East & Bays Courier
Peter Fa'afiu has gone from "the hood to the boardroom" in a few short years.
Seeds of change are being sown in a humble vegetable plot in an Auckland suburb.
Friendly competition with her big brother has helped 8-year-old Sacha on her way to two BMX titles.
A major storm has pummeled California, killing one man and injuring a child hit by falling tree at school.
The cost of demolishing state houses in Glen Innes has reached almost $200,000.
An Auckland teen's award-winning film Quinn's Quest takes something negative and shows the positive side.
$5.3 million will be put towards building apartments targeting low-income elderly Asian residents.
With less than a week's notice, boxer Will "The Rock" Quarrie will fight on the undercard of the Super 8 Fight Night.
Owners of a pit bull terrier which attacked a 4-year-old Auckland girl have been allowed to remain in their state house.
A camera at an Auckland swimming pool shows how busy the facility is, but it makes some uncomfortable.
American author Jeffrey Masson is giving up most of his 14,000-piece book collection so he can travel.
The demolition of a Scout hall after a suspicious fire spells the end of an era.
Champ Daria Smith was determined to prove her husband wrong when he said she wouldn't like fighting.
A 25 night stay at hospital gave Simone Colwill the idea to write a book to help kids cope with an ill parent.
A break-in, peeling paint and water in the wall made moving house a miserable experience for Tiana.
A pocket of Panmure land with one of the richest histories in Auckland has sold at auction for $862,000.
Drus Dyden's concept for Art in the Dark this year involves an illuminated helium balloon and a dancing astronaut.
Sea Shepherd are offering people a free tour of their boat before they head off to combat toothfish piracy.
Family concerned as Auckland rest home residents were left cold and without hot food and drink during a power cut.
When Carli Dillen was told taekwondo would put her in a wheelchair, she turned her attention to a different sport instead.
Dylan Mandow will be hoping for a present of a different kind when his mum steps into the boxing ring to take part in a fight night for CanTeen.
A dog attack in Auckland which sent a young girl to hospital has brought state tenancy rules into the spotlight.
After a tough season last year Ellerslie Cricket Club has enlisted some help from a future star of the game.
A man assaulted metres from home is calling for a security clamp-down at an Auckland reserve.
A store caught selling liquor to a 15-year-old has been shut down - but only for three days.
Mina Holder is on a journey to become one of the few to run the entire length of the country.
More liquor off-licences are caught selling to underage buyers in central Auckland than any other part of NZ.
A gardening project is beginning to take shape on a patch of council land in Orakei.
Being a woman in the police force means "doing things 150% better" than male counterparts, constable says.
Civil war in South Sudan tore a mother and son apart. 24 years later they're together again.
There is concern over the integrity of 7.5km seawall that stretches from Mechanics Bay to St Heliers.
The Sea Change - Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial plan will shape how the gulf is used in the future.
It started out as a small fundraising event and has grown into the largest European cultural festival in Auckland.
Pint-sized Kate Jamie Barrington hauled a pile of toys taller than she is to preschool to help others.
Anti-poverty campaign Live Below the Line challenges people to feed themselves for just $2.25 a day.
With a prize-worthy beard like this, eating ice cream is out of the question.
Betty went from a fit state house campaigner to a cancer patient whose home of 33 years was demolished.
Stuart Robertson wants to create a lasting conversation about peace by showing a white rose in 10,000 people's hands.
When friends and family gathered to farewell Douglas Mason Duane it was his love of the water that was talked of most.
Two controversial new high school zones are now in place in Auckland.
A row over sandwich boards with council has forced one Newmarket business to close.
Greenlane residents fear they'll have to live with four years of heavy noise while a retirement village is built.
A high school concert band was part of a heart-thumping marriage proposal at 35,000 feet.
Five friends from the eastern suburbs are challenging themselves in the name of charity.
Ngati Whatua Orakei has a mussel reef restoration programme to help clean the waterways feeding into Okahu Bay.
Earthquake strengthening work is threatening to disrupt businesses in Auckland's oldest suburb.
Jahmon Tawhai had his first cigarette when he was 7. Ten years later he's keen to stub the habit out.
For the last 90 years ping pong balls have been flying left, right and centre at the Auckland Table Tennis Association.
Theft of grates for their scrap value is a significant problem for Auckland Transport, spokesman says.
State tenants oppose $1.5m sculpture proposed for Akld's Queens Wharf because the ironic message is offensive.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?