North Harbour News

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.

World champion Li eyes 2019 prize

The world rugby U20 Championship final between England and New Zealand was a euphoric moment for Tevita Li.

Tevita Li has only been back in the country a matter of weeks but is already focusing on the ITM Cup.

Roughing it for Rainbow Youth

Duncan Matthews is taking part in this year's Big Sleepout.

Duncan Matthews will ditch the comforts of home to raise awareness of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and gender-diverse youth.

Heavy rain forecast for Saturday football finals

Serbian goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic of celebrates victory over Mali at North Harbour Stadium last night and entry into the FIFA U-20 World Cup final against Brazil.

It could be a cold, wet finals day for Fifa Under-20 World Cup players and some spectators at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday with the MetService predicting heavy rain and northerlies.

Students build shipping container kitchen

Kristin School deputy head prefects Declan Weir and Amelia Vincent dressed up for a fundraising night.

Kristin prefects are turning a shipping container into a state of the art kitchen for a south Auckland school.

Dawn at kids' football

Ross Frisby and Ben McQuay in the gear room at Birkenhead United.

Behind the scenes of a junior soccer club.

Progress continues at Westgate

The new industrial subdivision being developed by The Neil Group at Northside Drive, Westgate, takes shape.

Expanding businesses are the main purchasers of sites at an industrial subdivision near the new Westgate town centre.  

Poly-Emp Employment helps those with learning disabilities

Amber Rimmer at Head Start Child Care in Westgate says it's important to have fun in your job.

With the help of Poly-Emp Employment and Advisory Service, Amber Rimmer was able to find a job she loves.

100-year-old woman finally accepts medals

Inga Heaton-Bow with her unclaimed WWII service medals and a picture of herself as a Tui.

Centenarian Inga Heaton-Bow refused her war medals for years, claiming "she didn't earn them".

Heritage homes

The first 1930s heritage home to be refurbished and sold is 2 Sunderland Ave.

Ten homes are being restored as part of Willis Bond's Sunderland precinct before going up for sale.

Vintage car in pride of place

Ken Williams and Stuart Cheeseman in the 1934 Austin 7 Opal which Williams built and Summerset purchased.

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