North Harbour News

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.

Friends awarded for their actions

Stephen Russell and James Kerrigan with their awards for stopping a drunk driver from from fleeing the scene of an ...

Two friends from Massey have been recognised by police for their efforts in stopping a drunk driver.

Hoping to make a difference

From left, Joshua Fuimaono, Lillian Porter, Vaotane Filemoni and Vee Lupo who are channelling their inner strength to ...

IceBreaker is a newly developed programme to help young people overcome bullying.

Expanding into new territory

Business North Harbour's Shirner Kenny, left, Janine Brinsdon and Sarah de Zwart are expecting a positive response from ...

Business North Harbour is hoping to engage with more businesses with a planned expansion of its area.

Snickers will make you go gooey

IF IT FITS, I SITS: Snickers makes himself comfortable in an officer's hat at the Whangaparaoa station.

Snickers is the new (furry) face of the Whangaparaoa police.

Water supply upgrade needed

Waitakere Dam supplies most of Auckland with its water.

The booming population is affecting housing, traffic as well as something a little less noticeable – water.

Te reo Maori 'on life support'

AUT history professor Paul Moon says the preservation of te reo Maori will come down to a societal shift.

Paul Moon has traced the tracks that lead to the decline of te reo Maori, unfortunately that decline is not over yet.

Air liaison officer of Huapai reflects on Fijian experience after cyclone

Republic of Fiji Military Forces soldiers help unload NZ aid from an RNZAF C-130 Hercules at Nausori, Suva.

Tasking crews in Fiji during the immediate aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston still jolts Matt Tristram.

Base Commander's house takes a ride

Craig Walker was honoured to move the Base Commander's house, where he lived as a child.

The Base Commander's house at Hobsonville Point has joined the other heritage homes on Sunderland Ave.

Thankful for rescue efforts

St John paramedic Joy Carter is pleased to see John Thompson is in better shape since the first time they met.

Paramedic Joy Carter was driving to work on a rainy afternoon when she came across a car accident on the side of the road.

Boost course ignites confidence

Tina Ngatai was one of the first participants in the Boost leadership programme for parents needing a self-confidence uplift.

Tina Ngatai used to look at the ground when speaking to a stranger. But now she is running community programmes and encountering new people daily without shyness.

Finding every opportunity to perform

Paula Daysh and her daughters Jaime Ham, left, and Maddie Ham are looking forward to impressing the world with their singing.

It's going to be an exciting year for Paula Daysh and her daughters Maddie and Jamie Ham.

Auckland's worst taggers

Auckland taggers are defacing property more than 100,000 times a year.

Council logs all tags - ready to use as evidence against each vandal when they are caught.

Past sponsored child shares story

Former World Vision sponsored child Hyromi Samuel is now working for the organisation.

Hyromi Samuel was sponsored by World Vision. He was the first student to graduate from his village.

Massey gets money-wise

Massey Primary School financial literacy students Sienna Henry, left and Rachel Kim, both 10, with their tutor Peter Norris.

Pupils at Massey Primary School are buzzing as they hold wads of cash. 

The jar of Marmite that keeps giving video

Sir Peter Leitch says this special signed jar of Marmite will be sold to the highest bidder

It's sold for thousands of dollars and now it's up for grabs again.

Rock climber blocked by exams

Alex Kiechle-Cornish's exam schedule means he will have to miss the World Youth Championships in November.

Exams mean Alex Kiechle-Cornish will miss out on the World Youth Championships in November.

Terminally-ill boy's happy weekend

Nadim Truter hugs his son Nadir, who has an incurable form of brain cancer. His wife Sanaz holds their young son Ayan.

Businesses band together to give unlucky family an unforgettable treat.

Wanted: 4000 willing helpers

Williams still volunteers at the Ponsonby Rugby Club.

World Masters Games organisers have launched a drive to find a volunteer army for the April 2017 event.

Marilyn Monroe inspiration for "pin-up" finalist

Anna Hildred, known as Zigana Monroe in the pin-up world, is a finalist in the Miss Pin-up New Zealand pageant 2016.

Anna Hildred transforms into a Marilyn Monroe style character at the weekend.

Diver was a 'real people magnet'

Gena Sibaev died trying to help his friend Igor Petrenko on a free diving mission for crayfish.

Gena Sibaev died trying to help a friend who got into trouble diving for crayfish.

ACC privacy bungle

A man received someone elses private ACC details along with his own in a letter sent by ACC.

ACC has reprised its privacy blunders, stapling a client's details to a letter sent to another person.

Sea Cadets recruiting

The TS Bellona sea cadets were placed third overall in the Northern Area Sea Cadet Regatta.

Young people who are up for adventure are encouraged to sign up to sea cadets.

Walking tour gives insight into sustainable development

All Hobsonville Point development houses have systems in place to save water and power.

A guided walking tour around the Hobsonville Point development hopes to inspire others to incorporate sustainability into design.

Sansom sisters battle it out at Piha

Bianca Sansom carves it up at Piha Beach at the weekend.

Bianca Sansom finally got one over her sister in the last event of the Billabong Grom Series.

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