North Shore Times

Building industry can't cope, Goff says video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is keen to fix Auckland's housing supply problems.

The building industry is not geared up to produce the number of houses needed in Auckland, according to the city's mayor Phil Goff.

Why do New Zealanders play sport?

Birkenhead College first XV player Timothy Webster-Vidiri says rugby is his first love.

Sports-mad Kiwis offer their thoughts.

Pupils praised for action

The incident near Northcote Intermediate School was a good test run of the school's systems, principal Ben Kelsey says.

An innocuous offer of a ride to school raised fears it was an attempted abduction.

Auckland train crossing derailed video

The eastern side of Auckland Harbour Bridge where the Additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing tunnel is planned to be built.

Phil Goff's preference for buses over rail in Auckland's $4b harbour tunnel labelled "crazy", "impractical".

Pollution claims more eel lives

A pukeko eats an eel that was killed by sewerage pollution in a Torbay stream.

Eels were here longer than the development, says concerned resident.

Unique school for dyslexic children

Toby van Rensburg says words are not so daunting now he is a student at Summit Point School.

A pioneering school provides sanctuary for children who learn differently.

Consoling the inconsolable

For the past five years, Rob has provided emotional support to people on the day their lives have "changed forever".

Seeking a challenge in retirement, Rob found what he was looking for in volunteering for Victim Support.

Rare collection of art comes together

Tony Fomison's Lucifer Evil Flower, 1980.

"It's the ones you miss that haunt you," says art collector Warwick Brown.

Past students to reunite after 60 years

Westlake Girls High School school hall in 1960.

Foundation students from the former Westlake High School are planning a reunion.

Stranger danger lessons taught

A man in a van asked an 11-year-old boy if he wanted a ride to school but the child refused.

"It's sad that we need to warn children but we do" - school chair following two suspected abduction attempts on Auckland's North Shore.

New recruit joins team

Shepherds Park Squash Club's Martin Kent,  Paul Cornish, Brian Woodward and Dennis Waru do a training drill.

Lure of reaching fitness goals sees Round the Bays team expand.

Conductor's final bow

Peter Cammell sings with The Kowhai Singers aboard the Jane Gifford.

After 21 years, a Warkworth choir conductor will take his final bow.

Dance group takes on the world

The group won the New Zealand Dancebrands competition last year to qualify for the world meet.

Mt Eden dance group eyes top spot at world dance competition.

Black Caps visit schools

Dan Winter and Jordan Gatler of Rosmini College with  Black CapsTim Southee and Martin Guptill.

Cricket practice takes on a different spin when the internationals show up

College celebrates rise in achievement

Glenfield College year 13 students from left, Kayley Balderstone,Leeah Chou-Lee and Rona Wharawhara.

A number of new strategies has led to a rise in achievement, says Glenfield College principal.

No pride in history

Pardon Me Alan Turing stars Northcote's Geoff Allen as Oscar Wilde.

Auckland Pride Festival presents Pardon Me Alan Turing.

Antarctic adventure for Kiwi filmmaker

In the Husky Channel with Michah Rauguth, Matt Holmes and Zephyr (dog).

Five years ago, Simon Lucas had barely used a camera. This week he heads off to the Antarctic to work on his third environmental film.

Yes or no to roads?

Auckland's traffic is much derided.

Massive Auckland roading projects to be decided by panel.

Romance alive in rest home

Michael and Pat Gow, who have been married for 60 years, at the Lady Allum retirement village's Valentines Day ...

"He said 'ugh'" - elderly couple who met as toddlers celebrate Valentines Day in Auckland retirement village.

Neverland dancers celebrate birthday goals

Albany's Neverland Studios turns a quarter of a century old this year.

"More champagne and balloons?" - dance studio owners celebrate milestone birthday.

Unlicensed builder given $5000 fine

"He marched off in May and said 'I can't finish it now, it's raining' and he didn't come back."

He said he was licensed. But after mucking up the cladding he stormed off and didn't come back.

Calling birdmen and birdwomen

This flying machine was crafted on the day of the event from plastic, bamboo and duct tape.

"Don't spend a lot of money because it's likely to turn to custard" - four decades later, Birdman returns to Auckland's North Shore.

New art centre manager welcomed

Mairangi Arts Centre general manager Angela Suh wants to improve centre diversity.

Angela Suh said she'll be sticking around the Mairangi Arts Centre for a while and has big plans.

School creates model students

Albany Junior High School teacher Retha Barnard is proud of the performing arts success of students Levina Louw, Kiann ...

Five students from one school have modelled, sung and danced their way into the World Championships of Performing Arts.

New building numbers plummet

In 2014 there were 1286 new buildings consented in the North Shore. In 2016, that number was just 451.

Auckland's facing a critical housing shortage, but the North Shore's not stepping up.

'It's not the apocalypse' as prices fall

Home buyers are in a slightly better position with house prices falling on Auckland's North Shore.

Calm and perspective is urged after house prices took a dip on Auckland's North Shore.

South Africa eases visa process for Aucklanders

New Zealand passport holders new need three-month visas to visit South Africa.

Those outside Auckland and Wellington still face a "costly" undertaking.

Car ban worries hilltop folk club

The Bunker has been an iconic presence in Devonport for over 100 years.

"No one is going to climb up a hill with instruments" - fears car ban could signal folk club's last waltz.

Rangitoto College principal moves on

David Hodge has been the principal of Rangitoto for 12 years but is  moving on at the end of the term.

David Hodge is moving to a newly created role at St Kentigern College.

Send in the dog officers

Opinion is divided whether frolicking dogs enliven Takapuna Beach or create a hazard.

Accusations of out-of-control dogs on a popular Auckland beach have local politicians calling council to hire more dog officers.

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