Melody helps leprosy patients

An aspiring teacher is on a mission to lift the stigma around leprosy. Melody Yong, a youth advocate for Leprosy Mission New Zealand, says a...
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‘We are just like them’

The first time Joshua McKenzie heard the birds sing, he was confused. He wasn’t sure what it was - only to see tears well...

Starbucks could return

Starbucks could be returning to the east. The coffee chain, owned by NZ stock exchange listed company Restaurant Brands, shut the popular Botany store last...

Brown’s Island to become regional park

Brown's Island Motukorea has become Auckland Council's newest Regional Park and its first island park. And the news is being welcome by Auckland's Friends of...

One dead in Ormiston Rd crash

A 57-year-old man has died after a serious crash in Otara. Inspector Shawn Rutene said police noticed a male driving erratically shortly before 2:30pm. Police initiated...

BBI students cook up fresh ideas

Two Bucklands Beach Intermediate Students have been named as semi-finalists in this year's Maggi Pop-Up Kitchen Showdown. Stephanie Chong and Amy Xlong were "very surprised"...

Bennett: ‘New Zealand gives people second chances’

Deputy Prime Minster Paula Bennett has a good number of portfolios to contend with.

PURC fall to Rifles

The Pakuranga United Rugby Club's premiers went down 39-12 to College Rifles at the weekend. The prems were down 27-12 at half-time. Club results Premiers (12) vs...

Connecting communities through art

Art brings communities together. Nothing illustrates it more than people from ages five to 70 adding colour to a giant pop-up mural of the cityscape at Sylvia Park Shopping Centre on Thursday morning.

Local Taekwon-Do Champ Heads To Ireland

Samuel MacKay has competed in Taekwon-Do since he was 12-years-old. Now, he’s off to the International Taekwon-Do World Championships, held in Ireland from October 9-15,...

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