Breaking and entering, burglary and theft remain the hardest crimes to solve in Waitemata, figures show.
It's all go to create a business improvement district (BID) in Riverhead, Kumeu, Huapai, Waimauku, Helensville, Parakai and Kaukapakapa.
They may be scary, but most likely they will be quirky, fun and real show-stoppers.
A heartbroken mother is appealing to thieves to return the hard drive with all the photographs of her son.
Sara Jasmat is still in golfing heaven after spending two weeks at the famed Augusta National course.
Read some community notices for people in the norwest.
A massive boar and his three plump girlfriends as well as "candy floss" chickens are some of the traditional farm animals expected at the 171st Auckland A&P Show at Easter Weekend.
Felinto D'Souza's hot cross buns were judged best tasting out of Countdown hot cross bun bakers from the Far North/West Auckland region.
At this time of year our military past comes much into focus, and this year sees the launch of a new event with the aim of "supporting those that serve our country and promoting an interest in our military history".
Road safety charity Brake is looking for people around Auckland who have been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash.
A dog is thought to have survived on lizards and dripping water for a fortnight before being rescued.
Police are appealing to the public for help after two burglaries in Taupaki Rd within a fortnight.
Beloved cockatiel flies the coop
Peanut has been missing for a week but his owner says he knows his flying limits and won't go beyond the neighbourhood.
A Swiss couple have revisited their favourite kiwi spots after their campervan was broken into and their photos lost.
A retired couple was forced to spend a week's pension to get their car back after it was towed from Kumeu.
Moana Maniapoto is part of a new 21 member collaborative booked to play in the Homegrown Festival at the Sydney Opera House.
Free mobile health checks are just some of services provided in the South Kaipara district.
More jobs and a booming economy could be on their way to the norwest if a new partnership with the Auckland City Council gets off the ground.
A second set of traffic lights is now operating in Kumeu. The lights were installed to provide access to New World Kumeu which opens on April 1.
Diocesan School for Girls' old girl, Jackie Grant, was honoured on Monday for her achievements in the hospitality industry.
Interest and anxiety is growing around the intended Special Housing Area in the nor-west districts.
Two buoys with scientific instruments will help keep track of sediment entering the Kaipara Harbour.
The Auckland North Localities Operational Group is scoping work programmes after feedback from workshops with interested groups which began last year.
Drought-hit farms in the nor-west have gained little respite from cyclone Lusi.
Art is a creative outlook for a community based mental health group meeting regularly at the Kumeu Arts Centre.
Yeehah! It's time to dust off your cowboy hat and shine your dancing shoes. Plans are afoot for the Kumeu volunteer fire brigade hillbilly hoedown next month.
Harry the cat escaped from his cage when he was being picked up from the vet last week and is still on the loose.
The new Parakai Recreation Reserve Board is looking for plenty of feedback on possible future activities and services.
A group of unknown heroes saved the life of a man suffering a heart attack at Westgate Shopping Centre.
Police have launched a major operation to break the ongoing tradition of increased crime this month.
A busy time for the NZ Epilepsy Assist Dog Trust means a volunteer is needed. The trust is currently training puppies to assist people with severe epilepsy.
Elderly residents will net a new nursing home in Kumeu. Construction of the secure aged care facility has begun at 507 State Highway 16.
There were a few "little incidents" when Georgina Whitmore introduced her daughter Madeline to solid food.
Muriwai farmers Rob and Sandra Faulkner, and Bruce and Jo Graham have been voted supreme winners of the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
It’s taken more than 20 years to get a new footbridge over the river at Kumeu's southern entrance.
A veteran who specialised in explosives may have averted tragedy again at the Kaipara Memorial RSA.
Two men who murdered Woodhill resident Lee McMurdo have been jailed for life.
An apple grower has donated 20 kilograms of apples to kids who had their apple tree stripped bare.
Children's day is on this Sunday March 2, we've compiled a list of things to do to celebrate our kids.
A handsome Kiwi soldier stirring a bowl of porridge catches a pretty Italian girl's attention. It's not your usual romantic meeting.
Work on extending Watercare's water supply to Kumeu, Huapai and Riverhead is about to pass another milestone.
Apple theft cheats kids out of pocket money
Heartless thieves have cheated children out of potential pocket money by stripping their apple trees.
John Long is hoping some of his McWhirter Block houses on Westgate Drive will be snapped up by first-home buyers.
Tens of thousands of people have been wrongly ticketed by police, who are apologising for a "temporary" error.
World War II veteran Arthur "Artie" Campbell Jonkers has died at home aged 91.
A veteran who specialised in explosives may have saved the lives of fellow servicemen.
Do you have any stories, photos to share for a book being written about the history of the Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service?
Cycling trip marred by hit and run
A Spanish tourist visiting New Zealand for the first time has been knocked off his bike by a car which failed to stop.
Strong questions were put to the project planning head at a meeting about proposed housing in Huapai.
The next stage of the western ring route project is under way with the contract awarded to an Australian company.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?