Eastern Courier

South Auckland crime stats grim

Burglary numbers are up everywhere aside from Auckland city.

Crime is on the rise in New Zealand, largely due to a surge in the number of burglaries.

Charitable couple making water safer for Vietnamese

Bucklands Beach couple Stephen Wilton and Michelle Brebner are going to a remote part of Vietnam on a humanitarian mission.

Bucklands Beach couple Stephen Wilton and Michelle Brebner joins a ChildFund programme aiming to bring clean water to Vietnam.

Community safety forum draws crowd

Representatives of the police, the Howick Local Board and the public attended a safety forum in Pakuranga.

The Asian Council on Reducing Crime has held a community safety meeting.

Auckland mayoral candidates state cases to Grey Power

Six of the candidates running for the job of Auckland mayor in the September-October local election, Penny Bright, Phil ...

Six Auckland mayoral candidates explained to a Grey Power meeting why they should get the electors' votes.

'Hear ye, hear ye!' he cries

Jim Donald, the well-known Howick Town Crier, is heading to Queensland to represent New Zealand and Howick.

There's a loud calling for the Howick Town Crier at Australia's 25th National Town Crier Championships.

Go fishing to help children

The Weymouth Cosmopolitan Club's fishing section's annual Kahawai King is on September 24.

Check the fishing gear and sign up to catch kahawai to help children.

Lights on peaks for suicide awareness

Joseph Fa'afiu says lights are symbolic of hope.

Lights will shine from 17 mountains around New Zealand in an effort to give hope to those struggling.

School library a model environment gallery

International literary experts in children's books on the tour of Somerville Intermediate School's library.

Authors, librarians, and literary experts from all over the world have praised Somerville Intermediate's school library in East Auckland.

Indian summer for gifted fashion student

Model Elise Hislop wears New Zealand Fashion Tech student Rawi Rangi's colourful design.

Fashion student Rawi Rangi has been given the special opportunity to study the colourful fashion world of India.

On The Beat: Provide proper crossing instructions

Constable Merv Hotter and Constable Matthew Green are the School Community Officers for Counties Manukau East Police.

OPINION: I have recently been doing some road safety education in a local primary school. It amazes me how little some children know about how they can go about crossing the road safely.

DHB results on track

The latest quarterly results show that the progress made in the previous quarter has largely been sustained.

Latest health targets show the gains have again been largely maintained in Counties Manukau DHB.

Teens create game to teach history

Kiwi Kards creators from Pakuranga College, Jamil Ditta, Shae Fraser, Frank Wu and Chayil Coupe.

Young entrepreneurs of Pakuranga College have launched their Kiwi Kards game to teach New Zealand history.

Alleged hit-and-run driver found

The driver of this car is now speaking with police.

A man who allegedly drove into a four-year-old boy as he walked to preschool in Flat Bush, breaking his leg, has been identified by police.

New premises for Ministry for Primary Industries

From left, Auckland Airport Chief Executive Adrian Littlewood, Mark Thomson Property GM, Minister for Food Safety Hon Jo ...

The Ministry for Primary Industries will soon be more equipped to accommodate the influx.

School's faith strengthens gallery

At the 20th anniversary celebrations for Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Howick, (from left) Detta Fairweather, ...

It's been 20 years since Our Lady Star of the Sea School moved from Granger Road to Oakridge Way in Howick.

Teen gymnast to compete abroad

Samadiana Fariz on the balance beam at the recent Auckland Manukau gymnastics championship.

An East Auckland teenage gymnast will compete for New Zealand at the Junior Commonwealth Games in Namibia in October.

Kids benefit from peer support

Year 12 peer support leaders at Sancta Maria Catholic College, (left to right) Victoria Brown, Dominique Sevele, Katrina ...

Students of East Auckland school Sancta Maria Catholic College are gaining benefits from peer support.

Four-year-old victim of hit-and-run

A car involved in a hit-and-run last week is being sought by police.

Young boy walking to kindergarten was hit by a car which broke his leg.

Enjoy Victorian lifestyle at village

Howick Historical Village volunteers Alan La Roche and Richard Lees making clay pipes and besoms.

Howick Historical Village is delivering a back to Victorian times experience.

Bell-ringing enthusiast just wants to have fun

Freda Plummer, 90, with the tone chimes her group, the Joybells, uses to practise.

The 90-year-old tone-chime player that just keeps on ringing.

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