North Harbour News

Ashley's whopper wins

Ashley Jordan

Weighing in at an astonishing 124.4kg, Ashley Jordan's pumpkin was a whopper and a winner.

A chance for students to understand

Passchendaele

The Passchendaele Society is partnering with education travel company Student Horizons to take a group of students to the old battleground in Belgium for the centenary of the campaign on October 12, 2017.

World Vision trip an eye-opener

Malawi trip

North Shore resident Cecilia Paredes, 19, visited Malawi as one of five World Vision youth ambassadors.

Vandals splash out in very worst sense

skate park

Vandals have flung red paint all over a new skate park just weeks before it is due to open.

Pupils really dig Roman lessons

pupils dig for artefacts

In a scene like that from TV's Time Team, Pinehurst School became an excavation site as pupils armed with small shovels and brushes discovered the remains of an ancient Roman civilisation.

North Harbour finds stars

Stephen Donald

North Harbour Rugby was asked to help recruit talent to be a part of the new made for TV movie called The Kick.

Fire safety visit sparks fun times

Dean Olsen helps Beau Finch

Firefighters from Silverdale station visited Whangaparaoa Playcentre to give the children a hands-on lesson about fire safety.

Adelaide to Brisbane by bike

Del and Cindy Henley

Del and Cindy are celebrating their golden anniversary by cycling 3000km across Australia.

Cancer sufferer rides for a cure

The Ride To Conquer Cancer

Cancer sufferer Katie Valentine is entering the Cancer Society Auckland's two-day, 200 kilometre Ride to Conquer Cancer in November to raise funds for research.

Teenage gamers needed for study

GO TIME: The PlayStation 4 flew off the shelves when it first hit New Zealand.

A masters student is on the look out for North Shore teens to help with a study on video games and aggression.

Life of faith, love and happiness

Hans and Dorothy Gurau

Orewa couple Hans and Dorothy Gurau have celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Audiologist teach teens about noise damage

Pinehurst students

A University of Auckland team visited Pinehurst School to teach the teenagers how to give hearing protection talks to younger children.

Role of Annie in production a chance of a lifetime

Zoe Fifield

Zoe Fifield was picked as one of three girls to share the role of Annie in the upcoming UK production.

Life of service ends

barb

Community stalwart Barbara Griffin devoted her life to public service. The Hibiscus Coast identity died on March 18, aged 72, after doing more than 20 years voluntary work for the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

Forest sign mystery solved

sign

An Orewa woman was the missing link in a year long search to find the person who erected a Dargaville sign among the other 80,000 in the Forest of Signs in Yukon, Canada.

Navy holds open day

navy

Ever wondered what it's like piloting a multi-million dollar warship into Auckland harbour?

Police await results

bones

Police are "keeping an open mind" as they seek to establish the identity of the woman whose bones were discovered in a North Shore reserve.

Smokefree speaker to visit campus

A 15-year-old British schoolgirl is coming to inspire Kiwi youth to start their own smokefree movement.

Sworn to secrecy

secret

I'ts been 70 years since they worked in the top-secret Auckland Combined Military Headquarters during World War II.

Big eggs to aid Starship

egg

A huge egg hunt is planned this Easter.

Varsity marks 21st

varsity

A thousand cupcakes and a square metre chocolate cake helped launch Massey University's Albany campus 21st birthday celebrations.

Inspiration from DJ

dj

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.

Little Toby - big dilemma

twins

Toby Dale is a mini version of his 3-year-old identical twin brother Finn.

Darn tootin' good country dance

dance

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.

Highway should start in September

highway

The $58 million Albany Highway North upgrade is expected to start in September, taking about 2 years to complete.

Fears for friends in Ukraine

ukraine

THE high level conflict in Ukraine has brought back memories for retired Red Beach school teacher David Walters.

Brigade's dog remembered in book

anzac

She provided friendship for those departing and comfort for those lucky to return from the horror of war.

Walk recalls brave battler

kiara

Kiara's Angel Walk was a party fit for a princess.

Course gives youth skills

skills

Young people are getting some extra skills under their belts in preparation for entering the workforce.

Nations' navies in exercise

NAVIES

Six-hundred people from 14 nations have taken part in one of the largest military exercises held in New Zealand for decades.

Outfit focus a race day fixture

FASHION

The stakes are high for a racing season fashion competition finale tomorrow.

Frantic rescue earns Orewa club two awards

SURF

A dramatic mass rescue has won the Orewa Surf Life Saving Club double honours.

Father and son team set for race

FLYING15

A father and son team are looking to hold their own against some stiff competition in the Flying Fifteen National Championship in Gulf Harbour.

Fighting the good fight

KERR

PHOTOS from her blog show Melissa Kerr, 22, sporting a big grin even though she is being pumped full of chemotherapy drugs.

Famous cook reads classic kid's book

Alison Holst

Dame Alison Holst will spend an hour reading Dr Seuss' classic Horton Hatches the Egg to children at Orewa library on Thursday.

Cancer back but so is Linda

Linda Currin

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.

Shakespeare will rock

Alison Holst

A former orc, Rider of Rohan and Gondorian knight is heavily involved in a remarkable transformation of a Shakespearean play.

Off to make a difference in Uganda

Zan Charlaff

A fun-filled night with an African flavour on March 8 will help children in Uganda get ahead in life.

Golfers support charity

Alison Holst

World number four women's golfer Lydia Ko is a new ambassador to children's charity The First Tee.

A dream offer for teen

A Red Beach teenager has been given a year-long apprenticeship by London dance school Springs Dance Company.

Weiti riverside festival of fun

weiti

A first Weiti River Festival is planned in Silverdale on February 23.

Take a walk for charity

walk

A charity fun walk to raise funds for the Respite New Zealand Trust is in Orewa tomorrow.

Suicide grief programme to be run

suicide

A free educational programme to help cope with grief after suicide is coming to the Hibiscus Coast.

Beware tiny stingers

jelly

At the beginning of every year beaches are taken over by juvenile hydromedusae jellyfish

Man fights 'for principle'

Wynne Davis

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.

Red panda cubs expected to go on show in March

Red panda twins are expected to be a big Auckland Zoo drawcard from about March.

Poet rests in peace

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.

Move over Lorde, it's Moses

Sol3 Mio

Moses Mackay has a sold-out New Zealand tour and five-times platinum-selling album to his name. And he's only 23.

Change the NZ flag? Identity crisis Referendum

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.

Good crowd sought in walk for hospice

Hospice Walk

A twilight walk honouring people who are receiving or have had hospice care is on February 15.
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