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'Crack down on reckless boaties'

Mourners gather at the joint funeral of Sunia "Junior" Ungo'unga and his cousin Alipate Manumu'a at the Otara Tongan ...

OPINION: The joint funeral of two cousins drowned on the Kaipara Bar is a cold reminder of the pain caused to those left behind, especially their seven children.

AT repairs road but trucks are the issue

Cameron Brewer showing the damage the trucks are causing on Nixon Rd.

Taupaki residents are fed up with the condition of Nixon Rd and are concerned for the safety of road users.

Volunteers sought for Christmas lunch

Volunteers are needed to make the Helensville community Christmas Day lunch successful.

Can you help with the Helensville community Christmas Day lunch?

Persistence got me over fear

Brendon Day with a mini hive he has in his back yard.

Brendon Day has a severe allergy and feared bees all his life. Now, he has them all around his home.

Mirrored windows reflected in art

Argentinian born Leda Daniel says art is the best thing to do because you can do it in any country.

Argentinian born artist Leda Daniel is having her first solo exhibition at the Helensville Arts Centre from December 3.

Mother fears risks with new school

Kumeu Primary School will be built on the other side of the fence in 2019.

Fleur Hess is fighting the location of the new Kumeu Primary School.

Defending New Zealand

Sammy Murrell (18) was selected for the New Zealand Under-20 women's football team.

They've come from around the country to play for Norwest, now they are playing together for their country.

Have your say for the future

Project leader for Auckland Council 'Have Your Say' event Ryan Bradley explaining potential plans for Kumeu-Huapai to ...

Auckland Council held their first 'Have Your Say' event at New World Kumeu on November 24.

Northwestern cycleway celebrated

Three-year-old Alex Sosna had a great time at the opening of the cycleway.

Northwestern Cycleway is proving popular.

Boat capsize: 5 dead, 3 missing

Emergency services and volunteers pause during the search  for missing boaties who were lost when their charter boat ...

Only three people of 11 onboard a boat that capsized in Kaipara Harbour have been found alive.

Mentoring young drivers

Senior Constable Karen Murphy has been a mentor for the South Kaipara Community Driver Mentoring Programme.

Six out of 10 young drivers passed their restricted licence test afterwards.

Girls go bald for graduation video

Coco Janssen, 15, and Jemima Leitch, 14, will donate the money they raise to Cure Kids.

The girls shook hands and said "if I shave, you shave".

Christmas is coming in Kumeu

Young members of The Dance Shed are all twinkle toes at the 2015 Kumeu Rotary Christmas Parade.

The Kumeu Rotary Christmas Parade is on again for another year and will be held on December 2 starting from 7pm.

Christmas market back for a second year

Erin Griffin has organised the market in hopes of keeping Muriwai locals out of shopping centres around Christmas time.

The Twilight Christmas market is running for the second year at the Muriwai Surf Club on December 4.

A no to oil exploration

The Northland-Reinga Basin and Taranaki Basin. The light green parts are being consulted in Block Offer 17.

There should be no oil exploration off Auckland's west coast, local politicians say.

Rescue paramedic preparing for Christmas rush

Muriwai resident Russell Clarke helps out in his community by being a part of the local first response team.

For Russell Clarke, Christmas is not a relaxing time. As an intensive care paramedic for the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter team, it is his busiest time of the year.

Opening minds with open day

West Auckland Mosque and Islamic centre in Ranui is getting ready to welcome visitors

How do Muslims pray?

Housing developments contributing to congestion

New housing developments in Huapai and Riverhead are contributing to heavy traffic issues on SH16.

Housing developments in Riverhead and Huapai are impacting traffic on State Highway 16 and residents are none too happy.

New school for Gilbransen Road

Education minister Hekia Parata has announced the location for a new primary school in Kumeu opening early 2019.

The location for Kumeu's new primary school opening in 2019 has been announced by education minister, Hekia Parata.

Kiwi mum's bodybuilding quest

Second from the left, Sarah Bowring came second in the North Harbour NABBA championships held on October 29.

This Kiwi mum-of-three's end goal was to feel confident in nothing but a bikini.

Agency could put in orange markings to fix ghost lanes

Photo of ghost lanes on the Northwest Motorway in Auckland, taken on November 9. Remedial work has taken place since.

Government road builder responds to motorists' anger and will remove ghost lanes.

A playground for a birthday present

Jamie Harnett received an award from the Lions club at their prizegiving for his donation to the playground.

Jamie Harnett, 5, chose to donate for a new playground rather than get birthday presents.

Cooking up NCEA success

Waitakere College students sitting NCEA English.

West Auckland school teachers get into the kitchen to help students handle the heat of exams.

Time to say goodbye to fireworks?

Is it time to ban the fireworks?

A growing number of people are getting sick of fireworks.

Ghost lanes 'causing havoc' video

Where are the lanes? This photo, taken from the Carrington Rd over-bridge has not been digitally altered.

Officials are being accused of having an "appalling" attitude over ghost lanes on Auckland's Northwest Motorway

Manickum leading the way for United video

Waitakere United's Dylan Manickum is relishing the heavy workload he has put on himself this season.

In his own words, 2016 has been "a bit of a roller coaster" for Waitakere United's Dylan Manickum.

Celebrating Auckland's Pacific identity

The SaVAge K’lub CraftyNOON Tea on November 20 is an opportunity to share techniques, learn new skills and create and ...

Urbanesia 2016 is celebrating our unique Pacific identity.

Caught in act by CCTV

The 49 year old man was caught by the police as he was leaving the property

Camera system alerted a homeowner to contact police and arrest burglar who broke into home.

An idea 12 years in the making becomes a reality

The Truck and Machinery Show has been organised by Rodney locals Karen Lloyd and Amy Glynan.

Two Rodney women have spent 12 years organising Auckland's first truck and machinery show.

Giddy up - Event season is here

Local rider Jordana Del La Varis on Kaavalier Royale, competing in the CNC80 Amateur class.

It's the first event of the spring season and Woodhill Sands has already received "a huge number" of entries for their unique three phase event on November 13-14.

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