North Shore Times

State houses lifeline for school

Onepoto Primary School principal Marc Dombroski says Northcote housing developments will improve the quality of life for ...

New housing developments will improve the quality of life for families of a decile one primary school on Auckland's North Shore, its principal says.

SkyPath gets a 'yes' vote video

The design for SkyPath sees a tube-like structure suspended beneath the Harbour Bridge.

Auckland Councillors have pushed the walking and cycling path a step closer to reality.

Antarctic month trip of lifetime

Stuart Kendon's month in Antarctica included a stay at Scott Base.

While their wives were in France, Albany resident Stuart Kendon and his friend decided to venture into Antarctica.

Blake award for youngster's leadership

Takapuna Primary School student Hannah Selby knew something was going on when her parents turned up to a school assembly ...

Young Leader Award recipient Hannah Selby realised something was going on when her parents turned up to her school assembly.

North Shore business association expands

Business North Harbour's Shirner Kenny, left, Janine Brinsdon and Sarah de Zwart are thankful for a positive response ...

Business North Harbour's planned expansion into the Albany area is a success.

Roe makes marathon effort

A team of Well Foundation runners, led by former marathon winner Allison Roe, front centre, are training for the ASB ...

A team of runners and walkers, including former marathon winner Allison Roe, is preparing for the ASB Auckland Marathon.

Public health service lets teenager down

An Auckland teenager worries how negative stigmas around her mental illness could affect her future career prospects.

A mother says it seems young people with mental health issues need to put their lives in danger to finally receive help.

Milford Centre parking fine confusion

Milford Centre mall has introduced a paid-parking section, to the confusion of many shoppers.

Irritated shoppers complain of poor signage on a new paid-parking section of Milford Centre car park.

Doing a bit for the world

Pam Wilson has been a volunteer in the Salvation Army's Senior Services programme - pictured with children Jack, 3, and ...

A Salvation Army program pairs volunteers with elderly people in the hope that clients can become friends.

Call for MPs to back SkyPath

SkyPath opponents have claimed too few and too many people will use Skypath.

Friends and foes of the SkyPath proposal are seeking more support, from MPs or cash donations.

Takapuna camp ground victory gallery

Save Takapuna Beach Holiday Park organisers Jan Gopperth and Gavin Sheehan outside the Takapuna reserve land site they ...

Takapuna Holiday Park saved for now, as Yachting NZ abandons its application for a sailing facility.

Punitive welfare system

Statistics New Zealand reveal the top 10 per cent of the population owns 60 per cent of wealth while the poorest 40 per ...

Work and Income New Zealand described as "very judgmental" and "traumatising" in new study.

Turf versus tarmac

Improved facilities could attract more international hockey tournaments to New Zealand.

Two major projects - a motorway interchange and a National Hockey Centre - are vying for the same space.

Grandfather no longer homeless

With a kitchen, heating and a proper bed, Bruce Bray is thankful he finally has a roof over his head after a year ...

After more than a year of roughing it, Bruce Bray has finally been able to say goodbye to his bright blue van in favour of four walls and a proper bed.

Repairing the throw-away mindset

Adults from left, Stephen McLuckie, Anne-Marie Carr and Megan Richardson with children Alice McLuckie, 6, and Zoe, 4, ...

At the Repair Cafe attendees will be encouraged to repair and recycle rather than reject broken items.

Big fire at Castor Bay house

Emergency services were called shortly after 7.30pm. The house is believed to be derelict.

The fire lit up the suburban skies and was "well-involved" by the time firefighters reached the house.

'Frustrating' political system

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board meeting in the old North Shore council offices.

"No one even knows who's doing anything" review of Auckland Council finds.

Harbour Bridge wind warning

Speed restrictions are in place on the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Auckland motorists urged to drive cautiously or use other routes.

'Bang' at substation

The Fire Service is on scene following an explosion in Auckland's Northcote.

More than 2000 houses have had their power restored following reports of an explosion on Auckland's North Shore.

Search for teen ends

Josh Chapman, 19, has been found after a second escape from a healthcare facility in the space of a week.

Police find 19-year-old who fled from two healthcare facilities in seven days.

School aims to create oasis

The site of Long Bay College's planned New Zealand Bush garden as part of the Oasis Project.

An Auckland college is creating an oasis of education and garden oasis for the community and students alike.

Giving young people a voice

Eilish Wilkes, left, is the first writer to benefit from the Young Authors Project, run by Julie Fennell.

Eilish Wilkes is the first writer to benefit from a trust allowing young people to become published authors.

Weed killer gets safety review

The commercially available weed killer Roundup is being reviewed by Auckland Council for its potentially carcinogenic ...

With possible links to cancer the weed killer glyphosate is being reviewed for use on Auckland streets.

Diesel spill kills birds

Swans affected by diesel are washed and then kept under observation by Auckland Zoo staff until the natural ...

At least two birds have died after a major spill on Auckland's North Shore.

Family goes head to head in bake off

From left, Buck and Jo Shelford will take on their son Eru, a chef, on Maori TV's Whanau Bake Off.

Buck Shelford and his wife will battle their son Eru in the kitchen as part of a new Maori TV show.

Service for lost yachtie Steve Forno video

Steve Forno pictured with his mother Lily.

Steve Forno was "living the dream" and sailing the world when his life was abruptly ended by a rogue wave.

Auckland teen found

Josh Chapman was found at an address on the North Shore.

Josh Chapman located by police two days after going missing from a healthcare facility.

Yachting NZ controversial return to Takapuna gallery

The site of Takapuna Waka Ama that Yachting New Zealand potentially wants land owner consent for to replace with a ...

Yachting New Zealand is making a final push to build a sailing facility on Takapuna beach reserve land.

Judge me not, whippersnappers

Angela Reading, 72, has found a new zest for life in her golden years, through art and theatre.

Glenfield artist Angela Reading, 72, is out to redefine the 'bunch of old nannas' stereotype for older women.

Seniors learn to cook

Thanks to an elderly cooking course, the daunting task of making dinner is now a lot easier for David Grey and Colleen ...

Colleen Howarth and David Grey are benefiting from a cooking course for older people.

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