Eastern Courier

Hornets unable to grab semi-final spot

Hornets Tony Tuia brings the ball off his line.

The Howick Hornets have been eliminated from playoff contention in Auckland rugby league's Fox Memorial Trophy after losing 20-14 to the Marist Saints.

Housing top issue for Labour leader

Labour leader Andrew Little, left, met with Edgewater College principal Allan Vester during his visit to East Auckland.

Labour leader Andrew Little visited South-East Auckland.

Cop's classes expanding

Constable Marc van Krieken is behind the Safer Lifestyles Influencing Communication and Choice scheme.

A programme working to reduce youth reoffending is expanding into other parts of Auckland.

Hip hopping on to international stage

Lil Leaguez are preparing for an international competition in Brisbane. From left back, Paige DeBreche, Tatyana Toma and Brianna Ochi, front from left Liam Miller, Mischa Inglis and Tate Miller.

Lil Leaguez have been selected as one of the hip hop crews to represent NZ at the biggest and most prestigious international street dance competition in the Southern Hemisphere.

Ko Lane pops up in East Auckland

Lydia Ko is to be honoured with a road named after her in Auckland.

A street has been named after golf superstar Lydia Ko in East Auckland.

Young runners unbeaten

Two young athletes have blitzed their cross-country competition

School boy wasn't abducted : police

Police say there was no malicious intentions in the driver's actions.

Reports of an East Auckland student being abducted were exaggerated, police say.

Vacation from mucking in gallery

Stuart Wilkerson has been a rider and volunteer at Totara Park Riding for the Disabled for 25 years.

The saddle and reins have been put aside by one Riding for the Disabled volunteer after 25 years of mucking in.

SPCA still closed to cats

An influx of cats, all picked up from one property, has meant the Auckland SPCA is still unable to accept new arrivals.

SPCA Auckland still closed to incoming cats after more than 180 cats were rescued from an alleged animal hoarder.

Reduce the risk with early care video

Talya Wilson got herself a midwife by the time she was seven weeks pregnant so son Ezekiel, now 1, could have a better start in life.

 First-time mum Talya Wilson wanted the best for her baby Ezekiel. She was just seven weeks pregnant when she signed on with a midwife.

Feathered fanfare gallery

One of Nikki and Janaya Randell's many budgies.

Pupil bashed in road rage attack

The car's headlight's and indicators were damaged in the attack, the teenaged victim said.

A machete-wielding attacker beat up a pupil outside a school during a violent road rage attack.

Young stars at Blues camp

Tanielu Tele'a of St Kentigern College looks to break the line at the Blues under-18 rugby development camp held at Mt Albert Grammar School.

The top schoolboy rugby players in the northern region have been given their first taste of life as professional athletes.

South Auckland gets abortion programme

An abortion recovery programme will be starting in South Auckland in August. Programme organiser Pauline Louden, left, and maternal mental health worker Valda Nicklin.

An eight-week recovery programme for woman struggling with the after-effects of abortion is soon to begin in South Auckland.

Chipping in for international aid

Scott Litchfield, left, and Matt Hamilton are fundraising to build houses in Nepal.

Matt Hamilton and Scott Litchfield didn't need much convincing to agree to build houses overseas for those less fortunate.

Urn theft baffles owner

Rob Emmitt has put up a sign where the urn once sat.

A 100-year-old family heirloom was stolen from an East Auckland property.

Turtle tale triumphs

Josephine Sim, 7, won first place in the Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge.

Seven-year-old Josephine Sim is Barfoot & Thompson's Young Authors Challenge supreme winner.

Neighbours illegally trimming trees

Meadowlands Community Constable Darrin Heaven is seeing an increase of trees being illegally trimmed during property handovers.

Cheeky neighbours are taking the chance to trim trees after an owner has sold their property in East Auckland.

Sweet treats for Cupcake Day

Some amazing cupcakes are created for the SPCA's annual Cupcake Day.

Sweet treats are set to make a difference for animals in need.

Healthy mums, healthy babies

Members of the HUMBA team, from left, community health worker Eseta Nicholls, Dr Karaponi Okesene-gafa, Professor Lesley McCowan, Sarah Va'afusuaga and Cecile O'Driscoll.

Carrying extra weight can cause health problems for pregnant mums and their babies.

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