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Joseph Parker inspiring words

Joseph Parker visited Royal Rd Primary School. He is pictured with Naliyah Bell and Shahil Subrailo, both 13, and promoter Dean Lonergan.

Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker visited Royal Rd Primary School.

School students become environmental caretakers

Hobsonville Point Secondary School students Jennifer Berry, 15, Josh Hardy, 14, and Keygan Kotze, 14, have made insect hotels out of bamboo and totara wood to encorage native weta, bees and other insect species to the area.

Schools are helping monitor the plant and animal life at Hobsonville Point.

Band ready to make waves gallery

Konrad Peters, left, and brothers Alex and Marcus Kacprzak play keyboards and help compose music for their electronic band, Madonic.

A Kiwi electronic band released their first album this month... and the members haven't even started high school yet.

Catering for school growth gallery

Greenhithe School principal Peter Marshall says the school has been waiting all year for construction to start on a new classroom block.

Students at Greenhithe School will be enjoying a new block of classrooms by early 2017.

Chopper crash: 'Only unflinching scrutiny will save young lives'

The wreckage of a skydiving plane that crashed during take-off from the Fox Glacier Aerodrome on September 4, 2010, killing nine people.

OPINION: When the time comes to attribute a cause to this weekend's helicopter crash, we must protect lives.

What Aucklanders want

Former Labour leader Phil Goff is to announce on Sunday afternoon that he is running for the mayoralty of Auckland City.

As Phil Goff announces his bid for Auckland's top job, the city's residents tell us what they want from a new mayor.

'This is how to fix a broken city'

Public transport lobbyist Patrick Reynolds  has bought a new car - but congestion means he will avoid driving it in central Auckland at all costs.

OPINION: A big modern city needs a big modern public transport system – as Kiwis see overseas.

400 houses replace film hub

An artist's impression of the proposed Film Studio Campus at Hobsonville Point.

More than 400 new homes and an employment hub have sidelined a planned film campus for Auckland.

Banners link past and present

Hobsonville Point Secondary School students Sebastian Paul, Zachary Woolford, William Lynch and Sarfi Corbett standing alongside the banners they designed.

History met design at Hobsonville Point Secondary School last term.

"Little hero" recognised

Artem Tarasov was in the right place at the right time.

A 9-year-old boy has been recognised for his efforts in saving a woman and her dog from a creek.

Students create website for coeliacs

From left, Sarah Dixon, Sarah Swanepoel and Nicole Ho have created a recipe website for gluten-free people.

A young group of non-gluten-free eaters have developed a website of gluten-free recipes.

100th birthday 'just like any other day'

Joyce Thompson, who turned 100-years-old on November 6, has always taken pride in dressing well.

Centenarian Joyce Thompson doesn't feel any different now she's 100 years old.

Engineering project gets funding boost gallery

Steven Dirven was awarded a $10,000 AMP scholarship to go towards his robotics work in helping people with swallowing difficulties.

Steven Dirven is one of 12 national recipients of a $10,000 AMP scholarship which will go towards his work on improving swallowing safety in elderly people.

MoveMeant Day full of fun and exercise

Fun, games and exercise galore will be offer at the Massey Leisure Centre open day on November 28. It is part of Fitbit MoveMeant Day run by Diabetes New Zealand.

Massey Leisure Centre is making it easy for people to get moving this MoveMeant Day.

Protect your belongings

Waitemata District forensic supervisor Pete Manley, left, and Detective Senior Sergeant Roger Small assess prints on a stolen television.

Police remind residents to record serial numbers if they want stolen property returned.

'Put lame ducks and white elephants behind us'

OPINION: Send a message to Auckland ... it's time to step up and show some leadership.

Flying dream turns to reality for Taupaki resident

Nathan Manktelow clocks up valuable training time in a Diamond aircraft during his studies at Massey University's School of Aviation.

Ever since Nathan Manktelow ✓ looked up into the skies at the Whenuapai Air Show as a kid, he’s been hooked on flying.

New local hub in early stages gallery

Albany House's Rosemary Johnson, left, Kristi Shaw, and Ana Mangila are looking forward to a new community hub alongside the house on Albany Domain

A new community hub is set for Albany and the Upper Harbour Local Board is looking into who will run it.

Pool on its way for Albany gallery

Upper Harbour Local Board members, from left, John McLean, Margaret Miles, Brian Neeson and Callum Blair can't wait for the new Albany stadium pool.

The discovery of more than 100 macrocarpa tree stumps temporarily slowed down progress on the new pool facility at Albany's QBE Stadium.

Fire damages wharf in Paremoremo gallery

Fire damages a wharf in Paremoremo after a night of fireworks.

Emergency services were called to an early morning fire at a wharf in Paremoremo following a night of fireworks.

Check out Kaipara Classic Car Club's gleaming event

A great family day out is promised at the Kaipara Classic Car Club Show on November 8.

It’s time to vroom.

More people need to get bowel testing

Bowel cancer survivor David Vinsen feels so strongly about the benefits of bowel screening he took his views to Prime Minister John Key to encourage Government to extend the pilot scheme throughout the country.

Just over half of North Harbour News readers have ticked the bowel screening test off their list.

National win for musical siblings gallery

Siblings Matthias and Brigitte Balzat hope to move overseas and further their music careers when they finish university.

Musical brother and sister take top titles at a national competition.

Long-time school mates reveal Whenuapai antics

The younger days of former school mates Jack Hanham and Rosemarie Askew, nee Brown, at the debutante's ball at Hobsonville Hall in 1953.

Childhood antics in Whenuapai still bring a smile to Rosemarie Askew.

Best Wines is Latin for Vinoptima

Growing grapes and making wine for 54 years is still inspiring and a learning curve for Nick Nobilo.

Vinoptima is Nick Nobilo's passion.

Nick Nobilo behind new club to support aspiring viticulturists

Master winemaker Nick Nobilo is starting an Urban Winemakers Club for aspiring viticulturists.

Oh fill your cup with wine made from your backyard bounty of grapes.

School extends asbestos testing

Kaipara College is testing all of its buildings for asbestos after traces were found in the school's hall and admin block.

An Auckland high school will remain closed until Tuesday after the discovery of asbestos in some of its buildings.

Getting ready for Halloween

There's plenty to do this Halloween if you don't want to take the children trick or treating.

What do you feed the witches and ghosts roaming the streets this weekend?

Student's years of work recognised

Matthew Kai Flower with his parents after being presented with The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award Gold Certificate at a ceremony in Wellington.

Gold award after years of hard work for Albany resident.

Funds needed for mobile health clinic

Nurse Racheal Perry swabs the throat of Henry-Paul in a mobile clinic parked up at Pomaria Primary School, as his sister Wikitoria Ririnui watches.

A dedicated nurse is asking the community to help her to get a new mobile health clinic for children in need.

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