North Shore Times

Yachting NZ refused $3m

The site of Takapuna Waka Ama Yachting New Zealand wanted land owner consent for, but gave up on last year, after ...

Auckland Council turns down Yachting New Zealand application for $3 million, citing lack of information.

Provisional NCEA results praised, roll rises

Vanguard Military School was established in 2014 and has grown its roll by 76 per cent since then.

One of the nation's first partnership schools has been lauded for its provisional NCEA results.

Parents fed up with school bus overcrowding

School bus overcrowding has been an issue for a number of years.

"This is a service they are paying for. If you pay for a service it should be safe and it should be reliable," said mum, Sue Claridge.

Principal reaches out after college deaths

From left, Peyo Crus, Kim Gray and Rachael de Jong are all members of the Long Bay College community who have died since ...

"Peyo and Rachael deserved a life. Kim deserved a retirement" - principal's newsletter after four college deaths in past two months.

Big lunch for Big Buddy

Lance Campbell, from The Merchant Bar and Kitchen in Albany, is looking forward to the degustation lunch for Big Buddy, ...

Bar and restaurant owner Lance Campbell is passionate about charity Big Buddy, after seeing what it is like to not have a father.

Building industry can't cope: Goff video

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, right, is keen to fix Auckland's housing supply problems.

Auckland won't make up its housing shortfall unless there are changes in construction, the city's mayor says.

Why do New Zealanders play sport?

Birkenhead College first XV player Timothy Webster-Vidiri says rugby is his first love.

Sports-mad Kiwis offer their thoughts.

Pupils praised for action

The incident near Northcote Intermediate School was a good test run of the school's systems, principal Ben Kelsey says.

An innocuous offer of a ride to school raised fears it was an attempted abduction.

Auckland train crossing derailed video

The eastern side of Auckland Harbour Bridge where the Additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing tunnel is planned to be built.

Phil Goff's preference for buses over rail in Auckland's $4b harbour tunnel labelled "crazy", "impractical".

Pollution claims more eel lives

A pukeko eats an eel that was killed by sewerage pollution in a Torbay stream.

Eels were here longer than the development, says concerned resident.

Unique school for dyslexic children

Toby van Rensburg says words are not so daunting now he is a student at Summit Point School.

A pioneering school provides sanctuary for children who learn differently.

Consoling the inconsolable

For the past five years, Rob has provided emotional support to people on the day their lives have "changed forever".

Seeking a challenge in retirement, Rob found what he was looking for in volunteering for Victim Support.

Rare collection of art comes together

Tony Fomison's Lucifer Evil Flower, 1980.

"It's the ones you miss that haunt you," says art collector Warwick Brown.

Past students to reunite after 60 years

Westlake Girls High School school hall in 1960.

Foundation students from the former Westlake High School are planning a reunion.

Stranger danger lessons taught

A man in a van asked an 11-year-old boy if he wanted a ride to school but the child refused.

"It's sad that we need to warn children but we do" - school chair following two suspected abduction attempts on Auckland's North Shore.

New recruit joins team

Shepherds Park Squash Club's Martin Kent,  Paul Cornish, Brian Woodward and Dennis Waru do a training drill.

Lure of reaching fitness goals sees Round the Bays team expand.

Conductor's final bow

Peter Cammell sings with The Kowhai Singers aboard the Jane Gifford.

After 21 years, a Warkworth choir conductor will take his final bow.

Dance group takes on the world

The group won the New Zealand Dancebrands competition last year to qualify for the world meet.

Mt Eden dance group eyes top spot at world dance competition.

Black Caps visit schools

Dan Winter and Jordan Gatler of Rosmini College with  Black CapsTim Southee and Martin Guptill.

Cricket practice takes on a different spin when the internationals show up

College celebrates rise in achievement

Glenfield College year 13 students from left, Kayley Balderstone,Leeah Chou-Lee and Rona Wharawhara.

A number of new strategies has led to a rise in achievement, says Glenfield College principal.

No pride in history

Pardon Me Alan Turing stars Northcote's Geoff Allen as Oscar Wilde.

Auckland Pride Festival presents Pardon Me Alan Turing.

Antarctic adventure for Kiwi filmmaker

In the Husky Channel with Michah Rauguth, Matt Holmes and Zephyr (dog).

Five years ago, Simon Lucas had barely used a camera. This week he heads off to the Antarctic to work on his third environmental film.

Yes or no to roads?

Auckland's traffic is much derided.

Massive Auckland roading projects to be decided by panel.

Romance alive in rest home

Michael and Pat Gow, who have been married for 60 years, at the Lady Allum retirement village's Valentines Day ...

"He said 'ugh'" - elderly couple who met as toddlers celebrate Valentines Day in Auckland retirement village.

Neverland dancers celebrate birthday goals

Albany's Neverland Studios turns a quarter of a century old this year.

"More champagne and balloons?" - dance studio owners celebrate milestone birthday.

Unlicensed builder given $5000 fine

"He marched off in May and said 'I can't finish it now, it's raining' and he didn't come back."

He said he was licensed. But after mucking up the cladding he stormed off and didn't come back.

Calling birdmen and birdwomen

This flying machine was crafted on the day of the event from plastic, bamboo and duct tape.

"Don't spend a lot of money because it's likely to turn to custard" - four decades later, Birdman returns to Auckland's North Shore.

New art centre manager welcomed

Mairangi Arts Centre general manager Angela Suh wants to improve centre diversity.

Angela Suh said she'll be sticking around the Mairangi Arts Centre for a while and has big plans.

School creates model students

Albany Junior High School teacher Retha Barnard is proud of the performing arts success of students Levina Louw, Kiann ...

Five students from one school have modelled, sung and danced their way into the World Championships of Performing Arts.

New building numbers plummet

In 2014 there were 1286 new buildings consented in the North Shore. In 2016, that number was just 451.

Auckland's facing a critical housing shortage, but the North Shore's not stepping up.

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