Western Leader

RSA sorry over communication breakdown

Simone Anderson and cousin Brent Munce feel disrespected after plans to commemorate their ancestors fell through.

A family with six ancestors killed in tragic circumstances has received an apology from the Henderson RSA✓ over a communication breakdown.

Sewage spill at park causes a stink

Forest and Bird Motu Manawa Restoration Group chairman Micheal Coote wants to put an end to the sewage overflows at Taipari Strand, Te Atatu Peninsula.

Condoms, toliet paper and tampons are not items you would expect to find at a public park.

Hebblethwaite loves the natural craft beer taste

Testing the beer as it develops is part of Ian Hebblethwaite's job.

Chief reporter Simon Smith asks Ian Hebblethwaite about running Black Sands Brewing Company, West Auckland's only commercial brewery.

Subsidies offered to improve water quality

The Piha lagoon is often one of the most polluted places to swim in Auckland.

Subsidies are available for residents within the west coast lagoon catchment area to upgrade their sewage systems.

'Rotten entertainer' comes to Glen Eden

Richard Manic is Captain Festus McBoyle.

A tongue-in-cheek performance that appeals to kids and adults is coming to Glen Eden.

Tiberius mousing about four decades on

Illustrator Edith Diggle, left, and author Patricia Ross hold freshly printed copies of their children's book Tiberius The Titirangi Mouse Has More Adventures.

A little mouse with a big following has returned to Titirangi for fresh adventures.

Kokako release in time for breeding season

The kokako bird gets measured before it is released.

Six kokako birds have been released into the Waitakere Ranges just in time for spring breeding.

Know your neighbours

Titirangi Community Constable William Flapper.

Meet Titirangi's new community constable, William Flapper.

Pack swimming is a physical challenge

Phillip Ryan is second in the country for 10km and 5km open water swimming.

Sports reporter Simon Smith asks swimmer Phillip Ryan about competing in the open water and his plans to be the first in the sport to represent New Zealand at the Olympics.

Farewell to community veteran

Jack Riddell died on July 30 at the age of 94.

Decorated World War II veteran and heavily involved community man Jack Riddell has died.

West Auckland home sells for twice CV

6 St Margaret Place, West Harbour, which sold for $896,000, almost twice its CV of $475k.

Two determined bidders drove the price of 6 St Margaret Place to 89 per cent above CV.

Exercise fun for Father's Day

A rogaine could be the perfect way for a father and child to spend time together.

Fathers will have free entry to the Little Muddy Creek Rogaine this Sunday.

Waitakere goes down in '12 minutes of madness'

Centre-back Sammy Khan has played superbly for Waitakere City in what was a disappointing season, player-coach Jake Butler says.

A lack of strike power has seen Waitakere City's premier football side sent down to division one.

Lewis wins Auckland Darts Masters video

Adrian Lewis reacts winning a leg against  Raymond van Barnevald in Auckland.

Adrian 'Jackpot' Lewis etched his name into New Zealand history on a dramatic night of darts.

The forgotten made visible through art

A large makers space has been set up to encourage homeless individuals to create artwork. From left to right: Adam Slade, Martin Sutcliffe and Grant Wilson.


Pedestrian hit by car

A pedestrian is in a stable condition after receiving serious injuries when they were hit by a car.

A pedestrian is in a stable condition after being hit by a car in West Auckland.

Thieves target open homes

Thieves stole all the bed linen from one of the homes.

A group of night burglars are stealing staging furniture from vacant homes for sale in West Auckland.

Booth steps up to help lead Bears

Aaron Booth from the Glenora Bears' premier team has had a great season.

Glenora Bears stand-off Aaron Booth must be well used to taking the stage at the Auckland Rugby League awards.

Apartments to be built on RSA land

Design plans of the apartment building on the corner of Rosebank Rd and Layard St to replace the Avondale RSA.

Around 150 apartments will be built at the site of the Avondale RSA.

Confidence building programme for youth seeks mentors

Project K participants will take on a Jump Start skydiving event in Parakai to help youth gain confidence. Mentors are needed for the next training sessions.

Project K is looking for mentors to be matched with 13 to 15-year-olds to help them realise their potential.

Muriwai mission for seal pup

Cute and vulnerable is this New Zealand fur seal pup sleeping on Maori Bay rocks.

It’s been a long swim for a New Zealand fur seal pup discovered at Muriwai Beach.

Author and devoted christian to celebrate 100th birthday

Joyce Mitchell celebrates her 100th birthday on September 2.

Author Joyce Mitchell will become a centenarian on Wednesday .

Bricks gone, 1800 houses coming soon

Monier Bricks in New Lynn.

A major housing development in New Lynn is set to tackle Auckland's housing shortage.

Students top Microsoft competition

Azizul Islam, Ellen Greenly and Di Kun Ong from Avondale College placed in the top 10 of the world finals of the Microsoft Office Specialist championships in Dallas.

Three Avondale College students have achieved top 10 placings in the world finals of the Microsoft Office Specialist championships.

BEST students gear up for life-changing trip

Tourism students Anney Fa'amita, left, and Asolelei Nielson with their tutor Alfie Prasad at BEST Pacific Institute of Education, New Lynn.

A group of tourism students, including some who have never left Auckland, are off to a flying start.

Getting paid a struggle for online content creator

Jessie Mills has 23,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel Nailed It NZ.

Jessie Mills lives with her husband Chris in Green Bay. The tech-savvy 25-year-old is the creator of the YouTube channel Nailed It NZ. She talks to reporter Rose Rees-Owen about making nail art video tutorials and getting paid in a digital environment.

Jason's life on the streets

Jason Raiwhara says it's easier living on the streets than struggling to pay bills he can't afford. He sits in the common room at Henderson's Salvation Army.

Jason Raiwhara is one of about 35 people sleeping rough on the streets of West Auckland.

She was known as 'Georgia from ToughLove'

Georgia Ball was awarded the Queen's Service Medal in 2013.

A woman who dedicated much of her life to community service has died.

Plans for former garden centre's next step

The former Palmers site on Great North Rd in Glen Eden.

A majority of people want to see the former Palmers garden centre in Glen Eden turned into a retail development.

Young athletes get leg up

Gabrielle Fa'amausili has again received a gold scholarship from the Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation.

A talented dozen of young West Auckland athletes are being given a helping hand.

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