Nor-west News

Rodney is fond of films

Charlie Chaplin's silent films were some of the earliest to be enjoyed in picture theatres in New Zealand.

The region has a long relationship with moving pictures.

O-Boy impress Rockquest judges

Bianca Bailey, behind, on drums and Bryony Roberts, front, of band O-Boy perform at the 2016 Smokefree Rockquest ...

Two Kaipara College teens have played their way into this year's Smokefree Rockquest finals.

Te Atatu roadworks on track, AT says

Zaid Essau, left, and Dai Bindoff at the Auckland Transport offices in Henderson.

There is no need to panic, the roadworks are on track.

Do you know who owns these? video

This metal pendant was found Riverpark Reserve in Henderson.

One last effort to look for the rightful owners of priceless items of cultural significance.

Rail service to Kumeu a "no brainer"

Christine Rose says use of trains for public transport is an issue residents should keep in mind when voting in Auckland ...

You may have seen "vote for trains" signs popping out from underneath candidate hoardings in Kumeu.

Draft structure plan for Whenuapai approved

Auckland Council's team leader for North West Planning Eryn Shields with Whenuapai residents at a public meeting to ...

The draft structure plan for Whenuapai's future development has been approved.

Building confidence through English

(From left) Ulla Kraeling, Yun She and DongDong Xu are enrolled in the 'Brave' speaking confidence workshop at ...

ESL speakers can be isolated but a new course in Greenhithe is helping.

Football boot drive a wild success

Tracy Benge and son Max with their collection of 100 pairs of boots and footwear, which were donated to the Red Cross.

Greenhithe mum Tracy Benge has been "overwhelmed" by football boot donations from the community.

Roll up, roll up, to the Fun Palace

Danielle Hart with two local knights who will be among many sharing their skills with the community at Muriwai's Fun ...

North west residents will have a chance to take part in an international day of creativity and learning at Muriwai's version of the global "Fun Palace" event.

Helensville loses its grand dame at 106

Annie Narbey, known as Jean passed away on September 4 2016 aged 106.

Helensville lost a valued part of its living history last week after Anne "Jean" Narbey passed away at the age of 106.

Salt Brother sets some serious speeds

Corey Bertelsen gets himself in the zone before racing. Brother Mikey in background is the other Salt Brother in the ...

With this new bike Corey Bertelsen he managed to break three US 350cc land speed records one of which he broke, and then bettered.

Hayden Taylor denied parole

Hayden Joseph Taylor, 41 will stay behind bars after the Parole Board found he remained an undue risk to the community.

A murderer and rapist who has served close to 20 years in jail has again been denied parole.

Muriwai meeting about sand mining

Phil McCabe of Kiwis Against Seabed Mining believes a green light for mining in Taranaki will open up the whole west ...

Groups from two of Auckland's west coast communities have attended meetings over their sand mining concerns.

What's in your paint?

Boulders painted with paints made entirely from soils from the Waitakere Ranges. Currently on display at the Te Uru ...

The soil has much to offer, especially if it comes from the Waitakere Ranges.

Clara shows kids cooking with kindness

Clara Donne will be presenting a series of cooking lessons on children's TV show What Now.

Taina believes that a large part of the books success has been down to the very fact that it was written by a child.

Conservationists ask for help to buy native wetland

Endangered native species such as the Pateke are making a slow but steady comeback in the protected wetland areas around ...

An 37 hectare area of pristine native forest and wetland is up for sale and it will only cost the public slightly more than the current price of an average Auckland house.

Triple-flipped house 'ok'

The house at 168 Hepburn Rd sold three times in one day - netting an $80,000 profit.

Ex-owner is angry $80,000 was made on her house in one day but the agent says she got the best price.

Keeping hives humming

Riverhead resident Julian McCurdy (right) has been developing beekeeping technology that will become more clever as ...

If a beehive is being robbed, or attacked by other bees, apiarists can now tell.

Bowling over to Birmingham

Kumeu's Bridget Shaw has been called into the NZ Women's Masters Indoor Cricket World Cup team to compete in England in ...

Bridget Shaw has only a few short weeks to find $6,500 to get to England.

Huapai home one pour and done

Exterior of concrete Compass Home in Huapai, north west Auckland.

Building in concrete may be the way of the future of housing in New Zealand.

Bus plans out west

It's hoped double-decker buses will be coming out west next year.

Taking a bus in west Auckland should be simpler come mid-next year. Double-deckers are also on the way.

Number two for internet use

Badr Shah, left, with his wife Sidra Siddiqui.

"We never watch regular TV, it is just not something people do anymore."

Retailers anxious about Lincoln Road upgrade

Cafe owner Saten Sharma is worried Auckland Transport does not understand how severley impacted Lincoln Road businesses ...

Retailers are worried authorities have not considered the full implications of a major upgrade to Lincoln Road.

"Graeme was like a father to me"

The vanguard of the pharmaceutical world is gone, says Sir Ray Avery.

Avery, known around the world for his contributions to science, credits a lot of what he has learned to Sir Greame Douglas.

The world farewells homegrown stalwart Sir Graeme Douglas

Douglas Pharmaceuticals employs more than 400 staff today.

Messages of condolence are pouring in from across the globe for Sir Graeme Douglas, who passed away   

Standing on the shoulder of giants to get to the top

Awerangi Tamihere at the Waiparaira Trust offices.

With a career three decades in the making Awerangi Tamihere knows more than a thing or two about leadership.

Recycling centre celebrates successes

The Helensville Community Recycling Centre is aiming to be among the country's best.

It was passion with a purpose that caught the imagination of Helensville Community Recycling Centre site manager Treena Gowthorpe. 

Huapai burglaries keeping police busy

Youth Pastor Henz Viljoen of Kumeu Baptist Church has installed new alarms and cameras after the church was robbed twice.

Local churches have been targeted by thieves.

Author says it's time to frame art fraudsters

Ian Baikie, the man charged with impersonating west Auckland artist Dean Buchanan, stands in the dock at Auckland ...

Fraudsters are always lurking and the mainstream media only offers a small glimpse in the complicated world of art crime.

Unitary Plan forces Weza Lane sale withdrawal

Land next to Kumeu River currently owned by Auckland Council's Panuku Developments is a natural wetland.

Land that was controversially put up for sale on Kumeu's Weza Lane has been taken off the market.

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