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Win tickets: Manukau Symphony Orchestra

Young Flat Bush pianist Delvan Lin will play with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra in its latest concert,  A New World.


Youth go outdoors with Geoff

Geoff Thomas (right) shows off the strength of his new fishing rod to fellow HARK partner Mike Turinsky of the Young ...

A new initiative hopes to see at-risk youngsters benefit from experiencing the great outdoors, even going fishing to catch dinner for their families.

New lab to bring faster results

Counties Manukau Health's new clinical laboratory is within a purpose-built facility in the Harley Gray Building.

Counties Manukau Health's new clinical laboratory will be open by the end of the year.

Solidarity for Solomon Islands gallery

St Marks Catholic Primary School had a special mufti day to raise money for a small school in the Solomon Islands called ...

Sixty Catholic primary schools recently held mufti days to raise funds for the Solomon Islands, including St Mark's, of Pakuranga.

Inspiring young leaders gallery

Wakaaranga School student George Turner, of Year 6, was awarded the Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award.

 Five East Auckland school students have been recognised for their leadership qualities with a Sir Peter Blake Young Leader Award.

On the Beat

Policewomen wore the uniforms from the different eras that they've served in the force.

OPINION: Police held a parade recently in the Counties Manukau East area celebrating 75 years of women in policing. This fantastic spectacle was run by the Counties Manukau East area commander, Inspector Wendy Spiller. She was joined by a procession of three police horses and about 30 operational policewomen.

East Auckland teachers join animal welfare education

SPCA has launched the first nationwide education programme to shape how the next generation of New Zealanders treats animals.

The SPCA has launched an education programme to shape how the next generation of New Zealanders treats animals.

Ministry responds to teacher shortage claims gallery

Education Ministry acting deputy secretary for early learning and student achievement, Karl Le Quesne.

The Ministry of Education is undertaking a series of overseas recruitment drives to alleviate the teacher shortage in Auckland.

Video calls to help Samoa's health services

Telehealth will be used for weekly meetings between clinicians in Apia and at Middlemore Hospital.

Counties Manukau Health is helping to improve medical outcomes for Pacific people by video. 

Women thrive in force gallery

Counties Manukau East Police area commander Inspector Wendy Spiller, Constable Stevie Hackett, Constable Tess Logie and ...

It has been 75 years since the first intake of women into Police training at the Newtown depot, Wellington, in June 1941. A nationwide torch relay has been travelling the country to celebrate the achievements of women in the New Zealand Police.

Cooking student sculpts first creamy carving gallery

Max Wang and his very decorative white chocolate deer head. He's competing in the NZChefs National Salon later this month.

Max Wang never thought he would have the chance to participate in a prestigious hospitality competition.

Teens mentored by business leaders

Angelika Tienzo, of Sancta Maria College, with First Foundation chief executive Annette Fale, and Catherine Foley, of ...

Young leaders from East Auckland secondary schools were the guests at businesses and organisations involved in a mentoring programme.

Community safety at forefront

John McKillop, of the Botany Crime Watch Patrol (left) with Howick Local Board deputy-chair Adele White, members Garry ...

An announcement is on its way regarding the much-wanted footpaths in the new areas of Flat Bush and Ormiston.

Winter Concert Series gallery

The Manukau Concert Band will be the first of seven muscians to play at the Thursdays @ Seven Winter Concert Series.

The Manukau Concert Band will be warming up the audience in the opening show for the Thursdays @ Seven winter music concert series.

New Zealand gridiron goes international

Raymond Saipele fends off the American Samoan defence.

The Steel Blacks, New Zealand's national gridiron team, played a one-off friendly match against American Samoa in what was the side's first international in more than a decade. Despite going down 30-10, the game was about more than winning for the Kiwis.

St Kents pedal their way to golds

Madeleine Park goes round the final check point.

Cyclists from East Auckland's leading sports college claimed individual and team titles at the recent North Island secondary school championships.

Baseball brothers to represent New Zealand

Tukuteihu Repia takes the mound at Lloyd Elsmore Park for some pitching practice.

Tukuteihu and Huriwaka Repia are Japan-bound after the brothers both secured a spot in the New Zealand under-15 baseball squad for the upcoming world cup.

Search on for artist's portraits

Gottfried Lindauer, Tamati Waka Nene, 1890, Auckland Art Gallery, Gift of Mr H E Partridge 1915.

The Auckland Art Gallery are on the hunt for Maori and pakeha portraits by Gottfried Lindauer.

Problem solving in partnership with communities

Police rely on good relationships with people from across the community in finding resolutions to crime matters.

OPINION: Police are solving crime problems in partnerships with communities. It's an ongoing process of building strong relationships and confidence with members of the public.

Students win innovator's award gallery

Benjamin Payne, year 13 student from Macleans College. His team won the first Massey Innovator's Award in the ...

An innovative sheep milk product developed by students has won the first Massey Innovator's Award.

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