of inclusiveness is shaping up at Orakei Community Centre.

Going after the big fish

Tearfund marketing and fundraising director Sheena Duffy got a first hand glimpse into the sex trafficking underworld.

Millions of women worldwide are modern day slaves to sex trafficking, Sheen Duffy is hoping to make a difference.

App puts focus on relationship abuse

Deborah Mackenzie, Inner City Women's Group agency manager, says the app is being launched to educate and support women.

Helping women to identify potential forms of domestic violence is made easier with a new app.

Ecology vs development under Unitary Plan

Orakei Local Board member Tory Churton and Kohimarama resident Frances Battersby are concerned about the future of a ...

A slice of protected urban forest could be up for development if a proposal to change zoning is accepted.

Big chain stores dominating Queen St

Bigger international and national  stores are finding a home on Queen St, pushing the smaller retailers out.

Rising rents are pushing lower-end retailers out of Auckland's CBD.

Marist softballers prepare for world stage

Daniel Chapman and Joseph Kohlhase will swap blue for black when they head to the United States in July.

Jospeh Kohlhase and Daniel Chapman are set to compete at the pinnacle of world junior softball.

Mission building to undergo revamp

Concept drawing of the revitalised pavilion beside the Mission Bay heritage building.

One of Auckland's oldest and most distinctive stone buildings is set for a $2.8 million makeover.

Residents struggle with Unitary Plan

Keith Sharp, secretary of the Panmure Community Action Group, says nearly 100 people turned up to a public meeting on ...

 A community action group says many residents still feel in the dark about the Auckland Unitary Plan.

A bad year on NZ roads

Long-term the road toll is falling, but last year saw the highest number of fatalities since 2011.

Last year's road toll is the worst since 2010, according to a Ministry of Transport report.

Aucklander wins $1m in Lotto

Powerball was not struck in the Wednesday's draw.

A lucky Aucklander has won $1million in the Lotto First Division.

Howlett heads for Hotspurs

Ryan Howlett (right) competes with Central United's James Hoyt in a 2015 match.

Ryan Howlett never imagined five-a-side football would be his ticket to play at an English Premier League ground.

College Rifles on a roll

College Rifles' Kaituu Kaufana penetrates the Pakuranga defence.

College Rifles are looking to become a formidable force in Auckland rugby this season.

Migrant women find their voice

General practitioner Himali McInnes, with dog Zoe, knows the social benefits migrant women can gain from writing.

 Migrants have a chance to speak out in the New Kiwi Women writers workshop.

Around the grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Three Kings' Hannah Robert tangles with Claudelands Rovers' Tiana Hill.

Some big wins have sent a few warning shots across the divisions in the early stages of the NRFL football season.

Ecuador volunteers on the ground

Volunteer Gabrielle Kerridge-Temm and nine other young New Zealanders are helping distribute aid in Ecuador.

In the wake of city rattling earthquakes, 10 young Kiwi volunteers are doing all they can to get aid to the hardest hit regions of Ecuador.

Football clubs refusing to pay bill

Eastern Suburbs AFC chairman Chris Ruffell says his club will ignore an invoice from 2014.

Three of Auckland's premier football clubs are refusing to budge on an invoice from Auckland Football.

Welcome aboard: Pacific Hope

Volunteers Rachael Caspers from the US and Abi Lycett from the UK say there has been a large interest in the boat since ...

A medical ship will be moored at an Auckland's Princess Wharf before heading to Vanuatu to offer free healthcare to isolated communities.

OBITUARY: Dr Kenneth Reid Orr

Kenneth Orr worked until the age of 92, he is pictured with his wife Kay.

 Dr Kenneth Reid Orr from the Remuera Rheumatology and Musculo-skeletal clinic has died aged 93.

Review: Auckland Theatre Company's Tom Sawyer

The formidable Aunt Polly (Gaby Solomona) tries her hardest to rein Tom in.

Adults, check your baggage at the door for this whimsical wander through a childhood classic.

Spend a day in their shoes

WISE Collective catering team member Ester Taithul.

Auckland refugees are sharing their stories at a community event on April 29.

School community cop a favourite gallery video

School community officer Constable Gordon Campbell takes first-year Stonefields School students in pairs through road ...

After 23 years of fighting hardened criminals, an Auckland cop now is "mother duck" to class-loads of school kids.

University rugby full of promise for 2016

University captain Kurt Eklund gains some metres.

The Auckland University premier rugby side are again looking favourites for the Gallaher shield.

A sweet relief in war times

Hunter Taylor, 7, taste tests her batch of Anzac biscuits she made on a coal range at Highwic historic house.

Today's Anzac biscuits are a sweeter and softer modern adaptation of the original recipe.

Beware Dangerman and Awkward Boy

"Outgoing introverts" Matthew Harvey and Scott W Long.

Scott W Long and Matthew Harvey present a collaborative comedy show about awkwardly stumbling through life.

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