North Shore Times

Big stink over water weeds gallery

Auckland's Lake Pupuke has rapidly filled with rotting, stinking weeds causing alarm among the sailing community.

Rebuilt wharf to benefit all

Shaun McHoull, left, and Iain Sinclair who met at Murrays Bay Wharf when they were 8 years old.

A 100-year-old wharf will be rebuilt and jumpers will be able to to continue a summer tradition.

Getting fit in the hot weather gallery

Father-of-three Peter Oliver is finding it a challenge to get fit in the muggy and hot weather.

One week into training for Round the Bays, Peter Oliver hasn't been deterred by the muggy Auckland weather.

Car vs scaffolding gallery

Scaffolding company owner Nick Curran says a motorist hit the scaffolding bringing it down and drove off.

A car hit scaffolding causing damage to parked vehicles and the search is on for the culprit.

Long Bay fire: Man of interest

Police want to identify a man who was seen acting suspiciously near the scene of a house fire in Long Bay Regional Park on February 1.

The man was seen acting suspiciously near a house fire in Long Bay Regional Park

Inspirational athlete is marking new milestones

Sionann Murphy won't let cerebral palsy hold her back on the sports field.

Active youngster Sionann Murphy is turning heads as one of the few athletes with cerebral palsy to have beaten able-bodied athletes.

Concerns over road to schools

The Glenvar Rd, East Coast Rd intersection.

A local board has safety concerns following three crashes in a month on a road leading to two schools.

'Gut wrenching' blaze hits firefighter

Deputy principal rural fire officer Scott Marchant was recognised for 25 years service at the Wellsford Volunteer Fire Brigade Fire Awards.

He was fighting fires in Australia just over a week ago. Now, he has lost everything in a blaze at his own home.

Schools need donations to operate, say principals.

Rangitoto College Principal, David Hodge says donations are necessary to provide what's expected.

Voluntary parent donations are a necessity for schools to meet expectations, say principals.

Two storey house on fire

Smoke was seen billowing from the property

Six fire trucks struggling to put out a house fire in Auckland.

Mind those nine lives gallery video

Devonport library cat colouring-in book cover - featuring Benjamin.

Lucky cat suffer from "an awful tendency to lie in the gutter".

New kauri tree battle gallery video

This is my home because of the kauri, says a man fighting to keep trees.

Nine injured in chemical spill

A medical centre in Milford, North Shore has been evacuated following a chemical spill.

Nine injured following a chemical spill in Auckland on Friday.

Protest March gallery


Another round of Auckland motorway's 'March Madness' could push commuters back to cars, critics warn.

Chelsea Pony Club welcomes donations

Chelsea Pony Club members and president with Linda Powell, second from left, who collected gear for the club which was robbed.

A pony club which had thousands of dollars of equipment stolen is thankful after receiving donations from around the country.

Creating a legacy for mum gallery

Tim Morton, left, Cooper Angell and Jake Willett raised more than $5000 for Shave for a Cure.

A pair of best friends wanted to do something to help people living with cancer, so they decided to go bald.

Clearing Auckland's trash mountains

An illegal rubbish dump formed on Ormiston Rd in east Auckland over Christmas and New Year.

Auckland Council has set up a crack team to pursue those who illegally dump rubbish.

Embracing the healthy NZ lifestyle gallery

Trainers Kate and Ben Walden, in blue, are helping family Kate, left, Kitty, Poppy, Rosa and Peter Oliver get fit.

Kate and Peter Oliver are ready to help their family get fit for the Auckland Round the Bays fun run in March.

Paddling to remember Amanda gallery

Tracey James and Luke Johnson are taking part in Paddle for Hope in honor of a much-loved wife, mother, and friend.

Batman is joining an all women paddle boarding team in honour of his late wife.

Plan could devastate retail gallery


Auckland Transport is being too secretive about plans to remove carparking in Glenfield, a local board member says.

Rail to North Shore when, not if

Trains to the North Shore will be a reality, Auckland's mayor Len Brown says.

Auckland mayor Len Brown says trains connecting Auckland to the North Shore will be a reality.

Helping animals for 30 years gallery

After 30 years, Karen Brown is as committed as ever to volunteering at SPCA Auckland.

A passion for animals has driven Karen Brown's commitment to SPCA for three decades.

Cross over crossing gallery


A Waitemata harbour rail campaigner launches a petition.

Fresh food for families in need gallery

Yelena Bebich is happy to be sharing her garden's vegetables with people in need.

An initiative to help provide needy people with weekly boxes of homegrown vege has taken off.

Parents cautious of jolting ride gallery

Mother Katie Mawer, with children William and Caitlyn Allaker, is concerned about the safety of a new flying fox at Glenfield's Marlborough Park.

A large jolt at the end of a newly installed flying fox is causing concern for parents of young children.

Two trapped in off-ramp collision

Emergency services rushed to the scene at the Tristram Ave off-ramp in North Shore

A car flipped, trapping two people at Auckland's Tristram Ave off-ramp.

Opening plans for Hato Petera boarding hostel

A falling roll and poor accommodation standards have caused problems for Hato Petera College.

Hato Petera College's accommodation will be open for business this school year says the school's trust board.

Birth units to become possibility

Primary birthing units are a place for healthy women with no complications to give birth.

After years of campaigns, primary birthing units are being considered by Waitemata District Health Board.

Chemical spray use disturbs gallery

The World Health Organisation says glyphosate is a probable cancer causing agent.

Driving to parks in Auckland traffic poses greater risk than from chemical spraying, says a Massey scientist.

Festival prize package up for grabs

Thousands of people are expected to attend the Seeport Festival during Auckland Anniversary Weekend.

A helicopter ride, tugboat tour and much more could be yours to enjoy with four friends this anniversary weekend.

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