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Road reopens after gas leak

The fire service were called to a gas leak in Auckland on Wednesday afternoon

Brigham Creek Rd was closed after a digger cut into gas main, causing a methane leak. The road has now reopened.

Three-storey assisted living facility proposed for Kumeu

Kumeu Country Estate from Taupaki Rd.

A proposed three-storey geriatric hospital and assisted living facility for the elderly in Kumeu is being opposed by neighbouring Soljan Estate Winery and Cafe.

Pool grunter coaxed out of water video

Police and fisheries officers were called to the Parakai Springs after a man refused to get out.

After fleeing a police checkpoint, a grunting man had to be coaxed from a pool where he pulled martial arts poses.

Burglar leaves ID behind

Kumeu Sergeant David Orr says tobacco products are being targeted by thieves.

Police given just what they needed after birth certificate and bank statements left in bag.

Historical society being set up for Kumeu

Bunty Condon wants to make sure Kumeu's history is not lost.

Kumeu-Huapai's history needs to be recorded - before it's gone.

City refugees need public transport

Rodney Local Board Kumeu Subdivision members Cameron Brewer, Phelan Pirrie and Brent Bailey have put rail to ...

Newly elected local board members want to see rail in the north west sooner rather than later.

West Auckland Trusts results

Sandra Coney of Future West is on the Portage Licensing Trust.

Local election results are starting to trickle through for the Waitakere and Portage Licensing Trusts.

Gun club shatters silence video

Pistol shooter Raymond O'Brien plans to build a shooting range near Kaukapakapa, north of Auckland. Some of the ...

It's set to be the biggest in the country, but will clash with it's neighbours – a silent meditation retreat.

West won by Hulse, Clow and Cooper

Chris Fowlie is attempting to get on to the Waitakere Licensing Trust.

Waitakere Ward councillors Penny Hulse and Linda Cooper are ahead on provisional voting, Future West sweeps Waitakere Ranges Local Board, Labour dominates Whau.

High energy final for Kumeu's indoor netball

Members of the Kumeu Community Centre's indoor netball league enjoyed a fast paced end of season final.

The teams were evenly matched at half time with only one goal between them, but in the third quarter Weatherbomb pulled away.

Auckland busway: 'Not fast enough'

Phil Twyford says it is was a "stupid decision" to not build a busway as part of the current widening of Auckland's ...

A busway planned for Auckland's "giant parking lot" motorway is being accelerated.

Kaipara rugby girls at top of their game

The Kaipara College rugby girls have enjoyed a year of success in both the 10-a-side and First XV fields.

"The proudest thing is our girls are more like a family than a team, they get stuck in for each other more than anywhere else I've coached."

'Please don't stop'

Jenni Hunter crosses State Highway 16 twice a day with her sons to get from their home to Waimauku School.

"What we've got is a big traffic mess."

Kiwi women fundraising for earthquake orphans

Lindy McDermott is trying to raise money to build a home for children orphaned by Nepal's huge 2015 earthquake.

"There's kids all over the country begging on the streets."

Celebrating our heroes

Emergency services personnel in west Auckland working hard to keep us all safe, with Siren the police mascot in front.

Ever wanted to get up close to a police dog, play detective or sit in a fire engine? This is your chance.

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.

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