Rodney Times

Sayers opposes 'pillow tax'

Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers has spoken out against Mayor Phil Goff's "pillow tax".

Rodney Councillor Greg Sayers is lending his voice to a number of Auckland accommodation providers unhappy with Phil Goff's controversial "pillow tax".

Targeted rate to tackle transport

Feedback on the draft Rodney Local Board Plan 2017 is now open and closes at 4pm on Friday, 30 June 2017.

People living in Rodney are being asked for their feedback on a proposed targeted rate.

Another win at the top of the table

Midfield try scorers Hamish Pomare  and Gannon Moore celebrate success.

The Silverdale Seahawks rugby premiers celebrate victory.

Concert promotes new horizons for youth

Entertainer Dennis Marsh will perform at the New Horizons Show.

Dennis Marsh, The Toner Sisters and Nick Jones will headline a charity concert for Hibiscus Coast youth.

Recreational cyclists lack facilities

Casey Fields criterium circuit in Victoria, Australia is an example of what could be developed in New Zealand.

International examples could be the blueprint for safer cycling in Auckland.

Getting the hooplah on Powerhooping

Powerhoop instructor Louise Heeney hooped for five hours to raise money for breast cancer.

Overweight, diabetic and depressed, Louise Heeney decided to give a new fitness fad a whirl.

Extra special celebration

Bradley Houia, with mum Tracey.

There were doubts Bradley Houia would make 21 - now he's hit 30.

Adorable addition to lunch order

The Coast's Zoe Knight is a 'smart cookie'.

Six-year-old Zoe Knight takes her chances at getting more for her money.

Stars train up and coming swimmers

Hannah Tuner and James Donovan with Nikita Howarth and Andrew McMillan.

Swimming stars teach youngsters new tricks and techniques.

Matakana store wins global award

Green with Envy founder, Nicole Ward stands outside her store.

Green with Envy gets named at the Global Innovation Awards.

Kaipara CEO not liable for millions

Jack McKerchar resigned at the Kaipara District Council in 2011 after 18-years as Chief Executive.

The stink over Mangawhai's wastewater blowout may finally be over with former Kaipara CEO off the hook for the damages.

Ryan continues NZ K1 dominance

Caitlin Ryan won her first World Cup event in the K1 boat.

With Lisa Carrington focusing on team boats, Caitlin Ryan has stepped up to fill the K1 boat, winning her first World Cup event.

'Serious' burns after Wellsford fire

The man was taken to hospital and was said to be in a "serious condition".

The man was trying to light a fire with petrol and was seriously burned.

Once scared, now blossoming

Beth hopes to be in New York by August to chase her dreams.

For Beth Edwards her first dance exam was a nightmare she didn't want to face. Now she's been accepted to a prestigious New York Ballet school.

New life for school bus shed

Wellsford School pupils put on a show.

"Without Transpower's help this would have been a decaying part of Wellsford's history."

Multi-use courts way of future

The North Harbour Netball Centre currently hosts most netball competitions in the region. The centre is running at capacity.

Increasing numbers of netballers will have nowhere to play, if new solutions aren't found.

Quick photo leads to arrest

The man was rather surprised to be looking down the barrel of a camera.

A photo snapped of an alleged burglar by a quick thinking neighbour has seen the person arrested by police.

Dark night for Waitakere

More than 1600 homes were without power in Swanson for close to nine hours after a tree fell over a power line on ...

It was a cold, dark night in West Auckland for many after power was cut to more than 1600 homes. 

Stolen air compressor recovered

Constable Mike Brown and Sergeant Mark Stallworthy return the recovered air compressor to Estuary Arts trustee Phillip Crow.

A 300kg air compressor stolen from an arts centre has been recovered after a tip-off from the public

Auckland measles alert

People in Auckland are urged to call their doctor if they believe they were at risk.

Less than three months since measles epidemic swept Auckland, a new case surfaces.

Myrtle rust in Taranaki

Myrtle rust has been found at a nursery in the Taranaki.

First found in Kerikeri, the potentially devastating plant disease is now at a nursery nearly 600km south.

Suburb's woeful phone reception

Cell phone coverage is causing frustration in Coatesville.

An Auckland suburb's reception is so bad people want a landline in the local hall.

Group gives aphasia sufferers a voice

Judy and Alan Millar with Lisa Fowlie.

Aphasia sufferers are finding strength in numbers at the Rodney Aphasia Group.

A night off for mum and dad

I Got Your Back Pack founder Anita Hinton with mum Janine and Rechelle McNair of sKids.

Anita missed her toothbrush most after fleeing an abusive relationship. So she started a charity to help women and kids stuck in the same situation.

New look for marina

The new sign is unveiled.

There are a few changes going on at Gulf Harbour Marina in north Auckland...

Development shakes up residents

Walls and ceilings have cracked, pool tiles have been cracked and residents say their temporary access road could be ...

"It is not normal when your lounge room lights start swinging in the middle of the day."

Bach in 'daily contact' with winner

Bachelor Zac Franich looks forward to introducing his new mystery girl to the world.

Bachelor Zac Franich opens up on life after The Bachelor, dealing with fans, and how he eats his kiwifruit.

Going bananas for fair trade

As part of the festival, 165 people set the record for the most people dancing with bananas.

A teen-organised fair trade fest sets a world record for dancing with bananas.

Crash victim's safety push

The national ride is calling for clearer road rules to ensure drivers pass horse riders safely.

Nine months after being hit by car while out riding, Karen Rutherford joins ride for tighter road rules - but flashback fears mean she'll walk.

Too cool to te reo?

Orewa is a beautiful beach... But how do you say it?

Te reo Maori place names are prevalent in our region. Should we make an effort to say them properly?

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