Starbucks Botany closes doors

The Botany store of the Starbucks coffee chain has closed. The store shut its doors for the final time yesterday. A sign in the window read:...

Auckland’s ‘rock star’ supermarket checkers named

Over the last week, 265 checkout operators from New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square stores across the Auckland region took to the tills onstage...

Maori Party announces first Asian candidate

Wetex Kang of Malay and Chinese descent has been selected as the Maori Party candidate for the Botany electorate in this year's general election. "Our...

Ryan Fox qualifies for The Open Championship

Ryan Fox has finished tied fourth at the Irish Open overnight to qualify for The Open Championship in two weeks time. The Beachlands local joins...

Snow in east Auckland?

Last Thursday, east Auckland experienced clouds, rain, hail, thunder and lightning and...snow? One Mellons Bay resident was shocked to discover a load of what looked...

YES! The regional winners of Dragons’ Den

`Phenomenal' is how team Festivilia from Ormiston Senior College describes winning the Auckland Regional Dragons' Den showdown-- a key event in the Lion Foundation...

Kiwis fail to be impressed by power companies

A Consumer NZ survey of customer satisfaction with energy providers has found the big five powercos continue to deliver underwhelming service. Consumer NZ chief executive...

Keeping New Zealand moving

Infrastructure supports much of our daily lives and is a key driver of the economy, and public services. Investing in infrastructure creates jobs and offers...

Local students get immersed in incredible science

Students from east Auckland schools spent a day immersed in all things science at the University of Auckland’s Incredible Science day this week. Featuring a...

Chinese musicians set up shop

By Marianne Kelly Chinese musician William Yu has found his magical place surrounded by a plethora of traditional instruments in the new premises he and...


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