East & Bays Courier
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.
For Max Lowndes juggling an engineering degree and high performance rowing at an Ivy League Uni is part and parcel of life.
There's a certain smell about the place at the Auckland Fish Market, but manager Michael Sprague says you do get used to it.
Two Auckland colleges have been advised to put enrolment schemes in place to combat rapid roll growth.
Quay St revamp a "waste of money" and should be put on back burner due to city's growing debt, councillor says.
Understanding the Treaty of Waitangi enables migrants to know how things work in New Zealand, organiser says.
Carving posts to support Samoan fale is a relatively new family tradition for Petelo Esekielu.
"Silver rainbow kit" gives advice about aged residential care of gay and lesbian retirees in NZ.
A screen vital for learning at Sommerville Special School has been stolen by thieves who will be unable to use it.
When the All Blacks take the field at Eden Park they are running out on to some of the nation's most hallowed turf.
Shows like Cirque de Soleil have led to a renaissance in human circus, Dust Palace owner Eve Gordon says.
Standing at 2.1m tall, its Yuat Alok's height and skill that make him a perfect prospect for the Breakers.
The land occupied by the century-old Rawhiti Bowling Club is up for grabs and looks set to be used for housing.
Number of people sleeping in cars, garages or 'couch surfing' is on the rise, housing providers say.
Business owners targeted by an increasingly common scam are warning others not to fall into the same trap.
Transience is problematic for schools with pupils constantly moving in and out, disrupting studies and classrooms.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?