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Quote of the Day

“There is nothing permanent except change.”

– Heraclitus

October 22, 2018

Bike Rave

Bike Rave Auckland is back this Biketober – a glowtastic night ride around the city brought to you by Bike Auckland. Bedazzle your bike, dress in your wildest outfit, blast some party tunes and be ready for sensory overload!

October 18, 2018

Few women apply for high-paying jobs: Trade Me

Women aren’t putting their hands up for New Zealand’s highest-paying jobs.

October 17, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”

– John W. Gardner

October 16, 2018

‘We won’t stop until they listen’: Auckland truckies drive in convoy to protest fuel tax

A convoy of Auckland truckies battled peak hour traffic to protest against the price of fuel.

October 14, 2018

Quote of the Day

“The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.”

– John Burroughs

October 11, 2018

Calls for body cameras as stop-go workers face verbal abuse and thrown objects

Road workers are fed up feeling the wrath of angry motorists with objects and insults being thrown at them.

October 11, 2018

Pain at the pump: Fuel prices forcing Northland midwives to turn away women

Midwives in Northland are being forced to refuse help for women living in outlying areas because of high fuel prices.

October 11, 2018

Auckland Heritage Festival: POAL Heritage Tugboat Sailings

Ports of Auckland is proud to support 90-minute cruises aboard the iconic William C Daldy steam tugboat during this year’s Auckland Heritage Festival.

October 9, 2018

Loss of nearly $1m predicted as bus stop replaces car parking in Auckland main street

Retailers will lose close to a million dollars in the lead-up to Christmas after car parks were turned into a bus stop, a frustrated business association manager says.

October 5, 2018

NZ’s Second Annual Beer & Bacon Festival

New Zealand’s first ever Beer & Bacon Festival is back for its second year bringing you all the beer, bacon, bacon & beer you can handle.

October 3, 2018

Quote of the Day

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

– Jack Dempsey

October 1, 2018

Overload 2018 – NZ Comic and Manga Convention

Overload NZ Comic Manga Convention is a community-focused annual event where local indie comic and manga artists can exhibit and sell their work.

September 28, 2018

Quote of the Day

“The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here.”

– Finley Peter Dunne

September 27, 2018

Will Auckland’s fuel tax increase bus fares? Youth push council for answers

Young Aucklanders who are concerned the fuel tax could push up public transport costs have urged the council to be clearer on how the levy will affect them.

September 25, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

– Mother Teresa

September 21, 2018

Residents say workers on a large daycare are blocking their narrow no-exit street

Residents of a no-exit street are having to drive over the verge and squeeze onto a busy road with contractors’ vehicles choking the street.

September 19, 2018

Hawker Style Vietnamese Street Food

Enjoy a chilled glass of wine or beer to compliment your meal and complete the evening with a sweet and refreshing Vietnamese dessert.

September 17, 2018

Quote of the Day

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”

– Harry S Truman

September 14, 2018

Pestival

This event is part of Conservation Week 2018 – conservationweek.org.nz

September 13, 2018

King tide forces closure of lanes on Tamaki Drive in Auckland

Lane closures are in place for Auckland’s waterfront road Tamaki drive, due to a predicted high tide.

September 11, 2018

Mary’s Market

Everything for pregnancy, babies, toddlers and kids under one roof in a fun market environment.

September 7, 2018

Auckland school principal says flooded crossing an accident waiting to happen

For two years, heavy rain has threatened pedestrian safety at an Auckland primary school, and staff and parents want that to change.

September 5, 2018

Fish go flying from plane in bid to restock US lakes

Look up … is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well yes, as well as thousands of fish descending.

September 5, 2018

Quote of the Day

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”

– Mark Twain

September 3, 2018

Traveller disgusted by state of Wellsford’s public toilets

Wet floors, poorly concealed graffiti and the stench of urine and marijuana greeted a “disgusted” traveller when they took a toilet break in Wellsford.

August 31, 2018

Quote of the Day

“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

– Oscar Wilde

August 30, 2018

NZ Body Art Showcase 2018

NZ Body Art Showcase returns for 2018 to continue its mission of showcasing some of the greatest talent in SPFX makeup and body artistry from New Zealand and around the globe.

August 29, 2018

Quote of the Day

“People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.”

– Epictetus

August 23, 2018

Northland Youth Summit Arts Festival 2018

This is a platform for young people to develop the confidence to speak up about the issues and future aspirations that matter to them and their communities.

August 23, 2018

Animal Hope & Wellness Silent Auction & Cocktail Evening

The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation is a non-profit organisation that is doing incredible things to rescue dogs from the horrific and cruel practices of the Dog Meat Trade in Asia.

August 23, 2018

Auckland’s bus mysteries – why have a bus arrive at the ferry wharf, just after the ferry has left?

For a moment I thought my bus was early enough to connect with the ferry waiting at Hobsonville Point.

August 20, 2018

‘Most ancient cheese’ found in 3300-year-old Egyptian jar

The 3200-year-old cheese found in a broken jar is made from a mixture of cow, sheep and goat milk.

August 20, 2018

Soljans Wedding Expo 2018

Soljans Estate Winery is showcasing their stunning and unique wedding ceremony and reception venue at their 2018 Wedding Expo.

August 16, 2018

Auckland Transport’s SUV car park ban is 2018’s dumbest decision

OPINION: Auckland Transport (AT) has erected signs in a carpark in Remuera, Auckland, banning large vehicles, in an apparent effort to preserve the structure of the building.

August 16, 2018

Joi Tea Workshop

Come and join to learn all about medicinal herbs and how they can help to support your health and well-being.

August 14, 2018

Quote of the Day

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

– Dalai Lama

August 14, 2018

Takapuna residents upset by concrete wall ‘obstructing’ coastal walk

The construction of a wall across one of the North Shore’s most popular walkways has sparked complaints and an Auckland Council investigation.

August 10, 2018

Quote of the Day

“We boil at different degrees.”

– Clint Eastwood

August 8, 2018

Liz Mitchell Winter Collection Fashion Show

Join for an exclusive fashion event in support of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation at Harbouside Ocean Bar Grill.

August 6, 2018

Quote of the Day

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.”

– William S. Burroughs

August 3, 2018

I caught scabies at an Auckland theatre, moviegoer says

A woman claims she and her daughter likely caught scabies from an Auckland movie theatre.

August 2, 2018

Glengarry Epic Bordeaux Tasting 2018z

This will be an epic tasting event, with over 50 different Bordeaux to try.

August 2, 2018

Popular Auckland bus services to be cut

Auckland Transport is axing two popular express bus services from Auckland to Waiwera and Gulf Harbour in north Auckland from September 30.

July 31, 2018

The Auckland Food Show

The Food Show makes sampling the best cuisine from New Zealand and overseas easy by gathering the biggest, broadest, and most downright delicious selection of food all in the one place.

July 27, 2018

The struggle to improve Auckland’s ‘Third World suburb’

A once-bustling Auckland town centre has sunk into a derelict strip dominated by money lenders, ‘for lease’ signs and $2 shops.

July 25, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

– Confucius

July 23, 2018

Quote of the Day

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”

– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

July 19, 2018

School Holidays Night Markets

The popular Botany Night Markets are open these school holidays! Family friendly with all your favourite treats and delicacies.

July 18, 2018

Quote of the Day

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”

– Gilbert K. Chesterton

July 13, 2018