Did council arborists cut a tree down as act of retribution?

Council workers who were asked to prune a tree instead cut it down after an apparent “cheeky” exchange with a concerned resident. It prompted the...

Cause of fatal fire remains a mystery

The cause of the blaze which killed three family members in their home three days before Christmas is indeterminable, investigators say. The investigating Fire Risk...

Nosh deadline extended to month’s end

The troubled upmarket supermarket brand Nosh – which has a store in Pakuranga – has been given a little leeway by its bank involving...

Real estate identity dies

Well-known local businessman and broadcaster Humphrey Beale has died, aged 90. Mr Beale’s family said in a death notice he passed away peacefully on January...

Juveniles arrested for string of service station robberies

Three people, two of them juveniles, have been arrested and charged with a string of aggravated robberies at service stations in Pakuranga last month. Four...

Crunch time: Have you checked your NCEA results?

Thousands of local students will today learn how they’ve fared in the NCEA exams. Almost 170,000 students throughout the country can now view their NCEA...

Treecycle your Christmas tree

Aucklanders are being asked to dispose of their Christmas trees responsibly following a spate of illegal dumping across the region. In the last week there...

Junior doctors’ strike proceeding this week

Counties Manukau District Health Board said it has full contingency plans in place ahead of the expected industrial action by resident doctors at a...

Foundation donates $125,000 to Kaikoura

The East Tamaki-based Taiwan Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation has donated a generous $125,000 to quake-affected residents in Hurunui and Kaikoura. Members of the...

Glynn: Something I could only dream of

Six local figures were recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Olympian and World Champion shot-putter Valerie Adams was made a Dame. Triathlete Cameron Brown,...