North Shore Times

Three years for ramming friend

Ofa Manitisa, 50, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and driving with excess breath alcohol.

Ofa Manitisa tried to beat her friend with a rock. When that didn't work, she used her car.

Eid celebrations begin

Hina Nafe is getting ready for Eid-ul-Fitr, a celebration of brotherhood, sweet food and dressing up.

Muslims worldwide look forward to Eid as Ramadan comes to the end of its lunar month.

Inspiration from the grave

The Devonport grave of Ngapuhi chief Patuone has been a significant site throughout playwright Briar Grace-Smith's life.

Writer Briar Grace-Smith has been reacquainted with her Maori ancestor in an unforeseen way.

Fines reveal accidental registration

Charlie Zhao with the fines he received for a car he doesn't own.

The customer discovered a second car had been registered in his name when it incurred fines which were delivered to him.

Bridging the gap for performers

Kit Haines and Verity Craft want to give performers an opportunity to make a career out of musical theatre.

A pair of theatre enthusiasts are hoping to provide people with more professional musical theatre opportunities.

Collection mistakes continue

Gay Richards in the spot her garden furniture was sitting before it was incorrectly taken by inorganic collectors.

North Shore woman surprised to find her garden furniture had been incorrectly taken by inorganic collectors while she was out.

Big adventure goes wrong

Maria Hines, 20, is in a serious condition after a car accident in America.

A crash left 20 year old Maria Hines fighting for her life during her big overseas adventure.

Volunteer helped by community

Vanessa Tang,17, is a volunteer with ActivAsian and an advocate of using sports to help community integration.

ActivAsian is a project that aims to use sports to integrate migrants into the community.

Diesel spill on Lake Pupuke gallery

An oil slick floating on Lake Pupuke outside the North Shore Canoe Club.

Clean up of a chemical spill that is "a disaster for wildlife and a serious health concern" is underway.

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.

Reading changes prisoner behaviour, say librarians

Auckland Prison librarians Barb Austin, left, and Sue Macklin with David Grear, principal advisor for rehabilitation and ...

Librarians at Auckland Prison at Paremoremo not only encourage reading, they teach a range of skills and values, they say.

My meningicoccal nightmare stuff nation

Ripu Bhatia

Disease has taken all my limbs, my confidence, my sense of self. But I can still play guitar like a riot.

Tough road to Olympic qualification

Lightweight boxer Chad Milnes did not make it through the Olympic qualifying tournament.

AIBA delivers a blow to the chances of New Zealand boxers competing at the Olympics.

Autism on the screen

Young filmmaker, Harriett Maire, has had her short film Anna screened at the Diversity in Cannes international film festival.

The lack of minorities in films motivated student director Harriett Maire to create an autistic character.

Residents brighten Verrans Corner

Birkdale and Beach Haven residents protest against Auckland Transport in the form of a flamingo.

Protest is 'flocking' to Verrans Corner.

Birkenhead bus colours may live on

North Shore councillor Chris Darby in front of the Birkenhead Transport cream colour scheme set to disappear.

The new North Shore bus network may retain one route with the traditional cream Birkenhead Transport colours.

'This can't be real' - mum

Sanaz, left, and Nadim Truter with sons, Ayan, 1, and Arian, 5, are doing everything they can to help prolong Arian's ...

Five-year-old Arian has been given only nine months to live. His parents talk of their nightmare.

How is Auckland Council performing?

Aucklanders say the council could do better, according to a new survey.

Auckland Council's performance needs improving, according to a new study.

Determined to stay healthy

Tania Davey doesn't take risks when it comes to coeliac disease and sticks to a strict gluten free diet to manage it.

Tania Davey wouldn't wish coeliac disease on anyone, a condition she has been living with for about two years now.

School backs new graduates

Manuka Primary School principal Linda Munkowits, second left, is committed to supporting beginning teachers, from left, ...

NZEI Te Riu Roa is wanting to look after first time teachers through a new charter aimed at giving new teachers a fair go.

Long wait nearly over

Sherwood Primary School principal Annie Doherty says students and teachers are very adaptive while waiting for a rebuild ...

Two years after losing most of its classrooms and hall a primary school has received design plans for its new buildings.

North Shore crash causes delays

Emergency services attended the incident.

Officials are warning motorists to take extra care following a two-car crash in Glenfield, Auckland.

Patience in love and war gallery

Basil Williams, far right, with his fellow Royal Air Force crew.

The last New Zealand World War II POW to have survived the Great March, Basil Williams, has died.

Lost job in translation

Naomi Keene was unjustifiably dismissed, the Employment Relations Authority has found.

Her job helped him get permanent NZ residency. Hours later, he fired her.

Public land will remain driving range

Worry about flying golf balls, but not methane gas, at Golf Warehouse driving range in Barry's Point Reserve, Takapuna.

Council-owned Barry's Point Reserve is set to remain a commercial driving range, despite some community objection.

Translation project spans 30 languages

Stephen Lindsay is coordinating a project to record video of the Treaty of Waitangi spoken in over 30 languages.

Stephen Lindsay hopes to film translations of the Treaty of Waitangi in as many languages as possible.

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.

Councillor 'incensed' over inorganic collection

The Waste Management NZ rubbish truck that destroyed councillor Chris Darby's recyclable inorganic collection in Stanley ...

Waste Management contractors get fined after crushing inorganic collection goods put out by an Auckland councillor.

Honours recognise contributions

George Farrant has been honoured for contributions preserving Auckland's heritage.

A large number of Shore residents are recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Takapuna theatre turns 40

PumpHouse business manager James Bell, left, and board chairman Peter Burn in front of the theatre on the banks of Lake ...

Plans to celebrate the PumpHouse theatre's 40th anniversary next year are underway.

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