North Harbour News

Generations unite for concert band

The sun sets as the band plays on.

With its 50 plus members, the Hibiscus Coast Concert Band is a musical success.

No home for family pet

Tracey Rogers says Onyx is a big softie.

Finding a rental can be hard. Throw pets into the mix, and your job is near-impossible.

Stolen car causes house fire

A car, stolen and set alight, caused a house fire in Albany.

A car was taken in the early hours of the morning, driven a kilometre and lit on fire in a stranger's driveway.

Parking restrictions mooted

An Auckland Transport image of the proposed 12 hour parking restrictions in Rosedale.

An Auckland business association wants cars stopped from parking overnight in their area.

No Crate Day on the beach

Police monitor Crate Day at Manly Beach, Whangaparaoa.

Police have bottle-capped festivities after carnage on Auckland's Hibiscus Coast in previous years.

Road upgrade creates pinch point

Albany Highway transit lane is causing problems.

Auckland Transport admits the North Shore’s newest transit lane could be improved.

The safest place to swim

The red and yellow flags go up at beaches this weekend and Surf Life Saving New Zealand is encouraging people swim ...

Nineteen people died at unpatrolled beaches last summer and lifeguards are urging people to choose patrolled beaches.

Chemical free option for playgrounds

Residents can now ask their local boards to stop using glyphosate sprays in parks and playgrounds, Councilllor John ...

Local boards can choose for playgrounds to be chemical-free, but it might cost ratepayers more.

Lease hearing opens

Parties are still working through the effect of the Northern Corridor Improvements project on Harbour Hockey, other ...

An independent hearings panel will hear submissions on the proposal to move the Rosedale Pony Club.

Greenhithe School celebrates

Greenhithe School.

A parade, time capsule and open day are all part of the 125th year celebrations.

Bridging the gap

Artist's impression of the Albany Bridge that will cross across SH1.

A new Auckland bridge will "tie the landscape back together".

New duo to staff Albany's community house

New Albany House team, Shona Smith and Laure Romanetti.

Albany House now has an events manager and a community coordinator.

Prisoners construct garden for show video

One of the cabbage tree sculptures created by the prisoners.

Auckland Prison has been part of creating a garden for the New Zealand Flower & Garden Show 2017.

'Creativity' creates car parks

Albany ward councillor John Watson wants commuters to make use of the empty parking lot at Hooton Reserve.

An Auckland suburb is suffering from a severe parking shortage while an empty lot sits underutilised.

Robber assaults bar worker

After leaving the bar, the man was seen heading south along William Pickering Drive.

Armed with a gun, he threatened patrons and assaulted a woman before stealing cash, police say.

Hall to be run by community

The hall is a very popular venue for weddings.

Auckland Council handed the keys of Coatesville Settlers Hall to community.

Motorway changes for Auckland

The Constellation Drive and Upper Harbour Highway interchange will change under the Northern Corridor Improvements project.

A roading project of national significance will change the way Aucklanders move between north and south.

Barracks to be demolished

The original plans for the barracks were dated 1934.

The final set of ex-Air Force barracks at Hobsonville Point are not able to be saved.

Upper Harbour's Eco Day

Kaipatiki Project nursery at Hobsonville Point relies solely on the work of volunteers.

This weekend, the Kaipatiki Project is running its first ever eco day in Upper Harbour.

West councillors on Māori ward

Waitākere ward councillor Penny Hulse was the only west Auckland councillor to vote in favour of a Māori ward.

Penny Hulse is the only west Auckland councillor who voted in favour of a Māori ward.

Schnapper Rock resident goes red

Jaxon shows off his red hair.

Jaxon doesn't normally like going to the hairdressers but this was different.

Working group to tackle community hall drinking

Two incidences were recorded at Sunderland Lounge earlier in the year.

The group has been established in response to an increase in the number of public complaints.

Adventures of the Greenhithe Kiwi

The kiwi has been pictured at several Greenhithe locations so far.

A kiwi in Greenhithe is making one family feel very welcome.

Gold star for Greenhithe firefighter

Rod Salmon was awarded his gold star for 25 years of service on August 26.

As soon as Rod Salmon was eligible at age 18, he joined the Greenhithe Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Industrial business comes to rural zone

Some residents think a precedent will be set by allowing a water tank manufacturer to move to a rural zone,

Unitary Plan commissioners' decision sees industrial interest in rural zones.

Modern suburb, no car parks

A private laneway for resdients.

Four tickets for street where cars park over footpaths.

A safe way to co-sleep video

Ariana Davis with the wahakura bassinets before she had given birth to her twins.

Auckland mums are weaving their own baby bassinet in a bid to reduce infant deaths.

Do lights create a false sense of security?

Felicity Wilson said the lights would also help to finish the development.

A resident wants to see coastal walkways lit up for safety, but council reckons this would have the opposite effect.

Harbour Hockey on a high

North Harbour captain George Muir holds the Challenge trophy aloft as they celebrate the win in the National Hockey League.

"Four podium finishes out of six is an awesome result for North Harbour and one that has been brewing for a long time."

Books and stationery bound for Fiji

Albany Junior High School students Brooke Figgess and Brydie Quinn (front) with Poppy Amor and Ella Roberts (back) with ...

Albany Junior High School students start collection to help bring about change.

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