North Harbour News

Fundraising for the fourth

Yvonne Quinn, left, McKenzie Joyce, 8, and Donna Quinn - profound hearing loss has impacted four generations of their family.

McKenzie Joyce is the fourth generation in her family to suffer from progressive hearing loss.

Confused customers pay for free parking

Ballentynes manager Cherry Whitfield says some of her customers have paid for parking when it is free for them for 180 ...

Retailers say the new policy of charging staff $5 per day for parking at Westgate shopping centre is having the opposite of the intended effect.

Abuser found hiding under bed

Police want to speak to Karl Murray Brown, 29, about a raft of family violence matters.

Police had been trying to protect fugitive's alleged past victim over history of serious violence.

Snow returns to Massey

Families will get to play in the snow in Massey this month at Snow in the Park.

Snow in the Park returns for its third year.

The Adams of wheelchair basketball? video

Kauri Murray, 18, has been selected for the New Zealand mens under-23 wheelchair basketball team.

Kauri Murray could be heading for a bright future in wheelchair basketball.

Stair climb conquered

Lisa Hill raised thousands of dollars in the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand's annual Firefighter Sky Tower Stair ...

Climbing more than 1000 stairs was worth every step of pain for Lisa Hill. 

Bringing japan to Hobsonville

Peko Peko owners Kazu, left, and Akiyo Ikeda run their healthy japanese take-away food truck at 92 Hobsonville Road.

Kazu and Ikeda talk about their food truck Peko Peko.

Alleged attacker sought

Police want to speak to Karl Murray Brown, 29, about a raft of family violence matters.

Police looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman, leaving her with facial injuries.

'Westies pool together' for new facility video

Evelyn Turner loves to swim - her favourite stroke is backstroke.

A campaign to get another public pool built in West Auckland is running full steam ahead.

Cafes offer children 'safe zones'

A north Auckland cafe has started a scheme aimed at keeping children safe from potential predators.

New stickers will let vulnerable kids know where they can go for help.

Staff outraged at parking hike

Property manager Janeane Davis says $5 for staff parking per day is too much.

A Westgate worker says the new policy of charging staff $5 per day for parking is "revenue gathering".

New beginnings at medical centre

Hobsonville Point Medical Centre's Dr Manal Megala, a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, ...

New owners are turning over a new leaf at Hobsonville Point Medical Centre.

Seven-year-old campaigns for pool

Evelyn Turner, 7, loves swimming - her favourite stroke is backstroke.

Seven-year-old Evelyn Turner was sick of hearing her parents complain about the lack of swimming pools in West Auckland. So she decided to do something about it.

Pink for no more bullies

The Massey High School dance crew with their pink cupcakes.

Everyone put on their pink shirt at Massey High School to make a stand against bullying.

More chemical spraying

Albany Ward councillors John Watson, left, and Wayne Walker are concerned about the chemical control of weeds in Auckland.

The use of a controversial chemical to control weeds around Auckland has caused a spat among councillors.

Raising awareness about eye disease

Lois Grayburn is still able to enjoy things like overseas trips with her husband, Mark, despite having macular degeneration.

Lois Grayburn wants to help people realise that early detection is important when it comes to macular degeneration.

Herbal smokes store concerns school principal

Albany Junior High School principal Stephen Kendall-Jones wants to protect vulnerable students from drugs and smoking.

A high school principal is concerned about the opening of a nearby shop that stocks "herbal smokes".

'Warren Flaunty Bill' passes

Pharmacist Warren Flaunty says he will probably stand for the Henderson-Massey and not the Rodney local board this election.

People will no longer be able to serve on more than one Auckland local board.

Rugby referee breaks new ground

North Harbour rugby referee Natarsha Ganley has been developing her skills in Hong Kong.

Officiating overseas was an intense experience for an up and coming New Zealand rugby referee

School production gets professional Hairspray help

Makeup and wig artist Charlie Oswin, left, helps a character in the Kristin School senior production.

A hair and makeup artist helped with Hairspray on London's West End and now on a Kiwi school production.

Portugal bound for Muriwai surfer Britt Kindred

It's third time lucky after hard work by Muriwai surfer Britt Kindred in making it into the New Zealand junior surfing team.

Riding waves in Portugal with top junior surfers

New school for Hobsonville

School bags hang on hooks.

A site marked for a school will be taking over one of Hobsonville Pt's few green spaces.

Rates to rise 2.4 per cent

Aucklanders are set to pay a relatively modest 2.4 per cent more in rates in what officials are calling a "normal" year.

Homeowners in Auckland are set to get off lightly this year with a much smaller rates rise.

Northwest Two coming soon

A graphic drawing of what Northwest Two will look like once its completed.

The second stage of development for a $1.55 million shopping centre in Westgate is expected to be completed in October.

Titirangi rider is now an Elite

BMX rider Michael Bias of North Harbour BMX Club.

BMX rider Michael Bias will represent New Zealand in the world champs as an Elite rider.

Handy gift for households

The Trusts chief executive Simon Wickham says the tool kits will be handy for the odd jobs that crop up around the house.

Profits from alcohol sales and gambling machines are buying every West Auckland household a free toolkit.

The Runway Challenge is on again

The Hobsonville Pt Runway Challenge in full swing in 2015. This year it is expected to be bigger and better.

Entries are now open for the annual Hobsonville Pt Runway Challenge.

Leigh's bucket list

Making the most of limited time left is what Leigh Cartwright, 59, has set out to do.

A man with terminal lung cancer is pleased he's had the opportunity to live out some of his dreams before he dies.

Peace blooms through poppies

Hobsonville Point Secondary School students Ciara Bishop, Olivia Sanders and Ella McAneaney and Hobsonville Primary ...

Young and old have come together for an art project to help foster global peace.

Dog intimidation prompts reminder

Hobsonville Land Company facilities and safety development manager Paul Parker outside a fenced off-leash dog area at ...

Out of control dogs at a park in Hobsonville Point are jeopardising people's safety.

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