Rodney Times

Elvis still popular

Jason Payne of Helensville as Elvis.

Elvis Presley remains one of the world's greatest entertainment acts, even 38 years after his death.

Leaky building costs council

The Nautilus leaky building case is going to cost Auckland ratepayers $23.7 million after the council agreed to pay the majority of the total cost.

Owners of 150-unit Nautilus apartment building welcome Auckland Council decision to pay nearly $24m.

Coast comes together for Melissa Galley

Melissa Galley, with daughter Lily.

A special fundraiser will be held at JamJar Studios on Sunday to raise funds for a mother of four with cancer.

Cancer no barrier to giving

Community stalwart Chris Goddard died after battling cancer and never once stopped helping his community.

Community stalwart remembered for ignoring his terminal cancer diagnosis and striving to help others.

Community centre gifted to Fairway Bay residents

Discussing Fairway Bay second stage development in the new Fairway Bay Discovery Residents Pavilion are Top Harbour representatives Michael Webb-Speight, Sean Pan and Gigi Ogilvielee with GJ Gardner Rodney East new homes consultant Lesley Ellis.

Residents at a Gulf Harbour development have been gifted their own pavilion.

Gifted green ends Omaha blues

Omaha Beach Golf Club course superintendent Cory Willcox lays the new turf

Omaha volunteers descended on Red Beach on Wednesday to cut up a green gifted by their Whangaparaoa Peninsula golfing counterparts.

Maynard hooked on offroading

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Lucinda Manard of Waiwera won't be defending her class 2 Woodhill 100 title this year after upgrading from her class 2 production Toyota Landcruiser into the UTV class in her new Can-Am Maverick.

Lucinda Maynard won't be defending her Woodhill 100 class 2 title this year after entering the UTV class in her new Can-Am Maverick.

Uruguay prepare for difficult first World Cup game

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Uruguay Under-20 World Cup team at Hibiscus Coast Football Club.

Uruguay's Under-20 World Cup coach Fabian Coito is preparing his players for a difficult first match against Serbia.

Shaun Johnson wins the hearts of hundreds

Johnson spills his secrets to pupils at his former school Whangaparaoa Primary.

Bowel cancer screening extended

Health minister Jonathan Coleman says more than 35,800 people received a colonoscopy last year, up from over 29,000 in 2013.

$12.4 million from this year's budget has gone into extending Waitemata DHB's bowel cancer screening pilot, meaning it will run until December 2017.

Parent and teacher aide angel

Lovetta Bayer has been a huge support for her friend and colleague.

The Snells Beach resident is a parent and teacher aide at Snells Beach School and has been an angel to Snells Beach Primary School associate principal Cherylene Neels.

Customers camp out for cut-price jewellery

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Diamond Design jewellery sale in Orewa.
Graig Green, Liam Casey, Cade Morgan-Huntley and Harry Brame camped out over night to get the cheap deals at Diamond Designs in Orewa.

Customers get 99 per cent discount at north Auckland jewellers.

Matakana Coast appointment

Matakana Coast Tourism has appointed Olivia Austin as full time Regional Tourism Coordinator.

Olivia Austin has been appointed full time regional tourism coordinator for Matakana Coast Tourism.

Ratepayers will do their own town plan

Kumeu-Huapai Residents and Ratepayers Association chairman Pete Sinton  with mayor Len Brown at a Special Housing Area announcement in Huapai.

A Rodney ratepayer group intends doing its own town vision plan.

Lifelong mates remembered

David Evans and Grant Corlett were killed in a May 10 road crash on Christchurch's northern motorway.

Crash victims Grant Corlett and David Evans were "awesome" guys.

Firefighters hike Sky Tower stairs

The Manly Volunteer Firefighters have their last practise up escalators at The Plaza before their big challenge of the Sky Tower on Saturday. Photo: Cerise Nyman

Rodney and Hibiscus Coast volunteers are among 750 firefighters from around the country taking on the Sky Tower stair challenge this Saturday for the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation.

World Cup win for kayaker

Red Beach kayaker Caitlin Ryan steps towards Olympics with World Cup win.

Red Beach kayaker's team wins gold on the World stage.

Helensville hall upgrade

It's not often $100,000 offered by a citizen to help with a community hall is rejected.

Coeliac lifestyle gets easier

Dannielle Walker with four-month-old daughter Alyssa and four-year-old daughter Sophie.

Dannielle Walker speaks out for Coeliac Awareness Week and says life as a coeliac does get better.

London dance company coming

Elevate Dance Tour comes to Hibiscus Coast.

Watch Elevate Dance Company from London featuring Hibiscus Coast resident Jasmine Collett.

Hospices here to help

Lucky and Sandie Diamond were helped by Warkworth Wellsford Hospice

Hospice is a big help for those people suffering terminal illness and their families, as Lucky and Sandie Diamond found.

Number of beach rescues rises

Orewa lifeguard Gauthier Boyer keeps an eye on and directs kids back to the flagged area on Orewa beach.

Lifeguards were kept busier than ever this summer with a 37 per cent increase in the number of rescues in the Northern Region. 

Vandals' donuts destroy green

Vandalism on the Omaha golf course will set club members back $50,000.

Omaha golf club members will be forking out $50,000 to replace a green after a car raced through the course.

Prince Harry visit impresses quadriplegic

Prince Harry meets patient Ben Clifford at the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit.

Ben Clifford held nothing back in describing to Prince Harry how doctors tested the severity of his spinal injury.

Young gun follows mum

Andy and Donna a'Beckett are no ordinary team.

At 20-years-old Andy a'Beckett is one of the youngest licensed real estate business owners in the country.

Road closed for three hours as van flips injuring man

A man had to be cut from his van after it hit a culvert and flipped on Kaipara Flats Rd just before 7am Monday 10 May. The man was air lifted to hospital and the serious crash unit was involved. Traffic was diverted along Streamlands Swamp Rd and Carran Rd.

Injured man flown to hospital after emergency services were called to a crash on Kaipara Flats Rd

Patient and helpful serviceman deserves thanks

Thomas Speck from Heat Pump Guys.

Being patient and helpful has earned Thomas Speck a bouquet.

Mackereths celebrate 50 years

The secret to their long lasting marriage is having a spark between them.

Frank and Ann Mackereth of Orewa celebrated their 50th golden wedding anniversary with family and friends on May 9 at the Peninsula Golf Club.

Road Crash Rescue competition comes to Orewa

The community is invited to watch the Road Crash Rescue Competition held by the NZ Fire Service in Orewa on Saturday.

Firefighters are coming from around the North Island to cut open 25 cars on Saturday in Orewa.

Snells Beach mates killed in Canterbury crash farewelled at joint funeral

The aftermath of the crash on Christchurch's Northern Motorway.

Two mates who died in a Canterbury road accident will be remembered at a joint funeral at Snells Beach.

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