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 recent trip to Nepal to learn about Leprosy and help those affected has changed her life. “This trip...... Read More

Man dies after being hit by car

A man has died after being hit by a car in Albany, Auckland earlier this evening. Emergency services were called to the scene on Rosedale Road at around 6pm on Thursday. A police spokeswoman confirmed to Stuff that attempts to revive...... Read More

Lincoln experience leads to success

The 2017 New Zealand Young Farmer of the Year Nigel Woodhead is paying tribute to Lincoln University for his success in the iconic competition. Mr Woodhead, who claimed the title in the Manawatu earlier this month, says his time at Lincoln University...... Read More

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" to discover they'd made the cut with their quinoa salad...... Read More

New cat on the beat and social media

Snickers, the cat based at Whangaparaoa Police station, has made a lot of friends on his local beat, which includes Coast Plaza, Whangaparaoa Library and Hoyts cinema. Now his adventures can be shared online, as the Police have given him his own Instagram...... Read More

No takers yet for RSA land

No offers were made for the Hibiscus Coast Community RSA’s land in Vipond Road, which was marketed as “a prime development opportunity”. The sale of the 5200sqm piece of land at 20 Melia Place was agreed to by members in order to...... Read More

Man, 94, fails to show up in Taupo

A 94-year-old man who had planned to travel between Auckland and Taupo is currently missing. Police received a report from a relative overnight that the man was intending to drive to Taupo, after leaving his Hillsborough, Auckland yesterday morning.  “The...... Read More

Safety of Dynamic Lanes trial under fire

Questions about the safety of the Whangaparaoa Rd Dynamic Lane trial were fired at Auckland Transport representatives at a public meeting in Red Beach, and many were left unanswered. Residents are concerned that the trial will worsen safety on the...... Read More

No NZ firms shortlisted on social housing project

One of the country's largest social housing projects is set to be taken over by an Australian housing group after New Zealand providers failed to make the shortlist. Tamaki Housing Association manages nearly 2,800 former Housing New Zealand...... Read More

Singin’ in the Rain at Centrestage

More than 50 young people, all from local schools, are taking part in Centrestage Youth Theatre’s second show for the year, Singin’ in the Rain JR. The cast members are aged 5–18 and supported by dozens of volunteers. Centrestage...... Read More