Eastern Courier

Services disrupted by van vandalism

A van used for community services and groups in Howick has been vandalised.

A passenger van used to transport members of the Howick community has been vandalised, causing disruption to services.

Car falls from building

A woman has moderate injuries after her car nose dived off the first floor of a parking building.

Car tumbles from first floor of parking building after driver suffers a 'medical event'.

'Illegal' tree massacre

Grey Power Howick and Pakuranga president and Cockle Bay resident Peter Bankers stands in front of two poisoned ...

Concerns arise after native trees have been vandalised in East Auckland.

Young and old form friendships

Seniors of Metlifecare's Pakuranga Retirement Village on a visit with the kids at Anchorage Park Kindergarden, East Auckland.

Retirement village seniors and kindergarten preschoolers are enjoying companionship.

'Spooktacular' at Victorian village

Children enjoying the inaugural Halloween night at Howick Historical Village in East Auckland last year.

Halloween fever sweeps through the Victorian-era Howick Historical Village this Saturday.

New wheels improve life quality gallery

Zaina Almesfer (left) with her sister Nawar on the trike bought with funds granted by the Mazda Foundation.

The saying "like a kid with a new toy" perfectly describes Zaina Almesfer's adoration for her new trike.

Peking Opera stars in Auckland

Famous Peking Opera artists Kuizhi Yu (left) and Shengsu Li perform at Auckland's Aotea Centre next week.

Peking Opera stars Kuizhi Yu and Shengsu Li are to sing their famous repertoires in Auckland.

Spooky musical show for Halloween

The much-admired Manukau Concert Band performs a Halloween-themed concert this Saturday evening at Ormiston Senior College.

The Manukau Concert Band plays a special Halloween-themed community concert this Saturday.

Nats re-select Ross for Botany

Prime Minister John Key and Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, who the National Party has re-selected as its candidate for the ...

Incumbent MP Jami-Lee Ross has been re-selected as National's Botany candidate for next year's general election.

Diwali event benefits charities

Real estate man Don Ha is one of the key sponsors and supporters for this Saturday's Diwali fundraiser for the Cancer ...

The vibrant Indian Diwali Festival of Light is supporting two key community-based charities.

1054 powerless in Auckland

Vector's website said the outage occurred just after 4pm on Sunday.

Linesmen were trying to restore power to the eastern suburb of Pakuranga

Brilliant bluesman payin' his dues

Australian Lloyd Spiegel can belt out the blues as good as any who have gone before.

Blues musician Lloyd Spiegel flew in under the radar last year and played a one-off Auckland gig that people still talk about. Good news for them, he's coming back.

A newbie's initiation to Howick

Howick historian Alan La Roche in an 1800s Fencibles uniform, bus driver Michael Hooker, and Auckland Council park ...

Eastern Courier reporter Tarannum Shaikh gets a detailed history lesson on Howick on a Heritage Festival tour.

Leo runs from MasterChef to marathon

Last year's TV MasterChef runner-up, Flat Bush resident Leo Fernandez, proudly show his medals from marathons he's completed.

TV's MasterChef NZ runner-up Leo Fernandez has a lot on his plate - a restaurant opening and the Auckland Marathon.

Avoid being a victim of fraud

Botany Community Constable Stewart Green is urging people to be conscious of potential phone-calling or door-knocking ...

ON THE BEAT: Fraud is something the elderly can be susceptible to and are targeted by both criminals in New Zealand and overseas.

Stolen sex symbol - Marilyn goes walkabout gallery

A much-loved statue of late American film actress Marilyn Monroe has been stolen from a Farm Cove home in East Auckland.

An iconic East Auckland mascot, a six-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe, has gone missing and the owners are gutted.

Overachieving Edekar aims for Black Caps

Edekar has featured in Auckland grade teams and is part of the Development Future Aces programme.

At 18-years old, Aditya Edekar has already set his sight on becoming a successful international cricketer.

Taiwanese culture parades at festival

A traditional Taiwanese folk performance: the third prince dance.

Auckland celebrates the inaugural Taiwan Day this Labour Weekend.

St John gives survivor a second wind gallery

Meeting again in happier circumstances, Peter Doig and St John paramedic Jen Marwick.

Four months ago, Peter Doig of Half Moon Bay went on a bike ride that he will never remember.

Terraced residences for old pub site

An artist's impression of how the new East Link terraced residences will look in Pakuranga. They are on the market for sale.

Thirty new terraced residences are to be created on what was formerly the site of the White Horse Tavern in Pakuranga.

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