The tracks are laid down and the local population is booming, but there will be no train to Huapai anytime soon.
35 parachutists from around NZ made history when they linked together over Lake Taupo.
A father and his two sons have made history by sharing the podium at the TQ midget Auckland championship.
Teen whose home was egged and vandalised 15 times in a year has had his laptop stolen.
Volunteers are wanted to help keep tabs on Muriwai's gannet colony.
A man armed with a pistol type firearm robbed a staff member at Paddys Bar in norwest Auckland.
In a world first the NZTA has used Snapchat to deter young people from driving under the influence of drugs.
Block NZ couple Alex and Corban Walls are using their innovative ideas to compete in the current series.
Watching her silk dress sashay down the catwalk is something one budding fashion designer will never forget.
Any delay in getting roundabout installed outside school "unacceptable", parent says.
Rescue dog Ralphy overcame abuse to become the star of Purina Pound Pups to Dog Stars.
Early morning racing at a tourist spot has neighbours frustrated by noise and visitors confronted by mess.
Two golfers had just teed off when a light aircraft made an emergency landing behind them.
There's a kiwifruit at Te Puke; a carrot at Ohakune and a gumboot at Taihape. But should norwest towns follow suit?
The Kumeu Cricket Club has signed English cricketer Sam Kelsall in a bid to regain premier grade status.
Identities from the nor-west are the faces of a campaign to reduce speed in their communities.
Whanau from South Kaipara are encouraged to participate in what could be the first 2014 census in New Zealand run by an Auckland hapu.
The first stage of a project to help Ngati Whatua whanau plan for their own affordable, quality home is now a reality.
An Auckland bakery is coming to the rescue of paramedics who forego a hot dinner to save lives.
A woman sustained pelvic and abdominal injuries during an annual hunt when her horse rolled on top of her.
Police are catching illegal deer hunters with the sting of a man-made scorpion.
Injury kept Portia Bing out of the heptathlon, but selection into women's relay team has kept her Games dream alive.
An Auckland couple is $13.2 million better off after buying a Lotto Powerball ticket from Kumeu Four Square.
Tagging a rural fire station is an uncool thing to do when we're only here to help, fire officer says.
Fishermen spent rough night as winds blew their boat towards dangerous sand bar.
A fall from a truck and befriending a hunter are the escapades that brought two pigs together.
Air Vice Marshal Mike Yardley has taken command as chief of the air force.
A lack of wind and a large fire have caused smoke to blanket part of rural West Auckland this morning.
Farmer counts his losses after savage mauling of ewes weeks before they were due to lamb.
A cellar worker at the centre of a dramatic rescue is waiting to see if there is any tendon damage to his hand.
Farmers in nor-west Auckland are being warned against leaving keys in the ignition after a spate of vehicle thefts.
A scam letter from Hong Kong has been targeting nor-west Auckland.
A mobile speed camera issued 1129 speeding tickets within six days between Easter and Anzac Day in Kumeu.
Battling stormy weather to protect flowers was worth it for one couple who went on to win a prestigious competition.
They may be scary, but most likely they will be quirky, fun and real show-stoppers.
It's all go to create a business improvement district (BID) in Riverhead, Kumeu, Huapai, Waimauku, Helensville, Parakai and Kaukapakapa.
Breaking and entering, burglary and theft remain the hardest crimes to solve in Waitemata, figures show.
Sara Jasmat is still in golfing heaven after spending two weeks at the famed Augusta National course.
A heartbroken mother is appealing to thieves to return the hard drive with all the photographs of her son.
Read some community notices for people in the norwest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moana Maniapoto is part of a new 21 member collaborative booked to play in the Homegrown Festival at the Sydney Opera House.
A retired couple was forced to spend a week's pension to get their car back after it was towed from Kumeu.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?