North Harbour News
Toby Dale is a mini version of his 3-year-old identical twin brother Finn.
He's 1.89 metres and weighs in at around 103 kilograms - and that, he says, makes him pretty small for a forward on the rugby field.
Jean Holt and Ruby Nathan's creative juices and boot scooting skills helped them shimmy their way to the top of the New Zealand Beat Line Dance Awards.
The $58 million Albany Highway North upgrade is expected to start in September, taking about 2 years to complete.
THE high level conflict in Ukraine has brought back memories for retired Red Beach school teacher David Walters.
Young people are getting some extra skills under their belts in preparation for entering the workforce.
She provided friendship for those departing and comfort for those lucky to return from the horror of war.
Kiara's Angel Walk was a party fit for a princess.
Six-hundred people from 14 nations have taken part in one of the largest military exercises held in New Zealand for decades.
The stakes are high for a racing season fashion competition finale tomorrow.
PHOTOS from her blog show Melissa Kerr, 22, sporting a big grin even though she is being pumped full of chemotherapy drugs.
A father and son team are looking to hold their own against some stiff competition in the Flying Fifteen National Championship in Gulf Harbour.
A dramatic mass rescue has won the Orewa Surf Life Saving Club double honours.
A fun-filled night with an African flavour on March 8 will help children in Uganda get ahead in life.
World number four women's golfer Lydia Ko is a new ambassador to children's charity The First Tee.
Dame Alison Holst will spend an hour reading Dr Seuss' classic Horton Hatches the Egg to children at Orewa library on Thursday.
Held throughout New Zealand, Relay for Life remembers those claimed by cancer and encourages people to fight back by raising awareness and funds for the Cancer Society.
A former orc, Rider of Rohan and Gondorian knight is heavily involved in a remarkable transformation of a Shakespearean play.
A Red Beach teenager has been given a year-long apprenticeship by London dance school Springs Dance Company.
A free educational programme to help cope with grief after suicide is coming to the Hibiscus Coast.
A charity fun walk to raise funds for the Respite New Zealand Trust is in Orewa tomorrow.
A first Weiti River Festival is planned in Silverdale on February 23.
At the beginning of every year beaches are taken over by juvenile hydromedusae jellyfish
Red panda twins are expected to be a big Auckland Zoo drawcard from about March.
Dennis Gates taking action against the Ministry of Social Development to try to force it to repay rest home fees to the estate of Whangaparaoa woman Wynne Davis.
Late poet Arthur Rex Dugard Fairburn lies in a new grave at the Albany Cemetery after being disinterred from his original resting place.
Moses Mackay has a sold-out New Zealand tour and five-times platinum-selling album to his name. And he's only 23.
A statue of St Luke stolen from St John Catholic Church has been returned, but Mary is still missing from her perch.
The New Zealand flag is under the gun again as Prime Minister John Key has floated the possibility of having a referendum to change it.
A twilight walk honouring people who are receiving or have had hospice care is on February 15.
Native trees are being suffocated by a pest vine which should banned, a volunteer says.
The last of the season's strawberries will be ripe for the picking this Sunday in support of Hospice North Shore.
A second successful print run for charity booklet, Superb Walks in Albany and East Coast Bays, is helping keep tracks open for the disabled.
Doctors are urging parents to immunise their children against measles after a baby was admitted to hospital.
Thousands of so-called menacing dogs are being euthanised each year in what animal welfare advocate Karen Batchelor says is "dog genocide".
Police want to identify a man who used a fake $100 note to pay for a coffee in Glenfield recently.
The two things doctors said would cause him the biggest hardship have instead become the roots of Cam Calkoen's success.
Butterflies and rainbows will set Orewa Estuary aglow for Kiara's Angel Walk.
A terrifying treat awaits visitors to Butterfly Creek.
The $31 million SkyPath cycleway has quietly entered its next phase.
Ronald Brown and John Macnaughtan have received New Year honours for their outstanding service to the community.
New Zealand could soon be as well known for its cultural diversity as its dairy exports, according to an international documentary maker.
"Like filling a bathtub without a plug" is the Orewa Beach Reef Trust's view of storm repair works at the beach which could cost up to $1 million.
An equestrian property in Dairy Flat is expecting hundreds of visitors when it opens to showjumpers and stall holders next month for a free event.
Red Beach dominated the 58th Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival at the weekend. The host club won for the 10th consecutive time among 18 clubs represented. Some of the country's top surf sports people, including Olympian Steven Kent, were among the 426 competitors. Go to redbeachslsc.com for results.
A high definition camera which fits in the palm of your hand is the latest technology to come out of what has been dubbed "Silicon Albany".
Census figures show the Upper Harbour area has experienced the largest population growth in the country.
Christmas could be the perfect excuse to adopt a new family member if your kids have been begging for a pet.
Nothing could derail a wheelchair train of more than 100 people from trying to break a Guinness World Record.
Little Rickson Yacko, 2, now has a better life thanks to New Zealand humanitarian organisation ROMAC and goodwill ambassador Lydia Ko.
Should we raise the retirement age?