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Broiler farm's expansion plans worry South Kaipara residents

Helen Smyth and Dave Beattie live near a Parakai poultry farm which wants to increase production- but so will traffic ...

The push for intensive poultry development in South Head impacts everybody.

Lonergan's fleet feet secures hat trick for football win

A familiar scene with Lynn Avon United defenders chasing Norwest United player Cara Lonergan who scored a hat-trick in ...

The premier women's football team are hoping to get points on the board this weekend.

Happy place for campers at Muriwai

Many happy place memories can continue at the Muriwai Beach Motor Camp following a major makeover ready for next summer.

The camping experience will make Muriwai even more of a drawcard.

Seasprite pilot Taylor Berriman enjoying new role gallery

It's an exciting learning curve for new Seasprite pilot Taylor Berriman at the RNZAF Whenuapai airbase.

Flight Lieutenant Taylor Berriman is a Seasprite pilot in No 6 Squadron based at the Royal New Zealand Air Force in Whenuapai. The squadron works with the Royal New Zealand Navy. The 25-year-old Whenuapai resident enjoys fishing, golf, football, tennis, and playing the guitar.

School holidays could enhance Anzac Day events in the nor-west

Military vehicles will lead Anzac parades at Helensville and Waimauku.

A big turnout may show out for Anzac Day events, especially Helensville and Waimauku parades.

Waimauku teenager prepares for worlds

New Zealand Under 21 Solo Champion Jake Turner in racing action.

Teenager Jake Turner is preparing to hurtle at breakneck speeds along an international track.

Bethell's lifeguards to assist refugees

Six lifeguards from Bethells beach will travel to Greece in April to help in the refugee crisis. Some of the members are ...

The group of lifeguards from Bethell's Beach will be doing 24 hour shifts in Greece and face the arrival of a boat a day carrying at least 40 to 50 refugees.

Air liaison officer of Huapai reflects on Fijian experience after cyclone

Republic of Fiji Military Forces soldiers help unload NZ aid from an RNZAF C-130 Hercules at Nausori, Suva.

Tasking crews in Fiji during the immediate aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston still jolts Matt Tristram.

Waste warrior, aka Nappy Lady, hosts parenting workshop

Kate Meads has years of experience presenting waste free parenting workshops around New Zealand.

A waste free parenting warrior is coming armed with sustainable tips to Helensville.

Bethells lifeguard Greece bound to help refugees

Bethells lifeguard James Kendrick hopes to save the lives of refugees in the waters between Turkey and the Greek Islands.

Lifeguard James Kendrick will travel to Lesbos to assist workers trying to prevent the tragic drownings of refugees.

Artist gets wings

Printer Willy Coenradi and author/illustrator Claire Delaney with the characters and sketches used to design Little Wing.

Art is imitating life for Riverhead artist Claire Delaney.

The jar of Marmite that keeps giving video

Sir Peter Leitch says this special signed jar of Marmite will be sold to the highest bidder

It's sold for thousands of dollars and now it's up for grabs again.

Wanted: 4000 willing helpers

Williams still volunteers at the Ponsonby Rugby Club.

World Masters Games organisers have launched a drive to find a volunteer army for the April 2017 event.

Teenager makes waves

Daniel Calder, 15, competes in the World Outrigger Canoe championships in May, 2016.

World Waka Ama finalist Daniel Calder is making waves.

Cadence takes ballet world by storm

Cadence Barrack, pictured at Herald Island, is reaching new heights in the ballet world. Photo: Beth Maskery

A Whenuapai dancer is taking the ballet world by storm.

Dancer earns accolades

Cadence Barrack, pictured at Herald Island, is turning heads in the ballet world. Photo: Beth Maskery

Whenuapai teenager Cadence Barrack is earning accolades in the ballet world.

Champion cheeses at Kumeu video

Cheese from the Crescent Dairy Goats in Taupaki makes a consistent impression with judges at the 2016 New Zealand ...

A Kumeu goat farm keeps consistently churning out awards for its cheese.

Easter prize packs a punch

A scene from the 2015 Eggstravaganza event in Auckland.


Living the good life on a walking bus

Carly Flynn is the AMI Brand Ambassador for  the Walking School Bus initiative

TV personality Carly Flynn talks walking buses in today's Backyard Banter

Community adventure playground proposed for Waimauku

Roaring success is hoped for a planned adventure playground with a wildlife theme to cater for growing families in Waimauku.

Does Waimauku need an adventure playground?

Established rural ritual of Helensville A&P Show pumps out popularity

Buck the Salers bull is just three-years-old and weighs 1500kg. His owner Dave Pacey of Te Hana is proud as punch of his ...

The stars of the 114th Helensville Agricultural and Pastoral Show continue to melt the hearts of visitors.

Bailey the miniature horse keeps bucking for life

A Give a Little page has started for Bailey the miniature horse who is recovering from his broken leg in Helensville.

Bailey the miniature horse is recovering from a rocky start to his life.

Equestrian Excellence

Wendi Williamson placed first in Horse of the Year Level 8 Dressage on her horse Dejavu MH and top in Level 5 on Don ...

Wendi Williamson is turning heads in the dressage arena.

Riverhead mill sign has historic bricks foundation

The upgraded Riverhead historic mill sign is a talking point for residents and visitors. Resident Gary Regtien built the ...

Bricks from the historic Riverhead Mill site are being rejuvenated.

Motorcyclist critical after crash

A car and a motorcycle have crashed on State Highway 16 near Kumeu.

A motorcycle and car collided on SH 16 in Kumeu.

Man winched off 'steep hill' at Bethells Beach

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter winched out a man stuck on rocks at Auckland's Muriwai Beach.

A man had to be rescued by helicopter after he got stuck on a "steep hill" on Auckland's west coast.

City braced for commuter chaos

Wet weather is expected to further disrupt commuter traffic, as buses strike in Auckland on Friday.

Morning rain expected as extra cars flood roads during planned bus strike.

Try carpooling to avoid bus strike

Commuters are being asked to find alternative arrangements, including carpooling, during the bus drivers' strike on Friday.

Sharing a lift to work could be Auckland's ticket to avoiding havoc during Friday's bus strike.

Kiwis to save refugee lives

A IRB safety test at Bethells Beach in 2012.

A Kiwi lifeguard contingent from Bethell's Beach plan to travel to Greece to help with the refugee crisis.

Life precious for pin-up girl

Hanna Wain.

Pin-up girl Hanna Wain takes nothing for granted.

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