Eastern 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.

Heritage home returns to public viewing

Howick and Districts Historical Society president Rob Mouncey, Waitemata ward Auckland councillor Mike Lee, and Howick ...

A 166-year-old former farm homestead has been restored at Howick Historical Village for all of Auckland to admire.

Tickets flying for world cup

Sir Peter Leitch is the Rugby League World Cup's Chief Ambassador.

OPINION: The countdown to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup is on.

Roxy lands on her feet

Roxy, the dog found abandoned in Howick Village, has been adopted from the SPCA by Jenny and Colin Stokes.

Roxy, the little Jack Russell terrier dog found abandoned in Howick Village, has a full new life to lead.

Driven to preserve rail history

One of the many steam trains and carriages from yesteryear that runs at Glenbrook Vintage Railway near Waiuku, ...

Forty years of dedication to steam trains is being celebrated at the treasured Glenbrook Vintage Railway this Labour Weekend.

Paying homage to Pink Floyd music

The Floyd Live show includes music from the legendary band's albums Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall and much more.

An eight-piece band of Kiwi musicians is bringing alive songs of the legendary British group on a Papakura stage.

Senior staff shortages at DHB

There's an estimated shortage of 44 senior medical staff at Middlemore Hospital, according to a recent ASMS survey.

There's an estimated shortage of 44 senior medical staff at Middlemore Hospital, according to a recent ASMS survey.

Hearty run for healthy hearts

Edukids Baverstock staff members are participating in the Heart Foundation five-kilometre challenge at the Auckland ASB ...

Staff of an early childhood learning centre are lining up at the Auckland Marathon to promote children's health and well-being.

Striding ahead to be world's best

To train, East Auckland's Daniel Whitburn runs most afternoons after an hour or two on the bike, and an early morning ...

East Auckland teen triathlete bounces back from training collision to claim victory at the world age-group champs.

Decisive win opens season

Howick Pakuranga's Donovan Grobbelaar bowling against Birkenhead in the cricket season opening match last Saturday. ...

Howick Pakuranga started its Auckland club cricket season with a commanding nine-wicket victory over Birkenhead.

Green fingers welcome

Volunteers at two conservation projects in Brookby, South-East Auckland, have already planted hundreds of trees in a bid ...

Call goes out to conservation-minded volunteers for environmental projects this weekend at Brookby.

Spithill set to sail with Kiwi crew

Competitive Australian skipper and helmsman Jimmy Spithill says he's wanted to sail in the PIC Insurance Coastal Classic ...

NZ's nemesis, Jimmy Spithill, is about to put aside his colourful yachting 'feud' with NZ.

Suspected chemical leak cleared

Fire crews were sent to assess what was originally thought was a chemical leak in east Auckland.

One person in hospital after suffering 'medical event' at Auckland factory.

Te Tuhi says goodbye to visionary mentor

Respected curator Bruce Phillips will be leaving Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in East Auckland in November after an ...

Renowned curator Bruce Phillips signs off from East Auckland's public arts centre next month.

Child care's a serious business

Sergeant Paul Devane is reminding parents and guardians that children in their care have to be looked after responsibly ...

ON THE BEAT: Children under 14 have been left to their own devices and have called police after becoming distressed.

Great catches in the offering

Mark Trevena holds the 2.7kg snapper his wife Alana caught at Onetangi, off Waiheke Island, released to fight another day.

FISHING REPORT: Anglers are heading out wide to hit up wild work-ups producing superb kahawai and snapper.

Life inspires wood creation

Jane Allnatt and her sculpture Tree of Life, made out of maple tree wood, with symbols showing ingredients vital for ...

Artist Jane Allnatt of Cockle Bay won several awards in the recent Kawerau National Woodskills Competition.

Chamber concert series marks 18 years

New Zealand Trio pianist Sarah Watkins and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra concertmaster Andrew Beer are performing at ...

Classical works by Bach and Frank will play out in the opening concert of a spring music series.

New child care centre proposed

Operators of the proposed daycare centre say it will cater for up to 84 children.

Neighbours of a planned 84-child daycare in Beachlands have until November 3 to make a submission.

Helping families manage autism

Wendy Duff, of Pakuranga, East Auckland, says she always aims to make life easier for families affected by autism.

Wendy Duff is nominated for this year's Attitude Making a Difference Award for her services to autistic people and their families.

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