North Shore Times

Support divided for new apartments gallery

A new apartment block is going to be built on Rawene Rd.

A new apartment block development has residents concerned over what will happen to the Birkenhead's character.

Trees axed 'for better views'

Trees in a Northcote street are being illegally chopped, say residents.

Residents believe people living near council reserves are getting over-enthusiastic with their chainsaws in order to get better views.

Small steps a big deal for Maddy

Maddy Overton swims once a week as part of her ongoing physio.

For the first time in her life, six-year-old Maddy Overton can find her balance without help.

Kea cleared for duty

The March collision between ferry and terminal left a gaping hole in Kea's starboard bow.

An Auckland passenger ferry is back on the water after a wharf collision left it out of service for five months.

Call for toll referendum

Central government's position remains unclear on Auckland transport funding, mayor Len Brown says.

Cautious support and skepticism have greeted renewed calls for an Auckland-wide referendum on motorway tolling.

One for the trophy cabinet gallery

Ministry of Justice chief executive Audrey Sonerson, left, joins Waitemata DHB's Jay O'Brien, Dr Dale Bramley and Sarah McLeod as they celebrate the DHB's win at the IPANZ awards.

Improved patient experiences lands Waitemata DHB a national award.

Court battle ahead over SkyPath

The SkyPath Trust was hoping to have the SkyPath built in late 2016.

Groups opposing an Auckland Harbour Bridge walkway/cycleway are ready for a court appeal.

Birkenhead's Kauri theme kept alive gallery

The son of a renowned North Shore gardener is happy the Zion kauri have survived the redevelopment of a reserve.

Landmark holiday park's big win gallery

Takapuna Beach Holiday Park is the last beach side campground left in Auckland's metropolitan area.

It's campground first, reserve second and yachting centre third for a popular beachfront destination.

'He made a difference'

After leaving the navy Ian Bradley's love of classic British cars grew into a business.

Ian Bradley,1937-2015, sailor, artist, businessman, conservationist and politician - Devonport's very own renaissance man remembered.

Council webcasting 'unreliable'

Save Takapuna Beach Holiday Park's Jan Gopperth.

Webcasting a meeting about the Takapuna campground's future, instead of using a bigger space has gone down like a lead balloon.

Elderly woman in "wicked circle" gallery

Anastasia Brock says she just wants her life back.

A single and elderly woman with no home says she is low priority when it comes to accommodation assistance.

Group created to fix bike shed use gallery

Gillian Taylor stands in an empty Birkenhead Bike Shed at 9am.

A working party group has been established to fix the problem of an underused bike shed for ferry commuters.

Long-awaited playground gets "informal ok" gallery

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board requested it have input on the privately funded playground plans for Gould Reserve.

'Not-so-fast' has turned to 'go ahead' for a privately funded playground on a public beach-side reserve.

A box of beers for good samaritan gallery

Sarah Bray saw her trampoline flying through the air.

Bayview residents are thanking a good samaritan for his help following a mini tornado.

Cat cafe countdown on gallery

Friends Vicky Chapman and Mike Jones, with his cat Muffin, want to open New Zealand's first cat cafe.

Failure to reach a kickstarter goal could mean delays for New Zealand's first Cat Cafe.

Don't make us second class, dog owners plea gallery

Professional dog walker Susie Londer feels public space access for dogs and their owners is slowly being chipped-away in New Zealand.

Tightening public space access hours for 'responsible' dog owners is unfair North Shore residents say.

New funding for Regional Park

Under the Auckland Council's 10-year budget, millions will go to signage and development in Long Bay Regional Park.

Millions will be poured into developing parts of Long Bay Regional Park under the new 10-year budget.

Trees that 'make' Takapuna Beach need help gallery

Stormy winter tides are being blamed for eroding land underneath Sacred Grove pohutukawa.

Robyn Chalmers used to run Takapuna Beach daily admiring a stand of 'sacred' pohutukawa, now she fears for their survival.

Browns Bay residents oppose plans gallery

John Jamieson, left, and Mark Green say Maureen Plowman Rest Home's upward expansion will cause massive traffic problems around Browns Bay's beachfront.

A company's publicity over plans to expand its seaside, suburban retirement facility has been labelled 'bullshit'.

Dig out the spare blankets gallery

Shelley Drylie and her sons James, 3, and Mason, 7, want to pay it forward by donating a collective of blankets from parents and kids at Marlborough Primary School.

More than 160 Auckland children in need have been gifted blankets since the launch of a Facebook campaign.

Lefties still allowed in Takapuna streets gallery

"Damned trucks" still plague Takapuna's narrow, suburban Napier Ave.

Residents are skeptical Auckland Transport's ideas will stop rat runners in their Takapuna street.

Hockey medals for North Harbour

This year New Zealand's best under-18 women's hockey players come from North Harbour.

It's no fluke that North Harbour Hockey is improving at age-group level.

National titles for North Harbour netballers


Final minute of play decides winner in national age-group netball final

Search for historic photos

Among hundreds of historic photos handed in by the public is a scrapbook from 1899.

Researchers want to know more about an Auckland volunteer firefighter with a tragic story.

WDHB fundraising arm celebrates first birthday

From left: Waitemata DHB Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Brant, Well Foundation CEO Andrew Young and Waitemata DHB Chief Executive Dr Dale Bramley celebrate the foundation's 1st birthday.

Remote and poorer suburbs from west Auckland to Helensville and Kaukapakapa will benefit from a planned new mobile health service initiative.

Firehouse sold to rest home owner

The old Takapuna Fire Station's hose tower gives an indication of how high a requested zone change could allow its new property owners to build to.

A landmark Auckland fire station has sold for more than six times its government valuation.

Bus plan angers street

Sunrise Ave's school traffic already means it takes 20 minutes to drive down the street, resident Stewart Gilbride says.

Allowing hundreds more buses down a suburban Auckland road is being called "dangerous" and "bloody stupid".

'No nonsense' RSA battler remembered

As a young navy sailor, Michael Murphy, arms raised, viewed South Pacific nuclear tests. Murphy went on to be a veterans' rights crusader.

Outliving most who witnessed cold-war era nuclear tests, tireless veterans campaigner Michael Murphy fought the good fight.

New library in line for nordic award gallery

Nick Strachan and his Athfield Architects team are "extremely proud" of their Devonport Library design.

Devonport's new library is getting international attention.

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