Eastern Courier

Beaming out on easterly wavelength

The first assignment for the East FM crew of volunteers this events season is broadcasting from the Auckland Brit and ...

Community public-service radio volunteers are getting out of their tiny studio to be among their listeners.

Day that shines for young ones

The clown delights happy onlookers at last year's family fun day at Pakuranga Baptist Church.

The kids are what it's all about at a church's Children Day family fun day.

Energy levels leaping ahead

Chantelle Venter (left) trained the team with the Swiss ball and bike, which she believes will help the fun run ...

Round the Bays entrants are feeling more alive and confident after expert training sessions.

Precautions to stop thieves

Highland Park Community Constable Kevin Deng, with Sergeant Anson Lin, is providing a checklist of precautionary actions ...

ON THE BEAT: Police are still receiving "far too many reports of vehicles being broken into and valuables stolen".

Autos to delight the viewing senses

People will be driving from far and wide to view cars like these and hundreds more at the Auckland Brit and Euro Classic ...

Showcasing 650 classic British and Euro motor vehicles in East Auckland.

Guitar man's power salute to heroes

Tony Painting and his band The Power are paying homage to his British rock music heroes.

Blues rocker pays ultimate tribute to British music legends.

Whanau first at Mellons Bay gallery

Colleen Margison took up the job of principal at Mellons Bay School from the beginning of this year.

It was a school's community spirit that drew its new principal into the role.

Taking The Bard's works to new heights

Expressive performances such as this can be experienced at the Pop-Up Globe theatre in the coming weeks at Auckland's ...

A double pass is up for grabs to one of the Shakespeare performances at the Pop-Up Globe.  

New blues king on a shuffle

Passionate, driven, skilled and sensitive, Mike Elrington is playing the blues for all the right reasons.

Aussie bluesman Mike Elrington has been to the crossroads and back, on his way to Howick.

Freedom camping gets freer

Freedom campers have a range of new sites available to them from late February to late April.

Freedom campers in Auckland now have a lot more choice as to where they pitch their tent.

Series of crashes causes concern

Whitford Road in South-East Auckland was blocked off from the Point View Drive roundabout to the Whitford roundabout due ...

Three road crashes in three days have left a person dead, another in critical condition and others requiring medical attention.

Three of the best gallery

Kevin Shen from Saint Kentigern College.

Three students from East Auckland schools are in the top 10 scholarship recipients in the country.

Community benefits from club's action

Howick Lions president Grant Taylor says the club is committed to continuing to serve the community, what it has done ...

The Howick Lions Club is inviting the community to enjoy its summer festival in Lloyd Elsmore Park on Sunday.

Turinsky wins Botany by-election

Mike Turinsky (Practical Not Political) has won the Botany subdivision by-election for the seat left vacant on the ...

Local board by-election triggered by MP wife's resignation is won by Mike Turinsky.

Thunderstorm warning for north

Whitford Rd in east Auckland was blocked off following a number of crashes.

Traffic problems due to wet weather and accidents in Auckland.

Dance group takes on the world

The group won the New Zealand Dancebrands competition last year to qualify for the world meet.

Mt Eden dance group eyes top spot at world dance competition.

Rates back to top of agenda

Experienced parliamentary politician, new Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, is about to go through something new to him - ...

Ratepayers to soon see how Auckland's annual plan is shaping up.

Starting to make giant strides

Joy Chen stretching after her workout.

Bays' runners of the International Women's Association NZ are shaping up to be confident athletes.

Binning household rubbish bags

The neighbourhoods will never be the same as residents in the Howick ward will say goodbye to rubbish bags and hello to ...

Howick ward residents are getting to use bins for household rubbish from September.

Bike helmets are compulsory kit

Constable Merv Hotter is sending the message that wearing a helmet not only protects bicycle riders, but it's also a ...

ON THE BEAT: The number of people riding without a cycle helmet is becoming alarming.

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