North Harbour News

Swimmable river 'caused rash'

Green party members kayak Lucas Creek as a part of raising awareness for the Swimmable Rivers campaign.

Albany's Lucas Creek is not swimmable, regardless of government guidelines, says Green Party water spokesperson Catherine Delahunty.

Foster parents keep doors open

David and Jackie say the hardest part of being a foster parent is having to say goodbye.

"If you bury your head in the sand and say 'I couldn't do it', well the children would still be out there."

Auckland congestion relief crawls ahead

The busy Upper Harbour Highway/Constellation Drive intersection will have 12,000 fewer cars a day with the improvements.

Consents for the $700 million Northern Corridor Improvement project on Auckland's North Shore will be decided by a Board of Inquiry.

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.

Medical research showcase shares findings

Jane Anderson, nursing programme leader; nursing tutors Lizzie Carroll-Thom, George McNally, Michael McGivern, Joanna ...

More than 40 senior nursing personnel from around Northland attended a research showcase organised by NorthTec's nursing department.

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.

Native trees 'butchered'

Louise says the trees did not appear to have been professionally cut.

Felling of native trees and bush on a coastal walkway described as "wanton vandalism".

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.

Council takes lead on new hub

The new Albany Community Hub is being built next to the Albany Community-run Albany House.

Auckland Council will manage the new Albany Community Hub for at least a year while the community gets up to speed.

Not all building consents equal

Multi-unit developments being built at the moment include Apollo Square on Rosedale Rd.

It looked like home building on Auckland's North Shore nosedived, but the figures didn't show the whole picture.

North hot, hot, hot

Albany property is hot, hot, hot.

Albany has found its place in the sun as a real estate hot spot.

Get jamming with the bugs

The 2016 Bug Jam raised more than $4000 for Diabetes Youth Waikato.

 For the past forty years auto-mechanic owner Frank Pronk has been into VWs.

Big lunch for Big Buddy

Lance Campbell, from The Merchant Bar and Kitchen in Albany, is looking forward to the degustation lunch for Big Buddy, ...

Bar and restaurant owner Lance Campbell is passionate about charity Big Buddy, after seeing what it is like to not have a father.

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.

There's more to bacteria than you might think

Dr Heather Hendrickson holds some model bacteriophages - an alternative to antibiotics.

Treating a bacterial infection needn't involve antibiotics, a senior lecturer 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.

Highlighting reserves and tracks in Greenhithe

Philippa Edgar and Priscilla Collins with their new Greenhithe Walking Map.

Know all the reserves in your local area? A new Greenhithe map is helping bridge the gap.

Is Auckland really 'mindful'?

Auckland has been named the 7th most "mindfull" city in the world by the World Economic Forum.

How can our biggest, congestion ridden, housing crisis city be one of the most 'mindful' places on the planet?

Antarctic adventure for Kiwi filmmaker

In the Husky Channel with Michah Rauguth, Matt Holmes and Zephyr (dog).

Five years ago, Simon Lucas had barely used a camera. This week he heads off to the Antarctic to work on his third environmental film.

Neverland dancers celebrate birthday goals

Albany's Neverland Studios turns a quarter of a century old this year.

"More champagne and balloons?" - dance studio owners celebrate milestone birthday.

Unlicensed builder given $5000 fine

"He marched off in May and said 'I can't finish it now, it's raining' and he didn't come back."

He said he was licensed. But after mucking up the cladding he stormed off and didn't come back.

Pukeko cull an opportunity to learn

Pukeko can have an impact on native ducklings and chicks.

600 Pukeko were culled from Tawharanui, but they did not go to waste.

School creates model students

Albany Junior High School teacher Retha Barnard is proud of the performing arts success of students Levina Louw, Kiann ...

Five students from one school have modelled, sung and danced their way into the World Championships of Performing Arts.

'Half a million for a shoebox'

Phil Rumble has had trouble finding the right property.

Phil Rumble's been looking for properties around Auckland and Northland for months, and isn't impressed by the selection.

Knitted fiddle mitts helping delirium patients

Marie Sheehan who is part of the Emerge Aotearoa knitting group that make fiddle mitts for patients with delirium.

A creative knitting project is helping delirium patients in an unexpected way.

Pop-up Globe back for a second season

Jacque Drew is an American-born, Auckland-based actor who plays Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and ...

She's played Beatrice before... just never at the Globe theatre.

Auckland teens collate dog-friendly walks

The website mydogjourney.nz suggests nine walks as well as cafes, vets and groomers.

A pair of teens has made a website full of dog-friendly walks and has plans to expand into an app.

Prisoners pedal to a better future video

A Paremoremo prisoner tests out one of his bikes.

"If I can fix bikes then I can fix myself."

Encore for Faraway Tree sculpture

The sculpture has been named the 'Seat of Life' by locals.

A magical carved tree in North Auckland has a whimsical carved log as its neighbour.

Class placement program fills need video

Pupils can be satisfied they are in the best class for them with Pluto Solutions.

Teacher creates unique class placement program to meet schools' needs.

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