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Iron man creates ripples

Helensville artist Jeff Thomson with a dog he crafted from corrugated iron.

Sculpting corrugated iron with bare hands has left Jeff Thomson battle scarred but brimming with enthusiasm.

Helensville supporters behind kickboxing show

Helensville Thai Boxing fighters and national title holders Mike Fotheringhame, Mikaera Povey and Jake Crane gear up for the Lethal Combination event on October 10.

Strong Helensville support is behind the striking success of Thai boxing.

Muriwai gannets nesting

Visitors to the ever-popular gannet colony in Muriwai will see the birds nesting.

The Muriwai Environmental Action Community Trust project began with a sample size of 67 and then 100 and now 150 nests.

Fifth year study starts on Muriwai gannet colony

Auckland Council seabird expert and MEACT trust member Todd Landers with his dedicated volunteer Andrew Brockie on familiar turf observing the gannets at Maori Bay, Muriwai.

One of Auckland’s top three tourist sites is ruffling feathers.

Lifelong passion of dolls and teddies for Bethells resident

A collection of dolls by Karen Staniland of Bethells who is preparing for the Auckland Doll & Teddy Fair on October 3.

Dolls and teddy bears are stitched into treasured childhood memories for Karen Staniland of Bethells.

Wait for NorthWest Shopping Centre almost over

An artist's impression of the $155 million NorthWest Shopping Centre which will be officially opened on October 1 by Upper Harbour MP Paula Bennett.

The wait to see inside the NorthWest Shopping Centre is almost over.

Muriwai youth surfers selected for Auckland team

Kelly Haven, Britt Kindred and Taylor O'Leary at their home patch of Maori Bay, Muriwai. The trio are in the Auckland junior surf team.

Surfie dads of Muriwai are behind the swell for success in their next generation.

'He was our light, our reason for living' video

Family,friends and locals gather at the scene of last weeks fatal 4WD crash on Muriwai Beach..

A special memorial service has been held at Muriwai for the four men killed while driving on the beach.

Friends unite over shock loss video

Emergency services had to fight the rising tide and fading light to get the men's bodies off the beach.

Friends of those killed in a 4WD crash at Auckland's Muriwai beach pay tribute to the good-humoured men.

Woodhill Forest iwi-owned horse riding business to celebrate milestone

Wikiriwhi Ratima, the Te Ngahere o Woodhill Eke Hoiho track groomer and kaitiaki, beside the main information sign for riders.

One of the most scenic and largest horse riding operations in Auckland is grooming for a milestone.

Friends unite over shock loss video

The four men killed in the Sunday's tragic accident at Muriwai Beach. Clockwise from top-left: Syed Haris Jafri, Imad Dib, Pulkit Malhotra, Dilpreet Singh

Friends of those killed in a 4WD crash at Auckland's Muriwai beach pay tribute to the good-humoured men.

Training in Raglan pays off in national selection for Britt Kindred

Britt Kindred's move from Muriwai to Raglan pays off with re-selection in the New Zealand Junior Surfing Team.

Community support from Muriwai continues to rally for popular surfer Britt Kindred.

Muriwai 4WD tragedy reveals dangerous driving on beach video

The damaged 4WD had to be towed out of the surf by a tractor following the accident on Sunday evening.

A crash that claimed the life of four men has shone a light on dangerous driving on Muriwai Beach.

Muriwai Beach crash victims named video

One of the victims was Pulkit Malhotra, 27, a recently arrived visitor to New Zealand from India.

The four men who died in a four-wheel-drive accident on Muriwai Beach were from Pakistan, India and Lebanon.

Battle of Britain pilots honoured

The Supermarine Spitfire that, along with the Hawker Hurricane, managed to repel the Luftwaffe air attacks over southern England during the Battle of Britain.

The heroes of one the most important air battles in history will be honoured in the skies above Auckland this weekend.

Principal leads by shining example for Waitoki School fundraiser

Brendon Fiebig, Waitoki School principal, is a happy head after sacrificing his hair for a worthy cause.

Students flocked to Waitoki School ✓donned in yellow and modelling crazy hairstyles.

New era of cricket at Kaukapakapa

Lenny, 6, Spike, 4 and dad Kris Allen at the Kaupkapakapa Cricket Club.

Kris Allen is bringing cricket to the Kaukapakapa cricket pitch.

Kaukapakapa cubs treated to celebrity chef insights

The Bayly family with celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen at the Kaukapakapa Cubs fundraiser.

Cubs in Kaukapakapa are closer to their dream trip thanks to Celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen.

Kumeu Rugby Club's prizegiving

Victory for the Western Pioneers premier two rugby team who won the North Harbour plate championship trophy.

Kumeu Rugby Club celebrated the season with its popular prizegiving event.

Yellow theme for Kumeu Combined Probus Club

Janice Chandler shows traditional costumes during her illustrated talk about ancient Persia and modern Iran.

A yellow blur of celebration is memorable for the Kumeu Combined Probus Club.

Motorists and businesses need patience with Westgate roadworks

Delays are expected until next month with the $4.6 million Fred Taylor Dr widening roadworks stage as part of the North West Transformation project.

Patience is needed with major roadworks around Westgate expected to finish by next month.

Tookey wins teaching award

Unitec construction lecturer Lara Tookey won a National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award.

Lara Tookey is one of 12 to win a prestigious national tertiary teaching award.

Help in store for kids like CJ

Christopher Jarden is now a healthy wee man.

Billie and Steve Jarden didn't know if their precious first-born son would make it.

Kiwi sporting hero backs the kids

Beatrice Faumuina joins Waitemata District Health Board public health nurse Vicki Jamieson in one of the mobile clinics.

Former world discus champion Beatrice Faumuina is getting behind fundraising for a new mobile health clinic to help children in need.

Potted colour helps get Renee to Denmark conference

Renee Buckingham, left, and her friend Lucy De Silva have been selling potted colour at markets to raise money to send Renee to Denmark.

Potted colour are helping Renee Buckingham get to Denmark.

WDHB fundraising arm celebrates first birthday

From left: Waitemata DHB Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Brant, Well Foundation CEO Andrew Young and Waitemata DHB Chief Executive Dr Dale Bramley celebrate the foundation's 1st birthday.

Remote and poorer suburbs from west Auckland to Helensville and Kaukapakapa will benefit from a planned new mobile health service initiative.

Two trucks collide near Kumeu

A two-truck crash has closed parts of SH16 in Kumeu.

Two trucks have collided north of Auckland, blocking State Highway 16.

Banking on Kumeu land

Land banking is boosting market prices,business owner Bob Howard of  Harcourts Kumeu says.

Seller makes $600,000 profit for home he's owned for 13 months due to a surge in land banking investments in rural Auckland.

Wanted: New faces for Christmas favourite

Cherie Mathieson is looking for fresh new talent to entertain crowds at this year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park shows

Calling all budding entertainers - here is your chance for a moment in the spotlight.

Mental game is 'huge' for golf

Jake Meenhorst is the 21st-ranked amateur male golfer in the country, and only 17 years old.

Massey High School's male golfers are secondary school champions. Sports reporter Simon Smith sits down with one member of the team, Jake Meenhorst, to talk about the sport he loves.

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