Truancy crackdown

School pupils avoiding class without good reason are no longer welcome at East Auckland’s shopping centres.

New scams revealedMonday, 28 July 2014
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A public warning about illegal mail scams has led to more people contacting police after receiving strange letters in the post containing the promise of riches.

Search for stolen boatMonday, 28 July 2014

Brazen thieves cut through two wire fences to steal a boat and trailer parked in front of an East Tamaki company’s commercial premises.

Sports News

Curtains close on championsFriday, 25 July 2014
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The curtains are drawn on Pakuranga’s reign as Auckland club rugby champions after last Saturday’s 13-25 loss to Grammar TEC.

Swarm ice silverware on first attempt Friday, 25 July 2014
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The Botany Swarm are the new holders of New Zealand ice hockey’s log o’ wood after waiting three years for their first challenge.

Arts & Entertainment

Retelling war horrorMonday, 28 July 2014
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A cast of young East Auckland school pupils is bringing to life the story of a young Jewish girl’s traumatic journey during World War II.

Lifestyle & Leisure

New cafe brightens up Flat BushWednesday, 23 July 2014
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Flat Bush locals no longer have to travel far to find a good cup of coffee and delicious food thanks to the arrival of a vibrant new cafe in their neighbourhood.