North Shore Times

Changing world, changing politics

Massey University associate professor Grant Duncan said economic and technological changes are having a flow-on effect ...

An upcoming lecture at Massey University explores trust and distrust in a changing political landscape.

Reaching new depths

Siblings Otomar and Dagmara Rudolph, prepare for a scuba dive at Leigh.

Young Aucklanders gain the skills to go where their friends can't.

Ready to reel in big one

Gareth Edwards and Marius Koekemoer are New Zealand's entrants in the World Carp Classic in France.

Freshwater fishing advocates want to inspire others.

Music school hits right note

Head of school Grace Liu said her vision for the school is about students as well as teachers growing their knowledge.

Creating a hub in north Auckland, where students and teachers connect is the vision behind a new music school.

Have faith in us: Principal

Some schools are over capacity but others have a low roll, mainly thanks to perception issues.

Low decile doesn't mean poor quality: principal promotes college's successes.

Vague timing for $70M traffic fix video

Lake Rd upgrades are the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board's top priority for Auckland Council to fund in its 2017/18 ...

Long-awaited solutions for one of Auckland's worst bottlenecks have been revealed, but when they arrive is another matter.

Schools 'screaming' as rolls grow

Long Bay College principal Russell Brooke expects the roll to grow as primary and intermediate school students go ...

A college principal says ballooning primary school rolls will carry over to high schools, as children grow up.

Overcrowding frustrates principals

Torbay School principal Wendy Sandifer wants more modern classrooms, like this one, at her growing school.

Pupils taught in dental clinics, staffrooms and libraries, due to overcrowded Auckland schools.

Withdrawn candidate urges voters to consider Labour policy

Account manager Rohan Lord says he will focus on his career, after his withdrawal from the East Coast Bays Electorate race.

Rohan Lord said he saw no pathway forward with Labour but voters should still consider voting for them.

Fire service investigating after house fire

The house fire started on the ground floor but caused smoke damage to the upper level.

The fire started in a ground floor bedroom in Auckland around noon today.

Dying wish granted

Natalie Jameson enjoys spending quality time with her husband Roger and daughters Anna, left, and Sarah, saying they are ...

Woman with terminal cancer travels with family to see Southern Lights, thanks to Race4Life Trust.

Students collect data from space station

Cuberider participants outside "mission control", from left, Cassie Burn, 17, Neha John, 18, and Kayleigh Waters, 17,  ...

The Cuberider programme saw students create code to collect the data.

Creative stalls a hit at expo

Gary Mudrovcic from Insurance and Lending Group (ILG) demonstrates the bicycle smoothie maker that was attracting plenty ...

Bicycle-powered smoothie-maker powers interest, as business expo exhibitors get creative.

Plan targets mental health

Helping mental health patients get better and quicker help is one of the aims of the Waitemata Primary and Community ...

Giving high-need mental health patients quick and easy access to psychiatrists is one way a new plan is improving health services in Auckland's north and west.

Lease notification approved for Rosedale clubs

Harbour Hockey would move to the site of the Rosedale Pony Club, should the new community leases eventually go ahead.

 Public notification of a community lease to relocate a North Auckland pony club to accommodate has been approved.

Auckland beaches still isolated

Damage to the Kennedy Park steps in Castor Bay caused by Auckland's heavy April storms have left a once popular beach empty.

Stairways and paths are destroyed, and there's no easy fix. And it's been this way for months.

Native plants not always revered video

Verran Primary School pupils Izabella Johnson, Sayla Hall, Tristan Sheehy, Suzie Clayworth, Ella Ava Sievert and Tyler ...

Woman who battled misconceptions about natives to ensure their protection, remembered by local school.

Wanted: 'Eyes and ears' for NZ Police

The North Harbour Community Patrol works year round.

A local community patrol is looking for volunteers to prevent, deter and detect crime.

Student reaching for stars

Anushka Kharbanda, 16, is one of four young Kiwis going to the 2017 USA Space Camp in Huntsville Alabama.

Anushka Kharbanda is one of four Kiwis headed to a US space camp.

Suburb gave peace a chance

Protesters gather at North Head, Devonport in the 1980s.

Seaside Devonport on Auckland's North Shore celebrates leading the country toward its nuclear-free status.

Recreational cyclists lack facilities

Casey Fields criterium circuit in Victoria, Australia is an example of what could be developed in New Zealand.

International examples could be the blueprint for safer cycling in Auckland.

'No future' as white, middle class

Former East Coast Bays candidate Rohan Lord dropped out of contention for the safe National seat after being placed at ...

Labour candidate drops out, saying he couldn't see long-term future there as white middle class male.

Artists to go wild in parks

Minister Maggie Barry and artist Fiona Pardington who participated in an earlier version of the programme.

Artists will work with conservation projects in parks in a new residency.

Telling Qatar's untold story

Editor Lauren Wellbrock said this film is an honest telling of an untold story.

A Kiwi film-maker tells the story of Qatar's unskilled labourers in the upcoming documentary festival.

Football field vandalised

Damage to Becroft Park in Forrest Hill, Auckland.

Becroft Park was in top condition - then vandals struck the Auckland football fields.

Skatepark takes leap

Artist impression of the skatepark's final design.

The construction of a new skatepark in Birkenhead's War Memorial Park is now under way.

Shedding light on industry

Light Industry opens at Depot Artspace in Devonport, May 27.

Industrialisation is not always ugly, retired factory worker and photographer says.

What matters to teenage girls?

Olivia Van Kuyk from Long Bay is a member of the GirlGuiding New Zealand Ranger Advocacy Panel.

Olivia Van Kuyk, 14, is proud to be a voice of her generation.

Adorable addition to lunch order

The Coast's Zoe Knight is a 'smart cookie'.

Six-year-old Zoe Knight takes her chances at getting more for her money.

Homecoming for Mystics coach

Northern Mystics head coach Helene Wilson.

The Mystics return to the North Shore for must-win game.

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