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Angela Spooner's Mincher gardens in Coatesville.

Angela and Bruce Spooner purchased 20 acres of land in 1992. In 2008, their garden was endorsed as having national significance.

Hobsonville Point Farmers Market on the move

There's an emphasis on supporting local growers.

The Hobsonville Point Farmers Market might have relocated but doesn't expect business will slow down.

Is our solar system unique? gallery

Japanese collaborators with Massey University raised extra funds to build a more powerful camera at Mt John Observatory ...

What is the most common type of planet in our galaxy? A warm rocky Earth or a cold gas giant? An Auckland astronomer is helping NASA find out.

Rapid growth causing 'challenges'

Upper Harbour Local Board chairwoman Lisa Whyte says engagement is key.

Auckland's Upper Harbour struggles with infrastructure projects and communication with new residents.

Choir blends music and movement

The New Zealand Girls' Choir will start rehearsing in January and have already had their t-shirts made.

Music teacher Eliette Roslin says it's not just about singing but also performing on stage.

Doing good in the insurance world

Naomi Ballantyne was made an Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit.

"Once you realise you are brave and that is who you are, being an entrepreneur is the next obvious step."

Junior doctors set to strike

Junior doctors, here striking at Christchurch Hospital, are calling for safer rosters.

Thousands expected to have clinical appointments or surgery delayed due to action.

Living big by going tiny

Kasia and Jake Walker in front of their new tiny house.

Living in 17 metres-squared can't be easy but this West Auckland couple love their new home.

Health staff left concussed, bruised

Health staff in Waitemata are reporting more aggression, including physical assaults resulting in bruising.

One staff member is hit on the head with an oxygen cylinder, as reported assaults spike.

Waitakere councillor Cooper announces Helensville bid

Waitakere Ward councillor Linda Cooper wants to be the National candidate for Helensville.

Waitakere Ward councillor Linda Cooper wants National Party nod.

Key's Helensville support staffer set to seek nomination?

Genelle Bailey could be gearing up for a run at the Helensville nomination for the National Party.

An early frontrunner has emerged in the race to replace former prime minister John Key in Helensville.

Brewer not running for Helensville MP

Brewer says the time is not right for him to seek selection.

Rodney Local Board member Cameon Brewer has announced that he will not try and fill John Key's shoes.

Anger at misused disability car parks

Sonia Thursby, chief executive of Yes Disability Resource Centre in Albany, is annoyed with people who abuse the ...

Survey finds one-third of parkers wrongfully use accessible parks, with courier drivers the worst.

Push for age-friendly facilities

Age-friendly communities include footpaths that are accessible for wheelchairs, which can then benefit parents with ...

Auckland's Upper Harbour Local Board is taking steps to become an Age-Friendly City.

Forensics a drawcard to science forum

Long Bay College student Madeline Brown will be attending the Summer Science Forum from January 14.

Madeline Brown wants to study forensics so she'll attend a summer forum to learn more about science at university.

Increased police presence on the roads

Police Road Safety Road Check at Ohakea Weigh Station, State Highway 1  between Sanson and Bulls. Kate Stace of Hamilton ...

Police are teaming up to make northern roads safer these holidays.

Conservation land out of bounds for drones

Gannets on Motuora are currently nesting and will be very sensitive to aerial predators.

With the prospect of squadrons of drones after Christmas DOC reminds people not to use drones on conservation land.

Bringing your visions to life

Vision boards are used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal.

It might sound a bit new age, but can be a gateway to calm, peace and play.

Fined over home pool

Auckland Council manager compliance - building control Sally Grey says it's unusual to find a completely unfenced pool.

It's a good time to check your pool meets the regulations before summer - or you could face action.

Dr Feelgood's new flavours

Dr Feelgood founder Craig 'Jacks' Jackson in front of the Dr Feelgood truck - a converted ambulance.

A popular artisan pop has released its new range in time for summer.

Learning to live together

Street block coordinator Anna Hill and her two children Saskia, 5, and Estée, 11 months. She says she's got to know ...

Everybody needs good neighbours. Hobsonville Point are trying to create a cohesive community.

Lifejacket trade-in idea sure to float

Fish City Albany sales staff Daniel Redpath demonstrates one of the lifejackets which will be discounted by $40 with a ...

Boaties can trade in lifejackets as part of a Coastguard safe boating initiative.

Lower rates rise added to Annual Plan consultation

Rodney councillor Grey Sayers has successfully had the option of a 2 per cent rates rise added to the consultation ...

Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers successfully fought to have the option of a 2 per cent rates rise.

Obesity focus for Waitemata

B4 School Check clinical leaders Anita Quensell and Kym Ward.

Government's B4 School Checks aim to help tackle weighty issue.

Buoyant mood at pool's 'opening'

Upper Harbour Local Board chairwoman Lisa Whyte was proud to open the Albany Stadium Pool complex.

The public still can't used a pool that has been formally opened.

Hungry kids hiding in leafy suburbs

Child poverty is a reality on the North Shore

Beaches and expensive houses belie pockets of poverty on Auckland's North Shore.

Award winner changes lives

Rich Ellis says he takes a holistic approach to personal training. "It's looking at the whole picture," he says.

It's more than just bootcamp. This personal trainer wants to change lives.

Origins of Christmas traditions revealed gallery

The Coca-Cola company used it's advertisements in early 20th century to push for an exclusively red and white Santa ...

Christmas as we know it was concocted by department stores and Coca-Cola, says an Auckland history professor.

Man charged after police swarm property

A man has appeared in court on a drug charge after a police sting.

A man has been charged with possession of drugs after a police sting on Wednesday morning.

Massey University makes the history books

Massey University Albany campus.

It's almost 90 years old and finally making a history book of its own.

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