East & Bays Courier

Parnell premiers pushed from pitch

Parnell batsman Ben Horne and his mates will have to forgo their home advantage in the opening round of the Jeff Crowe Cup.

The installation of new floodlights at Orakei Domain has forced the Parnell premier cricket squad to move temporarily.

Insulation experiment looks to expand

Matthew Cutler-Welsh says healthy houses are insulated houses.

Matthew Cutler-Welsh has insulated the roof of a 1920s Auckland house using donated material that was bound for the rubbish tip.

Golden jubilee for GROW NZ

Grow NZ members Carolyn Foley and Annie Cripps have been through their own hardships to become better people.

Annie Cripps faced a lifetime of demons to become an inspirational figure at GROW New Zealand. The organisation deals with mental illness and is celebrating 50 years this week.

Seymour's seat up for grabs

Epsom MP David Seymour is asking for applicants for next year's youth parliament.

Epsom MP David Seymour is on the hunt for a teen to be part of Youth Parliament 2016.

Rogers set to let loose on Targa

All- wheel drive means David Rogers can fly around the corners in his Mitsubishi Evolution 10.

The clock is ticking down to New Zealand's ultimate road race with driver David Rogers looking to push the limits.

Becky's final song

The Nacario family. From left: Ezra, 10, Abigail, 14, Joanna, 7, with their father Jeffrey.

Bringing people joy through music was Becky Nacario's way of giving. Her husband Jeffrey hopes to continue that legacy.

Protest against housing transfer video

More than 30 people joined the march against the sale of state houses.

More than 30 people have marched from Panmure to Glen Innes to protest the Government transfer of 2800 social houses to a private development company.

Stubbing out cigarettes for good

The Stoptober campaign gives smokers a reason to quit.

Lorrall Tippett is joining thousands of Kiwis who want to break their cigarette addiction this October.

Emergency housing boost

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has announced the Government will inject $2 million into  emergency housing.

The Government has announced it will invest $2 million to try address Auckland's dire shortage of emergency housing.

Valley returned to former glory

Pat Northey, Martin Heffer, Carmel Claridge and Roy Clements have been working in Pourewa Valley for eight years.

Pourewa Valley is just one example of how the public can help preserve Auckland's natural habitats.

Feedback wanted on bus network

Under the new network not all suburbs will have direct services to the city.

Auckland's transport situation should look a lot different in 2017.

Young fencer's swift success

Epsom Girls Grammar student Jess Gracie, 17, lives and breathes fencing.

Jess Gracie holds one simple advantage over her fencing opponents, which has helped her rise through the junior ranks.

Changes to Orakei dog access rules

Orakei Local Board member Troy Churton

The Orakei Local Board has made changes it hopes will suit everyone.

Safety an issue on The Strand

A 40ft container fell off a truck after the driver tried to avoid a passing car on September 13.

The connection between the port and the motorway system needs to be improved, a Ports of Auckland spokesperson says.

Push for Auckland to be more age-friendly

Auckland Grey Power president Anne-Marie Coury says more needs to be done to make the city age-friendly.

As the International Day of Older Persons approaches, Grey Power says Auckland needs to do much more to cater for its ageing population.

Moon cake festival cooks up competition

Zhishan Li and Yao Wang took out the best home bakers category at the University of Auckland Moon Cake competition.

University of Auckland students gathered to make the Chinese pastries as part of competition to mark the moon cake festival.

Raid on suspected meth lab

Police have arrested two people on methamphetamine charges following a dawn raid on a Meadowbank address.

Police have arrested two people on drug manufacturing charges after an Auckland raid.

More male teachers wanted

Orakei Primary School teachers Stephen Jolly and Billy Napier say you either have the teaching bug or you don't.

Men are a rare breed in teaching. Those already in the profession say it's something you either have a knack for your don't.

Climbing the Great Wall of China for breast cancer

Elaine Holmes walked the Great Wall of China to celebrate five years since her breast cancer diagnosis. She is now cancer free.

An Auckland woman walked the Great Wall of China to celebrate beating breast cancer.

Deja vu for car owner

This parked car was hit with such force that it was shunted onto the berm and spun 90 degrees.

After near identical crashes residents of a narrow Auckland street are fed up and want measures put in place to slow traffic down.

Sailor Sam embraces Polish waters

Sam Morgan at the Optimist World Championship in Poland.

A young Auckland sailor has returned from a regatta in Poland with a whole lot of tales to tell.

Chance to see what lies beneath

Geologist Bruce Hayward is leading the walk between One Tree Hill and Three Kings volcanoes.

Auckland is not the same city it was 100 years ago, here's your chance to see just how much it has changed.

University Blues ready for Magpies

University's Tim Morton is tackled in a puddle.

Aussie Rules action heads to Colin Maiden Park as two old rivals face off.

Eastern Suburbs win Chatham Cup

Eastern Suburb's Tom Shaw lifts the trophy.

Eastern Suburbs win their sixth Chatham Cup title with a late win over Napier City.

No honours among thieves

Felicity Bain sits in her bedroom window that is believed was used by thieves to break into her flat.

Felicity Bain is pleading for her laptop to be returned after it was stolen from her flat with vital university research on it.

Biddick's Bay officially recognised

Orakei Local Board deputy chair Colin Davis, Kay Roberts, Pam Brewster and James Biddick unveil the official sign which recognises a significant piece of Auckland's history.

An Auckland maritime legend is on the map after more than 140 years.

Preventing blindness in South East Asia

Dr Justin Mora spends part of his time in Laos assessing and treating children with eye problems.

An Auckland eye surgeon is helping improve the eye health of children in South East Asia.

Puma pride in the small hours

Pumas supporters Ramiro Diaz Vela and Emiliano Tade are counting down to Argentina's opening World Cup match against the All Blacks.

While All Blacks supporters brave the 3.45am alarm on Monday to watch New Zealand's opening World Cup match, spare a thought for Pumas fans.

Motorsport dreams materialise after two decades

BMW racer Robert Hill.

A 51-year-old motorsport enthusiast has proven it's never too late to pursue your sporting aspirations.

Sign up and shakeout

Kava Vakauta, 13, and Khin Hla, 12, from Glen Taylor School practice drop, cover and hold for the ShakeOut earthquake drill.

Schools and businesses throughout Auckland are getting ready to participate in Shakeout day, a civil defence initiative designed to prepare the public for an earthquake.

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