Eastern Courier

Funds and plans needed to prevent flooding

Bruce Kendall and Steve Udy say the Bucklands Beach sea walls and embankments need to be reinforced, strengthened and ...

The northern half of Little Bucklands Beach is unusable and Big Bucklands Beach is under threat of erosion.

New public toilets for Howick Village

Construction of new toilets at Moore Street, Howick Village, is due to start next week.

Following an eight-year wait, patrons will soon be able to relieve themselves at new unisex loos in Moore Street.

Urban design can prevent crime

Sergeant Brett Meale says a property's design and maintained state can dissuade criminals from targeting it for burglaries.

ON THE BEAT: Well-planned and created environments can make it more difficult for crimes to be committed.

NZSO wants families to boogie

Presenter Chris Lam Sam hosts the NZ Symphony Orchestra's free family concerts entitled Symphonic Boogie on Monday, May ...

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) stages free family concerts in Manukau on May 29.

East league and football sides top leagues

Fencibles' Christian Niyonsaba, right, clears under pressure during his side's 2-0 win over Takapuna AFC in the NRFL ...

It's still early days in their winter seasons, but Howick's Hornets and Fencibles are dominating their respective comps.

Advice is get personal affairs in order

Half Moon Bay resident and author Lynette J. Kidd has published a book telling people how to be prepared in case ...

Author Lynette J. Kidd suggests people get prepared for life's emergencies, and for peace of mind.

Buddhist temple opens doors to all

Buddha's Light International Association (BLIA) director Annie Ng, Venerable Rulian and BLIA vice president Linda Daniell.

Fo Guang Shan Temple is inviting neighbours to join its open day for a tour, exhibitions, performances and vegetarian dishes.

Attempted child abduction in East Auckland gallery

A student of Somerville Intermediate School, in East Auckland, was reportedly chased by two men in a white van on May 18.

Police are investigating after two men reportedly chased a Somerville Intermediate student on her way home from school.

Two injured in three-car crash gallery

Springs Road in East Tamaki is partially closed after a three-vehicle crash.

Springs Road in East Tamaki is partially closed following a three-vehicle crash on Thursday morning.

Win tickets to soaring Eagles show

The Ultimate Eagles arrive in New Zealand with a big reputation and perform at the Auckland Town Hall on Saturday, June 17.

Enter the draw for a special music concert by what is described as the world's ultimate Eagles tribute band.

Up close and personal with netball greats

Enjoying a moment together before the ANZ premiership netball game in Auckland on May 17 are Leana De Bruin of the ...

A junior Highland Park netballer got to meet her playing idols before a national league match.

Big year for little tennis club

Koru (Pakuranga) Tennis Club's successful junior Auckland interclub team players, Katie Heaven, Ashleigh Johnson, Hayden ...

Koru (Pakuranga) Tennis Club maybe small in player numbers, but big on achievements.

Firefighter races her way to the top

Rebecca Wright began her extensive physical training at the Eastern Beach stairs, and she went on to win the women's ...

The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge saw Rebecca Wright take first place in the women's category.

Time for feedback from ratepayers

Howick Local Board members will be at pop-up events, public forums, to hear from residents and ratepayers about their ...

Howick ward's draft annual plan is out, with the local board floating the idea of a new targeted rate.

Powerhoopers are hearty souls gallery

The Howick and Pakuranga Powerhoopers who took part in the fundraising fun run for the Heart Foundation on Mother's Day.

East Auckland women powerhooped their way around Ellerslie to raise money for the Heart Foundation.

Workshops aim to inform newcomers

Vani Kapoor says the workshops can help new migrants learn about how things work, and also is a great way to meet other ...

Migrants' needs in assimilating into Kiwi culture is a priority for Citizens Advice Bureau.

$1m to lock up tobacco video

Z Energy will spend up to $1 million installing the first 50 cigarette dispensers.

Some petrol stations are spending up large to stop the threat of robberies. Now Z Energy is preparing to lock away its tobacco.

Buzzed off about poisoned bees gallery

Peter Alexander, the chief executive of BeezThingz.

The sudden death of several backyard bee colonies in Auckland has left residents and beekeepers speculating as to what is the cause.

Bags are again the target

Sergeant Paul Devane is providing advice for ways of preventing handbags and personal possessions being snatched by ...

ON THE BEAT: In light of a growing trend in handbag snatches, it's timely to remind about personal security.

Singing music of worldly composers

Pakuranga Choral Society will be singing a varied programme of music compositions this Sunday, May 21, in Howick.

Pakuranga Choral Society to perform a diverse range of tunes by different music writers.

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