Eastern Courier

Singing stars wanted for charity choir

Variety - The Children's Charity is calling for singing stars aged 7-18  to step up and audition for Variety Voices,  the charity's performance choir group.

Wanted: Singing stars aged 7-18.

Free shuttle service between hospital sites

The new shuttle service will take patients from Manukau SuperClinic to Middlemore Hospital and back.

A new shuttle bus is being be trialled between South Auckland hospital sites.

Community education bids farewell gallery

Edgewater College Community Education closed its doors at the end of 2015. From left; Director of Community Education Sharmaine Hare and Assistant Claire Moore. Absent: Co-ordinator Tracey Gaynor

As the 2015 year drew to a close, so too did the doors of Edgewater College Community Education.

Tracking measures after baby abduction

Newborn feet.

New tracking bracelets are being trialled at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital after a newborn was abducted in 2014.

Ironman test in Taupo gallery

Quentin Fogarty during the cycle leg of the 2015 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.

Ironman New Zealand is a true test of mental will and determination, but for many athletes it is the pinnacle of their year.

Residents and ratepayers association advocates on Unitary Plan

Laurie Slee of the Cockle Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association

The fight to maintain the character of Howick continues for two residents and ratepayers associations.

Joe Edwards captains Blues on home ground

050216 Stand-in Blues captain Joe Edwards is swamped by fans of the team's win against the Rebels at Bell Park in Pakuranga.

It was a triumphant return home for stand-in Blues captain Joe Edwards in the team's first preseason game of the year.

Games for girls - developed by mums

Ronel Schodt and Bridget Ellis-Pegler, with an early concept doll of Arabella.

Two Auckland mothers are developing a game and multimedia concept their kids can be proud of.

Plenty of titles for gymnast gallery

Gymnast Samadiana Fariz, age 12, recently competed in Hawaii and brought home an array of medals.

A young gymnast from East Auckland has earned a clean sweep at two international competitions.

Still calls for east link

Greater East Tamaki Business Association (GETBA) general manager Jane Tongatule.

A business association is still calling for East Tamaki and Botany to be included in Auckland's East West Connection project.

Power outage delays surgeries

Operations were postponed on Tuesday after a power outage at Manukau SuperClinic in South Auckland.

A surgery centre in south Auckland lost power for most of the day following a fault inside a transformer.

Hospital wheels out new food service

Compass assistant food services manager Sherry Ning inspects a row of BPods being heated.

Hospital food has a poor reputation. But a new delivery method at one Auckland hospital aims to make patients' meals better.

Emergency raft needed

Constable Stewart Green says pick up and return will be covered if anyone lends a raft for a day.

A raft is needed to complete the starting line up for a river raft race.

Seniors on the search for homes

Millie is described as a "lovely, calm girl who is still really youthful at heart".

 SPCA Auckland has an "unusual" number of mature dogs available for adoption at its animal village in Mangere.

More language students needed

Howick volunteer Rob Redmond wants more people needing help learning English to come forward.

They've got the volunteers, but English Language Partners needs more students to come forward in East Auckland.

Clearing Auckland's trash mountains

An illegal rubbish dump formed on Ormiston Rd in east Auckland over Christmas and New Year.

Auckland Council has set up a crack team to pursue those who illegally dump rubbish.

Wedding photos on lost camera

Williams said he would be happy to offer a reward for the camera, but the SD card is all they want back.

An English tourist who lost his camera with pictures of a family wedding is desperately appealing to the public for help. 

Station re-purposed under trial

A St John ambulance.

A mobile ambulance post will be established to reduce St John response times in south-east Auckland.

Ferry users await timetable

Pohutukawa Coast Community Association chairman Kane Glass wants more clarity over when more services will operate from Pine Harbour.

Beachlands ferry users supported a timetable proposal with more services. But months down the track there's no timetable and peak services are leaving people behind.

Kittens lucky to be alive gallery

Bob the kitten with his new family.

In just over a month, four kittens have been found abandoned on Ennis Avenue in Pakuranga.

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