Mayor calls for harsher penalties on illegal dumpers

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed Auckland Council’s second successful prosecution of an illegal dumper in two weeks but says the penalties should be much...

Charity begins with Christmas Op shop

The ramshackle shed wears a cheerful look as Crystal Steel has transformed it into a cheerful and vibrant Christmas speciality shop that sits next...

Helping prisoners heal through yoga

Juliet Slogrove has always believed in the healing power of yoga. Now the Bucklands Beach local is taking that healing power to the Auckland Women’s...

Victory in fight to save 34 Moore Street

The Howick Local Board is celebrating a victory in its long-time fight against the sale of 34 Moore Street. The decision has been made by...

Crowds turn out in rain to mark Armistice Day

An estimated 600 people turned out on a rainy Sunday for a special commemorative service on Stockade Hill to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice...

Diwali festivities at early learning centre

For KiNZ Mission Heights Early Learning Centre, cultural celebrations are a time of close connection between people, where children, teachers, families and whanau come...

Clevedon School sculpture trail brightens up the community

Clevedon School got a little brighter last week with the official launch of its sculpture trail. Students, parents and community members gathered to celebrate the...

OPINION: Communities matter

The Times greeted news that Aussie-owned Stuff will radically cut its staff numbers on its community papers with trepidation. However Times’ managing director Reay...

Rocking Diwali celebration

From tongue-tingling South Indian cuisine to henna tattoos, fancy footwork with some cool Bollywood and hip hop moves, more than 100 people had a...

Clothes Swap to stop sex trafficking

When 19-year-old Jessica Drummond walked the streets of Thailand and Cambodia last year, she realised how lucky she was to have grown up the...


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