Eastern Courier

Rhymes help readers learn te reo gallery

Rhyme & Reo uses short, fun rhymes to help readers learn Te reo.

Books helps people learn Maori.

Housing package on display gallery

Housing Minister Nick Smith at the KiwiSaver HomeStart roadshow at Ormiston Senior College.

Housing out of reach for many first time buyers in Auckland

Team first for All-American star

Former Macleans College student Cameron Norrie is back in New Zealand after a successful first year playing tennis at Texas Christian University.

Cameron Norrie refuses to focus on individual accolades after an impressive first season playing tennis at an American university.

Land sought for international hostel gallery

Byron Bentley, the principal of Macleans College.

Macleans College has sought approval to build a boarding facility for international students to help relieve homestay pressures.

New officers on the beat

East Auckland's seven new police officers come from varied backgrounds. From left, Andrew Chung, Kristie Addison, Mark Horne, Leah Duval,Lacey Morunga, Nina Den Boer and Caitlin Ferns Morahan.

 East Auckland's seven new police recruits have varied backgrounds. One was a musician and another a pharmacy assistant, to name a few.

Wanted: New faces for Christmas favourite

Cherie Mathieson is looking for fresh new talent to entertain crowds at this year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park shows

Calling all budding entertainers - here is your chance for a moment in the spotlight.

Thieves steal liquid gold

The high end honey produced by bees is sought after overseas.

The value of manuka honey is attracting sticky fingered thieves in Auckland.

Suspected dog poisoning attempt gallery

5-year-old Spoodle Snoop and 4-month-old Spoodle Gidgit are lucky to be alive.

A couple have been left disgusted after a suspected attempt on poisoning their dogs.

Top of her class

St Thomas's School teacher Leonie Agnew's students are too young to read her book now but after picking up a top award it will still be a highlight on the bookshelves for years to come.

Writer Leonie Agnew has won New Zealand’s oldest book prize, the Esther Glen medal for junior fiction.

Youth beats experience in mind games

Kevin Guan, right, playing at the Festival of Mindsports in Thames.

13-year-old Kevin Guan entered the New Zealand Pentamind Championships on a curious whim - and ended up winning the whole thing.

Parents Centre supports community

New mum Kate Pike with daughter Emelia.

New mum Kate Pike credits the Auckland East Parents Centre with helping her navigate the challenges and joys of being a mum.

Motorists pay up in fines

More motorists are being caught on camera speeding than by police.

South Aucklanders paid millions in speeding fines last year.

Transport plan bypasses industrial hub

Greater East Tamaki Business Association general manager Jane Tongatule says initial plans for the East West Connection are a "partial fix".

East Tamaki has been left out of the preferred route for the East West Connections project.

Dogs cause havoc at village

Howick Historical Village cleaner Susie Langdale feeds one of its remaining pukeko after four birds that lived at the village were killed in a dog attack

Unleashed dogs are causing havoc at Howick Historical Village

Top scholar off to UK gallery

Jade Leung has been awarded a William Georgetti Scholarship.

Jade Leung is headed to the University of Cambirdge thanks to a William Georgetti Scholarship.

Smash and grabs on rise

One of the three female offenders caught on CCTV at the Whiteacres Superette in Sunnyhills.

Ram raids are continuing to dog a number of superettes and liquor stores in East Auckland.

Truck driver dead in cab video

Police close part of Whitford Rd following a truck crash.

A man has been found dead in the cab of his truck after it left an Auckland road and struck a tree.

Vacant land almost doubles in price

Archie Somerville in 1986 after the Cow Shed was relocated to Howick Historical Village.

The final piece of one of East Auckland's original farms has been sold for almost double its value.

Medical appointment attendance push

File photo: Surgery

Counties Manukau Health are reminding outpatients to attend follow up appointments.

World champs in language

From left; Alina Hayat, Arpanjot Sangha, Trudi Wigg and Joanne Ting.

Mission Heights Junior College has surpassed more than 1000 schools to be named the Language Perfect World Champions.

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