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More red light cameras coming to Auckland

Four new red light cameras are coming to East Auckland in the New Year.

CAB hunts out new location

The Botany branch of Citizens Advice Bureau will close as the lease expires at its current premises.

Family spreading festive cheer

A snow machine, blow-up reindeer and Santa Claus himself are making Christmas dreams come true at one brightly lit household.

Policewoman's lasting lessons for kids

After serving schools for 32 years, police officer Adele White is calling it a day.

BP gets the go ahead

Opponents of a new BP petrol station can't believe it has been given the go ahead.

Outdoor dining may go due to charges

East Auckland cafe owners are worried about council's plan to increase fees for cafes using the footpath to host diners.

Dogs target of inhumane acts

Mystery surrounds the gruesome death of a young dog and the nasty injuries inflicted on another.

Scott's speedy visit a hit

Scott Dixon and Tony Marsh

Scott Dixon took time out from his busy schedule to talk about life as an IndyCar driver at the Howick Club.

Cattle rustlers make off with fibreglass cow

calf

Rustlers have pinched a calf - albeit a fibreglass version from the Howick Historical Village in Auckland.

Reunion for Polish migrants

John Roy-Wojciechowski

It has been 70 years since Auckland man John Roy-Wojciechowski settled as a refugee in Pahiatua.

Sumobots clash at school

sumobots

Two Auckland high schools have had a fight to the robot death in the first ever Sumobot Contest.

Busy road for 'hardy few'

Luke Christensen

Luke Christensen is confident pedalling through the CBD but says he would not ride along Pakuranga Rd.

BP meets resistance over Auckland station

Bp opposition

BP's plan to build a petrol station on Pakuranga Rd remains unpopular despite proposed design changes.

Celebrating our best out east

Adele White

The call is going out for nominations for the inaugural Howick's Celebrated Citizens awards.

One year on, Ernie is back

Ernie

A Model T Ford damaged in a crash last year is ready to hit the road once more.

New club man rolls up sleeves

Gary Parker-Nance

Gary Parker-Nance is getting stuck into grass roots level sport after two decades running international stadiums.

Young talent makes the cut

Clara Wigmore

Clara Wigmore has gone from making pillows and trackpants to high fashion garments out of old bed sheets.

Dangerous trees choppered out

Trunk

A jogger's close call with a falling branch has resulted in four large trees being removed from a park.

Theatre debut a dream come true

Leighton Stichbury

Leighton Stichbury is in acting heaven after debuting alongside Michael Hurst and Theresa Healey.

Hospice needs nurse

Cancer family

Totara Hospice is appealing for urgent donations so it can fund a specialist triage nurse.

Good progress at Guy homestead

guy homestead

The restoration of a derelict and burnt-out historic house has reached the halfway mark.

Auckland Airport's lawnmower like no other

Airport

A little bit of Kiwi ingenuity came into play with the creation of Auckland Airport's new lawnmower.

Transplant journey an 'emotional rollercoaster'

David, left, and Allan Laumatia

Allan Laumatia's world completely changed after his brother successfully donated a kidney to him.

Russel Norman: Auckland must intensify

Russel Norman

Russel Norman told Grey Power members Auckland must intensify in order to become an international city.

Mum's beloved cat comes back

Paige and Ashleigh

Clairvoyants, tracker dogs and people all helped in the search for Moo, the last link to their mum.

Sellers swap TradeMe for Facebook

Charlotte Hurst

Thousands of Aucklanders are ditching TradeMe in favour of social media sites to buy, sell and trade.

Frustration over school zones

Norman Sutton

Proposed school zones are again a concern, with parents in Auckland's eastern suburbs querying boundaries.

Hospital in tsunami zone

Middlemore

Middlemore Hospital lies within a tsunami evacuation zone, but officials say they are prepared for disaster.

Jess' sword success

Jess Beer

There's no sitting on the fence for Jess Beer. She's competing against men and women and winning.

Mystery around building's new name

Emilia Maud Nixon Garden of Memories

Local Board members walked out of a meeting in protest over possible names for a building and museum.

Zoning review prompts submission to school board

School

The zoning for primary schools in an area of East Auckland is under review following Ministry of Education request.

New king of King's College

Michael Leach

He's led decile 1 and 10 schools in the past but now principal Michael Leach is off to experience private schooling.

Sisters desperate to find their late mother's cat

Moo and Judy

Judy Joy's dying wish was that her beloved cat Moo be looked after. But now he's gone missing.

Carvings on show in South Auckland

Sculpture

Taiwanese wood sculptor Wu Jung-tzu's latest exhibition will only show in four select countries and NZ is one of them.

Chip on shoulder over seal

Seal on road

A road covered up by chip seal in February is continuing to annoy residents, who question the quality of the tar.

Kids need to be warmly dressed

Gretl Bass

Mothers are dressed for the cold but their children aren't adequately covered, sewing group founder says.

ACT leader chooses Pakuranga

Jamie Whyte

Jamie Whyte is defending his decision to stand in Pakuranga rather than contest ACT's strong Epsom seat.

Players off to Manchester

Football team

Three talented East Auckland footballers will take on some of the world's top young players next month in the UK.

Torched vehicles baffle cops

Burnt out car

Police are unsure what the motivation is behind the torching of four stolen cars over three days.

New closing times a concern

alcohol generic

Customers are in the dark about new closing times and how they could affect Auckland's nightlife, hospitality group says.

Mission to Mars discussed

Kira Bacal

Dr Kira Bacal is running a series about planning a mission to Mars with Pakuranga's University of the 3rd Age.

Council may come to historic village's rescue

Historical village

Mayor says it is timely to debate whether facilities like Howick Historical Village should be funded by all ratepayers.

Flu shots in demand at busy clinic

Flu shot

Demand for the winter flu vaccination has doubled at the Manukau SuperClinic this year, with more than 1000 doses used so far.

Sisters saddle up, ride to success

Emelia Forsyth

Equestrian expertise is a family trait for Georgina and Emelia Forsyth who are busy claiming titles in national competitions.

Opera singer's musical score

Filipe Manu

An internship with New Zealand Opera will help Filipe Manu's classical music career hit the right notes.

General election's first step unfolds

Enrol

3.2 million envelopes are about to be sent around the country so that registered voters can check their details.

MS patient stranded after dog's death

Duke

The police and SPCA are investigating the possible poisoning of a much-loved mobility dog.

Planner says gas station should go ahead

bp

BP should be allowed to build a service station next to a primary school, an Auckland Council officer says.

Police hunt for gun thieves

tapeST

You'd think they'd deter theft - but police warn firearms may be making owners a target for burglaries.

East Auckland 'worst served in public transport'

Bus

Long-suffering public transport passengers from South-East Auckland are among the most poorly served in the city.
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