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Blockhouse Bay Primary School Carnival

This is Blockhouse Bay Primary School’s biggest fundraiser of the year!!

November 18, 2019

Past year sees huge increase in number of applicants for social housing

The number of applicants waiting for social housing has ballooned with some areas having twice the number of applicants they did a year ago.

November 15, 2019

The rise of syphilis in NZ: The worst STI hot-spots as disease make a comeback

A crowd of clinicians gathered in a darkened room taking turns to peer into a microscope.

November 15, 2019

Canadian declares canoe travel as a moving expense

A Canadian teacher — pushed to test the limits of tax laws after losing a court fight — has successfully claimed a canoe trip as a moving expense, public broadcaster CBC said Tuesday.

November 14, 2019

Advent Fair

The Advent Fair at Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School is a long-running, parent-led fundraiser celebrating its 30th anniversary this year! And as always it will be a guaranteed fun day for all members of the family.

November 12, 2019

Old McDonald’s: Aussie mates show off burger bought in 1995

A McDonald’s burger allegedly bought in 1995 and kept in an Australian shed for years has never decomposed, according to two men who now refer to the quarter-century Quarter Pounder as their “mate”.

November 8, 2019

Out West Model Expo

Auckland’s largest Model Railway exhibition. A great show for all the family.

November 7, 2019

Guy Fawkes 2019: Where to see public fireworks displays in Auckland

Despite its controversy, Guy Fawkes continues to be celebrated in New Zealand and public displays of fireworks are always popular events.

November 3, 2019

‘Justice for Jerry’: Runaway bull charms Croatia

The plight of a fugitive one-year-old bull named Jerry has won hearts in Croatia after the animal escaped from a slaughterhouse last Friday and has been on the lam ever since.

November 3, 2019

Kauri dieback: Waitākere Ranges locals fined for breaching track closures

Residents living in Auckland’s Waitākere Ranges are deliberately breaching track closures in place to limit the spread of kauri dieback disease.

October 30, 2019

NorWest Foodies Spring Dinner

Longer days & warmer nights means the perfect opportunity for another dinner event.

October 29, 2019

Hong Kong parking space sold for almost $1m

Hong Kong might be heading for recession after months of violent protests but that hasn’t stopped a single parking space changing hands for almost $1 million.

October 25, 2019

Famed Titirangi chickens removed after infesting West Auckland village with rats

The famed chickens of a leafy suburb which had terrible rat problems have been removed.

October 23, 2019

Te Atatu Food Truck Fridays

A tasty selection of food trucks, DJ’s and entertainment. Monthly on the first Friday of summer daylight savings months (except January).

October 21, 2019

The ‘hidden’ homeless: Alarming child and youth homelessness in Auckland

Murdered teenager Dimetrius Pairama, who was tortured and killed in April 2018, was one of Auckland’s homeless youth.

October 19, 2019

‘SOS’ picked up on CCTV saves Aussie woman lost in bush

An Australian woman lost for three days in dense bushland was found Wednesday after a man remotely monitoring security footage saw an ‘SOS’ sign scrawled in the earth on his property.

October 17, 2019

Waitakere Diwali Festival 2019

The much anticipated Waitakere Diwali Festival is back again and promises to be #BIGGER than previous years.

October 16, 2019

Ukraine’s Zelensky ‘breaks record’ for world’s longest press conference

Volodymyr Zelensky, a popular comedian before he was elected president of Ukraine this spring, promised to bring a fresh kind of politics to the ex-Soviet nation.

October 12, 2019

Licensing trusts still hold great power but who is holding them accountable?

The election contests at the very bottom of ballot papers in which millions of dollars are at stake.

October 11, 2019

Helensville Lions Community Spring Fair

There will be quality second-hand goods for sale and will have community groups there looking to sell things to fundraise.

October 10, 2019

New EU president to sleep in her office

The EU’s incoming president Ursula von der Leyen plans to live in a tiny flat attached to her Brussels office rather than rent an apartment, her staff told AFP on Thursday.

October 4, 2019

A West Auckland suburb’s strict rules that all residents must abide by

One of Auckland’s best-known planned communities is going to great lengths to ensure nothing interferes with its image and “special character”.

October 2, 2019

Te Atatu Food Truck Fridays

A tasty selection of food trucks, DJ’s and entertainment. Monthly on the first Friday of summer daylight savings months.

September 30, 2019

Auckland road closures: Half marathon, Jimmy Barnes, Shortland Street close down streets

Auckland motorists will have to navigate a maze of road closures this weekend, as a host of major events take over large parts of the city.

September 27, 2019

Slip slidin’ away: Record-breaking Malaysian water chute unveiled

One of the world’s longest water slides was unveiled in Malaysia Wednesday, a kilometre-long chute that starts on a hilltop before twisting and turning through dense jungle and splashing into a pool.

