Rodney Times

Southern lights anniversary treat

The aurora as captured by Alistair Bain.

The trip of a lifetime got even better when the heavens put on a thrilling display.

Little spotted kiwi returning to Auckland

Zealandia Reserve in Wellington had the only mainland population of little spotted kiwi.

They haven't run wild in Auckland for well over 140 years, but spotted kiwi will soon released at Shakespear Open Sanctuary.

The fight for the 'wilderness'

An artistic impression of development at Okura. With light green stripes to be housing and surrounding darker greens to ...

Residents of a coastal village, where 750 houses are proposed, are up for a fight.

Mitchell steps up

Land information minister, Rodney MP Mark Mitchell, has given up his other portfolio, statistics, and received a big ...

Rodney MP Mark Mitchell has been promoted to Cabinet following the resignation of Hekia Parata and Murray McCully

Club's first ever big win

The Orewa Sharks secure their spot and defeat all teams.

Baseball plays hit the ground running at this year's national tournament.

Elected officials on their bikes

Rodney Local Board 'Chair Leader' Beth Houlbrooke, with gold medal winner and board member Alison Roe and councillor ...

Allison Roe swapped running shoes for bike pedals and claimed gold at the World Masters Games.

Wellsford School celebrates victory

Wellsford School prepare for the Rippa Rugby National Finals.

Wellsford School shine on the rugby field again.

Fire causes 'substantial damage'

A large house fire near Warkworth has destroyed the rural property.

Occupants of the burning house - near Warkworth, north of Auckland - fled and are safe.

'We're just thrilled he's here'

Alec Gannaway celebrates his birthday at Auckland City Hospital surrounded by family. From left: sister Rose, mum Joy ...

Two weeks ago, Alec Gannaway was dragged by a car and put in a coma. Today, he's 21.

Some too painful to recall

Stan Job's service medals and a bible given to him by HMS Ameer gunner Joseph Gwyer, who was being sent home, when Stan ...

Shipmates became like brothers for Stan Job, which makes some memories painful.

A roving we will go

Willing workers lay out framework for a board walk through Mataia farm bush.

Young Scout and Guide leaders give nature a helping hand at the national Moot

Orewa half marathon gallery

Chris Trent wins the Orewa Half Marathon.

The Orewa Beach Half Marathon took place on Sunday morning.

Dignity for Australian digger hat

The digger or slouch hat has been worn by Australian forces since 1903.

The Anzac spirit is alive and well as an Australian digger hat is rescued at the Wellsford hospice shop.

Horsing around at Maccas video

McDonalds

McDonald's refuses to serve women riding through drive-thru on horseback in Auckland.

The house that charity rebuilt

The house which will be sold to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

It beats the sausage sizzle - one charity is turning to property renovation to raise funds.

League legend delights young team

Glenora Crazy Bears coach Cassie Keene and sons Tayler, 5, and Tamali'i, 4, meet their hero Shaun Johnson.

An under-6 rugby league team had an unlikely guest as their water boy on Saturday - Warriors star Shaun Johnson.

Alfred Peter gets the boot

19042017 news photo: JARRED WILLIAMSON/FAIRFAX NZ. Putney Way, Manukau and Manukau Bus Station progress April 2017.

Residents feel road named after developer's relation not relevant for their area.

Matakana students honour soldiers

Student leader, Cormac wears his great grandfather's war medals with pride.

Hundreds attend Matakana School's memorial service for Anzac Day.

These rocks could kill

Councillor John Watson is warning beachgoers rain saturated cliffs could drop further rocks and trees, like these ...

Unstable water saturated cliffs are ready to fall, councillor warns, and people are "blissfully unaware."

Remembrance contest honours surfers

Bryan Young wins the 50 plus division.

The Orewa Longboard Club held its inaugural Memorial Contest to remember those who have died.

The secret diary of Charlotte Gatland

Rod and Elaine Dennis launch The Secret Life of Charlotte Gatland.

A book revealing Charlotte Gatland's secrets about emigrating to New Zealand in the 18th century hits stores.

Hibiscus Coast AFC on fire

Precious let just two goals through in the 5-2 win over Tauranga City when two controversial calls in the last 10 ...

A 5-2 win over Tauranga and a 9-1 trouncing of Franklin has Hibiscus Coast AFC back in the game.

Two youngsters make national swim squad

Newest members of the Jetstar Super Swim Squad- Harry Shannon, Hayley McIntyre, Daniel Kregting, Sophie Robb, Hannah ...

Hannah and James get accepted in the Jetstar Super Swim Squad after giving a star performance.

Property hot spot to watch

The walkway overlooking the estuary is a popular place for summer weddings,

It's not even in Auckland - but rates at number eight on a list of the super-city's property hotspots.

North Haven Hospital's special Anzac visit

Military veterans from the Hibiscus Coast Community Returned Services' Association spent the afternoon with residents ...

Military veterans spend an afternoon with North Haven residents.

Fans meet netball royalty

Enjoying a moment together before Monday's ANZ premiership game in Manukau are Leana De Bruin of the Stars, ANZ Future ...

A young Warkworth netballer met netball royalty at the ANZ Premiership match on Monday.

Couple sick of dust - literally

Pleased recent wet weather has brought some respite Brian Sollis is fed up with dust on Wilson Rd affecting his and wife ...

The dust from the unsealed road that plagues their home has driven them to despair.

Beach patrol season comes to an end

Northern beachgoers will no longer have guards watching as the season ends.

Beach lifeguards share their tips on keeping safe when they are not around.

Seawall design feedback sought

An artists impression of the proposed seawall with the initial 150mm upstand.

Orewa beach users are being asked their thoughts on a new seawall design.

Stellar success for soap box team

Stella Maris crosses the line.

One school stood out from the rest at the Whangaparaoa heats of the Rotary Soap Box Derby.

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