Rodney Times

A hero in five days

Jack Robertson and Laura Wilkinson are thrilled to hear the drowning man is now safe.

Laura Wilkinson sprung into action to save a drowning man. But she'd only learned how a few days prior.

Solar powered vessel rescue

SeaCharger is launched at Hawaii, bound for New Zealand.

The DIY solar powered vessel SeaCharger has finally made it to New Zealand, but not in the way it was planned.

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.

Running to help others

Hannah Curtis runs along Orewa Beach to prepare for Round the Bays.

"Mum has won her battle, but others are still fighting. I hope people support me in my efforts."

Water theft in dry Mangawhai

Posts on social media have highlighted the dark side of dry communities, with water reportedly stolen from home and ...

Desperately dry weather is bringing out the best - and worst - in residents in north Auckland.

Heading north? Expect delays

Felling of 150ha of young forestry at Moirs Hill will see some exported as logs while the rest is pulped.

Beach goers and tourists heading north will be dodging logging trucks this summer.

Sun set to shine for Mahurangi Regatta

Panacea makes for the finish line and past the Jane Gifford at the Mahurangi Regatta.

The Mahurangi Regatta celebrates 40 years of revival on Saturday.

Families call for driver tests

Karen Rutherford's road to recovery has been long.

Victims families set to take petition to parliament to push for foreign driver testing.

Mission: photograph every sunrise and sunset gallery

The 'blue hour' captured at Whatipu.

Auckland photographer spends 10 hours a day photographing every sunrise and sunset of January.

Sea with a view

Sit back and relax on New Zealand's brand new Clearyaks.

See what lies beneath the deep blue sea, without getting wet.

Screams for help answered

Mauricio Rojas with the boat fender he took to a man hanging from the the mooring ropes of the launch in the Weiti River ...

They heard the words 'help! I'm drowning!' from the estuary beside their home, and they knew they had to act.

'Major tourist drawcard' for Rodney

The views over Omaha from Rodney Rd on the proposed Big Omaha Trail.

The public gets a say on a network of walkways and cycleways between Puhoi and Pakiri including the Big Omaha Trail.

Sports clubs bounce back into action

Chris Bone gives Ron Parry and Robert Letcher their prize from Barfoot & Thompson, Orewa.

Orewa's sports clubs get into action for the new year.

Beekeeper dies from two stings

Vicky Turner was a dog lover from a very young age.

Vicky Turner was given CPR and put on life support after being stung by bees, but she could not be revived.

Club buzzing four months on

The club's apiary opening.

The club's youngest member, two year old Perry, has his very own hive, and enjoys learning beekeeping skills.

Not just for the rich and famous

Rather than palatial homes for the super elite Boathouse Bay have tweaked the bach concept for contemporary reasonably ...

Developers snub palatial mansions for affordable Auckland coastal homes.

Family circus comes to town

Royce Ashton and the twins Dallas and Jaz prepare to preform in Orewa.

The Kiwi family of five left home to join the circus.

Pro wrestling comes to the Coast

Pro wrestler Jake Sheehan slams his opponent during a match.

For the first time in three years, Impact Pro Wrestling is putting on a live show on the Hibiscus Coast.

Trainers prepare mums for port run

Charlotte Cuffe, Paddy Stroud, Mark Broom and Amirul Abdul Khalid prepare to train the Red Beach School mums for Round ...

Stanmore Bay Leisure Centres fitness trainers help Red Beach mums achieve their goals.

Water crisis hits Rodney

Fully booked until the end of January, WaterBoy advises being sensible with water.

"It's not a pending crisis - we are in it. And there has been no alarm raised."

Sayers 'disappointed' with rates spending

Rodney councillor Greg Sayers says he suspects more rates are paid by northwest residents than put back into the community.

Mayor Phil Goff challenged to show how much of northwest residents' rates are spent back in the local community.

Junior doctors set to strike

Junior doctors, here striking at Christchurch Hospital, are calling for safer rosters.

Thousands expected to have clinical appointments or surgery delayed due to action.

Drive responsibly, police warn

A seatbelt and airbag saved a woman who rolled her car after losing control avoiding another driver in Arkles Bay in ...

A rising national road toll and avoidable near death accidents has police warning motorists to stay safe.

Sea-inspired exhibition toasts a decade

Doris Riederer, Jocelyn Adolph, Anna Sutherland and Vivienne Paterson display their work.

A grassroots Warkworth exhibition celebrating the area's natural beauty has reached its 10th year.

Folk fans take heed of Tweed

Steff Werman, Devin Ashton and Nancy Howie of Tweed.

With a debut album ready for release and a tour to follow, 2017 is shaping up to be a big year for alternative folk band Tweed.

Treacherous bar needs care

Caught from behind, the fishing boat Lady Anna capsizes crossing the Greymouth Bar, with the loss of one life, crewman ...

Learning to cross a bar safely could save your life.

Health staff left concussed, bruised

Health staff in Waitemata are reporting more aggression, including physical assaults resulting in bruising.

One staff member is hit on the head with an oxygen cylinder, as reported assaults spike.

University student samples real life

Davies takes a break by the van, having just finished wading in Lake Ellesmere.

Student swaps lectures and libraries for overalls and river-wading.

Four favourite jogging spots

Get your groove on while jogging through some of  New Zealand's most beautiful tracks.

We explore some of the best jogging locations in Rodney and on the Hibiscus Coast.

Council merges call centres

Auckland Council will move call centre staff from five buildings into one.

Auckland Council will merge five call centres into one. But will there be job losses?

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