Rodney Times

Rocky roads in need of repair

tyre

A crumbling patch of State Highway 1 caused grief for motorists last week with many cars hit with tyre damage.

Hall hire fee hikes a mistake

Orewa community hall

Auckland community hall hire fees will not increase this year, with letters to users about big rises sent in error.

Photographer's life in focus

Sayers

It's the second book he's written in his 90s, but retired photojournalist Alan Sayers, 98, isn't letting age stop him as he releases his autobiography, Deadline.

Hungry for the win

Eric Finau

Eric Finau has gone through "hell and back" to be named in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games boxing team.

Man burnt in cabin blaze

cabin fire orewa

A man suffered serious burns after his cabin at Orewa Backpackers in north Auckland caught fire.

Mum's terminal diagnosis shock

Sterryn Roycroft and family

Sterryn Roycroft was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer despite having none of the usual symptoms.

Toheroa beds under threat

Oystercatcher

The sudden decline of toheroa in Dargaville is 'ecology in action' not oystercatchers, shorebird expert says.

Concerns over town fragmentation

Grange development

New subdivisions under way in Warkworth area are great but commercial expansion is also needed, councillor says.

Seal death investigated

Seal

A young fur seal has been found dead, possibly shot, on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula in Auckland.

Auckland's northern boom

 Mark Mitchell

Houses, supermarkets, retirement homes and town centres are on the development cards for north Auckland.

Big clean up ahead

scaffold on roof

A quick 'prayer session' was called for when a woman saw scaffolding from a church fly onto her roof this morning.

Van blaze slows traffic

Van fire

A burning van brought three lanes of traffic to a standstill on an Auckland motorway today.

Campaign calls for road fix

Stuck car

Many unsealed Rodney roads are a 'disgrace' with locals saying the situation is beyond critical.

Plans for the bus go round and round

Bus

Warkworth should get a public transport service in about a year, as Auckland Transport opens consultation next month for what shape it will take.

Paddling with the pod

Orca

Andrea Hegan wasn't the only one eating breakfast in Bon Accord Harbour near Kawau Island.

Submissions dispute lifejacket wearing

lifejacket

Auckland boaties are continuing to push for an exemption to compulsory lifejacket wearing in boats under 6 metres long.

Rodney honour roll

Judith Williams

Four Rodney people have been recognised for their community work in the Queen’s Birthday honours.

Rams gutted by blaze

rams blaze

Fire has destroyed a northern Rodney sports clubrooms and community meeting place.

Grand old light gets a new life

lighthouse

One of the Hauraki Gulf's great lighthouse lenses is back in the light after nearly 20 years in a shed.

Timely visit saves man from fire

Fire

A caregiver noticed an elderly man's house was filled with smoke when he paid him a visit this morning.

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