North Shore Times

Local board ambitions for Shore gallery video

Medieval stocks in the Robin Hood-themed playground at Sherwood Reserve in Browns Bay.

Accommodating growth, protecting the environment and improving transparency are key goals for the North Shore's local boards.

Project across the world and out of this world

Students Leyi Shen, Breanna Keating, Xingyue Zhu, Zili Lu, Syndie Johnson and Hannah Hardy work together on a project at ...

Pupils have teamed up with students from China to solve the problem of how to feed astronauts in space.

Proposed pony club relocation upsets

Rosedale Pony Club has been at the current site for 35 years.

An established pony club may be relocated - a proposal which has 'horrified' a former member.

Addiction breaks families, destroys lives video

Writer, naturopath, acupuncturist and mother of a drug addict Lynda Wharton will speak at a unique conference for family ...

"Meth absolutely destroys lives," says addict's mother, who is behind the first conference for family members of drug addicts.

Double-deckers roll into suburbs

Prior to Birkendhead Transport purchasing four double-decker buses to run on their suburban routes, double-decker buses ...

The first ever double-decker buses are running routes on suburban streets in Auckland's North Shore.

Daring to be different

Attitude award winner Muskan Devta, 17, wants kids to know it's okay to be themselves.

'It's okay to be different' says the award-winning 17-year-old author and motivational speaker.

Two titles for surfer

Takapuna's Ollie Houghton won two titles at the 2017 Barrett Homes New Zealand Longboard and SUP Open.

Teenage paddler Ollie Houghton prepares to impress at national SUP event

Rugby refs intro blue card

Kiwi referee Glenn Newman was involved in the Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium.

Despite refereeing around the world, Glenn Newman ranks home experiences as the best.

Smash palace - home owner wants action

The latest car to come off the road was on February 17. The car was written off and tore down a three-week old fence.

"It seems like they're playing roulette" - home owner frustrated by council inaction over a dangerous, crash-prone corner.

One dead, one rescued video

Extensive cordons have been placed around the crash site.

One person killed and another had to be freed from under a car after collision with motorcycle.

Grisly find on beach

A discovery of an animal skin was followed days later by a discovery of a carcass along the foreshore of popular ...

Days ago, a freshly skinned animal hide washed up on the shore. Now, a "fleshy" carcass has been found.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Mike Pasco shows us the WASZP up close.

The world's first flying boat - which allows people to sail out of the water and reach speeds twice as fast as the wind - has arrived.

Matching young people with jobs

Leo, 16, is Paremoremo's technology know-how and go-to.

Need some help around the house or your computer fixed? Young people in your neighbourhood might be able to help.

'Change the world', Google encourages

Adrian Pickstock, from the Interactive Advertising Bureau NZ, and John Ball from Google Australasia, say good customer ...

Google's Australasia spokesman encourages businesses to use technology to improve their lives, and the world.

Police officer 'almost in tears'

Constable Sheryll Pearce said her heart "sank" after she found 13 people - 11 without seatbelts - crammed into a people ...

When she pulled over a people mover on a busy highway, she found 11 people inside not wearing seatbelts.

Swimmable river 'caused rash'

Green party members kayak Lucas Creek as a part of raising awareness for the Swimmable Rivers campaign.

Albany's Lucas Creek is not swimmable, regardless of government guidelines, says Green Party water spokesperson Catherine Delahunty.

Foster parents keep doors open

David and Jackie say the hardest part of being a foster parent is having to say goodbye.

"If you bury your head in the sand and say 'I couldn't do it', well the children would still be out there."

On the start line again

Steve Brabant is ready to run Round the Bays for the 40th time.

Every March for the last 40 years Steve Brabant has been running around the waterfront.

Auckland congestion relief crawls ahead

The busy Upper Harbour Highway/Constellation Drive intersection will have 12,000 fewer cars a day with the improvements.

Consents for the $700 million Northern Corridor Improvement project on Auckland's North Shore will be decided by a Board of Inquiry.

Volunteer sets example for grandchildren

Tricia Clarkson, volunteers at The Grief Centre in Birkenhead one day a week.

"You're part of something bigger than yourself," says Auckland volunteer.

Dog skin found on beach

The foreshore between Takapuna Beach playground and the Takapuna Boating Club where the dog flesh was found.

Brent McCarty found the skin on an Auckland beach. And he says there is no doubt it was a dog's.

Close calls: Navy vet, 99, shares stories

Norman Batterham at Narrow Neck in the late 40s.

"We were bloody starving" - Norman Batterham cooked on naval ships for 15 of his 99 years.

Trio to be deported for working without visas

Immigration officials detained, and plan to deport, three men for allegedly working without visas.

Immigration officials detained three men at 6.30am for allegedly working without visas and they will be deported in the next few days.

Headache over for headache sufferers

Helen Tufui is looking forward to bringing The Headache Clinic north, as she checks out a neck vertebrae example.

A headache clinic, which successfully treats 94 per cent of patients, is expanding to the North Island.

Fairburn Rocks Devonport

Fairburn raised four children in Devonport with his wife before his death in 1957.

"You can tell a lot of a person by their friends," Dinah Holman says.

Have a plan for Round the Bays

Round the Bays Running Club trainer Johnathan Tait from Glenfield Pool and Leisure Centre.

Have a race plan - fitness instructor's tips for Round the Bays.

Teen strives to make NZ water polo team

Morgan McDowall trials for the New Zealand senior water polo team.

Youngest ever qualifying teen strives to meet senior standards.

Pest plants suffocating Auckland Council budget

Blue morning glory is strangling native plant's in Auckland's Torbay.

A new infestation of pest plants in Torbay has highlighted a heavy reliance on local volunteer groups for pest control as Auckland Council struggles for funding.

Poison laid on rat-infested mountain

The pest control program on Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, will now add rat bait to the existing possum and rabbit ...

"Hopefully we've been poisoning rats, but I haven't seen any dead ones or dopey ones yet," Auckland volunteer said.

Celebrate cultural sharing

The Folklore Chileno Latino will perform dances from South America at Lakeside Festival.

An influx of more cultures arriving in New Zealand is even more of a reason to share them, president of Auckland Multicultural Society Thuten Kesang says.

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