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Noisy drones annoy walkers

The unwelcome noise of flying drones is frustrating beachgoers who want them banned from public parks.

SPCA volunteers help Auckland's needy animals

Auckland's SPCA volunteers put in hard but rewarding work. How they manage not to adopt everything, is anyone's guess.

Negotiations over North Head

A local body authority wants control of North Head but not before the government pays for maintenance work.

Wrecks hammer safety message home

Sailors leaving naval base for Christmas will get a sobering safety message in the form of car wrecks at the exits.

Local heroes save woman from car

The family of an elderly woman trapped in her car in a creek are filled with gratitude towards her rescuers.

Community that knits together, sticks together

There is a serious production line at work amidst joke telling, laughter and the banter of a group of Auckland knitters.

Life with cystic fibrosis 'not that bad'

Brody Pike describes his cystic fibrosis like having a bug inside him. "Its stings, but its not that bad."

Penpals stay in touch for decades

Despite the ocean between them these 72-year-old pen pals have long-distance friendship down pat.

North Shore party-goer assaulted

Police are investigating an assault on Auckland's North Shore that left a teen hospitalised with head injuries.

Plan to fast track urban development

Len Brown hopes new agency Development Auckland will speed up work on solving Auckland's housing shortage.

'Brilliant' scientist receives award

A former taxi driver has won New Zealand's most prestigious science award.

Hutchings to compete in Masters

After ten years in retirement, Takapuna Beach will be the spot for former ironman Cory Hutchings' comeback.

Cop injured in punch-up

Police praise unknown motorist who stopped to help constable getting beaten up.

December keeps Sallies busy

The Salvation Army knows all too well the financial pinch families can feel at Christmas.

Youth leaders make trek to US event

Auckland school students are set to embark on a United States cultural leadership exchange this month.

Death adds poignancy to march

The fatal stabbing of an Auckland mother happened just hours before a men's march against violence towards women.

Heritage status given to WWII fort

It looked like a typical Kiwi state housing development. It was actually a fort, barracks, engine room and tunnels.

More rhythmic than your average agent

When Lawrence Liew isn't making a living as a real estate agent, he's popping. Yes, popping.

A birthday with Britney

One music fan, 10 days in Las Vegas and a meet and greet with an international pop superstar.

Christmas at sea for crew of HMNZS Wellington

A navy crew will be working hard to share Christmas warmth in freezing southern waters.

Debate heats up on car park land

Passions have flared over new concept drawings for the redevelopment of a North Shore car park.

Petition halts weed spraying

Public sports parks in Devonport will be chemical-free thanks to "vigilant" residents.

Boy's plea for return of cancer beads

Each one of Taine's 400 beads represented a part of his painful cancer journey and now they are gone.

Beach camera sparks privacy worry

A camera to monitor dogs at an Auckland beach is a needless invasion of privacy, critics say.

Theatre director studying her art

To gain more knowledge in her chosen career, Kimble Henderson has spent the last year away from her family to study in Wellington.

Boards protest at powerlessness

Local board members tired of feeling "impotent" may push for de-amalgamation of Auckland super-city.

$250m of Auckland busway work ahead

A government U-turn on the Northern Busway extension will improve the North Shore's public transport.

Suspicious fire at half built house

Firefighters were forced to dodge falling concrete tiles to put out a suspicious house fire in Auckland.

Alcohol limits reduced to save lives

New drink-driving rules will kick in on December 1 with lower blood and breath alcohol limits.

North Shore bike plan gains support

Cyclist Chris Werry loathes lycra, but he's desperate to get more people on their bikes.

Confidential notes found on driveway

 North Shore Hospital

Information found on a residential driveway has breached the privacy of 11 North Shore Hospital patients.

Stolen goods buried in yard


Stolen jewellery worth thousands of dollars has been found buried in an Auckland garden.

Shore projects remain unfunded


The North Shore holds a hand in the high stakes game of raising $12 billion transport funding.

Concept drawings ditch campground

Concept plan for takapuna

New plans have been unveiled for a controversial yachting centre on Takapuna Beach Reserve.

Book celebrates sea adventures

Tessa Duder

Alarmed at the protectiveness of today's children, Tessa Duder hopes her new book encourages kids to take risks.

Heroic effort gives life to book

prize winner

A North Shore primary school student celebrated her writing debut with a star-studded charity book launch.

Hairy trips for Movember

moustache ferry

The Devonport ferry is donning a moustache for the month of November.

Cornetto's comeback

Peter Reid

Playing tunes from 400 years ago links cornetto player Peter Reid to a distinct musical era.

Asthma death 'surreal'

Suzanne and Micah

Suzanne Stevenson wants everyone to know how deadly asthma can be.

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.
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