September 26, 2019

Brunch – Food Truck and Art

Love Street Food NZ have partnered with the Corban Estate Arts Centre to bring you our first ‘Food meets Art’ collaboration.

September 23, 2019

Countdown shopping baskets ‘gone for a walk’ as people take them home

A Countdown supermarket is running out of shopping baskets as shoppers are walking away with them because they don’t want to spend 15 cents on reusable bags.

September 20, 2019

UK makes second arrest in golden toilet theft

British police on Tuesday made a second arrest in their hunt for thieves who stole a functioning 18-carat gold toilet from Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

September 18, 2019

Furniture Refurbishment

In this workshop, the instructor, Ger, will teach you how to restore wooden furniture and safely use tools and materials.

September 16, 2019

West Auckland water plant won’t see kauri trees destroyed: Watercare

Kauri trees will not be destroyed during the construction of a proposed new water treatment plant, Watercare says.

September 13, 2019

Tourist told to pull ‘Nazi grandpa’ comments in Austria

The tourist posted comments on Booking.com and Tripadvisor saying there had been “a photo of a Nazi grandpa hanging in the hall”.

September 12, 2019

Travel Festival for 50 Plus

The Travel Festival is for everyone aged 50+ looking for ideas and inspiration for their next big adventure.

September 10, 2019

Auckland Transport may scrap plan to lower speed limits on nearly 800 roads

Auckland Transport is weighing up whether to scrap its biggest road safety initiative, the proposed widespread lowering of speed limits across the region.

September 6, 2019

Catholic school priest bans ‘Harry Potter’ books on exorcist advice

Exorcists advised a Nashville school priest to ban the Harry Potter books, over fears the popular children’s novels could be used to summon spirits.

September 3, 2019

Kumeu Market

Located on a great tranquil and Farm setting – the Kumeu Showgrounds. Free parking for all visitors.
Great food, baking and home-made NZ crafts. Stall holders are of the finest!

September 3, 2019

No-fly boys: new Russian space suit clashes with pee ritual

Russia on Thursday unveiled a new space suit for a future spaceship, but the design may have to be changed to continue a decades-old tradition: making a stop to pee on the way to the launch.

August 30, 2019

Northern district health boards pay out more than $16m on weight loss surgery in five years

Some Auckland hospitals are performing nearly four times as many weight loss surgeries as they were five years ago.

August 29, 2019

Fresh Finds Morning Marketplace

The idea and drive to create a community focused market with fresh produce, food stalls, crafts, entertainment, kids activities, homemade, handmade, organic and natural products whilst connecting our extended communities in the process.

August 28, 2019

Auckland measles outbreak: More than 100 confirmed cases in five days

More than 100 measles cases have been confirmed in Auckland in the past five days.

August 23, 2019

Greenland cold-shoulders Trump’s buyer’s interest

Greenland is not for sale, local authorities said Friday, after a newspaper reported that US President Donald Trump is looking into whether it might be possible for the United States to buy the mineral-rich Arctic island.

August 21, 2019

Collingwood Street Mini Market

Indoor and outdoor stalls selling a range of goods. We’ve had everything from knitted slippers to rose oil cosmetics, and cheesecakes to original art.

August 19, 2019

Orchid Show Waitakere Orchid Club

Waitakere Orchid Club annual Spring Show. The biggest display of orchids and traders in Auckland.

August 18, 2019

Calls for better education as half of girls get their period before high school

At just 11, Jess Duggan would “sneak” used pads home in a plastic bag in her backpack because her school didn’t have sanitary bins.

August 16, 2019

Fairway to heaven? UK cathedral golf course draws fans

A mini-golf course in the nave of a mediaeval English cathedral to encourage families to visit this summer is proving a match made in heaven — and controversy.

August 15, 2019

Wooden Toy Making

This is a wonderful woodworking bonding activity for parents and kids. They will be drilling and sanding pre-cut wood, assembling the parts together, and painting/staining for the finishing touch.

August 13, 2019

Breastfeeding warning after baby dies with six times legal drink drive limit in her system

A coroner has recommended breastfeeding mothers do not drink alcohol after a baby died with six times the legal drink drive limit in her blood.

August 9, 2019

Mixing It Up – Wine and Paint

Grab your family and friends and head out for an afternoon of creative fun!

August 7, 2019

No ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’: trapped US raccoon goes viral

A young raccoon finds itself in a bit of a pinch and in need of rescue.

August 4, 2019

KPMG report warned Government to be cautious over gun buyback scheme costs

A report that informed the pricing of the firearms buyback scheme advised the Government to exercise caution when estimating its cost.

August 2, 2019

Woman outraged by sign ‘greeting’ people in community: ‘Tired of being fat and ugly? Hit the gym and just be ugly’

A community center is under fire on social media displaying a sign that reads “Tired of being fat and ugly? Hit the gym and just be ugly!”

August 1, 2019