East & Bays Courier

Waterfront bus for Auckland

None of NZ Bus' Auckland services will operate during the strike.

New tourist-oriented "Blue Link" along Tamaki Drive added to Auckland's bus network.

Scholarships for circus school

Alex Garkavenko received a circus scholarship at The Dust Palace in 2015.

Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus?

Hidden clocks to tick again

The clocks from the Bruce Wilkinson Collection will be taking the trip up to their new home at the Claphams National ...

A vast collection of forgotten clocks has been relinquished by the Waitemata Local Board for viewing.

Waters of Rio await Mt Wellington rower

Isaac Grainger competing on Lake Karapiro in 2014.

Isaac Grainger is headed to Rio with the New Zealand men's eight boat.

Matariki a time for restoration

Matt Salapu, Tamati Patuwai and Milly Grant at Ko Au Te Awa in 2015.

About 200 people will gather on the banks of the Omaru river in Glen Innes during Matariki to plant 1000 trees.

Questions for God

Greenlane Christian Centre's senior pastor Jonathan Dove is asking for the tough questions.

A Greenlane church is striving to answer our deepest questions about God.

Rewena bread unites neighbours

Hinemoa Carpenter with a bowl of fermented starter 'bug'.

Lessons in the art of traditional Maori bread in suburban Auckland.

Boxing fight to honour friend

Repeka Polamalu-Vilitau is training up to six days a week leading up to the The Big Bash V boxing event.

Repeka Polamalu-Vilitau is on a collision course to honour musician Metui Finau.

Residents rally against bottle store

Auckland's Epsom doesn't need a new liquor store, residents say.

Newmarket bridge approved

The Newmarket to Britomart stretch is one of the busiest sections of rail in Auckland.

Project to remove the Auckland suburb's train track crossing passes another milestone.

Concerts at Eden Park?

Eden Park would be a perfect venue for acts such as Taylor Swift, promotors say.

Kiwi music fans could see big acts such as Taylor Swift and Adele if a planning decision goes the park's way.

Two in court on assault charges

Two men appeared in the Manukau District Court on Monday.

Two men denied bail after alleged assault on Mt Wellington man.

Grammar TEC hold off Marist

Grammar TEC's Corey Niwa on May 21.

The defending Gallaher Shield champions have proven they could be title contenders again.

HPV vaccine mooted for boys

Year 8 boys could be vaccinated against the HPV virus as of January 2017 if the proposal goes ahead.

Pharmac want the HPV vaccine to be funded for boys in Year 8.

Calling all conservationists

Volunteer pest control is a crucial tool to help support our native bird population.

Got some spare time on your hands? Why not help protect our native birds?

Blue Coat volunteer recognised

Geraldine Donovan is a welcoming face to patients and visitors at Auckland City Hospital.

A retired nurse has been awarded for her services as a Blue Coat hospital volunteer by the Minister of Health.

Harry Potter aced, on to Dr Who

Naomi Austin from Mt Wellington is one of the Mastermind semi-finalists.

The mysteries of Hogwarts were no challenge for this Mastermind contender who will answer questions on Dr Who in the semi-finals.

Panthers commemorate anniversary

The plaque unveiled outside the original Polynesian Panther Party headquarters.

The radical Polynesian Panther Party has commemorated its 45 year anniversary with an unveiling of a plaque outside its original headquarters.

Big hits and injuries all part of the game

Jamie Lawrence (left) competes for the puck with the Admirals' Tom Tracy.

Jamie Lawrence has played with the Ice Blacks for the last five years, and says the Kiwis have come a long way.

How is Auckland Council performing?

Aucklanders say the council could do better, according to a new survey.

Auckland Council's performance needs improving, according to a new study.

Silence of the spit

Constable Todd Martin models a "spitting hood" used on unruly offenders.

Spitting hoods are available to all police staff to minimise the risk of being spat on or at.

Truant-free zones roll out

Auckland City Education Services attendance advisor Trish Janssen and co-ordinator Keith Morris are teaming up with Glen ...

 Safe havens for truant students are running out as local businesses get on board with an Auckland-wide scheme.

Charity teaches business of music

Iconcially NZ was a concert put on at Te Oro by the Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa.

"To be successful in the music industry you need to treat yourself as a business."

Matariki to light up Glen Innes

Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades

More than 250,000 fairy lights will decorate Glen Innes' Maybury Reserve from July 2.

Sacred Heart dominate Westlake Boys

Rob Dymond attempts to maintain possession.

The Glendowie school's premier football squad is looking the team to beat.

Haunting photos of houses in ruins

An abandoned house in Awanui, taken by Kelly Stacey in 2015. The photograph is part of an exhibition showing at Alberton.

These haunting photos take you inside the abandoned, dilapidated houses of New Zealand.

Town banners costly

Mayoral candidate Victoria Crone is critical of the extra charges business associations are facing.

Marketing costs are rising for struggling business associations under Auckland's new signage bylaw.

Observing Ramadan as a new family

Muslims gather to eat together which will bring an end to the Ramadan fast.

Muslims around New Zealand are fasting and praying for Ramadan and one Auckland mother is continuing to breastfeed during the holy month.

Focus on Manukau Harbour health

The Manukau Harbour currently has a D grade for water quality.

Watercare has commissioned a hydrodynamic and water-quality model of the harbour.

Cuddles are good for babies

Andrew Methven enjoys his hugs with baby Rose.

Plunket wants parents to make more time to hug their babies, being a vital component for their development.

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