Rodney Times

Sailor 'was like a beacon' video

Nick Saull was a valued member of the Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

'I'd like to think we left his soul with dolphins,' says uncle of sailor who died on yacht.

Two injured in crash, SH1 open

Police near the scene of a crash on SH1 north of Puhoi.

State Highway 1 in north Auckland is now open but traffic is heavy following a serious crash involving two motorbikes and car.

Generations click over photography

Ahuroa School pupils snap photos at Mahurangi Kindergarten's 'Grandparents and Special Person Day' lunch for their ...

Young and old are connecting over school photography project 'Insta-Gran' in north Auckland.

Crossing needles for community

Gail Sclanders, Jennifer Gooding, Hanna Klos and Eddie Charlett-Green of KumeuKnitty test out the knitted pedestrian ...

Frustrated by the lack of pedestrian crossings in their area, KumeuKnitty bought black wool and knitted their own. 

'Seal your own' policy on cards

Auckland property owners will soon have the option of paying to have their rural road sealed.

Dusty gravel roads may soon be a thing of the past in rural Auckland - if you pay to seal them yourself.

Labour of love sees Te Whau Esplanade Reserve walkway open at Snells Beach

Barry and Dianne Thompson of Snells beach take Yum Yum for a walk on the dog friendly Te Whau walk/cycleway.

The start of a walk and cycle way connecting Snells Beach with Warkworth gets underway with the opening of the Te Whau Esplanade Reserve pathway.

Secular school campaigners' appeal allowed

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A lawsuit against a Bible in class programme can proceed, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Biotoxin shuts oyster farms

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Mahurangi Harbour oyster farmers are in limbo as a biotoxin alert keeps farms closed.

Annah Stretton adds spice to Evelyn Page village

Evelyn Page retirement village staff member Girley Pingol showcases the new uniform designed by Annah Stretton.

Retirement village staff wow residents with new Annah Stretton uniform collection.

Out & About

Marnie Ursem and Holly Russell are planting flowers... I wonder who enjoys gardening more?

School kids are learning the importance of giving back.

Elderly woman caught in fire video

Firefighters and paramedics take care of the elderly woman and assess her condition.

Neighbours saved an elderly woman, and a passing firefighter saved her home.

How is Auckland Council performing?

Aucklanders say the council could do better, according to a new survey.

Auckland Council's performance needs improving, according to a new study.

Big row over little hall

Albany Councillors John Watson, left, and Wayne Walker say continuing criticism over the Whangaparaoa Community Hall is ...

Auckland councillor accuses National Party of interference in the battle over the Whangaparaoa Community Hall.

Play to explore bus accident effect on South Kaipara community

Naomi Bartley, playwright of Te Waka Huia.

A touching story about friendship, belonging and the on-going effects of silent grief.

New book eyes up Muriwai gannets

One of Charlie Yang's favourite photos from his new self-published book about the gannets at Muriwai.

In adopting the gannets he felt a kinship and received healing from them.

Police to retrieve yachtsman's body

The Platino yacht, as spotted by the Southern Lily on Tuesday.

A body floating aboard the damaged yacht Platino could be back on land early next week, police say.

Shock at loss of "top bloke"

Nick Saull was a valued member of the Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

Tributes are flowing for Orewa husband and father of four Nick Saull who died on board a stricken yacht this week.

Kids' cereals still too sugary

Consumer NZ slams Kellogg's Frosties for being full of sugar. PHOTO: TEGAN ATKINS

Consumer NZ is urging parents to ditch sugar-filled cereals and serve kids a bowl of porridge or wheat biscuits instead for better health.

Start to eel recovery

Paul Decker: Solutions to high eel mortality from hydro dams and water pollution must also be found.

Eels are in trouble the world over, so new management measures of our rarest eel are raising hopes for their future.

Is the super city breaking up?

Waiheke Island wants to break away from Auckland Council.

Two bids to secede from Auckland Council have opened the floodgates for the city's other 1.5 million residents to apply to leave.

Shellfish poison warning extended

The Ministry of Primary Industries has extended the shellfish warning for the Whangaparoa region.

Oyster farms closed, public warned not to collect shellfish.

Fish was a victim of gluttony

Turns out the fish trapped inside a jellyfish may be paying the price of gluttony.

Professor says the fish inside a jellyfish may have been the author of its own misfortune.

BNZ Wellsford to shut

Wellsford BNZ is closing its doors on July 1.

The BNZ's Wellsford branch closure from July 1 has come as a shock.

Rodney split option sees north and south wards

Pete Sinton, left, and Mark Hall are proposing a Rodney ward division.

 Splitting Rodney into north and south wards with their own representation will be proposed to the Local Government Commission.

Warning over toxic shellfish

MPI has placed a shellfish ban zone from Cudlip Point at the entrance of the Mahurangi Harbour to Toroa Pt after high ...

A shellfish gathering ban is now on around parts of North Auckand's east coast after high toxin levels were found.

Alleged attacker sought

Police want to speak to Karl Murray Brown, 29, about a raft of family violence matters.

Police looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman, leaving her with facial injuries.

Warning over toxic shellfish

Bivalves like pipi, cockles and mussels should not be harvested from the affected area.

People told not to eat shellfish from a point north of Auckland on risk of paralysis or respiratory failure.

Police warn gun collectors

AKM Russian and AK74 assault rifles and Colt 1911 and Walther PP hand guns were among weapons stolen.

After an arsenal of assault rifles and hand guns go missing police are warning gun collectors to watch out for suspicious calls.

Alarming Auckland waterspouts video

A waterspout surprised Whangaparaoa residents early this afternoon.

A procession of waterspouts in north Auckland has wowed and frightened residents.

Falling trees force tracks closure

The pine forest on the historic reserve are wilding pines from trees planted by Sir George Grey

Falling pine trees on Kawau Islands historic reserve have seen all the tracks closed.

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