Eastern Courier

Church spreads Christmas cheer gallery

The Salvation Army/EasternCourier Christmas Appeal is seeking donations.

Kjane Johnson fondly remembers her family's first Christmas Tree last year thanks to the Salvation Army.

Performer up with stars

Botany performer Esmee Myers, who is starring in upcoming classic Maori play Nga Puke.

Esmee Myers may be short, but she's stepping up with local stars in the play Nga Puke.

Site found for Ormiston aquatic centre

The location of the proposed aquatic centre at Ormiston Town Centre has been confirmed.

More details of the proposed $27 million aquatic centre at Ormiston Town Centre have been confirmed.

All aboard for fun day

Daniel Toms, 11, and Nicki Toms from Dannemora get ready to hit the harbour for a Christmas cruise.

Young Daniel Toms, 11, was up bright and early on November 22 for a day he will never forget.

Take care with compost and potting mix

Composts and potting mixes are great for boosting plant growth, but they can also be fertile ground for one of the bugs that cause Legionnaire's disease.

The sun is out, which means people are preparing the garden.

Woman cut from car after serious crash

Fire crews had to cut a woman from her car after a high-speed crash near Whitford.

A seriously injured woman was trapped in her car after a high-speed crash.

Chopper crash: 'Only unflinching scrutiny will save young lives'

The wreckage of a skydiving plane that crashed during take-off from the Fox Glacier Aerodrome on September 4, 2010, killing nine people.

OPINION: When the time comes to attribute a cause to this weekend's helicopter crash, we must protect lives.

What Aucklanders want

Former Labour leader Phil Goff is to announce on Sunday afternoon that he is running for the mayoralty of Auckland City.

As Phil Goff announces his bid for Auckland's top job, the city's residents tell us what they want from a new mayor.

'This is how to fix a broken city'

Public transport lobbyist Patrick Reynolds  has bought a new car - but congestion means he will avoid driving it in central Auckland at all costs.

OPINION: A big modern city needs a big modern public transport system – as Kiwis see overseas.

WIN TICKETS: Be a VIP at Christmas in the Park

Guess who will be the special guest at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.

The countdown is on to Coca-Cola Christmas  in the Park at the Auckland Domain on December 12.

Theft threat immobilised

MIT automotive student Manu Tupou works to install an immobiliser.

Police and students are banding together to put the brakes on crime.

Board divided on event funds

Howick Local Board deputy chair Adele White, chairman David Collings and member Katrina Bungard at the 2015 Midnight Madness event.

A refusal to contribute towards Midnight Madness has not been met with universal approval by the Howick Local Board.

Solution sought for island trouble video

Ian Wallis has organised a petition signed by 54 residents calling for an upgrade to the traffic island at the entrance to Cockle Bay beach.

A group of East Auckland residents feel a traffic island is being neglected and attracts speeding motorists.

Toy ambulances roll out video

The toy ambulances are the latest initiative between ASB and St John, who have had a longstanding partnership since 2008.

Toy ambulances are raising funds for real ones.

What's on: Warbirds Open Day

New Zealand Warbirds Association Harvards will take part in the Salute to Military Aviation Open Day on November 22.

New Zealand Warbirds stage "Salute to Military Aviation".

What do you want from Auckland's next mayor?

East Auckland has been described as being the worst served for public transport in the city.

OPINION: What needs to be improved in East Auckland?

Cells a blank canvas

Inspector Tracy Phillips is inviting members of the community to make their mark on the cells at the Manukau police station.

Budding Picassos are needed to brighten up a dark place.

Santa's on his way

Liam Gallagher, aged 5 at the time of photograph, with Santa at Pakuranga Plaza.

Want to see Santa this year? See this list of his East Auckland appearances

Purr-fect farewell for school cat

Sox relaxes in the sun at Willowbank School.

An East Auckland school is mourning the loss of its very own cat, arguably the school's unofficial mascot.

'Put lame ducks and white elephants behind us'

OPINION: Send a message to Auckland ... it's time to step up and show some leadership.

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