North Shore Times

SkyPath: talk first, court maybe gallery

Bevan Woodward hopes his SkyPath Trust's plans go ahead after mediation.

Supporters and opponents will try mediation over proposed SkyPath pedestrian and cycleway plans for Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Students make unique discovery

Northcote College teacher, Kit Hustler has been doing conservation work and studies in streams since 2009.

College students have made an unusual scientific discovery after watching fish hunting for food.

Town manager defends centre gallery

Northcote town centre manager Martin Lawes says the shopping centre has CCTV and a security guard.

The Northcote town centre manager says his centre is safe despite two bag snatch incidents within a year.

Tree changes cut deep gallery

People don't understand arborists exist to care for not, chop down trees, says a long time arborist.

We want to care for, not chop down Auckland's trees, says a long time arborist.

Police car crashes on callout gallery

A police car has crashed in Birkenhead while carrying out "urgent duty".

A police patrol car on "urgent duty" has been involved in a collision with another vehicle.

Author in the house gallery

International novelist Rosie Thomas is coming to Takapuna Library.

Bestselling Welsh author Rosie Thomas will speak at a charity fundraiser in Takapuna.

Police focus on youth and inexperience gallery

Constable Steve Ruggles from North Shore Police says education is the way to help inexperienced drivers.

Police are focusing on inexperienced drivers after two crashes within hours of each other involved drivers on their restricted licence.

Work restarts at Long Bay Restaurant

Koiwi were first found on the site of the Long Bay Restaurant in mid-2013.

After a nine-month wait, work is due to resume at Long Bay Restaurant.

Special tips preserved in book gallery

Vince Keeting and Ming Wei contributed to The Kaipatiki Book of Recipes and Handy Tips.

A free booklet full of tips, recipes and poems has been created by the Kaipatiki elderly for residents.

Art for suburb's sake gallery

Devonport's quiet, bohemian charm is set to get a little bit more artsy.

Light installations made by 130 students are among Artweek highlights in Devonport.

Sportsmen teach students

Francheska Cassin is one of 12 students selected for the Breakers' pilot Game Plan programme.

The SkyCity Breakers are giving back with a leadership course for high school students.

Students win film festival award

Jennifer Susanto, Kayla Nield and Josh Phillip hold their award for the most online votes at the Focus on Ability Film Festival.

Kayla Nield had her first operation when she was six hours old. Thirteen years later, she's the star of an award-winning short film.

Show hits NZ stage for first time gallery

Musical director Zac Johns, left, actress Bridie Dixon, and choreographer Ashleigh Morgan hope audiences will enjoy the NZ premiere of musical Dogfight.

Dogfight, a story of American marines and their ugly date competition in 1963, gets its New Zealand premiere this October.

Students doodling for Google gallery

Hauraki School students Briar Carter, left, and Maia Madsen-Brough are in the finals for the Doodle 4 Google competition.

Google asks kids what they would do if they could go back in time for its annual competition.

'Complex' Devonport character farewelled gallery

The late Bryan Jackson's vision for Devonport clashed with locals' views.

Bryan Jackson was the first person to admit he wasn't perfect, says his son.

NCEA alternatives limited

Rangitoto Principal David Hodge says the community wants an alternative to NCEA.

While one North Shore school abandons Cambridge as an NCEA alternative, another introduces it as an option.

More bias allegations dog board gallery

Debate over the future of Takapuna Beach Northern Reserve has dragged on for years.

Takapuna residents lodge bias complaint against local board chairman.

TPPA transparency wanted gallery

Grassroots opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, particularly its secrecy, has seen nationwide protests.

Auckland local boards are demanding Auckland Council push central government to reveal more about a secret international agreement.

Beach front camping ground gets help in spades gallery

Jan Gopperth estimates 50 volunteers turned up in soggy weather to help spruce-up the caravan park.

Local board members buried differences to beautify a controversial piece of Takapuna reserve land.

Hashtag promotes empathy

Muskan Devta holds one of her three books which she wrote when she was nine.

A 15-year-old girl's experiences with a medical condition helped her think up a kindness campaign.

Attitude is everything gallery

Alley Powell had never set foot in Starship children's hospital before third daughter, Isabella, was born with cystic fibrosis.

A determined 12-year-old won't let her illness keep her from her love of hockey and dancing.

Robot comes for a visit gallery

Product specialist Latoya Kyprios helps children interact with NAO.

A singing and dancing robot came to New Zealand to meet a special group of children.

School fire brings silver lining

Northcote College principal Vicki Barrie says it may take some years before a permanent technology block is built.

Fire destroyed a 60-year-old school building a year ago and Northcote College is still using temporary facilities.

Multicultural fundraiser for Nepal gallery

Bollywood band Nasha will headline a fundraising event for Nepal.

A high-energy night of dinner and dance is being helf to raise money for Nepal.

Kiwis team up for Huff Post

A Parnell creative agency created illustrations and interactive data visualisations for a Huffington Post Highline story.

A Kiwi editor in New York collaborates with an Auckland digital creative agency to develop an eye-opening story.

Chemical weed control could replace water

Albany Ward councillors Wayne Walker, left, and John Watson look on as weeds are sprayed with hot water.

An Auckland Transport proposal to roll out chemical-based weed control across Auckland is based on misinformation, say Albany Ward councillors

Sensitive side to team of blokes gallery

A team of younger and older blokes with their rakes and spades at the ready.

Forty-eight kind-hearted men give up their Saturdays to help others.

Spreading hope with bandannas gallery

Eilish Wilkes is legally blind from a brain tumour and says her guide dog, Loie, has given her freedom and independence.

Eilish Wilkes lives with a brain tumour and is legally blind but is all about living life to the fullest.

Urban special housing concerns gallery

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board chairwoman Julia Parfitt, second left, with several of her board members outside Browns Bay's old Bute Rd supermarket.

Building dozens of apartments has 'implications' for a North Shore suburb wanting to keep its beach feel.

Green light for Glenfield youth centre gallery

From left, community worker Jill Nerheny, Kaipatiki Local Board member Richard Hills and Kaipatiki Local Youth Board member Cedric Tevaga are "stoked" the project is going ahead.

With teen pregnancy, unemployment and suicide rates through the roof, a North Shore youth focused centre has come at a good time.

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