North Harbour News

Getting To Work: West Harbour ferry

A service that would get to West Harbour in time for school pick-up has been suggested.

The second in our series on how North Harbour News readers get to work.

Fun - with strings attached video

The control line aircrafts are never more than 20 meters from the pilot.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a control line aircraft and they can be seen whizzing around Bruce McLaren Intermediate most Sunday mornings.

Herald Island's goal to be predator-free

The programme for pest control started in 2016 but now the group have funding for traps on private land.

A West Auckland community is extending their predator free programme to private landowners.

Heritage bush walk stops short gallery video

The river includes a series of natural weirs.

A gap of just 2 metres is stopping the completion of a loop river walk through rare bush in suburban Auckland.

Hobsonville Point's 1600 poppies

The peace poppy installation will be up until next Thursday.

Peace poppies 'perfect way' to connect people.

Anger at new compliance costs for daycares

Learning Tree early education centre in Apollo Drive with owner Lynne Rice.

A daycare centre director says a new law obligating early childhood centres (ECE) to pay to have their kitchens audited is "ridiculous".

$18K a week for 'unsafe' housing

Children at De Paul House in Northcote, including siblings Tikiahi, Anikaaro, Sydnee and Kataraina, enjoy facilities ...

The government is paying $18,000 a week on 'unsafe' emergency housing on Auckland's North Shore

Pare's only brass band

The Paremoremo Brass Band at the Anzac dawn service at Sanders Reserve in Paremoremo in 2016.

'Madness' was band tutor Billy Middleton's reaction when the idea was mooted to start a brass band with beginners.

Getting To Work: Hobsonville Point ferry

Donaldson says commuters use the West Harbour ferry as an alternative.

The first in our series on how North Harbour News readers get to work.

Frisbee golf bid flops

Haydn Shore of Waimauku demonstrates frisbee golf with a successful putt.

 A bid to get a frisbee golf facility set up in Auckland failed to fly over its first hurdle.

Beach patrol season comes to an end

Northern beachgoers will no longer have guards watching as the season ends.

Beach lifeguards share their tips on keeping safe when they are not around.

Harbour boss departs

Outgoing North Harbour Rugby chief executive officer Brett Hollister.

One of New Zealand's longest serving rugby chief executives, Brett Hollister, is stepping down.

Win for West Auckland school

Director Libby Palmer with friend and performer Elise Henry, who played Macbeth in Libby's 15-minute piece.

Hobsonville Point Secondary School director selected for national festival, for the third year in a row.

Council 'discards' local firm

Recreation Services staff have maintained the parks, sporting fields and nature strips on Auckland's North Shore, in ...

Multi-million dollar contract sent offshore by Auckland Council, after local firm held it for 23 years.

Stolen toys dumped

Albany House administrator Kelly Thornton and Albany coordinator Christine Glover are thrilled to know the toys are safe.

They thought their trailer load of toys were gone for good, but a late night call proved otherwise.

Storm set to disrupt Auckland traffic

Localised downpours across Auckland were causing surface flooding.

Aucklanders have been warned the region could experience "extreme" weather conditions on Thursday.

Albany Olympian wins gold

Chris Westcott of Albany won gold at the Special Olympics Winter Games in Austria in March.

"Fitness mad" Albany resident says win was a really "proud moment".

Clear demand for weekend service

A weekend ferry service would be widely used to get to the city and beyond, respondents said.

 Auckland Transport says there is no demand for weekend ferry rides to the city, but Hibiscus Coast residents beg to differ.

Building new careers - and homes gallery video

This three bedroom home could be yours for $180,000.

Auckland students have built - and sold - three-bedroom homes for $180,000 each.

No certainty for sports clubs impacted by motorway

Harbour Hockey has been working with groups including Auckland Council and NZTA since 2015.

Public notification of a relocation proposal has been stalled by a local board vote.

Raising teen self esteem with beauty workshop

Head2Heels director Evana Patterson says working on outer appearance is about "becoming more confident with who you are ...

Working on the outside to help confidence on the inside.

80kmh like being 'a rock in a river' video

An 80kmh drive down the Northwestern Motorway showed some motorists are ignoring the 80kmh speed limit.

The speed limit's been dropped permanently on a section of Auckland motorway - but is anyone sticking to it?

D-day for Auckland Libraries

Auckland Libraries has revealed its "Fit for the Future" programme, which involves staff having to reapply for their jobs.

More than 700 Auckland Libraries staff will need to reapply for jobs in restructure.

Abandon digger

Paramedics ready the man for his flight to hospital.

A worker forced to jump from an out of control digger on a building site suffered multiple injuries.

Asbestos meeting allays concerns

The street beside the school with the drop-off construction zone.

Hobsonville School parents turned out at a school meeting on Wednesday night to get answers to their asbestos-removal worries.

Auckland motorway now 80kmh

The Northwest Motorway between Rosebank Rd and town is now 80kmh.

A lower speed on much of the Northwestern Motorway will reduce confusion, NZTA says.

Young baseballers make history

North Shore City Baseball under-13 team winners of 2016 national title. The 2017 tournament starts on Thursday.

National age-group baseball tournament sets new standards.

Teen invents book for visually impaired

Book creator, Christina Min, reads to Kristin School kindergartner, Alissa Liang, 4.

Visually-impaired children are now able to "feel" elements of a book, thanks to an Auckland student's invention.

New initiative to reduce netball injuries

The NetballSmart Warm-up is said to decrease lower limb injuries by at least 40 per cent.

An ACC and Netball New Zealand initiative reduces injuries by 40 per cent.

Feedback to open for Whenuapai rezoning

The Whenuapai structure plan, slating the area for development, was approved in September 2016.

Public can have their say in the next step in urbanising the area for development.

Ad Feedback
special offers
Ad Feedback