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Top five emerging for Helensville seat

Auckland Council councillor for Waitakere Linda Cooper announced she would seek the National Party's selection to stand ...

Sources say Waitakere ward councillor Linda Cooper is the only woman left in the battle for former prime minister John Key's Helensville seat.

North-west travel times to to get worse with Waterview?

The Waterview connection will carry around 90,000 vehicles a day travelling to and from the Northwestern Motorway and SH20.

Increased traffic from south Auckland through the Waterview Tunnel may make north-west travel times to the city worse.

Release the hounds

Tracey says Pukekos are the biggest distraction for the hounds on the drag run.

The sound a Waitemata Hunt hound makes will make your neck hairs stand up, huntsman Nigel Tracey says.

New festival for Woodhill Forest

Woodhill Forest, Auckland, will host a new music festival.

'When people think of festival venues, Woodhill Forest probably wouldn't be the first one.'

Big season ahead for Kumeu

Kumeu (green and black) pack down in a scrum against North Shore in 2006.

Kumeu Rugby Club looking four a top four finish in their first season back.

Holi festival full of colour

The colourful Holi Festival of Colours is returning to the Hare Krishna Temple, Riverhead.

Colour, culture and community set to unite in Riverhead.

Building industry can't cope: Goff video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, right, is keen to fix Auckland's housing supply problems.

Auckland won't make up its housing shortfall unless there are changes in construction, the city's mayor says.

Holt heading to Helensville

Hayley Holt is running for the Helensville seat.

TV personality Hayley Holt is running for the Helensville seat in the election this year.

Body found in Auckland forest video

Carissa Avison went missing on January 26.

Body found in Auckland forest escorted out by friends and family of missing woman Carissa Avison.

More string for your bow

Massey Archery Club captain Dean Sheerin (left) and Travis Gamble practising their field archery, in which shooters take ...

More world champions are wanted at Massey Archery Club.

Acting conquers fear

In 2016 Bowen (centre) played Antony in Antony and Cleopatra at the Pop-up Globe, and the Prologue in Auckland ...

How do you conquer a fear of public speaking? Become an actor.

Fatal crash delays traffic

The crash was reported to police at 7.15am.

A person is dead after a serious crash in northwest Auckland.

Rehoming a race dog

Helensville's Nicole Hilton hadn’t had a dog for a very long time, "if we were to get a dog it would have to be a greyhound".

Ever wondered what it's like to own a former racing greyhound?

SH16 closed by gas leak

State Highway 16 through Waimauku has been blocked as emergency services deal with a gas leak in the town centre.

Auckland motorists are facing delays through Waimauku after a gas leak closes main highway.

Underworld opens up at Oro festival

Woodhill Forest, Auckland, will host a new music festival.

The UK electronic legends will play at New Zealand's newest music festival.

Antarctica opportunity 'out of this world'

Sylvie Admore will get the opportunity to climb Mount Scott in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Sylvie Admore will use her experience in Antarctica to further teach and inspire others.

Hendersons hitting the gym

Jess Henderson says her core was weakened after having children, but the gym work is helping strengthen the muscles.

Here's how the Henderson family are preparing for Round the Bays.

Bags for Good set to help children

Emma and Renee Harris placing a token in Kaukapakapa Playcentre's box.

By caring for the environment, Silverdale Warehouse is able to help children and families.

A 'labour of love'

Founder of The New Zealand Cat Sanctuary Anne Batley Burton with Saffy.

Anne Batley-Burton loves cats so much she created a sanctuary to care for unwanted strays.

Claims of tourists trashing Muriwai

Tourists are allegedly leaving rubbish around the gannet colony in Muriwai.

Smoking, urinating, littering and shouting at the birds are some of the alleged bad behavior of tourists visiting Muriwai.

Rumours about roundabout "absolutely incorrect"

Construction for the roundabout at the intersection of Muriwai Rd and SH16 is due for completion in 2018.

Construction on the Muriwai roundabout will restart this week.

Muriwai campground reopens for Waitangi

Muriwai Beach Campground will reopen on February 4 after improvements over the colder months.

Spend Waitangi weekend in Muriwai at the new and improved campground.

Delays with Muriwai roundabout

Construction for the roundabout at the intersection of Muriwai Rd and SH16 is due for completion in the first quarter of ...

If you thought construction was slow moving on the Muriwai roundabout, you would be correct.

Leash restrictions frustrate owners

Charlotte Dwyer with her two border collies Enzo and Kenta.

Two West Auckland dog owners says they're frustrated at a lack of local options to exercise their dogs.

Giving new life to something old

Andrew Denton with his art work 'Deer in the Headlights' that he will be showing at the Helensville Art Centre.

Andrew Denton grew up around the creativity of upcycling and has shown his own pieces in exhibitions for the past 20 years.

Seeking ideas for a Huapai Hub

Kyle Parker and Gary Moss are two members of the Huapai Hub Convening Group.

A public meeting will take place on February 12 for the community to share ideas.

West to get internet upgrade

Gary Holmes from the North West District Business Association says fibre will level the playing field for places like ...

Faster broadband is coming to parts of Auckland's west and north-west.

Basketball back at centre

Kumeu Community Centre committee member Gary Moss says there is an increased local interest in basketball.

A new basketball court has been installed in Kumeu thanks to a $2500 grant.

Op shop dumping headache

Kumeu Recycle Boutique volunteer Rose Gravatt and senior pastor Samuel Schuurman with the furniture left outside the op shop.

If you can't sell it on TradeMe, charity shops can't sell it either.

Helensville celebrates agriculture

It's the 115th Helensville A&P Show and the second to organise for show manager David van Dam.

The 2017 Helensville A&P Show will take place on February 25 at the Helensville Showgrounds.

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