Western Leader

Do you know where this man is?

Alaric Eccleston, 30, is wanted by police. He has multiple warrants out for his arrest and should not be approached.

Police said he cut off his home detention bracelet and has gone on the run.

Gallaher Shield within reach for Suburbs

Suburbs fullback Lolagi Visinia charges into fellow Auckland Blues squad member, Jordan Trainor.

Two semi-finals, two victories for West Auckland's Premier rugby clubs as both Suburbs and Waitemata have advanced to their respective finals.

'No clarity' over possible dog ban

Walking on the Te Atatu Walkway, from left: Nellie Venter, 12, with her dog Misha and Harrison Chatfield, 4, with golden ...

Dog owners on the Te Atatu Peninsula are being told they have the wrong end of the stick.

Dry cleaning not just blowing air

Vandana and Anant Jawalkar, in their business Glen Eden Drycleaners in Glen Eden, west Auckland.

Anant Jawalkar, 62, runs Glen Eden Drycleaners with his wife Vandana. Reporter Simon Smith asks him about the ins and outs of dry cleaning.

Kiwi takes operation to heart

Jeremy Scott takes a break after cycling through a sandstorm in the Dasht-e-Lut Desert in Iran.  The hottest land ...

He survived an attack by a hired-assasin in Iran, was robbed in Cambodia and escaped the drug mafia in the Philippines. 

Community has their say on threatened trees

The Whau Local Board wants the public to know mature pohutukawa may be lost for access to new housing. Pictured is ...

"We need intensification. We also need big trees and vegetation to mitigate the environmental and social pressures of more of us living closer."

School helps tackle world famine

Glen Eden Intermediate School raised more than $20,000 for World Vision New Zealand 40 hour famine.

 Glen Eden Intermediate School made the honours table after it raised a significant amount for World Vision.

Henderson family gets new home

Monique Sylva, 29, and one of her son's Khaaliq.

Monique Sylva and her family shared tears of joy after moving into a brand new social housing home in Henderson.

Sprayed? No, it's couch

The grass at Archibald Park may be brown but it's normal and safe to use, the council says.

If you see kids playing on a brown sports field then relax – it's likely not sprayed with weed-killer.

Four arrests after chase

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A high speed chase in west Auckland ended with police dogs nabbing the occupants of a stolen car.

Chopped up by two trucks

The pohutukawa tree's branch had to be chopped off after it was hit by two trucks in one afternoon.

The Whau Local Board chairperson Catherine Farmer says the tree was taken out by an Auckland Transport contractor truck.

Road puts kids' safety at risk - transport advocate

This new intersection means children heading to school in Hobsonville will need to cross six lanes of traffic.

Hobsonville Primary School students will have to cross six lanes of traffic to get to school after Auckland Transport re-designed the road outside, transport advocates say.

Hobsonville bins not delivered

New recycling bins have been delivered for some but not all in the north and west.

Many new homes in Hobsonville have missed out on their recycle bins due to council using old data for its delivery list.

Titirangi artist wants to bring his sculpture back home

An image of what Semisi Potauaine's sculpture Manuesina will look like when displayed as part of the 2017 Headlands ...

West Auckland artist has been selected to display his sculpture as part of the 2017 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf.

West Auckland toasts to the centenary of Babich Wines

Joe Babich holding a glass of his favourite wine.

"There is something special about the taste and texture of a good Pinot Noir. It is my favourite wine. Although, I must say chardonnay is pretty nice too."

Winning ticket onto professional cricket

Suburbs New Lynn's Sean Solia has claimed a professional cricket contract.

A young all-rounder cricketer is lucky enough to be the 15th player to be offered an Auckland Aces contract.

Dusting off the past

Tyl van Randow's memoir 'Red Dust Over Shanghai' details his extraordinary childhood.

World War II is in progress, in 1945 Germany collapses and three months later Japan surrenders, von Randow's family is directly affected.

Positive ERO report for Glenavon

Glenavon School principal Phil Toomer is pleased with the latest Education Review Office report.

"There is no excuse just because a school is low decile to underachieve."

Pyjamas to the rescue

The Timaio family have benefit from the Army of Jammies appeal, pictured from left, Grace, 5, Fala, 7, Pula, 11, Foua, ...

The call to arms for pyjamas will see hundreds of children keep warm this winter. 

'This tragedy changed lives forever'

Promising league star and family man Luke Tipene.

Luke Tipene didn't even want to be at the party where he was stabbed and killed.

'No one is a winner today'

Vincent Skeen was on trial for the murder of promising league star
Luke Tipene, who died at Halloween in 2014.

Families of two teens cried as a jury found one guilty of the other's manslaughter.

Farewell Ferry Cat

Five-year-old Hayley Shepherd gives Oddie a cuddle at Hobsonville Marina.

Oddie, the much-loved Hobsonville Marina ferry cat, has been killed in a dog attack.

'A celebration of diversity'

Heather Tanguay is organising Ethkick West, which will see different cultures fight it out on the field, including from ...

A new football tournament will give west Auckland's melting pot of ethnicity a chance to shine.

Clamping 'not acceptable'

Businesses are being encouraged to use other methods to monitor their private carparks.

Claim that wheel clampers are damaging Auckland suburb's reputation.

Skeen jury retires

Vincent Skeen is on trial for the murder of promising league star
Luke Tipene, who died at Halloween in 2014.

Killing of promising league player murder or mistake?

Urban Honey wins gold

Vickie Wade, left, and Tony Melton are behind Urban Honey which won the supreme award at the Apiculture New Zealand 2016 ...

A small Avondale business has had its honey crowned the best in New Zealand.

'Oh my God, he might die'

Vincent Skeen is on trial for the murder of promising league star
Luke Tipene, who died at Halloween in 2014.

Defence says Crown case against Vincent Skeen falls well short of the high bar needed to convict him of murder.

Glyphosate review concern

The weed-killer glyphosate was first sold by Monsanto, as Roundup.

Campaigners against glyphosate are concerned a new review will justify the chemical's "extensive use" across Auckland.

Local artist's round paintings bring environmental issues full circle

Artist Jessica Ellis says environmental issues should matter to young people.

When the Fukushima nuclear disaster happened in 2011 Jessica Ellis was still at art school.

Huia beach cash approved

The planned groynes and beach at Huia Domain in west Auckland. From the Tonkin and Taylor report Huia Domain Erosion ...

The money to solve coastal erosion at Huia Domain has been approved.

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