Work towards achieving the ultimate goal of providing affordable, healthy and quality homes for Ngati Whatua whanau in South Kaipara has begun.
A petrol thief who stole $50 worth of gas lost his getaway wheels when a car crashed into his van.
A Huapai man has been critically injured after his truck was hit by a train at a level rail crossing and shunted 60m.
A remote control buggy fixed after being clawed to bits by lions has become a fascinating international "show and tell" at Waimauku School.
A drink-driver who caused the death of a Waimauku mother will pay $50,000 towards her daughters' upbringing as reparation for his "catastrophic" mistake.
A Huapai man has been critically injured after his truck was hit by a train at a Kumeu level rail crossing.
A convicted killer jailed for life for murder and serving preventative detention for rape and kidnapping faces the prospect of full release after nearly 17 years in prison.
Chinese tourists viewing the gannet colony at Muriwai Beach returned to find their rental van stripped of valuables, including jade and diamond jewellery on Monday.
A volunteer fireman racing to a major house fire has copped a $40 parking ticket.
Oh come all ye faithful, and any newcomers, to support the nor-west Christmas parades.
The SPCA is going door-to-door in the hunt for the killer of a much-loved cat.
Calls are going out for gifts for the needy and support for environmental causes.
Quarter horse Topsail Wimpy has been reunited with owner Jozette Hazeldine after winning prestigious titles in Australia.
A restructure early next year of Waitakere Hospital's cardiology ward means West Auckland will be left without a Coronary Care Unit.
The grassroots arts scene is an ideal start for a comeback display for Helensville resident and international artist Filani Macassey.
The greatly respected kaumatua and Ratana minister Takutai "Doc" Wikiriwhi, from Reweti Marae, died on November 14, aged 84.
Animal Behaviour Consultant Mark Vette will showcase his talents in a new TV show due to screen in 2014.
The first Kaukapakapa Festival launches on Sunday. Destination Kaukapakapa has organised a series of events at businesses from November 17 to 24.
Motorcyclists, start your engines. Get set to burn rubber around the nor-west this Sunday.
Kumeu Price Cutter is closing after 20 years as a new housing development and New World move in to town.
A medical exchange between St John and South Australian Ambulance continues to reap experiences and rewards.
Support from the Rodney Local Board comes in waves for an Auckland Council survey of boat users which goes live today.
A liquid mercury spill forced an Auckland medical centre to evacuate staff and patients.
Mark Freeman works for Constellation Brands in Huapai but dashes from his desk to save lives every time the Kumeu Volunteer Fire Brigade siren sounds.
Police are considering using a more concentrated form of pepper spray.
Basil and Audrie Lee will renew their own vows during their 60th wedding anniversary celebrations at the French Bay Yacht Club.
A travelling art gallery which showcases works by well-known and emerging New Zealand artists has been a hit.
Construction is ready to begin soon on one of New Zealand's largest urbanisation projects.
Coast Rd, the main public access to Muriwai beach for thousands of vehicles annually, has finally been sealed.
Despite being unable to eat or drink Helena Horswell managed to win gold in San Francisco as a solo sailor.
Construction is chugging along nicely for the new Helensville Railway Museum building.
Prize winning gardener and veteran protester Margaret Jones is the next speaker on November 1 at the Waimauku hall from 1pm.
Beth Spence of Muriwai believes in walking the talk - in fact she's literally stretching for more goals.
Come and buy locally grown and organic produce at the Helensville Farmers Market on October 26.
A teacher will be "thrown out the plane" at the Taupaki School Monster Fireworks Display.
The stage will need to be bigger at the next Westpac Auckland West Business Awards.
Auckland Transport says Pat Delich won't be getting a cent to cover DIY road improvements.
A chirpy outlook has seen Winifred Tantau through the last 100 years.
A low voter turnout did not change the outcome at the top of the Auckland Council in Saturday's local body election with Len Brown returning as mayor.
Savanna Steele remembers the goosebumps and emotional experience at her first Whakamana Taiohi awards ceremony a decade ago.
A nostalgic piece of early equipment used to check the acidity of wine will go on display at a Kumeu vineyard - thanks to a long-time friendship.
A Taupaki School student has endured having her head shaved to honour a cherished teacher.
Residents are urged to be vigilant after a spate of burglaries targeted around the Deacon and Riverhead Roads.
Crescent Dairy Goats in Kumeu is opening its doors to the public as part of a free open day.
People are now more in touch with the interesting history and heritage of Herald Island.
Seeing people at their worst still saddens Sergeant Dave Orr after 18 years on the job.
Mid-rise multi-unit living will be encouraged on land for sale by Westgate Town Centre.
Bring your family along for an inter-generational fun day run by the Helensville and District Historical Society to recognise the Auckland Heritage Festival.
An orienteering day on horseback will kick off Waitemata Hunt's summer season over farmland near Waimauku.
Watercare denies there are ulterior motives in Waitakere Ranges rail repair.
Do you wear a lifejacket when you are on the water - no matter what vessel you are in?