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Herald Island's goal to be predator-free

The programme for pest control started in 2016 but now the group have funding for traps on private land.

A West Auckland community is extending their predator free programme to private landowners.

A roving we will go

Willing workers lay out framework for a board walk through Mataia farm bush.

Young Scout and Guide leaders give nature a helping hand at the national Moot

Illegal dumping 'disrespectful'

The most recent bags of rubbish were dumped on the grass near Glasgow Park Hall's car park.

Large piles of rubbish have been left near Glasgow Park Hall on three separate occasions this year.

'I've pulled the pin'

Kaipara Lancers Rugby League player-coach Eli Foreman says although this season is over, he'll have 'another go at it' ...

The Kaipara Lancers' season is over after two games, as playing numbers plummet.

Wastewater claimed as main contaminator to Kaipara Harbour

Niwa's Dr Mark Morrison says the Kaipara Harbour is most under stress from sedimentation.

Helensville resident claims the smell from the wastewater plant is putrid, and blames the plant for harbour contamination.

The best way to commute?

Donaldson says commuters use the West Harbour ferry as an alternative.

Faced with sitting in gridlock isn't catching the ferry to and from work a better choice?

'Dangerous' road to be fixed, or closed?

Nga Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Ngahere tumuaki Malcolm Paterson says Rimmer Rd's beach access needs to be either fixed, ...

There are two options for a beach access controlled by the Department of Conservation, says the local iwi – either fix it, or close it.

Couple sick of dust - literally

Pleased recent wet weather has brought some respite Brian Sollis is fed up with dust on Wilson Rd affecting his and wife ...

The dust from the unsealed road that plagues their home has driven them to despair.

Frisbee golf bid flops

Haydn Shore of Waimauku demonstrates frisbee golf with a successful putt.

 A bid to get a frisbee golf facility set up in Auckland failed to fly over its first hurdle.

Awake from hit-and-run coma

20-year-old Alec Gannaway was the victim of a hit and run on April 13.

Alec Gannaway,20, suffered 'horrific' injuries after being hit by a car and dragged down the road in Auckland.

Hit and run horror

20-year-old Alec Gannaway was the victim of a hit and run on April 13.

Mother of Aucklander hit and then dragged by car says it's her "worst nightmare" as he clings to life.

Pedestrian critical after crash

A teenager remains in critical condition at Auckland City Hospital after being hit by a car on Thursday night.

An Auckland teenager hit by a car on Thursday night is still fighting for his life in hospital.

Stone Age Pokemon Go

Jago Neal said Kumeu Rocks was a fun project for the community.

There was an aspect of Kumeu Rocks that related to the popular fad Pokemon Go, Kumeu Arts Centre manager Jago Neal said.

Movie property for sale

The sand dunes bordering the property played host to several episodes of Xena.

West coast Auckland farm which regularly stars in Hollywood film sets up for sale.

Storm set to disrupt Auckland traffic

Localised downpours across Auckland were causing surface flooding.

Aucklanders have been warned the region could experience "extreme" weather conditions on Thursday.

Rockfalls force road closure

Rhian McCorquodale with 10-month-old daughter, Lavinia, standing near the cliff face where large rocks are falling ...

Falling rocks have forced the closure of the main road to a popular Auckland beach.

80kmh like being 'a rock in a river' video

An 80kmh drive down the Northwestern Motorway showed some motorists are ignoring the 80kmh speed limit.

The speed limit's been dropped permanently on a section of Auckland motorway - but is anyone sticking to it?

Asbestos meeting allays concerns

The street beside the school with the drop-off construction zone.

Hobsonville School parents turned out at a school meeting on Wednesday night to get answers to their asbestos-removal worries.

Auckland motorway now 80kmh

The Northwest Motorway between Rosebank Rd and town is now 80kmh.

A lower speed on much of the Northwestern Motorway will reduce confusion, NZTA says.

Dairy pledges tampon donations

Daniel Dale is donating sanitary items to the Helensville Women and Family Centre.

Auckland mini mart will donate $1000 worth of sanitary items to a women's shelter with selected purchases.

Delays for Kaukapakapa Village Centre

Kaukapakapa Village Centre's leasing agent Dave Crow says the centre is 'full steam ahead'.

Stage one of the new Kaukapakapa Village Centre has been delayed by two months.

Council snapping up waterfront sections

Rodney Local Board members Phelan Pirrie and Cameron Brewer with Riverhead Community Association member Claire Walker at ...

Auckland Council buys waterfront land for public park but negotiations see the price tag kept secret.

Cleanfill consent harder under unitary plan

Taupaki resident Steve Antunovich standing at the back of the cleanfill on Nixon Rd.

New council rules may mean cleanfill operators will be less likely to apply for consent, politician says.

Serious injuries in Kumeu crash

The crash happened on SH16 to the east of Kumeu. (file photo)

Driver of car in two car smash in West Auckland flees scene, leaving person trapped.

Feedback to open for Whenuapai rezoning

The Whenuapai structure plan, slating the area for development, was approved in September 2016.

Public can have their say in the next step in urbanising the area for development.

Is social media stoking fears about crime?

Professor Geoff Bridgman says colourful murals like this one outside Waitakere Central Library in Henderson, painted by ...

Pakeha most fear crime in west Auckland – and social media is not helping.

'Get cracking' on creating bypass

Rodney Local Board member and chairman of the board's Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee, Cameron Brewer.

Cameron Brewer wants to see a Kumeu bypass developed within the next seven years.

Success at Ladies Open Pairs Day

Moony Cho takes a swing.

More than 100 women gathered together to play golf at the Wainui Golf Course.

Planned hospital, childcare facility 'unacceptable'

Tony Soljan of Soljan Estate Winery and Cafe in Kumeu.

Proposed three-storey aged care facility said to have unacceptable adverse impacts on rural character and landscape.

All in the name of air quality

Air quality scientist for Niwa Elizabeth Somervell.

Helensville resident Elizabeth Somervell, 41, is an air quality scientist for Niwa.

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