Rodney Times

ERA awards $40k to worker

Chef awarded $40K in back pay and damages

Immigrant worker wins more than $40,000 after working 105 days with only two days off.

Jeanette and Trudi are stepping up

Jeanette Thomas and Trudi Nelson are doing the Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

TVNZ's Jeanette Thomas and TV3's Trudi Nelson are obsessively preparing for the Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

Rodney roads boost

Proposed $10 million spending over three years on sealing Rodney roads is a "step in the right direction", Rodney councillor Penny Webster says.

Big leaky apartment win

Apartment owners in the Nautilus in Orewa, Auckland, have won the the biggest leaky home settlement seen in New Zealand.

Owners win case against Auckland Council in NZ's biggest leaky building award.

Walk and cycleway network a possibility for Wellsford

Greenways walk and cycleways are being proposed for northern towns with Wellsford under the spot light first.

A new scheme to create linking "greenways" within Wellsford could also help answer several ongoing problems for residents.

Push for library funding

A move to fund volunteer libraries on a regular basis is being promoted by Rodney Local Board deputy chairman Steve Garner.

Three on $1m corruption charges

Court generic NZ

Three men with previous links to Auckland Transport and the former Rodney District Council have been charged in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption worth more than $1 million.

'I dived and felt a bang'

Ben Clifford was unable to speak for two weeks while a tracheal tube was in place down his throat.

Photos of his daughter are the key motivators for a young man paralysed following a freak pool accident.

NZ surfing star Daniel Kereopa riding online wave

Surfer Daniel Kereopa is organising fundraising events and turning to online crowd-funding to fund his world surfing campaign

Surfing legend Daniel Kereopa is turning to crowd funding online so he can represent New Zealand at two major world surfing events.

Suspicious fire damages school block

A fire ripped through Warkworth School’s sports equipment room, toilet block and store room early on Monday morning.

Warkworth School has lost sports equipment, toilets and a store room after fire ripped through a school building.

Fourteen red light runners a day

Diana Lakin and Penny Howard are calling for  changes at the Millwater Parkway and Bankside Rd intersection.

It is only a matter of time before a child is killed at an Auckland intersection where drivers are running red lights, parents say.

Uruguay team to train on the coast

The Uruguay FIFA U-20 World Cup team will be training at Hibiscus Coast AFC thanks to club technical director Mauricio Rojas' links to the team.

Thanks to club links Hibiscus Coast AFC will be hosting the Uruguay U-20 World Cup team for training ahead of the tournament.

War set siblings apart

Celebrated matron Evelyn Brooke was decorated with two Royal Red Cross medals.

Jenny Kelly grew up thinking her granddad Ephraim Brooke died a hero in the Gallipoli campaign.

Courageous cop talks of shooting shark

The surf life saving boat chases the shark away.

Policeman who shot a shark in a bid to retrieve the body of a swimmer it had killed says his first bullets disintegrated as they hit the water.

Pilot remembers dam busting scenes gallery

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Flight Lieutenant Richard Lambert with wife Fran and mementos from his time during the filming of The Dam Busters.

Flight lieutenant Richard Lambert is not remembered for his role in The Dam Busters, but if you see a plane in the movie, he was probably flying it.

Lightning touches down in Kaukapakapa

Jason and Julie Smith of Kaukapakapa discovered lightning had touched down on their property ripping bark off a tree and blowing a fence post into splinters.

A lightning strike was too close for comfort for one Kaukapakapa family.

Search for man over Ti Point Wharf assault

Police are looking for Robert Eric Austin.

Police are looking for Robert Austin who is alleged to have assaulted two fishermen at the Ti Point wharf.

Wardlaws' reality TV windfall

Despite not winning the grand prize, Robyn Marks and her boyfriend Tim Wardlaw have netted enough of a profit from their reality TV show renovation to start hunting for their own home. Tim's parents Kathy and Mick also participated on the show.

They didn't nab the $100,000 grand prize, but Our First Home contestants the Wardlaws have enough to start searching for a new home.

Brokenwood Mysteries wins bronze

Warkworth became the backwater town of Brokenwood for the award winning series..

North Auckland was thrust into the global spotlight as a local TV drama picked up an international award.

Missing Matakana man

Missing man sought.

Police are looking for 59-year-old Larry Patterson from Matakana. He has been missing overnight. Larry is of European descent and is believed to be driving a white 1999 Holden station wagon, registration YH9914. If you know of Larry's location or have seen the vehicle phone Warkworth police, 09 425 8109.

Following in a grandfather's footsteps

Brett and Jenni Finlayson are headed for the trip of a lifetime to Gallipoli for ANZAC Day centenary commemorations, spending time at Chunuck Bair where Brett's grandfather Murdoch fought in the Gallipoli campaign.

Murdoch Finlayson was one of only two from the 124 men in 11th North Auckland Mounted Rifles to survive beyond Battle for Hill 60.

Weapon against wasps

X-stinguish fipronil bait trials have been successful at killing common and german wasps.

Wasps cost us about $130 million annually, but their days may be numbered following the success of poison bait trials.

Finding a way into the AKL market

Toni and Mark Limbeek outside their Arkles Bay relocatable home.

As the dream of buying a house in Auckland seemed further out of reach, one couple looked to relocation instead.

Woman trapped by boat

Ambulance staff, firefighters and police work to help a woman trapped between her yacht and the wharf.

A woman was trapped for about 30 minutes between a boat and wharf after stepping off her yacht and slipping.

Sea wall being considered

Waves at high tide following Cyclone Pam sweep away re-sanding near the Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club at the beach's southern end.

A sea wall could be the best long-term solution to deal with erosion at a north Auckland beach.

Buoy makes life easier for surfers

Stephen Kitto and Mike Hudson check the buoy before deploying.

If you're a surfer or boatie, data from the new Hauraki Gulf buoy could make looking for the best break much easier.

'Sit in the queue, enjoy the scenery'

Auckland traffic

As traffic builds from midday onward, it becomes all too clear that Easter is here.

Real life homework on trip to Kermadecs

KERMADEC ADVENTURE: The Mahurangi College student had the trip of a lifetime.

Excuses for getting off school don't get much better than 14-year-old Riley Hathaway's from Snells Beach.

Police looking for teen runaway

Police are looking for Natasha Fielding who ran away from her caregiver's home in Palmerston North on January 14, 2015.

Police are seeking help from the public to locate a Palmerston North girl believed to be hiding in Auckland.

Cat's trip to park proves deadly

BELOVED PET: One-year-old cat Teddy was ‘‘the greatest cat ever’’, the Jensen family says.

Auckland family's horror after their cat was trapped,shot and stuck in the freezer.

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