East & Bays Courier

"I don't want to be a hero."

From left, Edward Tsang and police minister Michael Woodhouse with Andrew Tsang, who was presented with a certificate from police for his actions helping victims of a crash.

Andrew Tsang was among four awardees the Auckland District police commander presented with a certificate of appreciation for their lifesaving actions.

An uneven playing field

Eastern Suburbs AFC chairman Chris Ruffell is wondering why some clubs get charged and others don't

Are central Auckland sports clubs being unfairly charged?

Kiwi musicians perform for music therapy fundraiser

Troy Kingi performs with Stan Walker on back-up vocals at last weekends WAIATA showcase.

Kiwi musicians are performing to help the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre.

Rugby skills from the best

One Tree Hill College First XV player Xavier Petelo looks to weave around  number 19 Revin Storey.

It's not every day an All Blacks coach shows up to your First XV training.

Ratepayers Alliance reaches 5000 members

Rate rises

A recently formed group challenging Auckland Council's rate hikes and transport levy has reached more than 5000 members.

'It had to be more than marijuana'

Contractors were seen stripping a Panmure apartment after it was tested positive for traces of methamphetamine.

Residents of a HNZ pensioners' estate are shocked after high levels of methamphetamine were discovered in a neighbour's property.

Walking in a child's shoes

Selwyn College year 12 student Laura Wotton is walking from Birkenhead to Whangaparoa as part of the 40 Hour Famine.

An Auckland teenager is planning to walk a big chunk of the North Shore as her 40 Hour Famine challenge.

Youth have say in new playground upgrades

Local board member Brett Clark says the new Commissariat Reserve playground will cater for all ages.

Upgrades are coming for four playgrounds in the Maugakiekie-Tamaki area.

"Moral support" not enough to fund the arts

Documentary Edge Film Festival organiser Dan Shanan wants more money invested into the arts.

It's a tough time for the Documentary Edge Film Festival.

Tougher alcohol rules criticised

Supermarket liquor sale hours are set to be tightened under a new council policy.

A change to supermarket liquor sale hours is causing division.

Doing their part for Nepal

Ananda Marga Grey Lynn members Da'da' Shuddha' Tma'nanda and Victor Filbry are raising funds for Nepal.

A Grey Lynn group is helping Nepal any way they can.

Ellerslie keep title hopes alive

Keeper Conor Tracey clears the ball for Ellerslie.

Ellerslie took the spoils in a close match on May 16.

New uni campus opens its doors

The new civil structures hall at the University of Auckland's Newmarket campus has one of the largest seismic testing walls in Australasia.

A former brewery site in Newmarket has been transformed into a hub for science and engineering research.

Big Sing requires big practice

St Mary's conductor Carmel Carrol is excited to get her two choirs on stage at the Big Sing secondary schools choirs festival in June.

With just over a month of rehearsals left, Auckland's secondary school choirs are practicing hard for the annual Big Sing competition.

Loans for the Burmese

Jeremy Kenealy, far right, with Andrew and Sarah Colgan and some of the Myanmar people the Aotearoa Development Cooperative works with.

Jeremy Kenealy is paying it forward and helping Myanmar's people start their own businesses.

Rates hikes rile Waitemata residents

Waitemata households are facing an average 7.7 per cent rates increase to help pay for Auckland transport improvements.

Ratepayers digging deeper into their pockets want to see results from the latest rates hikes.

Rates hikes frustrate Maungakiekie-Tamaki residents

Rates rises are coming to Auckland on July 1, 2015.

Residents of the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board area say public consultation has gone unheard on the latest rates hikes.

Rates rises tough on Orakei residents

Carmel Claridge is the volunteers co-ordinator for Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance.

Auckland's highest residential ratepayers aren't happy about being hit again with rates increases and a new transport levy.

BMX rider shines on Aussie soil

Zoe Fleming has won the title of top junior elite woman at the 2015 Oceania BMX Championships

Training and dedication has paid off for Zoe Fleming, who has won the junior Oceania BMX Championships and the Australian 2015 BMX National Series.

Stones keep on rolling

Jake Blundell, 16, of Sacred Heart College, Grace Wood, 17, of Saint Kentigern College and Bella Spratt, 17, of Diocesan School for Girls are exited to rub shoulders with Kiwi music legend Mike Chunn at A Strange Day's Night in June.

A concert featuring Rolling Stones music, Kiwi performers and high school talent is going to "be out of this world".

Mobile app offers parenting tips

New mum Lusi McCabe says the Raising Children application, developed by the shows producer Jude Dobson, has been a huge help with raising seven-week-old Mason.

A new app is giving parents a head start in caring for their new arrivals.

Doco examines state housing

Architect Fleur Palmer draws plans for the He Korowai Trust development in Kataia.

A New Zealand documentary examines the role and responsibility governments should take when it comes to housing.

Education takes on new dimension

Newmarket Primary School now boasts a 3D printer.

These primary students can make anything they want from the comfort of their classroom thanks to a new 3D printer.

Helping the Glen Taylor school family

Glen Taylor School pupil Drew Falwasser (left), with friends Brooklyn Alovili, Kellie Shwe, Naima Odhiambo and Dekorah Matakaiongo, says she will give her prize money to Glen Taylor School if she wins the Anchor Families competition.

Extra cash is something Glen Taylor school could put to good use and pupil Drew Falwasser has a great fundraising idea.

Trip to zoo is roaring success

Auckland Zoo educator Laura Rayner gives Panmure Bridge School pupils an up close and personal lesson with a Sumatran Tiger.

The Zoofari programme gives low decile schools the chance to take kids to the zoo and take part in conservation-based learning.

Zones to replace stages on buses, trains

New zone system to replace stages on Auckland buses and trains.

Travel zones are set to replace stages on Auckland buses and trains in a move to simplify the system and encourage people to pay by AT HOP card.

Grammar TEC signals warning to competition

Grammar TEC winger Otulea Katoa scores a try against Ponsonby.

Gutsy win guarantees ticket to next round for Grammar TEC

New club to spike out the competition

Auckland Volleyball Academy players Viliami Ahio, Sam Broadhead, Taifeni Latu, Scotty Graham, John Vea, Norman Tongotea and Sam Lautuu are gearing up for an explosive first season.

A new volleyball club is ready to serve up a severe dose of competition

Tamaki's newest fleet of cyclists

Viliami Beily Pahulu and his classmates hit the track every chance they can.

Two bike tracks have just been completed at Tamaki School and the kids are busy tearing the dirt up.

Redevelopment for Ellerslie School

29042015 news photo Rose Cawley / Fairfax NZ East & Bays Courier Ellerslie School principal Chris Magner

Ellerslie School is about to undergo a big transformation.

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