Rodney Times

Broiler farm's expansion plans worry South Kaipara residents

Helen Smyth and Dave Beattie live near a Parakai poultry farm which wants to increase production- but so will traffic ...

The push for intensive poultry development in South Head impacts everybody.

Paddler followed by shark

The friendly motivator is believed to have been a bronze whaler.

The bronze whaler was as big as Louise Aitken's three metre board but she "wasn't over the top scared".

Rescue chopper kept busy

A woman was left with serious neck and chest injuries after a car hit a power pole in Tauhoa.

Explosions and car crashes kept Westpac Auckland rescue helicopter crews busy over the weekend.

Warm autumn ahead but wetter weather on the horizon

Temperatures across much of the country were about 1.2 degrees higher than normal in April.

 Beach goers can expect a few more warm weeks of balmy weather before wet, mild climes set in.

Pets avoid fiery death

Three fire appliances scrambled to the scene of the burning pot fire.

Dog and tortoise escape with minor smoke inhalation after smoke alarm alerts neighbours to stove fire.

Happy place for campers at Muriwai

Many happy place memories can continue at the Muriwai Beach Motor Camp following a major makeover ready for next summer.

The camping experience will make Muriwai even more of a drawcard.

Trio's response praised

John Copeland, Debbie Blacklock and Darren James have been honoured by police for their life saving actions.

Rushing to the aid of a man dying on Stanmore Bay beach has seen a trio honoured by New Zealand Police.

Surfer's life saving actions

Police and family struggled to get the woman over rocks and out of the water after Chris Sharland's rescue.

A women's family mistook her frantic signals for help from the water as friendly waves.

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.

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