North Harbour News

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.

Students get filming experience

AUT student Charles Johnson and Western Springs College student Zac Johnson are getting look behind the scenes.

The view from behind the scenes is something that can take some getting used to.

Kiwi sporting hero backs the kids

Beatrice Faumuina joins Waitemata District Health Board public health nurse Vicki Jamieson in one of the mobile clinics.

Former world discus champion Beatrice Faumuina is getting behind fundraising for a new mobile health clinic to help children in need.

There's no place like dome gallery

The dome house in Paremoremo, Auckland.

This geodesic Auckland house looks like something out of a sci-fi film - and now it could be yours.

Car sharing service first of its kind in suburbia

Hobsonville Land Company project manager Kathleen Waldock, left, and Cityhop sales and operations manager Alex Scott are excited to bring car sharing to Hobsonville Point.

Owning a car is less of a necessity for one Auckland suburb.

Say goodbye to parking worries gallery

Upper Harbour Local Board chairwoman Lisa Whyte is looking forward to a new toilet block at Albany's Kell Park.

Work on more carpark spaces and a new toilet block for Albany Village will begin later this year.

Historic hangar lives on

Gus Clelland, Kane Tipene, Amy Seo and Bradleigh Good (absent) made key holders, plant holders and chopping boards from wood saved from the demolished Hangar 3.

The historic Hangar 3 at Hobsonville Point will live on despite being demolished.

Awards night for volunteer firefighters

Station officer Rob Richards with his family at the Greenhithe Volunteer Fire Brigade mid-year honours night.

fire awards

Whenuapai and Redhills cater for Auckland's growth

Whenuapai and Redhills are some of the first areas on the list to be developed to cater for Auckland's urban growth.

The future expansion of housing areas and business precincts in the area are being decided now.

Massey take back the cup

The victorious Massey premiers and supporters hoist their prize.

The ASB Cup is back in the hands of the Massey Rugby Club premiers.

The bubble is her tenpin bowling secret

Cushla Burns practices at Pins Lincoln Rd as she prepares for the 2015 World Seniors Championships bowling tournament in Las Vegas.

Cushla Burns is the country's top senior tenpin bowler. She talks to reporter Akuino Olaaiga about the game and how she casually started 20 years ago as part of a social work team.

Helping out with Hairspray

From left, Cooper Morley as Link Larkin, Logan Coogan as Edna Turnblad and Kate Sampson as Tracy Turnblad.

Dancing with the Stars competitors Jonny and Kristie Williams are helping the kids at Albany Junior High nail their dance routines.

Firefighter ready to retire

Rob Richards says there was always a good feeling of camaraderie within the brigade.

For 38 years volunteer firefighter Rob Richards has served the Greenhithe community.

Look ahead at land for pools

West Wave is the closest council pool for many upper harbour residents, but it has become more congested since Auckland mayor Len Brown introduced free swimming for under-16s in 2013.

A new pool in Albany will make swimming easier for some, but the Hobsonville-Massey area is under-provided for.

New shopping centre means more jobs for region

DNZ Property Fund chief executive Peter Alexander and Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse are looking forward to the NorthWest Shopping Centre development becoming a booming hub.

The new NorthWest Shopping Centre is set to create up to 700 job opportunities for the region.

Eat this, champ gallery video

Lulu Huang out-ate world-ranked competitive eater Nela Zisser, winning a $1000 prize.

A grand don't come for free. Lulu Huang scored $1000 for downing "scalding hot" noodles, beating a champ.

It is going to snow in Massey

Snow in the Park was such a huge hit last year it is being held again - with more snow.

Get your winter woollies out - snow is coming to Massey next month.

Dale family battle through

Joshua Dale is rarely seen out of his firefighter costume and was excited to have his wish box from Make A Wish hand delivered to his Massey, Auckland home by West Harbour Fire Station's yellow watch.

The Dale family are trying to get back on their feet after their son Joshua's leukaemia diagnosis.

WDHB fundraising arm celebrates first birthday

From left: Waitemata DHB Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Brant, Well Foundation CEO Andrew Young and Waitemata DHB Chief Executive Dr Dale Bramley celebrate the foundation's 1st birthday.

Remote and poorer suburbs from west Auckland to Helensville and Kaukapakapa will benefit from a planned new mobile health service initiative.

Sculpture refers to area's military and development history

Sculpture artist Steve Woodward sits with his work Clip, Tool and Heart of Stumps.

A three part sculpture is the newest piece of art at Hobsonville Point.

Blast from the past for paper founders

North Harbour News founders Anne and Martin Perkinson say it is great to see the paper still going strong after nearey 25 years.

As we roll out the new look for North Harbour News we talked to the paper's founders about what it was like starting a new community newspaper.

Hilda Griffin still going strong at 104

Hilda Griffin has marked her 104th birthday.

Hilda Griffin is just as quick as ever. 

Police hunting gang member

Ivan Carr is on the run, police say.

Auckland police are looking for a violent gang member who has cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet.

Artist helping children's charities video

Dave Sotogi will be at the exhibition with masterpieces such as this one.

Artist Dave Sotogi is preparing for his third solo art exhibition this July.

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