A couple are $25,000 out of pocket after decontaminating their home which was once used as a p-lab.
The future of Yard 37 is hanging in the balance as Auckland Council undertakes a review into its viability.
Regan Northwood initiated 21 random acts of kindness to help her celebrate her birthday.
Big Buddy is a mentoring service that recruits male volunteers from the community to become mentors to fatherless boys.
An independent investigation into police handling of the Roast Busters case is nearly finished.
The previously unmarked pauper's grave of a World War I veteran has been tracked down by his family.
Hobsonville Land Company plans for a wastewater pumping station at a gathering spot have been met with criticism.
An iPad is allowing Jordan Winther to understand and communicate with those around him.
A woman who claimed two benefits for nine years has been sentenced in the Waitakere District Court.
Angela Kim cut off 35cm of her own hair in front of a large crowd at her school and organised a raffle that raised more than $1200 for charity.
White crosses will dot the grass in Swanson leading up to Anzac Day.
From early next year Glen Eden residents will no longer have to deal with the sight of wastewater seeping into their waterways.
The Western Leader and a number of West Auckland RSAs are holding a photo competition and we want to see your images.
21-year-old Jana Nee has secured employment after three years of study in a job she could only dream of.
Robyn Wannan knows first-hand the kindness and support Mercy Hospice offers to those during their final stages of life.
The battle for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust's funding is facing more turbulence.
A man has been sentenced to community work and home detention after taking more than 200 images of his teenage stepdaughters in the bathroom using a hidden camera.
Staff at the Nor Western Cook Island Early Childhood Centre are putting two rough years of mismanagement and a theft behind them and looking forward to a brighter future.
Beverley Cole talks to reporter Shelley Greco about her job as an image consultant.
Police are investigating the "frightening" home invasion of a war veteran and his wife where offenders made off with sentimental items.
A new bride and groom had their wedding donated by a group of strangers from Facebook group 'Pay it Forward West Auckland'.
Baby Liam would not be here if his parents had followed a midwife's advice to have an abortion.
A transgender beauty queen was banned from a battle, fought it, won, and now she has a fresh fight.
A man is in custody and under police guard at Auckland Hospital after being admitted for a gun shot wound to the leg on Saturday night.
Waikumete Cemetery's Anzac Day dawn parade service will include a bagpipe band and a new addition - two cannons.
Transport services in West Auckland have been boosted with the opening of the new Ritchies Transport Holdings depot.
Heavy synthetic cannabis use eventually led to a five-day stay in an intensive care unit for teen Liam Kent.
A retired Glen Eden Catholic priest will head to the Anzac commemorations next year after being selected from the New Zealand Gallipoli 2015 ballot box.
KELLY DENNETT - © Fairfax NZ NewsAvondale Jockey Club is selling a 9700sqm parcel of land formerly used for stables and parking.
Artists Tim Prebble and Denise Batchelor return to the Waitakere Ranges on Sunday to show some of their work.
Celebrity chef and past pupil Michael Van de Elzen will be helping out at Henderson Valley Primary School's bi-annual gala.
A team of international ministers and delegates are returning home with an insight into Maori education and culture thanks to students from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi Marae.
A long-time West Harbour deputy chief fire officer is celebrating his double gold star award this weekend with friends, family and colleagues.
Protest marches in Auckland, Taranaki and Tauranga are part of an international anti-child-abuse campaign.
All proceeds from a fundraising concert, Leeza's Fight for Life, will go towards a 22-year-old's cancer battle.
A breast cancer survivor is making a return to the music scene.
Warren Pohatu talks with reporter Monica Tischler about his work as a graphic designer.
The Peace Poppy Project will see more than 8000 handmade felt poppies decorate locations in Titirangi, Glen Eden and New Lynn.
Police are aware of recent instances where fights have been pre-arranged between West Auckland teens.
Steve McGowan can't see himself leaving Titirangi any time soon, despite an incident which left his wife dead.
A former West Auckland music teacher will be showcasing his singing chops alongside an opera star.
John Tamihere says $92 for after hours care is "outrageous", patients should visit hospital instead.
Giggling in yoga could benefit your health
Laughter yoga is no joke say converts as it aims to reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
Michelle Bone, 29, lives in Ranui with her husband Dan and two daughters Jessamie, 7, and Stella, 5. She talks to reporter Ciara Pratt about moonlighting as the facepainter and children's entertainer, Fairy Mellie. -
A human-size bird has been removed from its Titirangi location and artist Delicia Sampero would like it returned.
Hundreds of West Auckland teachers will use their feet to highlight the issue of poverty in schools this weekend.
It won't be a typical tropical beach holiday but Suanna Smith is hoping you'll go with her anyway to build a house in Fiji.
A $9.8 million expansion of Waitakere Hospital's emergency department will see fewer patients treated in "cramped" and "inadequate" environments.
A dream trip to France is hanging in the balance for a young Avondale student if he can't fundraise enough money in time.
An adventurous pair has created Game Drive, a board game inspired by their time exploring Africa to help support conservation efforts there.
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