Fractions prove difference for NZ swimmers

Fractions proved the difference for two New Zealand swimmers chasing semifinals on the penultimate day of the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest. Backstroke junior...

The good that came out of a disaster

He almost didn’t take the call. Being in a rural area with destruction all around him and out of cell phone range, Winton Dalley,...

No house, dreams dashed

Susan Richards, at 63, had hoped to be in her new Pine Harbour townhouse by now, preparing for retirement and thinking of ways to...

BDSC claims first place in Stage Challenge RAW

The Stage Challenge Foundation is excited to announce that after an enthralling nationwide tour which involved more than 15,000 participants from 170 schools, Henderson...

Mayor welcomes new infrastructure fund

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore have welcomed the Government’s announcement at the weekend of a new infrastructure investment vehicle. “Funding provided...

Main adds semifinals effort to earlier finals appearance

Florida-based Corey Main could not repeat his earlier heroics to earn a second final at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest. Main, from the...

Hands-on police operation showing signs of success

You may have found Ormiston Police Station unusually quiet yesterday. Instead, you would have seen more police, from frontline officers to the area commander, out...

Eco-café is making a difference

One of our own is changing the way Aucklander’s think about sustainability. Pakuranga resident, Taryn Shirkey, is the founder of the new Auckland pop-up cafe,...

Landlord of Parliament speaks up

David Carter has witnessed many ministers make or destroy their reputations. His job entails playing referee at Parliament. When temperatures are rising and things are getting...

HMB pier among finalists in CCNZ awards

The Waterview Tunnel construction is one of eight Auckland finalists in the civil contracting industry’s equivalent of the academy awards being held in Dunedin...


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