East & Bays Courier
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.
A row over sandwich boards with council has forced one Newmarket business to close.
Two controversial new high school zones are now in place in Auckland.
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.
12-year-old Otto Ingham is set to return to Spain to play for Barcelona FC's elite futsal side again.
Could a big turnout by migrant voters be a game changer on election day?
Some people have music in their blood and Evan Silva reckons he is one of them.
The Fenchurch neighbourhood project includes a childcare centre, 32 new homes and the redevelopment of a scout hall.
He was scruffy, covered in sores and missing teeth. But a brave rescue from a stranger has changed Cupcake's fate.
A recent alleged assault on a teenage girl shines light on the issue of dark, unsafe parks.
It's easier just to ignore you. That's what a friend says to me while I'm hearing-impaired for just one day.
In 1999 Dan Buckingham was having the year of his life, living in Otago. But life changed forever after a rugby accident.
Fee hikes at a community gym complex have some seniors weighing up whether or not they can afford to stay.
Auckland War Memorial Museum is holding a free commemorative service to mark the start of WWI.
There's a revolution of sorts going on in Auckland's dining scene and food trucks are in the middle of it.
Giving Pacific Islanders a voice is what drives Craig Fasi.
Fears for Auckland's Selwyn College if kids from lower socio-economic suburbs are excluded.
As you cross the bridge from Panmure to Pakuranga you pass by an engineering relic that historians say is well worth preserving.
Selwyn College, One Tree Hill College's proposed zones amended so boundaries don't cross with two high decile schools.
Conflict resolution may not seem an essential skill for a park ranger.
Community leaders are calling for the preservation of the Mainline Steam building as KiwiRail prepares to sell land.
As unlikely as it may seem, a group of fur seals are about to make their way to Samoa's warmer waters.
St Michael's Catholic Parish is proposing to sell the three flats it owns to raise funds for a piazza and more car parking.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?