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Auckland McDonald's robbed

McDonald's sign.

Police say four armed people threatened staff before fleeing with stolen cash.

From loss to blessings video

Emma Farry, author of book 'Beloved' at Muriwai beach where she lives.

A Muriwai author helped deal with loss of her mother by sitting on a rock at the beach.

'We're not a pub' video

The Makarau Hall Society chairman Allan Cole says the hall has had many events with 'no problems'.

A rural Auckland hall has had no option but to turn itself into a unwanted "pub".

Upgrade for art centre

Kumeu Arts Centre manager Jago Neal.

The Kumeu Arts Centre is needing help from the community to get the "best possible outcome" from its upgrade.

Car sales by SH16 prohibited

Three signs have been put up near the Brigham Creek roundabout telling people that parking their cars for sale is in ...

Wanting to advertise your car for sale near State Highway 16? Think again.

Grant for Forest Bridge Trust

Stoats are deadly for native wildlife.

A Glorit conservationist farmer's group has been awarded $300,000.

February trial for quarry attack

Colin Mitchell will go to trial in February next year.

Colin Mitchell allegedly abducted a young woman after the Auckland Pride Parade and dumped her at a quarry.

New eateries for Riverhead

Ange Housley said Harvest will provide seasonal foods.

A cafe, restaurant and fish and chip shop will soon be open for business in Riverhead.

Muriwai split over speed

Muriwai resident Brian Moorhead thinks a speed reduction on Muriwai Rd would be beneficial.

One resident says lowering the speed limit on Muriwai Rd will be torture. Another says it will be fantastic.

Photographers help homeless pets

Simba is up for adoption with DC Rescue Dogs.

Finding forever homes is tough for rescue pets, but a new Facebook initiative is giving them a good shot.

Motorway board of inquiry hearing opens

Direct motorway connections will be installed as part of the Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project.

The Northern Corridor Improvements project hearing starts today in Albany.

Mumps vaccine 88 per cent effective

The measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination was introduced in New Zealand in 1990.

Vaccinated people can still get mumps, but effects of the viral illness is less severe, regional health service says.

Want children? Plan first

Beth Houlbrooke says she waited until she was financially stable to have children.

ACT deputy leader and Rodney Local Board chairperson's stance on having children when you can't afford them has been ill-received.

Unusual rise in burglaries

Kumeu police Sergeant David Orr says keep an eye out for anything suspicious.

There were 23 reported burglaries in Kumeu and Huapai in the past month.

'Begin preparing applications now'

CEO of The Trusts Simon Wickham said groups that participate in the funding process also raise their profiles in the ...

 West Auckland charities are being encouraged to apply for a share of a $1 million fund from the liquor licensing trusts.

Signs of confusion

Massey resident Alan Maxwell says the sign "will confuse the hell out of tourists coming from the airport heading to our ...

Auckland motorists claim they don't know where they're heading because of the signs around the Waterview Tunnel.

South first, north-west next

Transport and infrastructure blogger Ben Ross says the loan is 'worse than nothing'.

Auckland commentator Ben Ross says the announced $300 million infrastructure loan for north-west Auckland should be spent out south.

82 mumps cases in west Auckland

The only way to minimise the outbreak was for people to make sure they were vaccinated, the Auckland Regional Public ...

West Aucklanders account for 82 of 148 cases in regional mumps outbreak, with 40 mumps cases confirmed from 12 schools.

Campaign pushing for rail

PTUA chairwoman Christine Rose and co-ordinator Jon Reeves says Auckland Transport are just making excuses for not ...

The Public Transport Users Association says Auckland Transport is making excuses as to why rail cannot go to Huapai.

Trial set for accused Piha arsonist

Cory Marson-Wood, the teenager accused of lighting a number of fires at Piha Beach.

The teenager charged with setting the fires will go on trial next year.

Council or contractor?

Paul Berg says he has used a Waste Management bin for the last 10 years.

Waste Management customers claim they get a better deal than Aucklanders using the council's prepaid rubbish service.

$300m for Auckland housing

Phil Goff pays a visit to Orewa.

The Government will loan Auckland Council millions of dollars to accelerate the construction of 10,500 homes.

'It's not a 100kmh road'

Brian Moorhead says it is "dangerous" to have a 100kmh speed limit at the intersection of Oaia/Constable/Taiapa roads in ...

Roads between Waimauku and Muriwai could see a drop in speed following a legislation review, Auckland Transport says.

From Denny's to Lincoln

Titirangi man Cleitest Fernandez opened the Lincoln Family Restaurant in July on the Denny's site.

West Auckland man branches out on his own after growing US brand Denny's in New Zealand.

Ayden relishes ocean ranger experience

Ayden Young got to hang out with penguins when he was an ocean ranger for a day at Kelly Tarlton's.

Ayden Young slept next to sharks and hung out with penguins.

Helping clinicians help patients

Waitemata DHB speech and language therapist Bridget Oliver says her job on the road is now much easier thanks to a new iPad.

Using iPads enables clinicians to spend more time with patients in Auckland's Waitemata.

Heart attack victim 'died three times'

Adam Knezovic spent 10 weeks in hospital after the incident.

When a former firefighter collapsed and heard the paramedic call for a chopper, he feared the worst.

Riverhead brewery named in country's top 100 video

Hallertau Brewery owner/operators Stephen and Hayley Plowman were surprised to learn their restaurant had been named in ...

Cuisine magazine has named its top 100 restaurants, and Hallertau Brewery is one of them.

More bins, less rubbish

West Aucklanders will be able to use the 140 litre bin for food waste and non-recycling rubbish starting from October ...

Auckland is bringing in a three bin system, with regular rubbish runs to go fortnightly and a new weekly food waste pickup planned.

The price you pay to see a doctor

Kaipara Medical Centre business manager Richard Reid says with more than 6000 enrolled patients it is a "very, very busy ...

An unscientific poll on Nor-west News' Neighbourly page showed half of the respondents paid between $35 and $54 to see a GP.

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