Auckland City Harbour News

Games for girls - developed by mums

Ronel Schodt and Bridget Ellis-Pegler, with an early concept doll of Arabella.

Two Auckland mothers are developing a game and multimedia concept their kids can be proud of.

State house meth contamination rampant

A unit in a Panmure Housing New Zealand complex was one of the 113 Auckland state houses that had to be decontaminated for P last year.

The number of Housing New Zealand houses in Auckland testing positive for methamphetamine has skyrocketed in the last three years.

Central Leader

Games for girls - developed by mums

Ronel Schodt and Bridget Ellis-Pegler, with an early concept doll of Arabella.

Two Auckland mothers are developing a game and multimedia concept their kids can be proud of.

State house meth contamination rampant

A unit in a Panmure Housing New Zealand complex was one of the 113 Auckland state houses that had to be decontaminated for P last year.

The number of Housing New Zealand houses in Auckland testing positive for methamphetamine has skyrocketed in the last three years.

Eastern Courier

Joe Edwards captains Blues on home ground

050216 Stand-in Blues captain Joe Edwards is swamped by fans of the team's win against the Rebels at Bell Park in Pakuranga.

It was a triumphant return home for stand-in Blues captain Joe Edwards in the team's first preseason game of the year.

Games for girls - developed by mums

Ronel Schodt and Bridget Ellis-Pegler, with an early concept doll of Arabella.

Two Auckland mothers are developing a game and multimedia concept their kids can be proud of.

East & Bays Courier

State house meth contamination rampant

A unit in a Panmure Housing New Zealand complex was one of the 113 Auckland state houses that had to be decontaminated for P last year.

The number of Housing New Zealand houses in Auckland testing positive for methamphetamine has skyrocketed in the last three years.

Poor health has impact on learning

Dr Alison Leversha says poor health is having a significant impact on whether a child is ready to start school.

An Auckland paediatrician is aiming to improve health in new school starters.

Manukau Courier

Huge snakeskin in Kiwi's luggage

Auckland Airport biosecurity staff intercepted this giant anaconda skin.

Biosecurity staff in Auckland have seized a snakeskin more than two metres long.

Putting airport plan on tracks

Mangere-Otahuhu board is backing the option of heavy rail from Onehunga to the airport.

Auckland Transport is investigating if light or heavy rail to Auckland Airport is the best option to ease traffic congestion.

North Harbour News

Sophia is ready for school

Sophia Shore, 5, is gearing up to start school at Colwill School.

It's school time for Sophia Shore who started at Colwill School this week.

Woman and kids survive flipped car video

A woman and three children escaped this crash with minor injuries.

The car flipped after hitting the centre barrier on an Auckland motorway - with a woman and three children inside.

North Shore Times

Big stink over water weeds gallery

Auckland's Lake Pupuke has rapidly filled with rotting, stinking weeds causing alarm among the sailing community.

Rebuilt wharf to benefit all

Shaun McHoull, left, and Iain Sinclair who met at Murrays Bay Wharf when they were 8 years old.

A 100-year-old wharf will be rebuilt and jumpers will be able to to continue a summer tradition.

Nor-west News

Accident hotspot under fire

A serious crash on accident hotspot State Highway 16.

Accident hotspot State Highway 16 is under fire.

Woman and kids survive flipped car video

A woman and three children escaped this crash with minor injuries.

The car flipped after hitting the centre barrier on an Auckland motorway - with a woman and three children inside.

Papakura Courier

Feeling younger in just one week

Victor and Norma Schwenke say they're feeling more energetic thanks to exercising in the great outdoors and Norma says she feels younger already.

Victor and Norma Schwenke have survived their first week of training for Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

Offenders get stuck into community work

Offenders completed more than 2.1 million hours of labour in 2015.

Rodney Times

Cow tramples woman

A Rodney woman has been trampled by a cow.

Auckland woman is in hospital after her cow knocked her over and stepped on her.

Boy, 8, saves mum's life

Mylo, 8 (left) has been praised for saving his mother then comforting his younger brother, Leo, 4 (right).

A mother says her son is chuffed with the attention that's come after he helped save her life.

Western Leader

Father blames school for losing his child video

Daniel Pillai: "I put my foot down. I yelled until they called the police."

A parent wants action after his daughter escaped from school, but the principal says "schools aren't cages".

Time to celebrate for youth programme

Auckland YMCA Raise Up crew members get ready to graduate.

A youth development programme celebrated a successful year with its graduation ceremony.

Waiheke marketplace

Get in quick for concert series

Australia's Got Talent finalist Liam Burrows will be in concert at Artworks Theatre on Waiheke Island on March 25.

Waiheke International Jazz Festival concert series seats are limited so people should act fast to avoid disappointment.

Accolades for Waiheke businessman

Businessman and conservationist Rob Fenwick is one of three Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year finalists.

Businessman and conservationist Rob Fenwick is one of just three Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year finalists, chosen from 330 nominations.

Northland

Storm stymied by thick cloud

It's a warm, wet start in northern areas to the last long weekend of summer.

The upper North Island experiences rain for Waitangi Day, but thunderstorm risk lowers.

Waka launch Waitangi festivities

Crew aboard, the waka lie ready to be paddled on their journey at Waitangi.

A few hundred people watch Waitangi waka ceremony from the shoreline of Te Tii Marae.

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