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Quote of the Day

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

– John W. Gardner

October 19, 2019

Are rising house prices changing the spirit of Auckland’s Onehunga?

The traditionally working-class Auckland suburb Onehunga is in flux, giving way to gentrification.

October 17, 2019

Victoria Park Market Fit Fest 2019

Pop in for brekkie, browse the stores & watch the live entertainment, have some fun with the kids all at Victoria Park Market.

October 16, 2019

Victoria Park Market Fit Fest 2019

Pop in for brekkie, browse the stores & watch the live entertainment, have some fun with the kids all at Victoria Park Market.

October 12, 2019

Quote of the Day

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

– Milton Berle

October 11, 2019

Auckland Uni students vow to occupy quad until VC apologises over white supremacy row

A group of Auckland University students say they will protest every day until the vice-chancellor apologises for the way he handled the recent white supremacy row.

October 10, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”

– Thomas A. Edison

October 4, 2019

Anzac St car park: Who are the Takapuna Residents’ Association and what is behind its High Court review request?

A High Court review into Auckland Council’s approval of a revitalisation project is a political move that only hurts the ratepayer, it has been claimed.

October 2, 2019

Cafe Cooking 101

This three day introductory course starts with basic knife skills and how to safely cut vegetables, dice carrots and slice cabbage, mince garlic.

September 30, 2019

Could another airline save the regions?

Regional New Zealand could be in for relief, as Air Chathams investigates further expanding its network.

September 27, 2019

Quote of the Day

“I believe things cannot make themselves impossible.”

– Stephen Hawking

September 26, 2019

Overload NZ Anime and Manga Convention

Overload is a one-day festival devoted to celebrating New Zealand’s ever-growing anime and manga culture!

September 23, 2019

Mixed views on dangerous Royal Oak roundabout’s potential $1 million fix

People have mixed views on the fate of one of Auckland’s dangerous roundabouts, which could be set for a $1 million upgrade.

September 20, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.”

– Sophocles

September 18, 2019

Auckland Heritage Festival 2019

Auckland Heritage Festival is back for 2019, and is bringing more than 200 enlightening and exciting events to life.

September 16, 2019

Quote of the Day

“The object of the superior man is truth.”

– Confucius

September 13, 2019

Auckland schools struggle to find teachers amid ‘dire’ shortage

Auckland primary school principals are warning the city’s long-running teacher shortage is as bad as ever, with some saying it’s worse.

September 12, 2019

Pestival 2019

Pestival 2019 returns, along with MC Jesse Mulligan who will lead us through the latest and greatest in our region’s progress towards Pest Free Auckland – protecting and restoring our unique natural environment.

September 10, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

September 6, 2019

Marsden Point pitches for vehicle import trade

Northland’s port company says it will “move mountains” to win a major part of the vehicle import trade.

September 3, 2019

Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration

For one night only, 37 of Hawke’s Bay’s boutique and estate wineries are together under one roof, presenting over 200 of their finest wines for your tasting pleasure.

September 3, 2019

New Auckland map shows off region’s comparable size to 12 largest regions

Auckland is known for a lot of things – bad traffic, expensive homes, and usually being the only stopover for international acts.

August 30, 2019

Quote of the Day

“To see things in the seed, that is genius.”

– Lao Tzu

August 29, 2019

Swap it Like It’s Hot 3.0

Craving some retail therapy to abolish the Winter blues, but not enough money left after bills? No longer willing to settle for fast fashion that lasts one season and then sits in a landfill for 200 years? Come along to the Central City Library for 3rd installation of Swap it Like it’s Hot!

August 28, 2019

Auckland light rail to Māngere delayed as talks on who will deliver it continue

Work to build a light rail link between Auckland’s CBD and Māngere has been pushed back as more work is needed on how it will be delivered.

August 23, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.”

– Ann Landers

August 21, 2019

Miromoda Sneak Peek

In conjunction with Whariki – the Auckland Maori Business Network, 12 Miromoda fashion designers will each give a 2-minute talk on design concepts behind their collections that will feature in the Miromoda Showcase on Thursday 29 August.

August 18, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

August 16, 2019

Reusable bamboo cups can leach pollutant plastic into hot drinks, study shows

New Zealand’s consumer watchdog will investigate the risks of reusable bamboo cups after an international study revealed chemicals were leaching into hot drinks.

August 15, 2019

NZ International Fashion Culture Week 2019 – Grand Opening

Showcasing outstanding designer works from Asia and New Zealand, also highlighting the New Zealand Fashion Art Festival for Kids and Teens!

August 12, 2019

Quote of the Day

“We boil at different degrees.”

– Clint Eastwood

August 9, 2019

Natural Health Expo 2019

Life Pharmacy St Lukes brings you Natural Health Expo 2019!

August 7, 2019

Primary principals to vote next week on whether to strike again

Primary and intermediate school principals are considering another full-day strike and may continue to boycott the Ministry of Education.

August 4, 2019

Auckland train stations could have WiFi disconnected at night in safety shake-up

Transport bosses are planning to disconnect WiFi at train stations after hours in a bid to stop young people gathering nearby.

August 2, 2019

Transport agency takes 35 offending operators off the road

The NZ Transport Agency’s cancellation of 35 transport licences in under a year has the industry worried.

August 1, 2019

Auckland Tastebud Tour

This tour is a fantastic introduction to Auckland’s incredible food scene where you will visit hidden foody treasures, meet local producers and taste delicious delights and fresh New Zealand seafood.

July 29, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”

– Erma Bombeck

July 26, 2019

More than $156,000 netted from unpopular Albany paid parking zone

Auckland Transport has netted more than $156,000 in just four months from unpopular parking charges introduced near a congested bus station.

July 24, 2019

Food Truck Fridays

Introducing Food Truck Fridays! Picture Dutch Fries, Latin delights, Fried Chicken, Burgers, Tacos, Temaki’s, Fresh Salads, Sweet Treats and more on your door step.

July 23, 2019

Run for The Oceans With adidas 2019

adidas and Parley Run for the Oceans is back for 2019!

June 11, 2019

Quote of the Day

“It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.”

– Gertrude Stein

June 7, 2019

Three Little Birds childcare case not measles but two more found in Northland linked to netball player

A little boy who attended a Whangārei childcare centre has been cleared of having measles after it was reported his was the region’s fifth case.

June 7, 2019

Auckland Festival of Photography

The 16th regional festival packs in more than 100 events and exhibitions in just 17 days, including diverse Satellite shows across Auckland and Nikon Auckland Photo Day on Saturday 8 Jun

June 5, 2019

Cockroach outbreak in judges’ common room, fruit flies in court house toilets

A cockroach outbreak in the gathering place of esteemed judges was among several extraordinary pest infestations in New Zealand courthouses in the past two-and-a-half years.

June 2, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Give light and people will find the way.”

– Ella Baker

May 31, 2019

Dialysis patients in Auckland may be treated in the middle of the night as centres struggle to cope

Life-saving dialysis centres are at “full capacity” as senior doctors warn more patients need in-centre dialysis.

May 30, 2019

New to New Zealand Job Market

Master winning techniques to succeed in NZ job market!

May 28, 2019

Quote of the Day

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”

– Voltaire

May 24, 2019

Auckland measles outbreak: 65 confirmed cases

The number of measles cases in Auckland continues to climb, with 65 confirmed cases.

May 22, 2019

Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions

A well-run meeting saves time and money, increases motivation and productivity, and helps an organisation reconnect with its strategic intent.

May 20, 2019