Eastern Courier

Motivated citizens in demand

Botany Citizens Advice Bureau coordinator Cat Finai is putting out the call for more volunteers.

More volunteers are needed at Botany Citizens Advice Bureau to help East Aucklanders.

Celebrities shaving heads in solidarity

Comedian Paul Ego jumped into the barber's chair to have his head shaved by Dame Valerie Adams.

Well-known Kiwis showcased their hairdressing skills to support blood cancer charity.

Byelection could cost $120k

Simeon Brown is currently a member of Manurewa Local Board.

If Simeon Brown enters parliament, a byelection would cost Aucklanders about $120,000.

Stopping thieves in their tracks

Police are reiterating their public messages that leaving items and possessions in parked motor vehicles, covered or ...

ON THE BEAT: There are many ways of preventing potential crims from stealing valuable possessions.

Grants to help achieve zero waste

Auckland councillor Penny Hulse says she's been "blown away" by some of ideas people in the community have to reduce the ...

People with innovative waste-reducing ideas can apply for council funding in April.

Rugby club calls for park lighting

Ross Blenkinsopp, president of the Marist Eastern Rugby Club, is asking for more lights at Barry Curtis Park.

"Near misses" at park has Howick Local Board looking at installing lights for junior players' safety.

End of era for BMX riding on volcano

The BMX track at the foot of the Pigeon Mountain volcano is making way for history.

An iconic bike track in East Auckland has been demolished, but BMX still has a place in the community.

Green-fingered with an eye on nature

School students modelling on the catwalk during last year's Eye On Nature wearable art fashion show.

Students from across Auckland descend on the Botanic Gardens for environment extravaganza.

Fox against raising age for superannuation

Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox with Grey Power Howick Pakuranga chairman Peter Bankers.

Maori Party co-leader favours flexibility in the system to qualify for the national pension.

Funk grooves open new music series

Master drummer Ron Samsom anchors a star-studded line-up of New Zealand jazz-inspired musicians at Howick's Uxbridge ...

The Creative Jazz Club and an East Auckland arts centre deliver a series of classy concerts.

Love letter to Howick

Picton Street, a small village in a large city.

Friendly banter in the streets, locally owned businesses, a village unto itself.

Damaged footpaths impacting

Colin and Gloria Bacon stand at the bus stop at Pakuranga Road where he suffered his second fall on an uneven footpath.

Colin Bacon wants pavement repairs fast-tracked after he suffered two falls in two months.

Learning how to be a local hero gallery

Roy Xu, 3, maps out his career path with Constable Song Fu at a previous Everyday Heroes event at Botany Town Centre.

Emergency services personnel will swarm an East Auckland shopping centre to inform and connect.

Hair loss all for goodwill cause

Matthew Snowden is shaving off his hair to raise money for his World Challenge goodwill tour of Thailand and Cambodia in ...

To get somewhere he must shave off his hair.

Thieves strike at two fuel stations

Counties Manukau Police are investigating two burglaries and thefts at East Tamaki fuel service stations in the early ...

Two service stations in East Auckland were targeted by thieves in the early hours of Sunday morning.

15 Auckland homes flooded

Parts of Auckland are still recovering from the Tasman Tempest. Flooding pictured is from the rural south Auckland ...

One house floods for third time in months as more heavy rain bears down on waterlogged north.

Young up-and-comer succeeds Williamson

Maurice Williamson (right), flanked by Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, has been Pakuranga's MP for three decades. He held many ...

National has chosen a candidate less than half the age of the outgoing Pakuranga MP.

Teamwork busts thieving

Despite a recent decrease in reported burglaries and thefts in East Auckland, Howick Sergeant Brett Meale reminds the ...

ON THE BEAT: A dip in crime in Counties Manukau East has come about due to the public taking on board prevention messages.

Funding shortfall dilemma

Centre director Vickie Bowers and board chairman Cliff Halsey are urging the Howick Local Board and Auckland Council to ...

Howick's Uxbridge Arts and Culture centre is imploring the Auckland Council for extra funding to keep operating.

Pedalling hard for cancer cause

Orakei residents and biking enthusiasts David and Brodie Tokios are fundraising for cancer charity Unicorn Foundation ...

A father and daughter are hitting southern trails raising money for medical research and treatment.

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