For more than 60 years, a tiny watchmaker’s store has been an iconic location on Auckland’s Lorne Street. Now, Time on Lorne has closed down for good.
Only two years ago, Philip Green took over what he calls “one of the smallest retail shops in New Zealand” the 1.5 sq m premises then known as Timeshop.
A tiny 65-pupil school in Henderson is trouncing far bigger schools at Māori speech competitions – over and over again.
In early June, 15-year-old Mohi Allen, a student at Nga Kakano Christian Reo Rua Kura, won the Auckland junior regionals of the Ngā Manu Kōrero 2011 secondary school speech contests and is now training for the [...]
Next time you’re sitting eating your sandwiches in Auckland CBD’s Aotea Square, take a closer look at the nearest rubbish bin.
Chances are it will have two containers – a black one for rubbish, and a green one for recyclables.
The bins are part of the non-profit Glass Packaging Forum’s LoveNZ programme being rolled out across New [...]
The Government’s $10 million contribution to rebuilding Christchurch’s heritage buildings is not nearly enough, says the chairperson of the Earthquake Heritage Building Trust.
“The funds required to restore are inadequate,” says Anna Crighton. “The Government is contributing $10 million [but] only if $10 million is raised from other sources. In other words, they are subsidising dollar [...]
How does a film with the reputation of being one of the world’s worst movies get screened weekly at Auckland city’s Academy Cinema?
By establishing a cult following of hundreds of fans called “roomies”.
The Room — dubbed the “Citizen Kane of Bad Movies” by Entertainment Weekly — was written, acted, directed and produced by American Tommy [...]
It’s hard to buy Anzac biscuits as good as the ones your grandma used to make, but St Cuthberts College in Auckland has found the golden recipe – and what’s more it’s healthy.
Like Jamie Oliver and Michelle Obama, Aucklander Dave Brown is trying to get healthier food into schools and universities.
So he’s involving students in [...]
Bus drivers and cyclists are swapping seats in a series of workshops aimed at making roads safer for both parties.
Jena Niquidet, project manager of the Road User Workshops, says after a string of cyclist deaths on the road last year the agency decided to fund road awareness projects. Five cyclists died over five days in [...]
Christchurch City Council has praised the team of Auckland engineers who helped provide safe drinking water in the aftermath of the February earthquake, but thas said it would be months until the water supply was back to normal.
Water and waste manager Mark Christison said the speed and expertise from Auckland was a “great help”.
Watercare chief [...]
A Hawkes Bay artist has fused contemporary New Zealand and traditional Mexican imagery to produce a unique collection which is on display at Flagstaff Gallery in Devonport.
Ideas for the new exhibition Cross my heart, have been brewing since her third trip to Mexico about two years ago, says 40-year-old Rae West.
Originally from Christchurch, West has [...]
A public rally along Queen St on Saturday drew hundreds of Aucklanders who protested against the Government’s recent budget – and flagged upcoming trouble during the Rugby World Cup.
With his Unite flag and microphone in hand, stalwart activist John Minto led the protesters from Queen Elizabeth II Square at Britomart towards Aotea Square.
They paused in [...]