North Shore Times

Slow communication blamed

Works aim to make it easier for buses negotiating Verrans Corner.

A go-slow at a key traffic intersection is infuriating drivers and residents.

Firefighter joins challenge gallery

Navy firefighter Bart Couprie can stand the heat.

He fights fires and cancer.

Clock battle solution

A four-year-long battle is over for Northcote town centre chairman Martin Lawes.

A four-year-long battle over who owns a town clock has finally been resolved.

Drive to improve bus travel gallery

Christopher Dixon relies on the buses for travel but is frustrated they are crowded.

AUT student Christopher Dixon hopes to see more frequent, less crowded North Shore buses.

Donor sought for four year old

Taylor Barnes is on the waiting list to become the youngest person in New Zealand to receive a heart transplant.

Support for Gotingcos gallery

Letterboxes in Birkdale were decorated with ribbons, bows and balloons in memory of Blessie Gotingco throughout her killer's trial.

Composting kids keen to eat their veges

Milford School's Piper Ashburner, Jillian Sommers, Sasha Tindall and Ken Fugasawa tend the school's garden which has compost from Auckland Council food waste programme added.

Food waste from neighbouring suburbs is being added to Milford School's thriving vege garden.

Bomb squad removes live shell

NZ police car, generic police

Builders have found a live shell under a house in Birkenhead.

Bowel cancer screening extended

Health minister Jonathan Coleman says more than 35,800 people received a colonoscopy last year, up from over 29,000 in 2013.

$12.4 million from this year's budget has gone into extending Waitemata DHB's bowel cancer screening pilot, meaning it will run until December 2017.

Crash between car and motorcycle

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a collision between his motorbike and a car on Auckland's North Shore.

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after his motorbike collided with a car on Auckland's North Shore.

Hit game attracts new arrivals gallery

Block by block, Minecraft players can create vast virtual worlds

The blocks are falling into place for one ex-pat UK family at Takapuna Library.

Unauthorised Auckland Council logo use

James Young holds Harbour Access Trust's booklet sporting unauthorised Auckland Council logos.

Pamphlets telling people how to vote on Takapuna Beach reserve bore council logos.

Best friends now “bald together” gallery

Best friends Caitlin Sheehan, left, and Elizabeth Moata'ane from Devonport get to be "bald together".

Caitlin Sheehan is the kind of friend everyone wants to have.

Lucky escape for kids gallery

Police are looking for a red or maroon Subaru Impreza station wagon and its driver after this Tramway Rd fence in Beach Haven was demolished.

School kids have a lucky escape from an out of control car.

Girls plant garden for patients

Pearl Si and the rest of the Westlake Girls High School envirogroup planting the first season of vegetables.

A free vegetable garden specifically for diabetes patients is being driven by a group of teenage girls.

Youth hall wins support gallery

Kaipatiki Local Board member Richard Hills wants to see the community support youth rather than see them as the problem.

Community worker Jill Nerheny used washing the dishes as her chance to talk to her children.

Club invaluable for elderly gallery

For now no building overshadows the Milford Senior Citizens Hall, says club president Paulene Prince.

It's a cold, wet day but the sun is shining on Milford's Senior Citizens Hall.

Teenager to study in US gallery

Cherry Yang, 18, is moving to the United States to study at Rhode Island School of Design.

Cherry Yang is one of only two Kiwis to be accepted into one of the most prestigious art schools in the world.

Khaos set for hip hop world champs gallery

Khaos Crew from left  Madison Solomon, Emilia Snelgrove, Samantha Hall, Gina Torjussen, Lucy Hunt, Eden Coleman, Hanae Choi, Jade Langley and  Kate McNish are getting ready for international hip hop competition.

Is the world ready for Khaos? The hip hop crew from Rosedale are heading to the world championships in August.

Library books impressive figures gallery

Devonport Library's light, modern interior has proved a hit with customers.

 

Library to keep history alive gallery

Lucy Xie, Memribox founder at Legacy Day, East Coast Bays Library.

Lucy Xie has well and truly brushed up on her local knowledge.

Scientist follows in father's footsteps gallery

Distinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger and daughter Laura Schwerdtfeger, who graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

A proud dad was able to share the graduation stage with his daughter, who is following in his footsteps as a scientist.

Author helping Vanuatu victims gallery

Dieter Dyck is using his story to help the people of Vanuatu.

Donating to causes out of his own pocket is becoming a habit for Dieter Dyck.

Prince Harry meets aspiring paralympian gallery

Jaden Movold, 11, talked about his love of swimming and wheelchair basketball with Prince Harry.

Aspiring paralympian Jaden Movold made the most of a brief chat with Prince Harry at the Millennium Institute in Mairangi Bay.

Stuck sticker surprise

Patrice Whelan says her son Whiti swallowed a sticker that went undiagnosed for two months.

Discovering her 10-month-old had a starfish sticker wedged in his throat for two months was almost a relief for mum Patrice Whelan.

Parking chaos at reserve

East Coast Bays Football Club members Blake Heaven, Jannick Henry and Stephanos Georgiou enjoying the new pitch at Ashley Reserve in Long Bay.

Slow progress on a new reserve is causing parking problems for a nearby school.

Sweeney Todd coming to Auckland gallery

Nick Brown and Minouk van der Velde will star in Auckland Music Theatre's adaptation of Sweeney Todd.

A high school teacher is excited about his new cut throat role.

Heritage fans celebrate gallery

Earthquake strengthening is likely to continue on Devonport's The Vic despite proposed rule changes

Heritage building lovers breathe a sigh of relief over proposed earthquake rule changes.

Cheaper rides coming

Changes are proposed for difficult to understand and inconsistent bus and train fares.

Reaction is generally warm to proposals simplifying Auckland commuter fares.

Odd pole sites fixed

Birkenhead Cricket Club chairman Andrew Gale is happy this pole, which infringes on the club's field boundary, can be relocatable.

A solution has been found for oddly placed light towers on a popular sports park.

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