North Shore Times

Major Auckland powercut

A power outage affected Auckland's North Shore on Friday morning.

10,000 homes and businesses across Auckland's North Shore without power after a major outage.

Getting kids on bikes

Beginner riders enjoy a biking session with Bikes in Schools at Takapuna Primary School.

A new fleet of bikes and a purpose-built bike track are helping a primary school encourage children to start cycling.

Residents object to 'child farm'

Residents opposing a Campbells Bay daycare, from left, Alan Clarke, Mike Elgar and Stuart Horne in front of trees cut to ...

Plans to develop a 150-child daycare in a quiet suburb have residents up in arms.

Donations call for life saving equipment

Tom Abercrombie, an ambassador for medical equipment fundraising, with new son Pilot.

Being a new dad prompts a basketball star to front a fundraising campaign.

Fight to keep traditional colours

The 80 year old cream colour scheme of Birkenhead buses is being defended from enforced change via an online petition.

Angry residents set up an online petition to stop the colour change of Birkenhead buses.

The woman with the bionic spine

Training at Devonport Naval Base gym is crucial for Josephine Barrett's preparations for this month's Invictus Games.

Ex-soldier Josephine Barrett will compete in the Invictus Games, thanks to a bionic spinal cord implant.

Traffic concerns continue

Pedestrian and student safety concerns at the intersection of Rangitoto College, East Coast Rd and Sunrise Ave are ...

Proposed road changes have reignited pedestrian safety concerns around schools.

Lengthy walk full of variety

A challenging journey lies ahead for Red Lunday de Waal as she takes on the Te Araroa Trail.

 A challenging journey continues for a serious walker hoping to raise money for a good cause.

Beating unique study hurdles

Despite her visual impairment, Gillian Walker has graduated from a Bachelor of Arts at Massey University.

Gillian Walker has graduated from Massey University using modern study aids for the visually impaired.

Weeds persist on Lake Pupuke

Eelgrass weeds still flourish on residential sections of Lake Pupuke, entangling birdlife.

Birdlife continue to be entangled in the overgrown weeds at Lake Pupuke in Takapuna.

Builder's leaky home disaster

The Kwaks' Birkenhead home was built by an unqualified builder who now owes them $750,000 to repair its leaks.

An unqualified, inexperienced builder must pay $750,000 to the new owners of the leaky house he built.

Tukutuku panels return to Takapuna

Diona Lipsham, centre, designed one of the tukutuku panels and is a Ngapuhi descendant.

Five stunning traditional tukutuku panels have been returned to public display in Takapuna.

'Unsafe' playground in Takapuna

Children playing on the "unsafe" equipment at Potters Park playground in Takapuna.

Potters Park playground in Takapuna has "rusting equipment" and is "unsafe now" according to Auckland Council.

Honour behind enemy lines

Geoffrey Rothwell with his wife Gabrielle McDonald and the Legion of Honor medal, France's highest military award.

Geoffrey Rothwell has been awarded the French Legion of Honor at age 95 for his services in WWII.

Granny hits terminal velocity

Irene Calvert says the scariest part was the plane door opening, then the rest was a walk in the park.

Irene Calvert says the Queen's birthday was the "dullest" compared to her 90th birthday dive from a plane

Hearing loss no barrier

Volunteering at a charity in Nepal will be an interesting challenge for Nathan Barlow.

Receiving a cochlear implant eight years ago was a life-changer for masters student Nathan Barlow.

Search for lost war medal

Mary Ann Wick raised money for the Belgian Relief Fund by growing vegetables. She was awarded the Order of Queen ...

Mary Ann Wick grew vegetables for the war effort, but the medal she was promised for her efforts has disappeared.

Car drove into shop

A car driven by an elderly woman crashed through the doors of the Torbay Laboratory on Auckland's North Shore.

Firefighters cut woman free after she "planted her foot on the accelerator" and crashed through the shopfont.

Good 'buzz' over Fiji aid mission

Paige Drever, Isaac Durie and their son Taenga Durie were happy to be reunited at the Devonport Naval Base.

There was a warm welcome home after a Kiwi mission to help get Fiji back on its feet.

Initiating change in fashion industry

Fashion sustainability student Sophia Butler is preparing to head to a fashion summit in Copenhagen.

A passion for the environment led Sophia Butler to study fashion sustainability and drives a desire to make a difference.

RSAs honour 100 years of Anzac Day

Bob Gage, left, and Greg Hartley hand placed each of the 91 crosses outside the entrance of the Birkenhead RSA.

North Shore RSAs honour the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day.

Giving back to the community

Browns Bay Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer of 23 years Elizabeth Wall, left, with the branch manager Sonette de Koster.

The focus of this year's Hibiscus and Bays Local Board volunteer awards was on long-serving volunteers.

Cells get spruce up

Senior Sergeant David Laumatia's murals are intended to send a message of "freedom and hope".

Paint brushes are flying as artists work to brighten one of South Auckland's darkest places.

Giving women restored hope

Raising $10,000 for a charity close to her heart is the least Natasha Myers can do, she says.

A life-changing trip to Ethiopia will be something Natasha Myers can tick off her bucket list this year.

Sailing from Mexico to Milford

Alex MacDonald in Milford Marina following his nine month sailing trip from Mexico to Auckland.

At 80 Alex MacDonald decided to take on a sailing trip from Mexico to New Zealand.

School upgrade to cater for growth

New classrooms will allow Bayswater School to accommodate its growing roll.

Six new classrooms are on the way for a primary school.

Opening uni to a broader population

Lauren Rudolph will be the first in her family to attend university thanks to AUT University's First-in-family scholarship.

Lauren Ruldolph is breaking new ground in her family thanks to an AUT University scholarship.

Family prepares for The Big Sing

Brothers Dom, Drew, and Dan Perkins are in the same choir at Takapuna Grammar School and are preparing for The Big Sing.

The Perkins family can rehearse for The Big Sing whenever they're together with three family members in the same choir.

'Brunch, pop out baby, cocktails'

OPINION: Mums unfairly reprimanded for fitting childbirth around social diaries.

SkyPath project put to the test

The view beneath Auckland Harbour Bridge from Northcote Point where SkyPath may be attached.

The structural stability of the proposed SkyPath route over the Auckland Harbour Bridge is being tested.

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