East & Bays Courier

Kiwi Kids get Christmassy

Variety ambassador Stacey Morrison, left, and Variety community liaison worker Pania Taka-Brown.

Festive celebration held for children who would otherwise go without.

Beginner cyclist's solo challenge

Louise Bailey, 30, is bike riding the length of the North Island - with very little cycling experience.

Inexperienced cyclist takes on length of North Island despite having ridden a bike just once in the past 18 years.

Auckland CBD's 24 hour fridge

Blogger Amanda Chapman is the brains behind a new community fridge in Auckland's CBD.

A community fridge has free food on offer in Auckland’s CBD - but is it a health risk?

Smoke-filled tunnels causing headaches

Rachael Smith is a regular user of the Ellerslie underpass and believes it should be smokefree.

Smokers lighting up in pedestrian tunnels by railway stations is causing headaches for Auckland residents.

Spiderbombed

The moment when a spider crawls across a NZTA traffic camera.

"Why are spiders bad at driving? Cause they always spin out."

ARL introduces nines for girls

Bay Roskill's Louisa Tagica is tackled in the ARL club competition. A former Kiwi Fern Tasha Tapu says the future of the ...

Ocean Gatoloai can pursue her dreams thanks to a new rugby league competition kicking off next year.

Cycleway prioritised over parking

Gladstone Rd is in for a redesign to make way for a new cycleway.

Parnell car parks will make way for a $4.8 million cycleway being built in the busy Auckland suburb.

Noisy urban chooks silenced video

John Bellingham wants to know what happened to his neighbourhood's urban chickens.

They lived near a busy Auckland roundabout for years. But now their fate is unknown.

Lacrosse paves way for love

Lacrosse power couple Nicole Goode and Casey McLain have been dating for three years.

New Zealand women's lacrosse player and coach share special relationship.

Teenager gardens on the wild side video

Reuben Somerford has been planting the berm outside his house in Waterview for over a year.

A teen gardener wants to know if his berm is breaking the law but Auckland Transport is not providing any clarity.

Urban polo returns to Remuera

Professional polo player Sam Hopkinson will be competing in the Remuera polo event in February.

Polo is returning to wealthy Auckland suburb for first time in more than 100 years.

Defending New Zealand

Sammy Murrell (18) was selected for the New Zealand Under-20 women's football team.

They've come from around the country to play for Norwest, now they are playing together for their country.

Blues aim for three in a row

University Blues face minor premiers Waitakere Magpies in the Australian rules Auckland grand final.

Aussie Rules football team University Blues will defend their title against minor premiers Magpies.

Thief left licking wounds

St Heliers Bay Pony Club says it will cost thousands of dollars to replace copper wiring damaged in a botched burglary ...

Would-be copper thief sparks a small explosion at Auckland pony club.

Two-day cricket heats up

Parnell's Ben Horne scored 55 against Howick Pakuranga

Bowlers shone in last weekend's two-day cricket games around Auckland.

Long reaches 200-game milestone

Gerard Long, right, played for Eden Roskill and the Waitakere Bears before joining Marist.

Gerard Long makes softball history, reaching 200 games in Auckland's premier league.

Elderly man drowns

Emergency services were called to Tamaki Drive close to where an elderly man drowned on Sunday.

A man drowned in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Sunday as he tried to retrieve his wallet, police say.

Police seek armed robber

Police seek Auckland man Kershaw Howard in relation to an armed robbery.

After allegedly robbing a dairy with a shotgun, Auckland man Kershaw Howard is "actively avoiding police".

'What does it mean to be a girl?' video

Florence Akauola, 11, takes out the top spot at the Villa Education Trust speech competition for her strong and ...

"I hated wearing dresses, I've never liked Barbie, and my favourite colour was definitely not pink."

Money offered for old trees

Orakei Local Board member Troy Churton says the board is offering money to encourage owners of notable trees to maintain ...

Thousands of dollars of rate payer money is being given to property owners to maintain trees.

87 and still in retail

Margaret Bear says the Somervell Op Shop is the cheapest of its kind in the area.

At 87 years old Margaret Bear still loves going to work at the Somervell Op Shop.

Student's novel football net invention

Jonuzi's product is designed to be transported in a wheelie bin.

Edon Jonuzi has designed a product which let footballers install goal nets without struggle.

Valerie digs for Auckland rail

Jasmine Matthews named one of the tunnel boring machine's Valerie, after Olympic gold medalist Valerie Adams.

A digging machine used on Auckland's City Rail Link is being named after Valerie Adams - only the Olympic shot putter had no idea.

Food dumping attracts pigeons

Dumped food scraps have attracted a large number of pigeons, which have been flocking around people walking through the ...

Auckland bakery owner who fed birds with leftover food says it is against her beliefs to let unspoiled nosh go to waste.

Get off the couch and get fit

Bodi Transformations Studios owner Marcus Steward, Stephanie Taylor and head trainer Mike Rickard with Sophie, Lucy and ...

We are looking for a family or group that want to take part in our Ports of Auckland Round the Bays challenge.

More women pick up powerlifting

Dillen says powerlifting is an empowering sport with a lot of support and camaraderie.

Gone are the days when the sport of powerlifting was dominated by men.

Nigerian Olympian joins Suburbs

Epko has plied his trade as a professional footballer in the US and Norway.

Emmanuel Ekpo has gone from winning an Olympic silver medal for Nigeria to playing professional football in Auckland.

Auckland dancers take on Tokyo

Josh Cesnan and Riley Bourne were paid to dance the streets of Japan in a Steinlager advertisement.

Six Auckland dancers grove to Tokyo's beat in a new beer advertisement.

Dangerous fugitive still at large

Armed Auckland police are looking for a man they call dangerous and possibly armed.

Epsom police base closes

Volunteer-in-charge Maureen Gribble and Epsom Neighbourhood Watch Inc secretary Carolyne Jackson.

The future of Epsom's police base is in jeopardy after the building's lease expired.

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