North Shore Times

Tracking devices key to finding dementia sufferers, says Dementia Auckland

GPS tracking devices are a huge help, Rod Perkins, chief executive of Dementia Auckland, said.

It's not uncommon for dementia sufferers to go missing, but tracking devices makes it easier to find them.

Intensive support service expands

Family Start aims to intervene early in a child's life to give them the best start.

Programme for high-risk families with young children comes to the Shore.

Church to become daycare for 150 children

A scale model of the planned redevelopment of a former church into daycare, released in February 2016.

More than 200 people opposed it, but a former church will become a daycare housing 150 children.

Balloon artist wins in US video

Auckland balloon artist Katrina Matich can create anything from balloons, such as this Hawaii-themed scene.

Limited eyesight has not stopped Katrina Matich from rising to new heights with balloon art.

Share your struggles and successes

Round the Bays Running Club trainer Johnathan Tait from Glenfield Pool and Leisure Centre.

Training with others has many benefits, according to an Auckland fitness trainer.

Auckland sewerage system worry

Narrow Neck beach on Auckland's North Shore is usually safe for swimming, thanks to earlier public works.

Coastal North Shore beaches clean, but inner harbour beaches at risk of sewage sloshing over from town.

Volunteering gives greater understanding

Volunteering as a reader for The Blind Foundation has given Milford resident Carol Conte a second family.

A Blind Foundation volunteer for 26 years has found friendship and admiration.

City living proves popular with tui

Tui are finding more foods they can eat in city gardens.

Tui numbers have definitely increased in Auckland's urban area, the Bird Lady says.

Supermarket hopes to bag another win

The Colliers Coastal Challenge is an annual event for runners and walkers to support Hospice North Shore.

PAK'nSAVE Albany is challenging other Shore businesses to compete for a good cause.

WWII shutters hauled out of sea

A crane was used to pull the shutters from the waters of Castor Bay.

A pair of shutters which lay "unseen, worn down by salt and tides" for 70 years have been retrieved from the ocean.

'We have felt this love'

Pat Wearn went missing last Monday.

Family of missing Auckland woman Pat Wearn issue emotional statement thanking Kiwis for help with search.

Search for missing woman with Alzheimer's suspended

Pat Wearn, has Alzheimer's and has been missing from her Torbay home for a week.

Police have suspended the land-based search for missing woman, Pat Wearn, one week after her disapperance.

Hopes dim for missing woman

Patricia Wearn, 73, has now been missing for seven days.

The chances of finding a missing Auckland woman alive are diminishing as search enters seventh day.

Boring tui song due to city living video

Urban tui tend to be louder and have a more simple song than their forest cousins.

For tui living in cities, the daily grind means they have more monotonous tunes than their forest cousins.

'Time is running out' video

Pat Wearn, who has Alzheimer's, went missing on her twice-daily walk on Monday afternoon.

Missing woman's son makes heartfelt plea as fifth day of search draws to a close.

Simple prostate cancer check life-saving

Kevin Brailey encourages men to have life-saving prostate cancer checks.

Poster boy for new treatment encourages checks.

Bellydance and Bollywood fusion headed to Auckland

The founder of Bellywood, Meher Malik.

Bellywood stemmed from a problem that became an opportunity to do something new, its founder says.

Brazilian puts bossa nova into Birkenhead

Genival Luzia, known as Ge Luz is a Brazilian singer and songwriter.

Brazilian chef turned full-time musician playing at several outdoor music events

The mystery death of Otto

Otto's owner claimed he was shot in an Auckland reserve while retrieving a stick.

Otto the dog died while chasing a stick, but what killed him remains a mystery.

Doctors' strike hitting where it hurts

Sick of waiting? Patients are concerned at the length of time it takes to get a doctor's appointment.

Woman forced to wait 24 hours and drive 50 minutes to have stomach pain checked.

Missing woman: 'Still hope'

Patricia Wearn was shopping the morning before her disappearance.

Police say Patricia Wearn, who has been missing since Monday, "could still be expected to survive".

New Year takes over Northcote town centre

Northcote town centre's festival to celebrate Chinese and Korean New Year.

Celebrate the year of the rooster in Northcote town centre.

SeaPath funding not confirmed

A map of the proposed SeaPath route along Northcote Point peninsular on Auckland's North Shore. The proposed route is in ...

Work on $33 million Auckland cycle path is expected to start, but funding needs to be finalised.

Huge retirement village gets green light

An artist's impression of the Ryman's retirement complex planned for the Ngataringa Rd Devonport site.

Despite public opposition, Auckland retirement complex that's been compared to prison will be built with no alterations.

Always call 111, no matter the crime: Police

Children from the Auckland suburb of Bayview with Glenfield Community Constable Farran Hipa, back, and Northcote ...

"The crimes may be small but when you address them together it becomes a body of crime," said one community constable.

Road to recovery

Auckland Aces player Robbie O'Donnell has spent six weeks injured and rehabbing in the gym.

Auckland Ace Robbie O'Donnell has watched more cricket than he has played so far this season.

Missing woman: Family 'hopeful' video

Patricia Wearn, 73, went missing on Monday.

Son of elderly woman missing for more than 48 hours holding out hope she will be found alive.

Moggy's escape 'baffles' cattery

Gin, below, escaped from Catsablanca Boarding Cattery, leaving his brother BC alone in their private room.

Distraught owners desperate to find missing moggy who opened a lock and pushed a window to escape cattery.

Is our solar system unique? gallery

Japanese collaborators with Massey University raised extra funds to build a more powerful camera at Mt John Observatory ...

What is the most common type of planet in our galaxy? A warm rocky Earth or a cold gas giant? An Auckland astronomer is helping NASA find out.

Auckland woman still missing

Patricia Wearn, 73, went missing on Monday.

Huge search operation to find missing elderly woman with Alzheimer's continues into night.

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