Eastern Courier

Public's first-ever look at regenerating forest

With the capacity to hold 16.2 gigalitres, Upper Mangatawhiri is Auckland's second largest dam.

Dams in the Hūnua Ranges supply more than 60 per cent of Auckland's water.

Old lifejackets unsafe

The Old4New life jacket campaign gets rid of unsafe lifejackets. Pictured at back are ambassador Sue Tucker, Andrew ...

Old lifejackets were filled with a material now known to absorb water.

Aucklanders split $1m

Two Aucklanders are sharing $1 million following Wednsday night's draw.

Lotto said the winning tickets were purchased at Onehunga Mall Superette and New World Botany.

Life of an Auckland farmer

Beckie Trigg learnt about farming on the job in her post as a community ranger at Scandrett Regional Park.

North Shore-bred Beckie Trigg never thought she'd be fattening lambs on a city-owned farm one day.

Lotto win for lolly lover

A woman’s love for marshmallows has seen her pocket one million dollars in lottery winnings.

A woman’s sweet tooth has seen her become a millionaire overnight.

National chooses Luxon for Botany

Christopher Luxon talking to the media after winning the National selection as MP for Botany.

Christopher Luxon says Simon Bridges has his full support - but doesn't rule out a future run for leader of National Party.

Large commercial shed fire

It took fire crews all night to control a shed blaze in south east Auckland.

Eight pumping appliances, two tankers and aerial support were needed to douse the flames in south east Auckland.

Free bus rides as drivers rebel

Sixty Go Bus drivers are refusing to collect fares from passengers (file photo).

Sixty bus drivers in south Auckland are refusing to collect fares from passengers in a bid to increase their pay.

Where to trick or treat in Auckland

"Spooktacular" activities will be held at the Howick Historical Village from 5pm until 8pm.

It's time to dust off the costumes and stock up on sugary treats - Halloween is upon us.

Auckland's most dangerous roads

Social media star Johnny Bennett was on of many fatalities on Dairy Flat Highway.

'Deadly Flat Highway' has claimed 32 lives in five years. An ambitious plan aims to slash that to zero.

Politician wary after poster shot

Councillor Paul Young found his election sign on Chapel Rd was shot ten times.

Councillor fears being "hurt, shot or killed" after someone fired 10 shots into a poster of his face.

Dog feared dead found after 19 days

John-paul Manuyag with his dog Coco.

Coco the dog was feared dead after flying through a windscreen during a serious crash and running off. But 19 days later he was reunited with his owners.

Bar attacked in more ‘dirty politics'

Young was the target of racist graffiti and flyers last month. In total, 45 of his election signs have been broken or ...

Nearly $3000 worth of damage caused in the latest attack on a targeted councillor's election campaign.

Sisters battle over trust fund

Prudence Addleman has won her fight to more information about a trust she is a discretionary beneficiary of in the Court ...

Investments in east Auckland land saw the trust's value grow to millions of dollars.

Comancheros to go to trial

Jarome Fonua, Tyson Daniels, Pasilika Naufahu, and Connor Michael Tamati Clausen all face charges in regards to ...

Luxury cars, motorcycles and jewellery were seized in Comancheros gang raids earlier this year.

One exposed to 'unknown substance'

Emergency services were called to Cryers Rd just after noon on Tuesday.

One person has been decontaminated and taken to hospital after being exposed to an "unknown substance" in Auckland. 

Man in hospital after water incident

A man has been pulled from the water at Maraetai after getting into trouble (file photo).

The man was rescued by beach-goers at Maraetai, police said.

CCP vandalism on signs video

Paul Young, current councillor for Auckland's Howick Ward, has had his signs vandalised with "CCP", which refers to the ...

An Auckland councillor says more of his signs have been vandalised with taggers claiming he has Chinese communist links.

'Disheartened' by attacks

Masooma Mehdi found one of her signs on Harris Rd, East Tamaki, broken on the ground.

Masooma Mehdi, who is standing for the Howick Local Board, said Islam was her faith but it wasn't all she represented.

Helping 'Jafas' settle in

Jax Francis, Shelly Castle, Diane Fagan and Lorraine Lee are part of Havak, a coffee group for former Aucklanders living ...

Members of a coffee group for ex-Aucklanders relish the abundance of cakes and dearth of traffic in the town they now call home.

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