East & Bays Courier
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.
Eamon Thomson's final school project was going well until a thief made off with the bike he was working on.
Parnell Trust volunteers have put together seven heritage walk podcasts which guide people around Parnell, Newmarket, Grafton and Epsom.
Out of shape, smoking and depressed, it took help from the Green Prescription to get Shon's life back on track.
Roadworks are churning up St Heliers Bay Rd and small business owners fear it could be the end of them.
Even the most hardened criminals are vulnerable and deserve a fair trial, barrister John Munro says.
State houses in Glen Innes are being thrust into the spotlight through a new art exhibition.
Auckland's Anglican Cathedral is about to close down for three months of major construction.
Work on a new building for Meadowbank's community centre needs to get underway as soon as possible, manager says.
The secret to a long life is lots of exercise and a banana a day.
Self-taught guitarist and singer-songwriter Inga Hope is helping Auckland children reach their musical potential.
Sir Ron Carter is a people person. You've got to be if you're serious about being an effective leader, he says.
Eddie Kohlhase has been formally recognised for his services to softball as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
A bunch of teenagers are hoping for some warmer weather as they prepare to spend 24 hours out on the Orakei Basin.
The future of Panmure Basin's Jubilee Bridge remains unclear, but a new, wider bridge could be on the cards.
Kelly MacDonald is on track to make it to the Commonwealth Games, but her strongest supporter won't be there.
Janette Sadik-Khan, credited with turning New York's streets into friendlier cycle spaces, will ride with Frocks on Bikes.
A low decile school has been provided with 20 laptops to help the most vulnerable students.
Stores go, services remain
New Zealand Post has announced that four of its Auckland stores will be permanently shutting their doors.
A teen inventor has created a robot designed to go into mines or earthquake rubble to find life.
The author of a book about state housing history says myths about the homes need to be debunked.
Wanted - someone fleet of foot to guide a blind runner through the Boston or London Marathon in 2015.
Four prestigious American music schools compete with scholarship offers for Kiwi pianist Sylvia Jiang.
This year's Documentary Edge Festival reflects labours of love, blood, sweat and tears, organiser says.
It took a life-changing event for Caroline Cranshaw to find her niche in life. It was New Year's Eve in 2000 and she was driving around a corner when she lost control and collided head-on with a truck.
A mother is happy more children with hearing problems will have access to the procedure that helped her son.
A proposed bylaw will allow current alcohol controls in five central Auckland parks to lapse in October 2015.
Edible gardens connect communities
Emily Harris spends her days trying to come up with new ways to grow food in Auckland's concrete jungle.
Ball season is drawing closer and with that comes parental angst over drinking, drugs and peer pressure.
Hours of cutting, pasting and using tweezers to put together tiny pieces of furniture has kept David Wood busy for several months.
For the six brothers in the O'Connor household hockey is a pretty big deal.
Vandalism of new houses in a spot formerly occupied by state housing is evidence of unhappiness, residents say.
Millionaire Les Harvey didn't look like a wealthy property developer and wasn't one for pretense or flashy clothes.
Found something weird and wonderful washed up on the beach but don't know what it is? Chances are marine biologist Clinton Duffy can help.
Fighting for king and country might seem like ancient New Zealand history to some - but not Stan Hansen, Peter Courtney and Jack Blyth.
Bill Bourke's sketches give a rare glimpse into a World War II prison camp through the eyes of someone who was there.
Tony Robinson has a cunning plan to help us learn a little bit more about our war history.
Nicky Prior is the group leader of the St Heliers Glendowie Scouts and she loves every minute of it.
A police officer is in hospital after being attacked while trying to break up a brawl in Auckland.
Honor Guysmith was dealt a tough hand the day she came into the world but will be scaling new heights at Camp Teen Beat at Long Bay.
Knowing the serial numbers of your important possessions can make a big difference if you're the victim of a burglary.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?