Eastern Courier

What's On: Doggy day out

Dogs are in for a treat this month.

Get your dog's tail wagging with some canine socialising, a good bit of exercise and a treat at the end for good behaviour.

Birthing classes no longer funded

Howick couple Matt and Emily Jurd say the antenatal classes are beneficial for first-time parents.

East Aucklanders miss out on funded birthing classes. But others are still funded in a new move by the DHB.

Top fundraising school gallery

Teacher Mark Robinson, Jess Hunt, Lucy Conyngham and World Vision CEO Chris Clarke.

Saint Kentigern College has become the first school to raise over $100,000 from the World Vision 40 Hour Famine.

Fencibles stay focused in victory

Fencibles claim 3-0 win

Police educate shop owners

Ormiston CIB's Detective Sergeant Glenn Wilkinson presents to business owners at a prevention workshop.

A spike in aggravated robberies across East Auckland has brought police and business owners to work together.

Awards recognise East's best

Rosa Chow wants East Aucklanders to nominate people who are making a difference in the community.

Award nominations are open for the Howick Local Board's Celebrated Citizens Awards.

Councillor not a super-city fan

Councillor Christine Fletcher is disappointed with the way Auckland is governed.

Super-city not so flash, says Fletcher.

One stick for vein finder video

Haematology nurse Ella Liang uses the vein finder on Angela Knox.

Finding a suitable vein may pose a challenge on any patient. And those with difficult to find veins can be near impossible but the Haematology day ward at Middlemore Hospital have found the answer.

Big win for culturally diverse designs gallery

Nicola Luey and Khanh Vy celebrate their win at the NZ - Vietnam fashion show.

Separate countries and language barriers have proven little challenge for two designers embarking in a unique collaboration.

Collaborative approach to languages gallery

Howick Intermediate is excited to be part of a cluster of schools receiving funding to establish Asian language programmes. From left; Jayde McDowall, year 7, principal Yolande Franke and Ethan Finefeuiaki, year 7.

Seven schools in East Auckland have received over $100,000 of funding towards Asian language programmes.

Beach retreat has special significance

The nurses' retreat at 18 The Parade, Bucklands Beach has sold at auction for $2 million.

At 99, Lyn Petty's mum coveted this cottage. She's gone, but the house is in the family.

Drivers not stopping

East Auckland school officer Constable Merv Hotter wants people to give way to pedestrians on crossings.

Drivers are increasingly forgetting to slow down around school crossings.

Heart charity supports kids gallery

The Curreen family are grateful for Heart Kids' support. From left Nevin, Trynis and Brent.

Two-year-old Nevin Curreen has battled heart defects all his life and is now recovering from major open-heart surgery.

St Kents win fourth title in five years

Saint Kentigern celebrate winning the Auckland 1st XV Secondary Schools Final.

St Kentigern College's dominance of Auckland 1A rugby has continued with a 17-15 win over Auckland Grammar School at Eden Park.

Archer aiming to take on the world

Rachel Burge is looking for help to allow her to stay at Emmanuel College in the US and compete in archery.

Archer Rachel Burge is shooting for an Olympic target - but she needs some help to keep her dream alive.

WIN: Tickets to Cats

Win tickets to Cats The Musical

CatsĀ is coming to Auckland and we've got double tickets to get you and a friend along to see it for free.

Calendar pets wanted

Beagles Cinnamon and Mint were the winners of last year's SPCA calendar competition.

Does your pet have the makings of a model?

Two brothers with cystic fibrosis video

The Dunlop brothers, from left, Harvey, Lucas and Ethan, enjoy playing outside together even though Harvey and Lucas have cystic fibrosis.

Having cystic fibrosis is like trying to breathe through a straw while blocking your nose.

Cup within reach for Beachlands Maraetai

Beachlands Maraetai's Anthony Schomaker is congratulated on scoring his teams second goal. Counties Manukau Knockout Cup, Semi Final, South Auckland Rangers AFC v  Beachlands Maraetai AFC.

A cup final awaits Beachlands Maraetai AFC.

Let there be light gallery

Alvin Xiong stands below his art installation Reaching the Horizon and Beyond.

Luminous tubes part of art installation at Uxbridge

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