Rodney Times

Teams compete for Space Challenge

2016 NASA Space App Challenge. Judges from left Dr Rolf Gehre - engineering analyst and propulsion analyst with ...

Coders, designers and space enthusiasts hunkered down for two days of brainstorming on Anzac weekend.

Rewarded, after 100 years gallery

Mary Ann Wick raised money for the Belgian Relief Fund by growing vegetables. She was awarded the Order of Queen ...

An Auckland woman with green fingers was awarded a war medal that never arrived. Almost a century later, it's turned up.

BID fails in Warkworth

Who will represent Warkworth businesses?

Warkworth businesses resoundingly reject a proposal for business improvement district.

Rodney teen helps in Ecuador quake

Ecuador is "reeling" after its huge earthquake, volunteer helper Gabrielle Kerridge-Temm (inset) says.

When the bus stop seat started shaking, Gabrielle Kerridge-Temm didn't realise it was an earthquake.

Dolphins swim with toddlers

Locals went out to swim with the dolphins.

Children on school holidays in Whangaparaoa get some special beach visitors.

Silverdale leads the charge

With plans for more chargers at Wellsford and Matakana the north will be more accessible to electric vehicles.

The opening of two rapid charging points in Silverdale confirms the north of Auckland as likely the first viable electric vehicle region in NZ.

Granny hits terminal velocity

Irene Calvert says the scariest part was the plane door opening, then the rest was a walk in the park.

Irene Calvert says the Queen's birthday was the "dullest" compared to her 90th birthday dive from a plane

Do awards deliver?

Stopping animal urine and manure from entering waterways, along with soil erosion control, are top of the list for ...

When a dairy farm using PKE won, the Balance Farm Environmental Awards met some criticism.

New Zealand's involvement in discovery of far-off galaxy as neutrino source.

The IceCube detector is a cubic kilometre of Antarctic ice threaded with sensitive light detectors.

Pinpointing the source of tiny speeding neutrinos as a super massive black hole in a distant galaxy brings kudos to the Warkworth Observatory team

Mission to muster the missing

Isla Willis, middle, displays photographs of WWII servicemen from Kaukapakapa, with Sarah Legg and Megan Paterson, ...

Isla Willis and Megan Paterson are on an Anzac mission.

Brucie's flown the coup

Maureen Mobbs of Orewa is offering a reward for the return of her lost cockatiel companion Brucie.

 A fly-away cockatiel by the name of Brucie has left its Orewa owner distraught.

No Orewa apartments planned by us, property owner rep says

Property owners on George Lowe Place in Orewa say they have no idea of a proposed apartment complex and no plans to ...

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown were "incorrect" when they jointly announced 122 apartments by 2018 in Orewa as part of the Auckland Housing Accord, property owners say.

Thieves target council vehicles

Police are asking residents to keep an eye out for the lights.

Thieves with a penchant for orange flashing lights are ripping them off Auckland Council vehicles.

Pillar of the community farewelled

Farmer Stan Phillips, farewelled by hundreds last week, was dedicated to his community.

 Hundreds turn out to send off "man of the South Kaipara" who had the land "deep in his blood and deep in his heart".

Auckland super city breakup? gallery

Is Auckland's super city under threat of losing areas in moves to breakaway?

Could moves to let Rodney breakaway from the super city trigger a stampede for the doors by other Auckland areas?

Golf prodigy's clubs stolen

Talented 13-year-old golfer Vyan Park has had her expensive Japanese golf clubs stolen.

New Zealand's most promising junior female golfer has had her $10,000 golf clubs stolen.

Drug dealers in Rodney receive another blow

A loaded sawn-off rifle seized from one property during the operation.

Police find weapons, weed, LSD and more during north and west Auckland bust.

"This is it," cop thought

Constable Andy Williams, left, and Inspector Trevor Beggs at the Waitemata Police Awards.

Constable Andy Williams passed out after a struggle with a drug-fueled offender. But he made sure he got his man first.

Police cat Snickers a comfort to crime victims

IF IT FITS, I SITS: Snickers makes himself comfortable in an officer's hat at the Whangaparaoa station.

Snickers is the new (furry) face of the Whangaparaoa police.

Helensville farming couple wins top environment award

Inaugural Auckland Farm Environment Awards supreme winners, Richard and Dianne Kidd.

"Environmental champions" Richard and Dianne Kidd are Supreme winners of the inaugural Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Buy, beg or borrow for Zephyr nationals

Paul Pearson of Manly will be hoping for the home field advantage at the Zephyr nationals from April 20.

The 60th anniversary regatta of the Zephyr National Sailing Championships at Manly is drawing top Kiwi sailors from around the country.

Old WWI photo sparks hunt

Gordon Henshaw hopes he can return the portrait to Pierce Grace's family in time for Anzac Day.

He survived the war only to die in a lorry crash. Now, the search is on for a soldier's family.

North Island robin returns to the Whangaparaoa Peninsula

While not endangered, the North Island robin haven't been seen on the northern mainland for many years.

Pests have long since wiped out these scrappy little individuals in the north, but 20 North Island robins have plenty of space in their new home on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

Water buffalo gores man in the leg

A water buffalo.

A man has been gored by a large water buffalo at a property north of Auckland.

'It's a chainsaw massacre'

A tropical garden laid to waste: numerous palms in John and Shirley Pettit's garden on Kawau Island were felled by a ...

Couple distraught after prized palms in beautiful garden felled by Vector's "chainsaw gang".

Fair fundraiser for melanoma man

A Givealittle page has been set up to raise money for Phillip Conn, pictured with wife Siobhan, to treat his stage 4 ...

Lack of government funding for melanoma drugs sees fundraising efforts to keep Phillip Conn going.

Eco-architect awarded for pioneer work in sustainable building.

Graheme North in one of his experimental  builds.

Graeme North's pioneering work in natural building materials has seen him pick up and international award for sustainable building design.

'Farmer gone broke, needs work'

Pauline and Chris Lethbridge may be walking away with nothing as their dairy farm is placed in receivership.

Chris and Pauline Lethbridge don't know where they'll go when they walk out the gate.

Club gears up for season

Brad Luiten crossed the line at the Coatesville Classic with a new course record and he and other elite runners at ...

If you're looking to get into the running game Hibiscus Coast Athletics wants to help you succeed

Car rolls in Orewa

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Elderly woman injured after car rolls in Orewa.

An elderly woman with minor injuries is the fourth person to roll their car in north Auckland in two days.

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