North Harbour News

From intern to worker

BNZ Browns Bay store manager Nicky Lukar, left, and customer service consultant Shaka Jamuna Ravishankar, who got the ...

A business student has a summer work internship programme to thank for her new job in banking.

Unitary planned appealed on conservation grounds

Tidal estuaries, similar to Shoal Bay, could lose their protection as environmentally special places, if they are ...

Auckland Unitary plan is unlawful, says Forest & Bird.

$300 million prison revamp under way

The new facilities under construction at Auckland Prison and Paremoremo.

The $300 million redevelopment includes a new maximum security unit and other service buildings.

Club recognises business success

Annette Presley, with Ralph Roberts, left, and Matthew Bellingham, is one of four new members of North Harbour Business ...

A group of business owners have been inducted into a Business Hall of Fame.

5000 tots taught by Dominican sister

Sister Frances Lister with some children from St Paul's Kindergaten. Their parents were once taught by her. From back ...

The founder of St Paul's Kindergarten is retiring after 36 years of teaching service to Massey community.

Family benefits from hearing devices

Siblings Isla and Aaron Gilby were born profoundly deaf and now enjoy things like music, sports and games thanks to ...

A brother and sister are able to enjoy music, sports, and school thanks to life-changing cochlear implants.

Hayden Taylor denied parole

Hayden Joseph Taylor, 41 will stay behind bars after the Parole Board found he remained an undue risk to the community.

A murderer and rapist who has served close to 20 years in jail has again been denied parole.

Subdivision in the Waitakere Ranges

The Waitakere Ranges and its foothills, from Forest Hill Rd in Henderson.

A move to make subdivision possible in the Waitakere Ranges is heading to the High Court.

New Facebook page for North Harbour News

Facebook error message when login to the North Harbour Facebook page is attempted.

Despite filing four reports with Facebook, no one can tell us how to access our page. So we've made a new one.

Draft Whenuapai structure plan feedback opens

Members of the Whenuapai Ratepayers and Residents Association at the second public meeting for the draft structure plan ...

Public consultation for the draft Whenuapai structure plan has opened with a bang. 

Cars park up for kid's hospital appeal

Shayne McLeod of Massey will be taking his Ford to the Countdown Hobsonville Car Show on September 18.

Over 100 cars will be parking at Hobsonville's Countdown to raise money.

Getting kids voting early on

Isabelle Mann and Patrick Bong have been taking part in the Kids Voting programme this year.

An Auckland Council programme is helping gets schools into voting.

The end for school boards?

Laingholm Primary School principal Martyn Weatherill is concerned about board of trustees losing their right to set ...

A proposed Education (Update) Amendment Bill would remove the right for elected boards of trustees to make education decisions for their schools, west Auckland prinicpals say.

Climate change 'contentious' – Crone

Vic Crone

Does Vic Crone believe humans are causing the Earth to warm? Has John Palino ever smoked weed? We've got the answers.

'Tag and release' tactics reviewed video

Misbehaviour linked to alcohol consumption is a factor in many pre-charge warnings.

Concerns police are under pressure to issue pre-charge warnings instead of charging offenders.

Coatesville all 'chopped up'

Residents and members of the Coatesville Residents and Ratepayers Association committee Iain Graham and France Komoroske ...

Coatesville residents are worried about the future of Coatesville under the new Unitary Plan.

House the homeless in empty council buildings

Francisco Hernandez wants vacant council buildings to be used to house the homeless.

Leaving council property unoccupied is '"scandalous", says a local board candidate.

How the west was won

John Carrodus is appalled by the recent behavior of some candidates vying for prime position.

Encroaching, bylaw breaches and "blatant vandalism". Ahead of the 2016 election, the sign wars have begun.

A tale of two wards and a mayoralty

The battle for Auckland's town hall is the hottest ever this year.

A bumper crop of Auckland Council candidates, absences and voter confusion could make 2016's Auckland Council race interesting.

Upper Harbour voting for stronger community

Major developments are the on the way for Albany in the 2016/2017 financial year.

 Community leaders have shared their thoughts on what they would like to see from the new Upper Harbour Local Board.

Website encourages female leadership

Maitreyi Jain, 16, is setting up a GirlBoss pod at her school.

A high school student started a website after finding herself isolated in tech subjects at school.

Growing composting communities

Composting is 'common sense.'

An composting education programme is trying to spread the word.

Student designs new flag

Shaun Cole-Baker and Ava Swanberg hold up the new school flag.

Whenuapai school will soon be raising their new flag, which has been designed by one of its students.

Representing the Upper Harbour

Albany Lakes Civic Park is located next to Westfield Albany and QBE Stadium.

Meet the 2016 Upper Harbour Local Board candidates who want your vote in this year's local elections.

Candidates on Shore share vision

Takapuna Beach is in the North Shore ward

Find out what the candidates standing for Albany ward and North Shore ward in Auckland have to say

Auckland house fire

Two fire engines attended a blaze opposite the Stillwater Boat Club.

Fire fighters have battled a house fire in North Auckland.

The bag of asbestos finally moved

Bag of asbestos on Clark Rd, Hobsonville is still there a day later.

After spending two days on the verge of a road, the big bag of asbestos is finally gone.

Podium placing for junior dancers

Connor Rice and Ondine Payne are hoping to also win big at a national dancing competition later this year.

Ondine Payne, 12, and Connor Rice, 14, have come home from a competition in Australia with an international dancing title.

Asbestos lying on road

Black package on Clark Rd in Hobsonville which is thought to contain asbestos.

Council did not have the resources to deal with the problem, so job marked as "complete".

Huapai home one pour and done

Exterior of concrete Compass Home in Huapai, north west Auckland.

Building in concrete may be the way of the future of housing in New Zealand.

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