East & Bays Courier

Auckland beaches go smokefree

Auckland beaches will be smokefree as of November.

Smoking at outdoor dining areas has also been stubbed out just in time for summer.

AT staff fly business class

Auckland Transport spent $600,000 between January 2016 and August 2017 on 213 international flights.

Auckland Transport staff fly business class for nearly a quarter of all overseas work trips.

Four days on the run

Police released a photo of Quade Tai on Tuesday, four days after failing to return to remand prison.

Police have released a name and photo of Morocco Tai's brother four days after he fled custody while on bail.

Bailiffs to come for beneficiary

Niki Rauti's struggle to stay put may come to an end on Wednesday.

Social housing tenant Niki Rauti faces end of year-long battle to stay in her Auckland home of 32 years.

Kings Arms owner dies

Maureen Gordon, who used to own the Kings Arms, has died.

Maureen Gordon who owns the venue has died at age 86, after more than 30 years as its publican.

French Market owner in crash

La Cigale French Market owners Elizabeth and Mike Lind.

Pedestrian hit by car on Tamaki Drive is owner of famous La Cigale French Market.

US play heads to Auckland video

Actors David Fane and Nicole Whippy are the cast of American play, The Mountaintop.

A Pasifika theatre collective is bringing Martin Luther King Jr's last day to New Zealand.

Knitting boom hits Auckland video

Megan Mills has been running a free knitting group out of her Western Springs home for more than 10 years.

Rise of Youtube, blogs and social media sites sparks surge in knitting club numbers.

Mental health app launched

Model and St Heliers resident Tamsyn Cornwall says Thinkladder will be helpful for New Zealanders suffering from a ...

Mobile app Thinkladder is designed to help people cope with depression and anxiety on a day-to-day basis.

Students take on MKR video

My Kitchen Rules NZ contestants Maddie Hunt and Charlotte Brown love to experiment and take risks in the kitchen.

My Kitchen Rules NZ's youngest cooks say they know the latest food trends.

Police 'failings' in Jo Pert death

Jo Pert was stabbed to death while she was out jogging in the Auckland suburb of Remuera.

Slain jogger's family say police have been "let off the hook" in report into her fatal stabbing in 2016.

'Heads should roll' over flights

Auckland councillor Efeso Collins says council management should leave the organisation if they're not prepared to be ...

$1m spent on business class as Auckland Council squabbles over $500k fix for homelessness.

Ex-cop: Police made fatal mistake

A friend and former police officer says the flaws "directly contributed" to Jo Pert's death.

Flaws highlighted by IPCA report "directly contributed" to Jo Pert's death, says friend of slain Auckland mum.

Roads could charge electric cars

Auckland University professors John Boys and Grant Covic demonstrating how the wireless system can power a light.

In the future magnetic fields on roads could power up electric car batteries.

Elderly couple's deadly smash

Leon and Mary Idoine were a "loved couple," friends of the family said.

Leon and Mary Idoine were out looking at land in rural Waikato when their car smashed into a tree two weeks ago.

Students embrace conservation

Forest and Bird estimates 25 million native birds, like the kea, are killed every year by rats, possums and stoats, and ...

Young New Zealanders are embracing Conservation Week in a big way.

Costs escalate to brighten Christmas

Thousands of people pour into the South Auckland suburb of Karaka Lakes in the lead-up to Christmas to take in the ...

Residents who stage a popular free light show face a hefty bill as Auckland Council reviews process.

Divorce battle releases $15m land

More than $15 million worth of land on Waimarie St in Auckland's St Heliers has come up on the market after years of ...

Tied up in a legal row for years, a $15m slice of prime Auckland land spanning nine sites is now on the market.

Kitten returns missing a leg

Ginge the kitten had his leg chopped off while roaming Parnell. A vet says it was the result of getting caught in a gin trap.

It's thought a gin trap snared four-month-old Ginge in an upmarket Auckland suburb.

Questions over disappearing buses video

St Heliers residents Annette and Eddie Huang often go on bus trips around Auckland but sometimes their plans are put out ...

Residents' plans in "disarray" after scheduled buses disappear from "real time" boards.

Students makeover marae

More than 20 NZMA students have begun restoring the Ōrākei Marae.

 Construction students have begun the restoration of a 40-year-old marae in central Auckland.

Aucklander tops world rankings video

Ashley Wilson has climbed more than 70 places in world rankings this to become number four in the world.

Ashley Wilson, 85, is ranked the fourth best tennis player in the world for his age.

Bomb dog sniffs out last award video

Kea won the explosive detector dog competition and the AVSEC Shield.

Police dog who helped ensure the safety of royals and All Blacks shows why he's the best.

Helping track Auckland's trees

Tree Council chair Sean Freeman says the driving rationale behind the app is to try and report Auckland's urban tree ...

The public will soon be able to play their part in helping track Auckland's trees.

Car plunges into sea in Auckland

The Westpac Rescue Rapid Response Vehicle transported a teenage girl to hospital after a car plunged into the sea at ...

Teen transported to hospital after speeding car crashes through rock wall and rolls 30m into sea at Mission Bay.

House for the homeless

Several months ago Joel Love was homeless, now he mentors younger generations at Faith Family Connect.

Auckland church turns into emergency housing as the city's homeless crisis goes from bad to worse.

Council pushes ahead with Māori ward

Auckland mayor Phil Goff says he agrees with having an elected Māori representative, in principle.

Auckland Council seeks legislative change to make Māori ward compulsory.

'Distasteful' by-elections triggered

Auckland councillor Denise Lee is National's MP for Maungakiekie.

The general election will trigger two Auckland Council by-elections, but it could have been much worse. 

Auckland Māori ward considered

Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples agreed, with former Minister of Local Government and ACT leader Rodney Hide, to ...

Auckland Council to vote on whether to introduce Māori councillor option in next election.

Court rules against beneficiary

Niki Rauti has lost her fight and will now face eviction from her Glen Innes home.

Auckland social housing tenant loses year-long struggle to stay in home of three decades.

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