North Shore Times

Police hunting gang member

Ivan Carr is on the run, police say.

Auckland police are looking for a violent gang member who has cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet.

Roofer in court on charges

Graham Lax's roofing work has ended up with him before the courts.

Police on Auckland's North Shore believe there could be more people with complaints about a roofer who has allegedly ripped off at least four customers.

Ranked university accepts kiwi engineer

Viranchi Patel is headed to Stanford University to study structural and earthquake engineering

Disasters in New Zealand like the Christchurch earthquake drive a student's thirst for knowledge.

Award entrants spoiled for choice

Golfer Lydia Ko receives the AIMES Award in 2012.

The stakes are now even higher for young individuals to join the ranks of Lorde and Lydia Ko.

Turning cents into millions

Mojan Javadi and Eunice Ng used a garage sale to double $819.20 but they aren't done yet.

An Auckland pair is going double or nothing to turn 10 cents into millions.

Trucks needed to help Whanganui gallery

The view of Kowhai Park in Whanganui shows the severity of the flood.

An appeal is being made to trucking companies for help to get Auckland donations to flood-affected Whanganui.

Family can breathe easier gallery

Asthma sufferer Muhammad Moharam from Albany

A pre-schooler's serious asthma condition has been aided by the support of Asthma Auckland

Petrol power pushes out pedallers gallery

Scooter riders have been poaching brand new Victoria Wharf bicycle parking spots.

Shelter seeking scooter parkers are depriving Devonport Wharf cyclists of their new covered bike rack.

Trees stripped bare gallery

Petty fruit thefts are a serious problem, says Zosia Wegrzyn Leaming.

Just ask and you shall probably receive says a frustrated Auckland fruit tree owner.

Plan for volcanic cones

The North Shore has two maunga, Maungauika/North Head and Takarunga/Mount Victoria.

First they got a guardian, now Auckland's treasured vantage points are getting a protection plan.

Local board push for greenways routes gallery

Rosmini College pupils have tramped out their own muddy path to Akoranga Bus Station.

As a local board seeks to improve cycle and pedestrian paths, around 500 school pupils could soon benefit.

Student dresses as ice monster gallery

University of Auckland student Thomas Loho, front, performing at the AMP Ignite final.

A PhD student wins big with 150-second presentation.

Braving the cold for the homeless

Troy Rawhiti-Forbes says homeless is increasing in Auckland.

Troy Rawhiti-Forbes is making Auckland City's footpath his bed for one cold, winter's night.

Trash clogs North Shore creek

The damaged trash rack at Wairau Creek.

Rubbish is finding its way into a creek after the catchment system was damaged during heavy rain.

Wanted: New faces for Christmas favourite

Cherie Mathieson is looking for fresh new talent to entertain crowds at this year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park shows

Calling all budding entertainers - here is your chance for a moment in the spotlight.

Blackadder goes backwards gallery

Russ and Kay Boyes were forced to cancel their show Blackadder: The Tudor Years.

A theatre company's Blackadder show has been cancelled due to no Baldricks

Commissioners seek more detail from yachting trust

Auckland Council received more than 7800 survey responses to an issue affecting Takapuna Beach Holiday Park (pictured) and Yachting New Zealand's plans.

A list of queries draw-out a long battle over the fate of one of Auckland's most idyllic beachfront parks.

'Hopping mad' over sewage spill

Wayne Ward filled a rubbish bag with waste water fat that caused flooding.

His garden was his pride and joy. Then the neighbourhood's sewage and waste spewed out across it.

Reversal over parking fine gallery

John Ferguson at the Kauri Glen Rd, Northcote parking spot near yellow fire hydrant markings.

Just when you thought it was safe to park there - it's not!

Quiet achiever wins police recognition

Sergeant Neil White nominated Constable Rachel Clarke for the 2014 Police Association Sportsperson of the Year award.

Policewoman Rachel Clarke won't be boasting to her co-workers if she wins another world series event.

Students re-imagine Kennedy Park

Landscape design student Laura Pelaez and Devonport-Takapuna Local Board member Mike Cohen enjoy Kennedy Park.

From urban jungle Medellin, Colombia to Auckland's North Shore and back again, landscape Unitec student Laura Pelaez is inspired.

Star to perform in Devonport gallery

John Rowles says he is looking forward to performing at The Vic.

John Rowles is bringing both his classics and new tunes to the North Shore.

O'Sullivan happy with chair decision gallery

Dr Lance O'Sullivan says he is now happy with the future of Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust.

Dr Lance O'Sullivan wasn't elected as chair of the Hato Petera College trust but says he is happy with the decision.

Drink driving sting alarms police

Drivers are tested for alcohol and drug impairment at a police drink driving stop.

High numbers of drink drivers in a North Shore weekend sting goes against a larger trend, police say.

Student given international business insight

Aidan Scott and FedEx country manager Dianella Ngakuru.

Aidan Scott is off to Singapore to get an insight into international trade and business marketing.

Unsafe crossing used by kids gallery

Auckland Transport admits the lights at this Northcote pedestrian crossing need replacing.

Lighting at a North Shore pedestrian crossing near schools is being upgraded as it isn't up to standard.

New business chief executive gallery

Terry Holt looks forward to making Takapuna even more exciting to visit.

Terry Holt is excited he will become Takapuna Beach Business Association's new chief executive.

Nature kindy takes kids outside

Teachers Amber Hawkins Jones and Harriet Brown with Ceci Ranum, Josh Soares and Carlos Seymour, all 4, in Long Bay Regional Park.

A severe weather warning is the only reason Nature Kindergarten gets cancelled.

Crowd support for natural birth unit

Dr Paul Henderson wants a primary birthing unit on the North Shore.

Amid concern over intervention rates during labour, a low-tech primary birthing unit has proved a popular concept.

Daughters drive weight loss plans

Real estate agent Stephen Leadley was encouraged to lose weight by daughters Madison, left, and Jasmine, right.

A 12 week programme took Stephen Leadley from overweight to healthy.

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