Western Leader

Feeding the streets

Dayne Smith says many people who live on the streets in Avondale take shelter at the Avondale Racecourse.

Getting the homeless involved with meal preparation will give them a sense of self-worth, Dayne Smith said.

Westie bats more than welcome

Long-tailed bats are "rapidly" heading towards extinction because of rat plagues, DoC's website says.

Auckland flapping with news of endangered residents' return after 15-year absence.

Click, click, bang video

Kelston's Alicia Wichman won gold in the 30-39-year-old women division, shooting 93/100.

World Masters Games shooters gather in Kumeu for double-barrel action.

Ten 'dangerous dogs' removed from one street

Owners of dogs classified as “menacing” under the Dog Control Act 1996 were offered the TXT2DESEX free de-sexing service.

This year there had been 43 dog attacks on people reported to Animal Management in west Auckland.

Teens charged over ram raid

Staff clean-up shattered glass at the Gull service station on April 27.

Two 14-year-olds have been arrested and police are looking for two more people.

Dome Valley kidnappers jailed

Cameron Hakeke and Michelle Blom in the High Court at Auckland on Friday.

Two people charged with the kidnap of a 19-year-old Auckland woman are jailed for their part in the savage attack.

An evil role model

Maniacs United professional wrestlers Stacey Stewart and Graham Hughes live in west Auckland.

A wrestler is using her "bad" character to be a role model to girls.

'Still numb and disbelieving'

Massey High School supplied this picture of Keenan Matthes, who died after being hit by a train on April 20.

School to hold celebration for star pupil tragically killed by a train while out running.

Love letter to Western Springs

Western Springs, known best by many as a music venue.

Western Springs, is a bit of a mish-mash. In a good way.

From McCartney to Auckland

Chinmaya Dunster said he was expecting about 50 people at the upcoming concert.

He played at Paul McCartney's wedding and now hosts Indian classical music concerts in west Auckland.

Waterwheel no longer turns

Trevor Pollard says he is devastated that the water wheel is not working as he has spent eight years keeping it going.

The waterwheel may end up being a feature on the lawn, Trevor Pollard said.

A tasty RSA fundraiser

Max, 7, and Lila Harris, 5, outside their Anzac Day food stall.

West Auckland kids sell home-made lemonade and Anzac bikkies, to raise money for the RSA.

Fun - with strings attached video

The control line aircrafts are never more than 20 meters from the pilot.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a control line aircraft and they can be seen whizzing around Bruce McLaren Intermediate most Sunday mornings.

Man's death 'not suspicious'

A woman was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition on Saturday afternoon after an incident that left ...

Police waiting for toxicology results to find out whether West Auckland incident was drug-related. 

Cause of death unknown

A woman was taken to Auckland hospital in critical condition Saturday afternoon after an incident that left one man dead.

Police are unable to confirm how a man in Glen Eden died in an incident that left a woman in critical condition.

Near-drowning at public pool

The St John Ambulance attended an incident at a West Auckland aquatic centre on Saturday evening.

Young woman in a critical condition after almost drowning at a West Auckland aquatic centre.

Commercial bus crashes into house

The fire service were called to two bus related incidents within minutes of each other in West Auckland.

The bus hit two cars before crashing into a West Auckland home.

'World at his feet' video

Massey High School principal said the loss of Keenan Matthes was a great shock to the community.

The teenager killed by a train in Auckland was a rising rugby star who touched many lives, school principal says.

War made them men

Colin Cameron is proud of his medals, earned in the service of New Zealand during World War II.

It is the 101st Anzac Day, but war veteran Colin Cameron says we have not learned much.

World Masters Games hits the west

The Trusts Arena will be one of the main venues for the World Masters Games 2017 and Te Atatu's Cameron Robinson is just ...

The largest contingent of athletes and supporters to ever hit New Zealand for a sporting event will touch down this week for the World Masters Games (WMG2017). 

Concert band prepares to bring in Anzac Day

Dave Lawrence, patron of the Titirangi RSA. The Anzac service will be held on March 25 at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall.

The West City Concert Band is tuning up for Anzac Day.

Fireworks stoke confrontation

Georgia Harris with horse Kaira.

Police investigate assault complaint after neighbours feud over fireworks.

Two years too long for Te Atatu Rd

Phil Twyford is the MP for Te Atatu. He says Auckland Transport's excuses for the length of time taken to complete the ...

Two years of torment are coming to an end, and not before time.

Jogging teen killed by train video

The person was hit and killed about 7am Thursday.

16-year-old boy out for a run was wearing headphones and tragically unaware of approaching train.

Environmental art at Arataki

Mandy Patmore's artwork is displayed at the Arataki Visitor Centre until April 30 as part of her exhibition called Nohanga.

 Reclaimed timber and old maps are canvases for a new exhibition at Arataki Visitor Centre.

Making his mark through art

Sam Clayton is self-taught and has tattooed for five years.

Sam Clayton, 27, has been a tattoo artist for five years and is the owner of Henderson's Ink Rush Tattoos.

Inaugural scholarships 'celebrate my daughter's life'

Kelston Girls College student Penina Latu, 17, tragically passed away in March last year after a short illness.

One year on from the sudden death of one of its top students, Kelston Girls College is celebrating Penina Latu's life.

Getting To Work: Hobsonville Point ferry

Donaldson says commuters use the West Harbour ferry as an alternative.

The first in our series on how North Harbour News readers get to work.

Sportsman's 'indecent acts'

Police arrested the 23-year-old over four incidents in Blockhouse Bay in late March and early April.

The 23-year-old was arrested and charged over four incidents in Auckland's Blockhouse Bay.

Car hits fire station

Waiatarua volunteer firefighter Matt Walkinshaw says he is "disappointed" that a driver hit their station and didn't ...

Out-of-control car ploughs into a fire station, damaging the volunteer station's kitchen.

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