North Harbour News

What to do with free food?

Ronak Panchal said he will be trying to share food with neighbours in future now he knows there's a need.

It was a question a West Auckland resident tried to answer after finding himself with food to share.

Ratepayers happy with targeted rate?

Coatesville's Russell Hamlet said Rodney needs the infrastructure, such as sealing unsealed roads, and the rate was logical.

Majority of Rodney residents were not aware of the local board's plan to introduce a new rate.

North Auckland prices plunge

Albany is known as a fast-growing suburb but investors have "stopped buying", says Peter Thompson from Barfoot & Thompson.

Average house price in Auckland's Albany drops below $1 million as investors stop buying.

Truck and trailer hits mall

The truck and trailer that crashed into the mall is a Specialised Transport Ltd truck.

A truck and trailer with no driver crashed into Northwest Shopping Centre on June 26.

Albany to Auckland Airport for $7.50

Wood's journey took just over an hour and a half.

... but it'll take you nearly two hours, two buses and a train.

Helping ex-prisoners break cycle

Giving prisoners a chance are Department of Corrections' community employment and education officer Stephen Hemara, ...

One company has hired seven ex-prisoners and says they are "just people" who deserve a chance.

Air base carries out full emergency exercise

A Royal New Zealand Air Force firefighter coordinates with civilian fire fighters from West Harbour.

Almost 300 people, including community, were involved in a simulated oil spill.

Kids wait to see psychiatrists

One-hundred and eight children under 12 had to wait more than eight weeks to be seen by a Waitemata DHB mental health ...

Hundreds of children in Auckland's north and west are waiting months to see psychiatrists, as the service comes under pressure.

Preventing the preventable

Christie Marceau's inquest concluded this week at the Auckland District Court.

OPINION: The one thing the Christie Marceau inquest never heard was the one thing which should be said - "sorry, we got it wrong".

Making Greenhithe predator free

Greenhithe Community Trust eco-facilitator Priscilla Collins.

Another Upper Harbour community is getting onboard to bring back native birds.

Ref pushes boundaries

Referee Natarsha Ganley officiating in the Farah Palmer Cup rugby match in 2016.

Woman rugby referee takes control of men's game.

Plan focuses on growth

Children learn how to kayak at an Upper Harbour Local Board funded event in Greenhithe.

The pressure of growth is a key focus for Upper Harbour, one of the country's fastest growing areas.

Officer attacked at Auckland Prison

The officer attacked on Wednesday worked at the maximum security Auckland Prison.

The officer was assaulted while escorting an inmate to the prison's telephone room.

Three districts, one parade

The Waitemata police pay parade will be held in Henderson on June 23.

Hundreds of Waitemata police will parade through west Auckland for the first time.

First 100 homes in Henderson announced

Panuku Development will develop this vacant site on 21-33 Henderson Valley Rd from early 2018. Its expected to take 18 ...

The first of nine council-developed housing developments to start in 2018 with construction of units, while terraced houses for families will be built next.

Weekend Watercare work may lead to murky water

Water on June 24 may be discoloured but drinkable and should return to normal on June 25.

Upper Harbour suburbs are warned about discoloured water due to pump maintenance, however water will still be safe to drink.

Commuters left stranded

Greenhithe's new bus route 120 replaces two previous routes.

Overcrowding and commuters left on pavement following launch of new Greenhithe bus route.

The Book Battle is back

Year five Book Battle winners from Peninsula Primary Moerangi Ratahi, Jed O'Brien, Katie Lott and Catalina Baird with ...

Now in its third year, West Auckland and Upper Harbour schools had their biggest competition ever.

No signs of psychosis

Akshay Chand was arrested after attacking Marceau, but went on to kill her while on bail.

Doctor says killer who fatally stabbed Auckland teen showed no signs of illness in lead-up to attack.

Whipping up plans to beat the competition video

Robbie Hollander is heading to the UK to challenge the best egg throwers and catchers in the world.

Dairy Flat teen poaches national egg throwing title, and goes on to have a crack world title.

Tote bag to raise autism awareness

The bags have sold around New Zealand thanks to Parent To Parent and the teens' social media presence.

Two teens form a business to create conversation around health conditions.

Ram raid resolution

Ultimate Surf & Skate in Rosedale was ram raided on June 3.

Arrests made following Rosedale ram raid.

Bus wanted from Albany to airport

John Watson has been trying to assess public demand for a bus to the airport since last year.

An Auckland Councillor said it "makes sense" to provide a bus service from the shore to Auckland Airport. 

Killer had 'no hope' of bail

Christie Marceau died at her home on Auckland's North Shore in November 2011.

Psychiatrist who interviewed Christie Marceau's killer "didn't think anyone would seriously consider bailing him".

Hotel attracts with car park views

Ramada Suites Albany overlooks Albany Bus Station and park 'n' ride but that is seen in a bonus in Auckland, offering ...

One of the country's newest hotels wins favour with businesspeople due to its location in Auckland.

Kittens fell onto motorway

The SPCA says it is miraculous one of the kittens survived, suffering minor injuries.

One kitten was killed after it fell onto an Auckland motorway from a moving car.

Three truckloads of snow

Henderson-Massey Local Board member Vanessa Neeson at Snow in the Park 2016 in Massey.

Massey will get three truckloads of snow for an upcoming festival.

Once-rural roads now 'deathtraps' video

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Intersection at the top of Wright Rd and Albany Heights Rd, Albany. Stop sign.

"I don't think we should wait for a fatality on the road before we see something done to rectify the problem."

Judge 'not interested' in police

Hillcrest teenager Christie Marceau was killed in 2011.

Cop says he believed the judge who bailed a future killer didn't listen to police concerns.

$1 reserve for Auckland home

The house is located at 11/147 Albany Highway in Unsworth Heights.

A new three-bedroom townhouse valued at $840,000 is on the market for less than the price of a coffee.

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