North Harbour News

Songs of a life well lived

Pauline Grogan is launching her album with a special concert on her 70th birthday.

She's an ex-nun, teacher, author, celebrant, motivational speaker, actress in a one woman play, and now Pauline Grogan is grabbing a microphone.

Westgate to get park and ride

Aucklanders understand that there is a price to congestion, mayor Len Brown says.

The mayor wants Aucklanders to understand what they are getting for his transport levy.

Road closure over long weekend

Detours are in place for the motorway road closures over Queen's Birthday weekend.

Motorists driving the northwestern motorway during Queen's Birthday weekend will experience detours from road closures.

Cooking for love gallery

Eileen McIntosh, 79, with granddaughter Lauren Freeman, 30, supplied her recipes for shortbread and apricot titbits for a new cookbook.

Eileen McIntosh and her granddaughter Lauren Freeman couldn't be more different when it comes to cooking.

Defence Force families gain support through new online resource kit

Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, addresses families at Whenuapai during the Force 4 Families launch.

There’s now an extra tool supporting defence families while their loved ones are deployed.

'We pay more for more of nothing'

080712. News. Photo: Lisa Honeybone/North Shore Times. Greenhithe Residents and Ratepayers chairman Brian Carran says funding to upgrade Tauhinu Rd shouldnt have been cut from the Long Term Plan

Paremoremo and Greenhithe residents are furious as they face paying an extra $99 a year to cover Auckland services they won't get.

Musician supports Mercy Ships

Greenhithe musician Peter Woolston is about to release his latest album release, Hope On My Horizon.

Peter Woolston is about to release his latest album and will be donating 50 per cent EP, CD and iTunes profits from the song Hope On My Horizon to the floating hospital.

Ambulance fits into plane for Ebola trial gallery

The Royal New Zealand Air Force have successfully loaded a St John ambulance into a C-130 Hercules aircraft in Whenuapai as part of an Ebola response trial.

It's not everyday you see an ambulance parked in a plane. 

Catalina's 'comfy homes'

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Adriaan Vlok, project director of AVJennings, standing in front of some of their open homes at Hobsonville Point.

Hobsonville Point homes are going up quickly.

Shed would fit six indoor playing courts gallery

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Upper Harbour Local Board chairman Brian Neeson in front of the former Sovereign Yachts shed at Hobsonville Point.

It would be cheap to turn the massive boat-building shed at Hobsonville Point into a sports centre.

From planes to producers

Brendan Donovan and his crew on the set of The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell which was filmed at the Hobsonville Point hangars.

Film-makers applaud an idea to turn old Auckland Air Force hangars into film studio space.

Reader gives generously

Babies at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals will no longer have to travel to Auckland Hospital for heart scans thanks to generous donations from Suburban Newspapers readers and a large sum from Pami Gill and Gill Singh.

The Waitemata District Health Board can now purchase a heart scanner for babies thanks to generous support from a Waitoki couple and Suburban Newspapers readers.

Two turtles, one road, one month apart

One of the lost red ear slider turtles found in Albany.

Why did the turtle cross the road?

Aussie Rules for Kiwi kids gallery

Te Auraki Kapa-Kaaka, 12, centre, outruns his classmates Javena Lakatani, 11, left, and Nathan Tait, 11, right.

A new generation of footballers are starting early and preparing to move up the ranks. 

Woman attacked in Auckland park

A central Auckland street is closed after a toddler was hit by a car

A young woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger in a park on Auckland's North Shore.

Run through Bomb Point

Runway Challenge participants get through the 2014 course any way they can.

The aspect Shelley Robb likes most about the Runway Challenge is that it's children helping children.

Great uncle remembered on Anzac day

Liz Linnell found the marked grave of her great uncle Martin Andrew Persson, who is believed to be the youngestNew Zealander to die at Gallipoli.

Anzac Day always brings a lump to Liz Linnell's throat.

Unlocking youth unemployment

Will Flavell of the Henderson-Massey Local Board is calling for west Auckland businesses to take on more young people to combat youth unemployment statistics.

Could Westgate be the answer to West Auckland's youth unemployment crisis?

Archer on Target

Harrison Gee, 16, is shooting for the world championships.

Harrison Gee's life changed forever after a bow was found tucked away in his garage.

'We have lift off'

Project 42: From left Kristin students Finley Campbell, Oliver Denny, William Baker, Scott Hayson along with Mechatronics Engineering student Ben Chang and software development engineer Will Leizerowicz with the electron rocket and command panel. Alex Heffer absent

Their rocket launch sees four Kristin School friends came out winners in the International Space Apps Challenge.

New school for Scott Point

A new primary school is coming to new suburb Scott Point - but not until 2018. 

Female rock climbers

Vanisha Patel, from Whenuapai, climbing Aliens at Kawakawa Bay.

Massey resident Natalie Bunker climbing Daddy Long Legs at Froggatt Edge Crag in the Wharepapa area.

Ideas keep coming from diverse students for Whenuapai art teacher Amber Emm

Watercolour paintings are just some of the techniques Amber Emm teaches at Kumeu Arts Centre.

A nonchalant suggestion to teach art 15 years ago is still swirling up learning curves for Amber Emm.

Giving blood a 'donation to society'

Bob Dawson gives his 468th blood donation. He's planning on giving blood for as long as possible.

Bob Dawson may be New Zealand's most dedicated blood donor - he has just given for the 468th time.

Win a luxury escape to Waiheke

WIN: A luxury escape to Waiheke.

Exclusive to North Harbour News readers, we are giving away one luxury escape to Waiheke Island for two people.

Shoebox appeal impeccably timed

HELPING HANDS: Pinehurst School students are doing what they can for Vanuatu by filling shoeboxes with gifts.

A school's shoebox appeal had been a year in the making and then Cyclone Pam hit.

'Little Lydia' has a bright future

NEW GOAL: Bohyun wants to be ranked in the top 10 or 20 amateur golfers in the world.

Schoolgirl plays nine holes of golf everyday after school in a bid to achieve her amateur golfing goal.

Hey T Rex, 'Eat Mr Tyler' video

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A baby T-Rex from Walking with Dinosaurs surveys the crowd of Kristin School students sitting before him.
Albany, Auckland.

A baby Tyrannosaurus Rex made a guest appearance at two Auckland schools today.

Lulu's a youtube star

FAMILY PHOTO: Micki Fox with Lulu, left, and Meeko.

Super cute shiba inu Lulu is a natural in front of the camera and she's gaining fans by the day.

Brutus busts in for lunch video

If you're in Gulf Harbour between 3 and 4pm you may find yourself sharing lunch with a friendly stingray.

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