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Arrests in 'shoulder surf' fraud case


Four people allegedly behind fraud offences against North Shore elderly women have been arrested.

75-year-old runner an 'inspiration'

Balbir Singh Basra

75-year-old Balbir Singh Basra will be up at 2am on Auckland Marathon day to pray and prepare for the big race.

Law change leaves hole in budget

Chris Darby

Report shows key changes to the Local Government Act will drastically affect funding to community projects.

Accidental head knock partially restores sight

Lisa Reid

You may knock on wood for luck, but it was a knock to the head that had miraculous results.

Band honours bag-snatch hero

Lucy Knight

The North Shore Concert Band is dedicating a performance to hero Lucy Knight, a former band member.

Ferry commuters pay more for service


Local board members have criticised Auckland Transport for high commuter ferry costs saying price forces people into their cars.

Dairy owner fearful after attack

Vijay Kumar

A man threatened to bash a dairy owner after his eftpos card declined when he tried to buy cigarettes.

Multiple-injury chase scene draws 1.6m hits

Matt Quinlan

Matt Quinlan was doing a chase-scene when he jumped. Watch what happens next.

Life-changing surgery's hefty $140,000 price tag

Maddy and Gemma

Life-changing surgery means Maddy Dorrington can live life on two legs instead of two wheels.

Korean 'blood-ties' thicken on navy marae

Haere mai

The Korean Navy were treated to a rousing haka when they visited marae where NZ Navy become "warriors of the sea".

Wallet snatch leaves woman too scared to shop

Shakeel Ahmad

A woman has had her wallet stolen in the same supermarket where bag-snatch hero Lucy Knight was struck down.

Teens fear being homeless


It's thought to be an area of affluence, but kids as young as 16 are living on the streets of Auckland's North Shore.

Students' close call with typhoon


Students from Auckland's North Shore were lucky to narrowly escape 'the biggest storm of the year'.

Homes for postwar boomers

Bill Atkinson

Retirement homes are expanding facilities to meet looming demand on Auckland's North Shore.

Supermarket supports bag-snatch hero

Lucy Knight

The supermarket where Good Samaritan Lucy Knight was injured is supporting her family with food packages.

Fears for Shore bus users

North Shore Bus

"Pedestrianising" lower Queen St would force bus services out of the transport hub, councillor warns.

Shops desperate for extra parks

Howard Williams

Businesses in Albany Village are struggling and say a lack of parking is to blame.

Drunk kids an 'absolute nightmare'

Booze bottles

Browns Bay locals tired of dealing with teen drunks are calling for tougher alcohol restrictions near their homes.

Festive cheer is food for thought

Gab Fletcher

An Auckland family have started a food drive to help take some of the stress off of families this Christmas.

Toy invention no child's play

Latham Gaines

Actor Latham Gaines wants to help budding Kiwi toy inventors refine their ideas and make prototypes.

Deferment 'not the appropriate word '

Council deferments

Projects deferred to help council keep to budget could risk getting completely cut, local board chairman says.

Great city that has everything


Alida Shanks is a communications and marketing manager who lives in Windsor Park. She shares what she thinks is so great about living in Auckland.

Leaky school needs rebuild

school generic

Nearly all of Sherwood Primary School will be demolished because of water damaged buildings.

Fallen police remembered

Police remembrance

Hundreds of police have gathered to honour their fallen colleagues who paid the "ultimate price".

Overseas surgery the only hope

Debbie Malloch

Lying on her back all day is not the way Debbie Malloch wants to spend her days.

Future of Takapuna Beach Reserve discussed

beach reserve

With summer around the corner debate over the fate of Takapuna Beach Reserve is up for discussion again.

Visionary's work realised


A pavilion designed by one of the 20th century's most prestigious artists is putting an Auckland school on the map.

Medical van hit in crash


Emergency services attended a North Shore crash following reports liquid nitrogen was leaking from a van.

Pool plan goes ahead despite threatened cuts


Plans for a pool in Albany have been floating around for 21 years and the project has finally got the go ahead.

A case of tourists versus birdlife

nature path

North Shore environmentalists are pushing for a "nature-friendly" cycleway instead of the proposed sea path.

Tackling smoking head on

Kate Cherven

An American immigrant is taking action to make the East Coast Bays smokefree.

Brutal bashing no reflection on Northcote

Handbag suspect

Northcote locals have been left reeling after a brutal attack on a woman trying to stop a bag-snatch.

Boxer reaches out to community

Shane Cameron

Shane Cameron and his wife Tara are helping children take a stand against bullying.

Board backs off Smith's Bush ban


More than half the public submissions received about dog access bylaws in Kaipatiki were about popular reserve area Smith's Bush in Northcote.

Culturing better health

Jignal Bhagvandas

A trainee doctor wanted to help her dad get fit, so she started a Bollywood-infused aerobics class.

Chalking up life's moments

Sophie Merkens photo

Sophie Merkens would be a seasoned author if a picture did indeed paint 1000 words.

Body discovered behind building in Auckland

body taka 1

Police investigating death at an Auckland squash club say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Agent says advice ignored in $6m sale fail

house for sale

Vendors didn't follow advice over the sale of an Auckland mansion which fell through two years later, real estate agent says.

Surprise speed bumps annoy

Bill Atkinson

Residents are blasting new speed bumps in Browns Bay as a "huge waste of money".

New house gutted by fire


A brand new home was destroyed in a blaze last night on Auckland's North Shore.

Age no barrier to bridge

Joan Kirkham

Playing bridge with New Zealand's top player was a birthday treat for 104-year-old Joan.

Waving flag for debate


Artist Dick Frizzell is sick of the "old diggers argument" to keep New Zealand's flag.

Makeover in store for barracks


Work has begun on a $1.5m restoration of historic barracks overlooking Narrow Neck Beach.

Shore youth need their own place

Jenny Li

North Shore youth may get a place to hang out and have fun, says one of their champions.

Canterbury welcomed home

HMNZS Canterbury returns to Devonport Naval Base

HMNZS Canterbury returns to Devonport Naval Base after three months of US-led naval exercises in the Pacific.

Car crashes into radiology clinic


Radiographers were dealing with a different kind of break when a car crashed into the waiting room.

Rich lister riles North Shore residents

Diane Foreman

Diane Foreman wants the Council to relax apartment rules around land it owns near Takapuna Beach.

New Doctor pleases fan

Paul Scoones

The 12th Doctor could be the 'best ever' according to one of the show's most avid fans.

Woes of low wage felt by family

’Ofa Ta’ufo’ou

Father of two 'Ofa Ta'ufo'ou works "like an animal" 40 hours a week but struggles to make ends meet.

Yogi's smarter than the average dog

Yogi the beagle

Yogi, a five-year-old quarantine dog has successfully gone to sea with the Royal New Zealand Navy.
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