East & Bays Courier

Allergic to (almost) everything

Sabrina Paige has multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome and has been left isolated with limited human interaction.

One whiff of perfume, cleaning products or paint can leave Sabrina Paige ill for days.

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.

Sacred Heart College First XV prove dangerous

Sacred Heart's Terry Pongi breaks out of a tackle from Onehunga High.

 The Glendowie school are set to make an appearance at Eden Park tomorrow ahead of the Blues game.

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.

Music for the soul

Men's Ministry volunteer Peter Stephenson with musicians Lisa Lorrell and Michael Greenwood. The duo are making ...

Two musicians are providing affordable entertainment to the Mt Wellington senior community.

Partial blindness not enough to stop coach

John Cocker will aim to lead College Rifles to their first Gallaher Shield title since 1964.

Despite permanent damage in his right eye, John Cocker is still pursuing a career in rugby.

Housing NZ development concerns residents

Up to 50 social houses could be built at a Housing NZ SHA in Mt Albert.

 An Auckland residents group says Housing New Zealand has a social responsibility to not act like a private developer.

A history of good food

Julie Le Clerc stands in the Good Grocer at the same location as her great-grandmother's tearoom.

Chef Julie Le Clerc has a family connection to the Good Grocer in Kohimarama.

Te Oro turns one

The tukutuku panel artwork hanging in the entrance of Te Oro.

More than 20,000 visitors have been through the music and arts centre since it opened one-year-ago.

Selwyn College heads to the Big Sing

The Selwyn College chamber choir performs at the Town Hall in 2015 with former conductor Patrick Kelly.

The Big Sing is returning to Auckland in June.

Teaching programme provides hope

After her own life-changing experience in Zambia, Stanhope Road School teacher Sonia Youle of Auckland is urging support ...


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.

Limitless opportunities with 3D printer

Glen Taylor School year 4 pupils Jean-Luc Dewerse and Zachary Meredith watch their 3D jet plane come to life.

 A 3D printer is taking learning out of the textbook and into reality at Glen Taylor School.

Marist looking to contend for Gallaher Shield

Marist's Molimea Fonua puts out a fend.

A local east Auckland derby on the weekend has seen Marist dominate Mt Wellington, and with it push their title credentials.

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.

Diocesan golfer bound for world stage

Golfer Consuela Guo, 11, will head to tournaments in the United States in June.

Year 6 student Consuela Guo is aiming to prove herself on the international golfing stage.

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.

New food safety laws for commercial home cooks

Tina Healy runs Mrs Healy's Kitchen from her St Helier's home.

 Tina Healy's home cooking business is the first to be verified under the new food safety laws.

Airbnb funds university degree

Sarah Crosswell has made about $15,000 to help fund her daughter's tertiary education through renting out her room.

For $90 a night, you could book a room in Newmarket - and help fund a young woman's study.

Men's Shed help India-Rose reach new heights

India-Rose uses her new climbing ladder with her mum Amy Clay.

Men's Shed Auckland East has constructed a climbing ladder to help India-Rose stand.

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.

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.

Supersized Hunua 4 lesson for Auckland school

Watercare education co-ordinator Sally Smith helps Cornwall Park District School pupils create a circle as wide as the ...

 Auckland primary school pupils have been learning about the scale of the Hunua 4 pipeline.

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.

Orakei Bay Village downsized

Equinox Group director Kerry Knight says he is frustrated at how long it's taken to develop plans for a prime piece of land.

The Orakei Bay Village development project has been resurrected - with some major changes.

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.

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

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