East & Bays Courier

Calls to address Tamaki Drive flooding

Auckland's Tamaki Drive was closed due to flooding on September 1.

Extensive flooding is continuing to cause traffic havoc for motorists on a popular Auckland causeway.

Para-rider aiming for Rio 2016

Charlotte Hoonhout with her horse Amarante.

Para-equestrian rider Charlotte Hoonhout's Paralympic dreams are within her reach.

Healthy rental property programme a success

Auckland Council eco advisor Eion Scott checks the water temperature of a Westmere property.

A Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board initiative to create safe and healthy rental houses is now being adopted by several other Auckland local boards.

Glendowie powerboater takes national award

Powerboater Alex Smith.

An Auckland powerboater has won accolades in his maiden season.

Wastewater pipe delayed

The pipeline is being delayed so events like Round The Bays are not disrupted.

A new wastewater pipe in the Auckland suburb of St Heliers is being delayed to avoid disruption to traffic, events and local businesses over the peak summer period.

App solves parking problems

Parkable co-founders Warwick Beauchamp, Brody Nelson and Toby Litton hope they have found a solution to Auckland's parking woes.

A new app helps Aucklanders solve their parking woes

Special housing areas announced

The site at 99 College Hill, one of the 11 new special housing areas announced by the Government.

Up to 1600 houses will be built in eleven new special housing areas to help Auckland's overheated property market

Odd Shoes for Ryu

Ryu will be wearing odd shoes to show his support for Camp Quality

Ryu Kireka was a month away from his fifth birthday when life suddenly changed.

Grand final spot booked for Eastern Suburbs

Suburbs' Damien Mosquera shows his footwork.

The Chatham Cup is within Eastern Suburbs' reach after a dominant semifinal display

Win or bust for Lynn Avon

Lynn Avon's Hanjaar Kidiwala scored a hat-trick to keep his side alive in the second division.

Relegation woes trouble clubs as season draws to a close

Student becomes principal

Shaun Motu-Muavae, right, took over Glendowie College for the day in a role-reversal with principal Richard Dykes.

It was not a typical school day for student Shaun Motu-Muavae when he found himself calling the shots at Glendowie College

Fenchurch state houses opened

Housing New Zealand Minister Bill English and Tamaki Redevelopment Company CEO John Holyoake at the construction site of 21 new social houses in Glen Innes.

Ministers Bill English and Nick Smith have opened the first new-look social houses in the Auckland suburb of Glen Innes

New controversial flight path begins

A new northern SMART Approach flight path will commence on September 1 and continue for up to 12 months.

A new SMART Approach flight path trial is set to begin.

Dad's CPR saved his baby girl

Chris Blair saved his daughter Isla's life after she stopped breathing.

Chris Blair credits his first aid training to help save his newborn daughter after she stopped breathing.

Focus on workplace diversity

Chen Palmer managing partner Mai Chen, St Matthew-in-the-City vicar Dr Helen Jacobi and Beca advisory services business director Matt Ensor.

Diversity is the focus of the second annual Business Leaders' Breakfast event at St Matthew-in-the-City.

Around the football grounds

Western Springs keeper Ashleigh McNaughton suffers an injury against Glenfield.

 Glenfield advance in the Women's KO Cup while Eastern Suburbs are crowned men's champions.

Actors living out fish tank realities

Actors Hweiling Ow and Benjamin Teh are bringing the inside of a fish tank to the stage.

Life inside of a fish tank is being performed at the Basement Theatre

First XV final ends in nail-biter

St Kentigern`s Carlos Price jumps for joy at the final whistle.

St Kentigern takes the Auckland 1A final in a dramatic match at Eden Park.

Maintenance woes for St Heliers

St Heliers Bay Village Association manager Wendy Caspersonn says council's town centre maintenance standards have dropped.

Town centre maintenance has worsened under the Super City, St Heliers Village Association manager Wendy Caspersonn says.

Crash victim educating students

Kelly Munford thinks there should be more awareness around driver fatigue

Kelly Munford is educating students about the risk of driver fatigue after her own accident.

Girls gather for chess champs

Organiser Melissa Tsoi from Diocesan School for Girls.

Intense concentration and strategic play created the perfect atmosphere for hundreds of young chess players in central Auckland.

New home for Laneway

Fans at the Laneway Festival held at Silo Park.

Laneway organisers were planning on Auckland Domain being the festival's new home, but the Lantern Festival took that spot.

Backlogged sport fees waived

Red card given to sports fees

Balance has been restored as Auckland's sport club fees are scrapped.

Turning noses red

James Slyfield is a Cure Kids ambassador and is raising money for this years' appeal

James Slyfield is raising funds for Red Nose Day after battling with leukaemia

Family history celebrated

Paul Ashton has been researching his family's genealogy for 26 years.

The Panmure Family Research Centre has been celebrating with Family History Month with 31 days of genealogy related events.

Rescue prompts smashing new tool

Constables Paul Watts (with rock) and Simon Russell about to rescue a woman trapped in car on the rising tide in Waitemata Harbour in March. They could not break the windows with their batons.

Dramatic rescue from a sinking car leads police to introduce changes.

Women invited to enter beard competition

Rose Jackson, Miss Charlotte Cake and Fran Robertson are shaking up the NZ Beard and Moustache Competition.

The second New Zealand Beard and Moustache Competition will feature a female category.

Push to restrict container trucks

St Johns resident Libby Stevens with her son Lucas. Libby is the spokeswoman for the group Stop Containers Thru Kohi.

Orakei Local Board is getting behind residents' calls for restrictions on container trucks.

Head boy tackles rugby

Tamaki College head boy John Akau'ola is staring down the path of a potential career in rugby union.

Tamaki College's head boy has been given the ticket to live his rugby dream.

Basketball for Tamaki schools

The Tamaki College U17 basketball team volunteer as umpires for the inter-school competition.

A free basketball tournament for Tamaki schools is proving popular.

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