North Shore Times

Cartoon pollution warning outdated video

The numerous Tina and Tane signs along North Shore beaches were installed in the early 2000s by the old North Shore City ...

Old-school cartoon characters warn children of dangerous wastewater pollution on Auckland's North Shore beaches.

Mairangi claims medals

Mairangi Bay Surf Life Saving Club's Danielle McKenzie was the top female competitor at the New Zealand Surf Life Saving ...

Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club has had its most successful nationals ever and so did their star athlete.

Repair throws cold water on pool fun

Babies who love getting wet will have to wait until Saturday to have a swim at Albany Stadium Pool.

About half of the swimming area at the new Albany Stadium Pool is closed for urgent repairs.

Win free rides at Royal Easter Show

Experience the Flying Dragon and other thrilling rides at the Royal Easter show at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, ...

For a chance to win a day of free rides for two at Auckland's Royal Easter Show, enter our readers' competition.

'Crazy dream' comes true

Like A Storm band members, Matt, Chris, Kent Brooks with Zach Wood.

From Albany to Wembly, three Kiwi brothers are living their rock-star dreams.

All invited to Devonport's arty party

Devonport Arts Festival founder Shirley Brickell wrote about Devonport's artistic legacy.

Devonport Arts Festival showcases the artistic, literary, poetic, musical and visual talent of its local inhabitants.

Surf club built on sand, stays put

Mairangi Bay Surf Life Saving Club is currently located right on the beachfront.

The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has quashed any possibility of a new location for the Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.

Schoolboy cricketers eye prize

Rosmini College 1st XI bowler Niko Weerakoon, right, in action against Westlake Boys High School.

Rosmini College's expanding cricket programme will be put to the test on Saturday.

Prisoners proud of reading progress

Prime Minister Bill English presents a graduate with their certificate.

"I thought I was a no hope but now look what I've done" - prisoner 'over the moon' about learning to read.

Money for Auckland, PM says

Prime Minister Bill English said it was up to the Auckland Council to decide what the city's priorities for ...

Prime Minister Bill English said money is 'no constraint' when it comes to Auckland's infrastructure.

'Suspicions' influence new campground lease

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chair Grant Gillon used his casting vote to split a divided local board to pursue a ...

Local board politicians on Auckland's North Shore don't want their beach holiday park run by Auckland Council.

Girl Guide selected for world conference

Girl Guide leader Bryony Smith says Guiding is "like a family".

With a family of Guides beside her, a youth leader is ready for her next step.

Black Sox great still feared

Brad Rona has three world softball gold medals and hopes to add a fourth with the Black Sox in July.

He's 41 and at his sixth world series, but Brad Rona is still one of the best softball hitters around.

Olympic medallist's lifesaving passion

Jun Dai, who won a bronze medal swimming for China, is enjoying Kiwi life as a lifeguard and swim instructor.

Jun Dai is putting his fast-swimming skills to good use as a lifeguard and swim instructor in Auckland.

Codes clash as sports fields feel squeeze

Takapuna Football Club's home ground Taharoto Park.

Double-booked fields and matches moved across town. Is Auckland is running out of room for sports teams?

Patients left cold and uncomfortable

Healthcare assistant Bev Watt in front of 200 life-size cutouts, each the equivalent of 100 health workers, to represent ...

"I have to tell patients we don't have any blankets left. They have to be cold the whole night" - healthcare workers blame funding shortfall.

Celebration ignites after college setbacks

Long Bay College head boy Alex Quinn, deputy head girl Rebekah Walton, head girl Savannah Schreuder and deputy head boy ...

Fires unite Long Bay College students, who rallied to bake for firefighters, after series of knock-backs.

Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon a hit with the kids

Competitor Brooke McGhie, 9, meets her idol Olympic medalist Eliza McCartney.

The threat of rain didn't deter more than 2500 children from a day of running, swimming and biking in Manly.

Football season kicks off

Football season kicks off

The first weekend of Northern Regional Football League action.

Prison guards in fear

The officers were injured in an attack at Auckland Prison in October.

Six Corrections officers have grave concerns for their safety after their files were found in the cell of a gang member. 

She walked 3000km

Overlooking Lake Hawea on the Te Araroa trail.

Shelley started the Te Araroa trail on her 36th birthday in September last year, and last week completed her journey.

New principal completing doctorate while working fulltime

Alex Reed from Westlake Boys' High School is looking forward to being executive principal at Pinehurst School.

The new principal at private school Pinehurst has been completing his PhD in English literature while also working at Westlake Boys' High School.

Lack of ferry demand questioned

Fairway bay is working with the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board to survey residents to see if they would use a weekend ...

Auckland Transport says Whangaparaoa residents don't want a weekend ferry service to the city.

Toil leads to titles

Pearl Dawson Trophy winners Takapuna Ponies

Takapuna Ponies' successful season three years in the making.

Buster dumped metres from cat cafe

Buster, a five-week-old kitten is desperate for affection after being abandoned.

"It breaks my heart" - cat cafe owner picks up abandoned five-week-old kitten, Buster.

The eyes in your back yard video

Natasha McComb felt her privacy was being invaded when real estate agents hired a drone to film the property next to ...

"1984 is closer than you think..." Auckland residents' privacy concerns over real estate agent drones.

Education minister warms to teacher aides

Education Minister Hekia Parata says funding has gone up this year for schools.

Hekia Parata wades into an argument with education union, saying they are wrong about funding.

Choreographer creates dance in park

Chloe Loftus, front, dancing at Aberystwyth, Wales.

Chloe Loftus is the first choreographer in Auckland Council's residence in a regional park programme.

Retiree always there, at heart of community

Beach Haven's star volunteer John Christianson has dedicated his retirement to helping the community.

“Volunteering keeps me young,” Christianson says.

'We've just been told to accept it'

The view from Knox's deck, which looks right over the pony club.

Eva's view is of lush green fields. But a new plan to relocate a hockey stadium means she may lose it all.

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