Western Leader

Relief as Skeen denied parole

Vincent Skeen was found guilty in July of the manslaughter of 16-year-old Luke Tipene.

Manslaughter victim Luke Tipene's family say his killer shouldn't be allowed out early as it send the wrong message.

Residents express concern over retirement village

The Tropicana Drive property where Ryman plans on constructing a retirement village. This is the view from the back deck ...

Halsey Drive residents say plans for a retirement village on Tropicana Drive breach council building restrictions.

High-end vehicle scam busted

Some of the cars involved in the scams.

Police say check the money is in your bank before handing over the keys.

Loving the environmental champions

Geoff Davidson owns Oratia Native Plant Nursery, winner of the Nikau Award for a business making a contribution to ...

The west's environmental champions have been applauded.

'I'm lucky to be alive' video

The car is towed out.

A young driver lost control and crashed down a bank on Atkinson Rd, Monday morning. 

'Big unit' inspires through aqua aerobics

Chris wants to be able to enjoy his 8-year-old son Isiah's birthday with the family, and is working towards his goal weight.

Chris Kanuta is inspiring others after losing 25 per cent of his 240 kilograms.

Helping youth on the streets

Zeal's street youth workers want to make west Auckland a better place. From left: Levi Hohua, Xavier Ah Congand Matt Grey.

A unique initiative aimed at hard-to-reach teenagers has launched in west Auckland.

Badminton ace takes on world's best

Gaea Galvez is seeing reward for her hard work.

Badminton New Zealand have had their eye on Gaea Galvez for a while.

Conquering baby blues with exercise

Kangatraining instructor Sherylee Teoh demonstrating an exercise with daughter Quin, 23 months.

Exercise helped Sherylee Teoh get through postnatal depression when she was at her lowest point.

Te Atatu roadworks on track, AT says

Zaid Essau, left, and Dai Bindoff at the Auckland Transport offices in Henderson.

There is no need to panic, the roadworks are on track.

Do you know who owns these? video

This metal pendant was found Riverpark Reserve in Henderson.

One last effort to look for the rightful owners of priceless items of cultural significance.

Ayush selected for UN youth conference

Ayush Sharma speaks at a United Nations Youth conference earlier in the year.

A west Auckland student is to represent New Zealand in an United Nations Youth conference.

Rail service to Kumeu a "no brainer"

Christine Rose says use of trains for public transport is an issue residents should keep in mind when voting in Auckland ...

You may have seen "vote for trains" signs popping out from underneath candidate hoardings in Kumeu.

Stolen treasure trove

A go kart with the number plate 'DR1BLN' was among the items police found at a west Auckland home.

Go karts among $200K worth of stolen property unearthed after police search of home.

'Dangerous' gang member wanted

Police are searching for Tai Rangi, who is an associate of the Tribesman and Killer Beez gangs.

Auckland police have warrant out for arrest of Tribesman and Killer Beez associate.

Singing her way to the top

"Music is about feeling emotions," Smokefree Rockquest winner Iris Guevarra says.

Avondale College singer Iris Guevarra has won the Smokefree Rockquest.

Hair loss? Shave it off for cancer

Patrick Nayler after he made the brave move to shave his head.

Patrick Nayler's hair is falling out but the 13-year-old thought of those worse off.

Storm bounce back to advance to final

Auckland fullback and New Zealand sevens star Tyla Nathan-Wong will again be a key player for Auckland in their quest ...

The Auckland Storm Women's Rugby team are into the Farah Palmer Cup final after beating Canterbury 33-3 in Saturday's semi-final. 

Goff talks up Swarbrick video

Mayoral candidate Phil Goff at Kings Plant Barn Cafe in Henderson.

Phil Goff says he'd vote for Chloe Swarbrick – if he wasn't voting for himself.

Running in Waitakere bush at night video

The Waitakere Snails Night Trail Runners, from left: Steph Mackie, Frances Colgan, Kerry Dawson, Simon Wickham, Cameron ...

Being out in a forest at night is scary for some, but these Aucklanders are taking it in their stride.

Postie fired for hoarding mail

West Aucklanders are finally getting thousands of mail items.

Some 2500 pieces of mail were found at the Auckland postie's house.

Boy still critical

A three-year-old boy was hit by a car on Jaemont Ave, Te Atatu on Thursday.

The boy ran in front of a car and is now in a critical condition at Auckland's Starship Hospital.

More apartments on the way

A concept image showing Merchant Quarter stage two.

A landmark apartment block in New Lynn is soon to have more units built on top of its car park.

Boy seriously hurt in crash

A young boy was hit by a car on Jaemont Ave, Te Atatu, on Thursday.

A three-year-old is in a critical condition after running in front of a car in Auckland's Te Atatu.

Roll up, roll up, to the Fun Palace

Danielle Hart with two local knights who will be among many sharing their skills with the community at Muriwai's Fun ...

North west residents will have a chance to take part in an international day of creativity and learning at Muriwai's version of the global "Fun Palace" event.

Helensville loses its grand dame at 106

Annie Narbey, known as Jean passed away on September 4 2016 aged 106.

Helensville lost a valued part of its living history last week after Anne "Jean" Narbey passed away at the age of 106.

Power restored to 560 homes

The lines are blocking a footpath in Titirangi, west Auckland.

Lines blocked a footpath in west Auckland and cut power to houses for a few hours.

Fun park for Ranui youth

The new Te Rangi Hiroa youth destination park has a multi-sport half court and full court.

Young people in Ranui have a new place to be active outdoors.

Plane problem sparks emergency

RNZAF Orions at Whenuapai Air Force Base

It is understood an electrical arcing problem in the cockpit of a plane that was preparing to takeoff caused the emergency callout.

Salt Brother sets some serious speeds

Corey Bertelsen gets himself in the zone before racing. Brother Mikey in background is the other Salt Brother in the ...

With this new bike Corey Bertelsen he managed to break three US 350cc land speed records one of which he broke, and then bettered.

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