North Shore Times

Driver freed from wreckage

A rider of a motorbike is in a critical condition after a crash on Saturday night. Meanwhile, a driver had to be freed ...

A car crashed into two parked cars and the driver had to be freed.

Blankets and towels needed for 'bird lady'

The Bird Lady, Sylvia Durrant, left, with 11-year-old Jess Preston who is fundraising to help her.

An 11-year-old is fundraising to help Sylvia Durrant aka the Bird Lady.

Writer, 14, prepares for international comp

Pilar Cruz,14, is a two-time national champion for scenario writing and hoping for her second international win at next ...

A two-time national scenario-writing champion is also hoping to score herself an international title for the second year in a row.

Helping people at Christmas time

Westminster Christian School pupils, from left, Tyra Nansen, Abigail Lai, and Zachary Pong, with donations for people in ...

Food, gifts, toiletries and Christmas cards make up a primary school classroom's hamper to gift to a family in need.

Making therapy more affordable

Kathryn Ryan, left, and Nicky Harvey want to develop their therapy programme and make it more available for people on ...

Kathryn Ryan and Nicky Harvey have been running a therapy programme for about five years, now they want to make it cheaper for people to attend.

Community service for bomb threat

Christopher Stephen Graham, 33, was sentenced at the North Shore District Court on Friday.

Auckland man drank "too many beers" and pretended to be a police officer, causing a bar to evacuate.

'Auckland, the best place on earth' video

Logan Dodds spent six months exploring the Hibiscus Coast and East Coast Bays to put together the video.

Local board pays former tradie cum internet star $15,000 to promote the places he grew up exploring.

Breast cancer survivors wanted

Pink Dragons meet twice a week and compete over summer, but are desperate for new members to stay afloat.

"Here we are showing people there can be life after breast cancer."

Yachting NZ's controversial new site

Auckland Councillors John Watson, left, and Wayne Walker in front of the Gulf Harbour marina that Yachting NZ are ...

Auckland Council CEO says Yachting NZ "closing in" on a valuable sailing facility site on Auckland's Hibiscus Coast.

Repeat shoppers get unfair parking fines

The new 180 minute time limit was introduced in May.

Shoppers are getting tickets after only parking for 30 minutes, thanks to a shopping mall's number plate recognition system.

Career coaching for skilled migrants

Ray Zhang participated in the Work Connect programme and says it's been really helpful.

North Harbour newcomers will now have the option of accessing career support closer to home.

Mother left broke by son

A man has been sentenced after stealing his mother's life savings.

He should have been a loving son - instead, he robbed her life savings.

Rats run amok gallery

The rat population has exploded after a warm winter. File picture.

Rats are running rampant in an historic Auckland suburb, after two years of a rodent mating free-for-all.

Maori language in schools recognised

The North Shore school Te Reo Tuatahi programme rubbed names with Air New Zealand, Maori TV and RNZ at a national awards ...

North Shore's Raewyn Harrison rubs names with Air New Zealand, Maori TV and Radio NZ at Maori Language awards 2016.

Singer spreads anti-bullying message

American teen pop star and anti bullying advocate Meredith O'Connor, right, with students at Glenfield College.

American singer Meredith O'Connor has toured Kiwi schools spreading her message.

Clearing of bush approved

Bush-clad land in a residential area that has been approved for subdivision.

Auckland Council has approved removal of all trees in a suburban area of bush, despite opposition to the resource consent.

'Could my child die that way too?'

Four-year-old Aldrich Viju died at Angels Childcare centre in a yet to be explained incident on the playground.

"Frustrating lack of information" about tragedies at Auckland daycares stokes parents' fears.

Hearts at Devonport

Auckland Hearts and Takapuna Cricket Club players Lauren Down and Roz McNeill.

The Auckland Hearts are bringing the domestic women's cricket competition to the North Shore for the first time.

Music wins in navy's secondary school competition

Martin Greshoff with Rear Admiral John Martin from the Royal New Zealand Navy.

A waiata and classical composition have placed in the navy's secondary school competition run for the 75th anniversary.

Roundup removed from select Auckland suburbs

Probable carcinogen glyphosate is in the commercially available weed killer Roundup used by Auckland Council.

Controversial weed-killer removed from streets of select Auckland suburbs.

School carpark crash injures two

Police and ambulance attended the Monday morning Glenfield Primary carpark incident.

One person has been taken to hospital after a car hit two pedestrians in a primary school carpark.

Ground control to Major Teddy

SpaceTeddy reached heights of up to 28 kilometres before plummeting back to earth.

One lucky teddy bear has completed an out-of-this-world space mission, becoming the first New Zealand soft toy to do so.

Season in a spin

Robbie O'Donnell showing off his efforts for Movember.

Auckland Ace Robbie O'Donnell reflects on an indifferent start to the 2016/17 cricket season.

Surgical robots way of future

Surgeons Francis Hall and Andrew Cho performed the first trans-oral robotic surgery in New Zealand at Auckland's ...

"This surgery is quite remarkable because within a few weeks I was going for runs again and I was fit as a fiddle a month later."

Police seek armed robber

Police seek Auckland man Kershaw Howard in relation to an armed robbery.

After allegedly robbing a dairy with a shotgun, Auckland man Kershaw Howard is "actively avoiding police".

Aldrich farewelled in India

Four-year-old Aldrich Viju died at Angels Childcare Centre in Takapuna on November 18.

Young boy who died while playing at Auckland daycare given final service in homeland.

Christian church 'park and ride'

Harbourside Church in Takapuna, Auckland, is set to become a commercial Wilson's car park during the week to service a ...

A 1300-seat church in Auckland has turned their unused parking bays into a commercial Wilson Parking car park.

Former prisoner disappointed by lack of support

Allan Yansen got out of prison two months ago and has been couch surfing since then.

"I had $15 and clothes that didn't fit. They didn't give me any help."

Artists get total access

Tutor Claire Benson says all artists are equal and she is here to make sure that happens.

"Everyone is equal when creating art".

Sibling spat leads to sale

Stanley Point Rd in Devonport boasts views of the city and harbour.

Brother and sister ordered by judge to sell their $3.2m dollar North Shore property after fall out.

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