East & Bays Courier

Dog rescued from cliff

The rescued dog with its owner and a member of the rescue team.

Auckland firefighters rescued a marooned dog by abseiling down a cliff with harnesses.

Folk tale given Kiwi twist

Otahuhu College students Maddy Leilua, left, and Tanya Roko took part in the Auckland Writers Festival in May.

Two Otahuhu College students entered folklore amidst their school and family this month.

Ellerslie resident fights wall

Mike Fleming says his house will be plunged into darkness if concrete sound barriers are erected.

An Ellerslie resident says his home will be plunged in darkness if concrete sound barriers go ahead. 

Would you drink treated sewage?

Raveen Jaduram says other countries are already reusing treated wastewater.

Aucklanders' future water supply may come in the form of treated sewage.

Wet timber ban for Aucklanders

Aucklanders will have to be careful what they burn in their indoor fires under a new bylaw.

Aucklanders have new rules for how they can use their indoor domestic fires.

Auckland boat shed selling for $700,000

The boathouses on Ngapipi Rd are well known to Auckland commuters.

It's got no value as a functioning boat shed and you'd have to fight to use it as a home.

Labour wants Pt England debate

The Pt England Development Enabling Bill has been through the select committee and is set to go before parliament for a ...

Labour candidate wants her National opponent to publicly debate her stance on the controversial Pt England reserve development. 

Armed hunters startle sleeping residents

Cornwall Park residents have been left frightened after a controlled rabbit shoot took place near their properties. ...

Woman woke to see a man with a gun roaming in an urban Auckland park close to her bedroom.

Silt concerns for Waiatarua Reserve

The reserve is designed to stop 130 tonnes of sediment that previously washed into the Orakei Basin (pictured) every year.

East Auckland's Waiatarua Reserve has had its silt traps emptied, but some say that's not enough.

Cooking class set up for the deaf video

Sisters Yolanda Sutton and Natasha Jumelet started the Deaf Wellbeing Society to help deaf people in the community.

For most of the deaf members, the cooking class is their only social contact.

Funky way for mums to get fit video

Breakdancers Kim Seifu, left, and Jody Stewart started MotherFunk baby wearing dance class in Onehunga last month.

It's called MotherFunk and it involves baby-wearing mums getting their groove on.

Eden Park turns art space

John Sumner camped out at Eden Park in 1966 to get good seats for the Lions tour.

Photographic exhibition Our Neighbourhood looks at stories and faces of Eden Park away from the field.

Jammies given to kids in need

Kohimarama School's Charlie Solly, left, and George Banfield were collecting pyjamas from students at the start of the ...

Free pyjamas are being given to kids in need this winter.

Maori actor returns to roots

Roimata Fox is excited to return to the Maori world in upcoming play Te Puhi.

Roimata Fox stars in a Maori coming of age drama that looks at New Zealand's first beauty queens in the 1960s.

Tenant awaits eviction fate

Ioela Ana Rauti is refusing to leave her Glen Innes home of more than 30 years.

Auckland beneficiary will know in a few days whether she will be evicted from her home.

Rifles get one back on Suburbs

College Rifles handed Suburbs their first loss of the season with a gritty 24-19 win at home on Saturday.

Only two teams remain undefeated in Auckland Rugby's premier competition.

Auckland's indoor court shortage

Sports like volleyball and basketball will record a decline in participation due to the shortage of indoor sports ...

Auckland faces a critical shortage of indoor sports courts and it's expected to get worse in the future.

Vintage bikes get heart racing

Retro Rouse Organisers Steve Thompson and Shayne Goodwin put on the event to showcase their love of vintage bikes.

The lament for glory days of cycling lost.

$1m to lock up tobacco video

Z Energy will spend up to $1 million installing the first 50 cigarette dispensers.

Some petrol stations are spending up large to stop the threat of robberies. Now Z Energy is preparing to lock away its tobacco.

Gun fired in home invasion

The incident happened around 2.40am in Mt Wellington.

Victims of an early morning home invasion in Auckland were left badly shaken after gun fired in their kitchen

Traffic jams at trendy precinct

Equinox Group director Kerry Knight says parking issues  at Orakei Bay Village have been compounded by building ...

A popular new east Auckland retail hub is attracting lots of customers - and cars.

Survivor to share his story

Survivor of childhood sexual abuse and advocate Greg Holtmeyer is sharing his survivor story.

A male sexual abuse survivor shares his story to help other Kiwi males.

Auckland Council mulls bike share

Auckland Transport walking, cycling and road safety manager Kathryn King says now is the perfect time to be considering ...

Soon Aucklanders may not have to own a bike to be able to cycle around the city.

Kiwi-Indian experience explored

Playwright Sananda Chatterjee says she lives in the "interesting space" between two cultures.

Indian theatre company Prayas presents a play which explores the history of Indian's in New Zealand.

Fears over council's cultural review

Auckland War Memorial Museum will be part of the review.

Auckland Council spending $250,000 to review city's cultural centres, which councillors fear could lead to job losses.

Farming mo-oves to the city

Visitors and city-dwellers will soon be able to experience farming activities at a farm centre being established at ...

Visitors to New Zealand won't have to travel outside of Auckland to get a taste of farm life.

Public go backstage at Civic

The 2300 seat Civic Theatre will be open for public tours.

The public will be offered 45 minutes tours of the revered and historic building.

Dilworth rugby makes history

Dilworth's First XV celebrate a historic 20-15 win over high school rugby powerhouse Mount Albert Grammar.

Dilworth's First XV have beaten last year's national champions.

Vintage bike bonanza on show

Carmen Goodwin holds a 1984 Francesco Moser bicycle, which will be on display at the Retro Rouse in Ponsonby this weekend.

Auckland's Retro Rouse will have more than 200 rare and valuable bicycles on display.

From homeless to helpers

Mt Wellington family from left, Rangimaria, Home, Tyler, mum Kiana and Hani-Heemi feed the homeless every week from ...

Paying it forward: the Auckland family who were forced out of their home three times, but now feed the homeless.

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