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Little faith in development plans

The massive increase of developments and already strained infrastructure has many looking for other places to live.

Thousands of new homes are planned for our region, but most don't believe the town's infrastructure will cope.

$7K raised for missing hero

Temson Junior Simeki with his brother Cruz and partner Leonie Hafke.

Thousands raised to bring home Auckland man who leapt into sea to save his girlfriend.

Which store has the best buns?

Hot cross buns sales are expected run until just after Easter.

Everyone's favourite buns are back and Hobsonville's leading the way.

'It hasn't sunk in yet' video

Calder paddles for Helensville-based Tu Tangi Ora Waka Ama.

Daniel Calder is doing time on the water as he prepares to represent New Zealand in waka ama.

Jazz festival to show student talent

Geraldine Bayly, owner of Kaipara Coast Plant Centre and Sculpture Gardens, sitting in the garden where the jazz ...

Northwest Jazz Fest will take place on March 25 at Kaipara Coast Plants and Sculpture Gardens from 1pm.

Contamination impacting snapper stocks

The Kaipara Harbour is a nursery and feeding ground for snapper.

A $250,000 fund to address contamination in the Kaipara Harbour will see farmers encouraged to fence off waterways to protect snapper.

Some relieved, some unhappy

The work at the school is now expected to take place in the April holidays.

Removal work of asbestos from a school during opening hours is on hold to the relief of some parents.

It started with a ringing noise in his ear

Roger Pauling with his grandchildren Harper Pauling and Alex Pauling at the Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation ...

Roger Pauling wants to ride his Harley-Davidson and feel the wind in his face again. But first, he needs to re-learn how to walk.

Lost for his girlfriend

Temson Junior Simeki and his partner, Leonie Hafke, were swept away in Angel's Billabong.

Hero Kiwi swept out to sea in Indonesia while trying to save his girlfriend, who was hit by a rogue wave.

Dancing in the dark

No Lights, No Lycra is all about dancing in the dark and letting yourself be free.

Ever wanted to dance like crazy, but too many people were watching? Try dancing in the dark with complete strangers.

Asbestos removal on hold

Parent Sally Bunce says she feels the school has not been 'transparent' with parents.

Work to remove asbestos from a west Auckland school is on hold until the April holidays.

Mayor signs historic iwi relationship agreement

Parties come together to sign the relationship agreement.

Signing brings iwi and the Auckland Council closer together.

'Someone will die' at intersection

Changes are being put in place to reduce incidents at this high risk intersection.

Residents have witnessed more than 14 incidents at this intersection north of Auckland since Christmas.

'Untouched' park could be campground, wetland

The beach is accessible from the old prawn farm the council purchased to extend and improve the regional park in South Head.

Auckland Council spent millions buying land for Te Rau Puriri Regional Park but over a decade later it is still undeveloped.

Mark it, get it back

Engraving tools, using spray paint and synthetic DNA: there are options to protect your power tools.

Police wanting to be able to return stolen power tools have started a free engraving service.

Daredevils surf raging stream

A video posted on Facebook shows the men riding their surfboards on the swollen Riverhead Stream.

They plunged into a swollen waterway on surfboards after the Tasman Tempest, and filmed their adventures with a GoPro camera.

'Disappointing' turn out at Kumeu Show

Lilah Drinkwater, 4, and Bela Lomus, 5, sported gumboots at the Kumeu show on March 11.

Kumeu A&H Show organisers are hoping for the sun next year.

New film studio's finances won't be public

As a ratepayer, Gary Osborne thinks it is "disgraceful" that finances for Kumeu Film Studios will not be made public.

"If it's my money, I want to know how it is spent."

Quarry attack accused named

Colin Mitchell appeared on Monday in the Auckland District Court on charges of kidnap, assault and wounding.

The Auckland man alleged to have abducted and assaulted young woman can now be revealed.

Rain comes, tanks full

Louise Perris' son, Ryan, rode through a puddle.

While many are counting the cost of the weekend's deluge, residents north of Auckland are happy their water tanks are full after dry summer.

Man denies quarry kidnapping

An Onehunga man appeared in Auckland District Court, pictured, charge with various offences against the woman.

Onehunga man, 59, appears in court charged with Riverhead quarry kidnapping but denies charges.

Arrest in Auckland quarry attack

The young woman woke up in a Riverhead quarry to find a man standing over her with a weapon.

A woman woke in the Riverhead quarry to find a man standing over her, holding a bat.

Drowning in West Auckland

Police said they were called  to the area before 2pm on Saturday.

Locals say the island where the man was found drowned could be a 'real danger'.

Time to chill

Jimmy Christmas (left) performing with Los Morugas, is 'New Zealand's answer to Mick Jagger', Andy Cummings said.

Chille in the Ville music event is on again but this time at Parakai Springs.

Wood carving therapeutic and healing video

Taniwha Tales co-ordinator Grant Wilson.

Taniwha Tales' wood carving workshop is giving the homeless hope.

$920,000 for 560 metres of road video

Kaipara College's bus bay was rebuilt as part of the rehabilitation.

Rebuilding a small stretch of tarmac northwest of Auckland cost ratepayers nearly $1 million.

Can Helensville kick-on?

Former All Black Rhys Duggan of Helensville is tackled by Tolo Byrne of Marist. Helensville v Marist. North Harbour ...

After the Western Pioneers split in 2016, how is senior rugby at Helensville Rugby Club shaping up?

Helensville MP candidates selected

National Party Helensville candidate Chris Penk.

The National and Labour party candidates for Helensville have been announced.

Council presses the pause button

Developments underway may be the last in some areas after council committee votes to consult on delaying some new ...

Infrastructure and funding constraints prompt Auckland Council to halt further intensification in the north-west, but some developments still to go ahead.

Coatesville left off Fibre upgrade list

Coatesville has a high number of home businesses.

Helensville, Parakai and Piha made the list, but a rural fringe home-business suburb is still not scheduled to receive fibre.

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