North Harbour News

Helensville supporters behind kickboxing show

Helensville Thai Boxing fighters and national title holders Mike Fotheringhame, Mikaera Povey and Jake Crane gear up for the Lethal Combination event on October 10.

Strong Helensville support is behind the striking success of Thai boxing.

New road in place for shopping centre

The NorthWest Shopping Centre before its opening today.

Improved road access should make it easier for shoppers at the new NorthWest Shopping Centre, which opened today.

Kell Park clean up success

Tim Mayne organised a litter clean up for Kell Park in Albany.

A car bumper, four trolleys and 22 bags of rubbish later, Albany's Kell Park is cleaner than ever.

Red Peak flies at school

Hobsonville Point Secondary School principal Maurie Abraham says they are flying the Red Peak flag as a talking point.

A Hobsonville school is flying an alternative New Zealand flag to promote debate.

Cafe fills library gap with book corner

Cafe manager Devon Botherway stands in front of the library corner at their new Hobsonville Point branch.

A new Hobsonville Point cafe has a special feature – a community library.

Festival gets the X Factor gallery

Stuss is made up of, from left, Cody Wilcox, Josh Strand, Pierre Beasley and Luke Lattimore and is performing at Off Beats Music Festival in Albany on October 17.

High school students are getting a taste of how to run a music festival.

Robot comes for a visit gallery

Product specialist Latoya Kyprios helps children interact with NAO.

A singing and dancing robot came to New Zealand to meet a special group of children.

Cafe is step towards happiness

Shasha Ali with a one of her favourite dishes, Nasi Uduk, made with coconut rice, tempeh and served with cucumber and peanuts.

It was about this time last year Shasha Ali was willing to take her own life.

Chemical weed control could replace water

Albany Ward councillors Wayne Walker, left, and John Watson look on as weeds are sprayed with hot water.

An Auckland Transport proposal to roll out chemical-based weed control across Auckland is based on misinformation, say Albany Ward councillors

Riding for prostate cancer awareness

Bikers in Blue, raising Prostate Cancer awareness ride in their hundreds from Pakuranga to Albany.

Bikers' blue ride for prostate cancer awareness.

Wait for NorthWest Shopping Centre almost over

An artist's impression of the $155 million NorthWest Shopping Centre which will be officially opened on October 1 by Upper Harbour MP Paula Bennett.

The wait to see inside the NorthWest Shopping Centre is almost over.

Personal goal becomes fundraiser gallery

St John's Mike McAulay is grateful people like Carol Wan choose to run for the charity at the ASB Auckland Marathon.

Carol Wan took up running last year in an effort to get fit, now she's signed up to do the quarter marathon for St John New Zealand.

Primary pupils lend a hand

Handprints from Hobsonville Primary pupils are featured at the entrance of the new Hobsonville Countdown.

Shoppers at Countdown Hobsonville, which opened today, are greeted with a handprint tile feature from Hobsonville Primary School

Folk singer raises funds to combat modern slavery

Musician Holly Arrowsmith, 21, will live on $2.25 a day to raise money to combat human trafficking.

Folk singer Holly Arrowsmith has always wanted to use her music for positive change.

Showcasing Albany people gallery

A New York project inspired Ivy Xia, left, and Alice Du to create their Humans of Albany Facebook page.

A global phenomenon provided Ivy Xia and Alice Du with inspiration for their Humans of Albany project.

New rules prompt tough decision gallery

I'm not a rockstar but I'm optimistic and I've got something to offer, says council hopeful Lisa Whyte.

A bill to prevent people serving two local boards has fired a board chairwoman into action.

New name for Westgate town square

Construction of the new town square is underway which will link to the NorthWest Shopping Centre.

Westgate's new town square now has a name.

New way of disposing of inorganic waste

Kerbside chaos is well and truly a thing of a past as a regional service catches up to West Auckland's way of disposing inorganic waste through a booking system.

Residents in parts of West Auckland will be the first to receive a new inorganic collection service.

Toxins enter waterway at Manutewhau Reserve

Run-off from paint or dye is likely to be the cause behind this stream at Manutewhau Reserve in Massey turning a toxic blue colour.

Paint or dye is likely to be the cause behind a pollution incident in Massey.

Greenhithe pioneer remembered gallery

Greenhithe's Joe Clark fought in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917 and was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery.

A "fitting tribute" is created for a Greenhithe resident and World War 1 soldier.

Quick thinking saves young driver

Quick thinking by this driver, who doesn't wish to be identified, avoided a possible car jacking.

Quick reflexes saved a teenage driver from a sinister situation.

West Harbour home sells for twice CV

The home on Margaret Place home sold for $896,000, almost twice its CV of $475k.

Two determined bidders drove the price of 6 St Margaret Place to 89 per cent above CV.

Ferry saved from sinking

The ferry began sinking at Hobsonville Marina after taking on water during maintenance work.

A ferry undergoing maintenance at Hobsonville Marina came close to sinking.

Motorists and businesses need patience with Westgate roadworks

Delays are expected until next month with the $4.6 million Fred Taylor Dr widening roadworks stage as part of the North West Transformation project.

Patience is needed with major roadworks around Westgate expected to finish by next month.

Cost blamed for no footpath fix gallery video

Albany councillors John Watson and Wayne Walker take their chances on footpath free Gills Rd. Photo: Supplied

Housing development is putting added pressure on the need for a solution for an Albany road, councillors say.

Out of her comfort zone gallery

Greenhithe's Ella Wilson hopes being a Miss Universe New Zealand finalist will boost her profile.

Taking opportunities has sent Ella Wilson to the finals for Miss Universe New Zealand.

Daffodil Day volunteer wants others to help

Savita Singh encourages younger people to become a collector for Daffodil Day on August 28.

Savita Singh is brightening up people's lives in remembrance of her mum.

Daffodil Day volunteer wants others to help

Savita Singh encourages younger people to become a collector for Daffodil Day on August 28.

Savita Singh is brightening up people's lives in remembrance of her mum.

Help in store for kids like CJ

Christopher Jarden is now a healthy wee man.

Billie and Steve Jarden didn't know if their precious first-born son would make it.

Free pizza after power cut

Hobsonville Point resident Sue Gracie receives pizza provided by power company Vector following a lengthy power cut in the area.

Auckland residents have been treated to free pizza by a power company following a lengthy power cut.

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