North Harbour News

New community patrol for Massey

Massey Community Patrol (from right) Jim Brown, John van Erp, Ria van Erp, Geoff Austin, Des Rankin, Massey Patrol ...

Community members are "extra eyes and ears" on the ground.

North Shore business association expands

Business North Harbour's Shirner Kenny, left, Janine Brinsdon and Sarah de Zwart are thankful for a positive response ...

Business North Harbour's planned expansion into the Albany area is a success.

These models have body confidence

Kari Lindsay-Beale and Jeanavieve Ilaisaane Pomee, Euphoria 'Confidence Is Beautiful' campaign winners.

Women of all shapes and sizes, including one with terminal cancer, will star in this diverse fashion shoot.

Road puts kids' safety at risk - transport advocate

This new intersection means children heading to school in Hobsonville will need to cross six lanes of traffic.

Hobsonville Primary School students will have to cross six lanes of traffic to get to school after Auckland Transport re-designed the road outside, transport advocates say.

Hobsonville bins not delivered

New recycling bins have been delivered for some but not all in the north and west.

Many new homes in Hobsonville have missed out on their recycle bins due to council using old data for its delivery list.

Pyjamas to the rescue

The Timaio family have benefit from the Army of Jammies appeal, pictured from left, Grace, 5, Fala, 7, Pula, 11, Foua, ...

The call to arms for pyjamas will see hundreds of children keep warm this winter. 

Farewell Ferry Cat

Five-year-old Hayley Shepherd gives Oddie a cuddle at Hobsonville Marina.

Oddie, the much-loved Hobsonville Marina ferry cat, has been killed in a dog attack.

Clamping 'not acceptable'

Businesses are being encouraged to use other methods to monitor their private carparks.

Claim that wheel clampers are damaging Auckland suburb's reputation.

Houses too dear? Try a boat gallery

Thomas says he has been able to get away every second or third weekend, taking his home out fishing or diving.

An Auckland man who has lived on a yacht for 15 years says it's a sensible option to avoid out-of-control property prices.

'I used to feel I was a burden'

Stanmore Bay resident Richard Field with his hearing dog, Jett.

A war veteran with hearing loss says his hearing dog has changed his life.

Auckland motorway congestion

Traffic building up on the Upper Harbour Motorway on Thursday afternoon, following an accident where a concrete truck rolled.

If you live out west then it might be a good day to stay in the city after work.

Environmental youth leader recognised

Connor Wallace has been awarded Forest & Bird's annual Te Kaiarahi Rangatahi o te Taiao youth award.

A teen is leading the way with his work involving youth in environmental projects.

'Everyone can pay it forward'

Tracy Benge with son, Mason, 10, of Greenhithe with their collection of donated soccer boots.

Mum of three never imagined a garage clear out would lead to a community football boot drive.

More students battling it out with books

St Paul's Primary School in Massey came first in the year 6 category of the West Harbour Barfoot & Thompson Book Battle.

It was a battle for book suremacy at the West Harbour Barfoot & Thompson Book Battle.

Bethells best in the north

Northern region Surf Lifesaver of the year Ollie Irwin says Bethells is a great tight knit club.

Bethells and Muriwai Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs took away five awards.

Fundraising for the fourth

Yvonne Quinn, left, McKenzie Joyce, 8, and Donna Quinn - profound hearing loss has impacted four generations of their family.

McKenzie Joyce is the fourth generation in her family to suffer from progressive hearing loss.

Confused customers pay for free parking

Ballentynes manager Cherry Whitfield says some of her customers have paid for parking when it is free for them for 180 ...

Retailers say the new policy of charging staff $5 per day for parking at Westgate shopping centre is having the opposite of the intended effect.

Abuser found hiding under bed

Police want to speak to Karl Murray Brown, 29, about a raft of family violence matters.

Police had been trying to protect fugitive's alleged past victim over history of serious violence.

Snow returns to Massey

Families will get to play in the snow in Massey this month at Snow in the Park.

Snow in the Park returns for its third year.

The Adams of wheelchair basketball? video

Kauri Murray, 18, has been selected for the New Zealand mens under-23 wheelchair basketball team.

Kauri Murray could be heading for a bright future in wheelchair basketball.

Stair climb conquered

Lisa Hill raised thousands of dollars in the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand's annual Firefighter Sky Tower Stair ...

Climbing more than 1000 stairs was worth every step of pain for Lisa Hill. 

Bringing japan to Hobsonville

Peko Peko owners Kazu, left, and Akiyo Ikeda run their healthy japanese take-away food truck at 92 Hobsonville Road.

Kazu and Ikeda talk about their food truck Peko Peko.

Alleged attacker sought

Police want to speak to Karl Murray Brown, 29, about a raft of family violence matters.

Police looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman, leaving her with facial injuries.

'Westies pool together' for new facility video

Evelyn Turner loves to swim - her favourite stroke is backstroke.

A campaign to get another public pool built in West Auckland is running full steam ahead.

Cafes offer children 'safe zones'

A north Auckland cafe has started a scheme aimed at keeping children safe from potential predators.

New stickers will let vulnerable kids know where they can go for help.

Staff outraged at parking hike

Property manager Janeane Davis says $5 for staff parking per day is too much.

A Westgate worker says the new policy of charging staff $5 per day for parking is "revenue gathering".

New beginnings at medical centre

Hobsonville Point Medical Centre's Dr Manal Megala, a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, ...

New owners are turning over a new leaf at Hobsonville Point Medical Centre.

Seven-year-old campaigns for pool

Evelyn Turner, 7, loves swimming - her favourite stroke is backstroke.

Seven-year-old Evelyn Turner was sick of hearing her parents complain about the lack of swimming pools in West Auckland. So she decided to do something about it.

Pink for no more bullies

The Massey High School dance crew with their pink cupcakes.

Everyone put on their pink shirt at Massey High School to make a stand against bullying.

More chemical spraying

Albany Ward councillors John Watson, left, and Wayne Walker are concerned about the chemical control of weeds in Auckland.

The use of a controversial chemical to control weeds around Auckland has caused a spat among councillors.

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