North Harbour News

'Crazy dream' comes true

Like A Storm band members, Matt, Chris, Kent Brooks with Zach Wood.

From Albany to Wembly, three Kiwi brothers are living their rock-star dreams.

Prisoners proud of reading progress

Prime Minister Bill English presents a graduate with their certificate.

"I thought I was a no hope but now look what I've done" - prisoner 'over the moon' about learning to read.

Money for Auckland, PM says

Prime Minister Bill English said it was up to the Auckland Council to decide what the city's priorities for ...

Prime Minister Bill English said money is 'no constraint' when it comes to Auckland's infrastructure.

Girl Guide selected for world conference

Girl Guide leader Bryony Smith says Guiding is "like a family".

With a family of Guides beside her, a youth leader is ready for her next step.

Black Sox great still feared

Brad Rona has three world softball gold medals and hopes to add a fourth with the Black Sox in July.

He's 41 and at his sixth world series, but Brad Rona is still one of the best softball hitters around.

Olympic medallist's lifesaving passion

Jun Dai, who won a bronze medal swimming for China, is enjoying Kiwi life as a lifeguard and swim instructor.

Jun Dai is putting his fast-swimming skills to good use as a lifeguard and swim instructor in Auckland.

Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon a hit with the kids

Competitor Brooke McGhie, 9, meets her idol Olympic medalist Eliza McCartney.

The threat of rain didn't deter more than 2500 children from a day of running, swimming and biking in Manly.

She walked 3000km

Overlooking Lake Hawea on the Te Araroa trail.

Shelley started the Te Araroa trail on her 36th birthday in September last year, and last week completed her journey.

New principal completing doctorate while working fulltime

Alex Reed from Westlake Boys' High School is looking forward to being executive principal at Pinehurst School.

The new principal at private school Pinehurst has been completing his PhD in English literature while also working at Westlake Boys' High School.

'We've just been told to accept it'

The view from Knox's deck, which looks right over the pony club.

Eva's view is of lush green fields. But a new plan to relocate a hockey stadium means she may lose it all.

Don't panic - Bunnings is coming to Westgate

Bunnings Group general manager New Zealand Jacqui Coombes, middle left, said construction will commence in the coming months.

Speculation about new Bunnings at Westgate not going ahead are unfounded.

Retirees shave heads video

Waiting to see the final result.

At age 73 Dot Sharp shaved her head for the first time, it was for a very good cause.

Easter Sunday work on cards

There might be less time for Easter eggs if Auckland's work rules change for Easter Sunday.

Auckland workers could start being rostered to work on Easter Sunday from 2018.

Which store has the best buns?

Hot cross buns sales are expected run until just after Easter.

Everyone's favourite buns are back and Hobsonville's leading the way.

Buckets used in extreme water saving

Students at Albany Junior High School use buckets full of water in Oxfam's Taps Off Day.

Auckland school turns off running water in fundraiser for Oxfam.

Some relieved, some unhappy

The work at the school is now expected to take place in the April holidays.

Removal work of asbestos from a school during opening hours is on hold to the relief of some parents.

Opportunities for young footballers

Albany United coach Tel Sheehy has some interesting arrivals in his 2017 NRFL squad.

Coaches look ahead to 2017 NRFL season.

Roading key in my electorate, deputy PM says video

Paula Bennett is deputy prime minister, Upper Harbour MP, plus minister for climate change issues, police, state ...

Paula Bennett uses her position as deputy prime minister to argue for more funding in her electorate.

Asbestos removal on hold

Parent Sally Bunce says she feels the school has not been 'transparent' with parents.

Work to remove asbestos from a west Auckland school is on hold until the April holidays.

Council moves to standardise contracts

The Kennedy Park Gun Emplacements and searchlight emplacements are also council-owned assets in the Devonport-Takapuna ...

Auckland Council's Project 17 will go before the finance and performance committee on March 28.

Protest over asbestos removal at school

Hobsonville School yesterday sent out letters to parents, including one from the company who will be carrying out the ...

Some parents are planning to remove their children from school as a contested asbestos removal goes ahead.

Devoted teacher remembered

Former Torbay teacher Kirsten Richards is remembered for her passion for teaching.

Former pupils recognise the difference teacher Kirsten Richards made to their lives.

Nick not the 'muddy water minister'

Environment Minister Nick Smith at the announcement to clean up New Zealand's waterways at Riverhead.

Nick Smith says history won't label him as "muddy waters minister" because of his new swimmable water quality standards.

Cricket partnership a winner

More houses and more cricket opportunities are coming for Hobsonville Point.

An established Auckland cricket club is helping to boost the game in a newer part of town.

Turning the sod on an iwi-led housing development in Whenuapai

Spades await the sod-turning.

Construction of 49 new houses will start next week, a move welcome by Mayor Phil Goff.

Mark it, get it back

Engraving tools, using spray paint and synthetic DNA: there are options to protect your power tools.

Police wanting to be able to return stolen power tools have started a free engraving service.

Building projects not enough: Principals

Long Bay College principal Russell Brooke is also the president of the North Shore Secondary Schools Principals Association.

Auckland principals are highly frustrated by a lack of long-term planning for growing numbers of students.

Rail slated for Auckland's North Shore

Auckland's Northern Busway is projected to reach passenger capacity by 2026 - 20 years earlier than originally expected.

Transport agencies set to outline plans for rail line through the North Shore this year.

30 seconds later would have been a different story

The driveway - which normally holds three cars - had only one in it at the time the tree fell, and it was not damaged.

As heavy rains lashed Auckland, one North Harbour family had a lucky escape.

New op shop to connect community

The hope is the shed will build connections.

Building hope and connection with pre-loved items.

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