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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.

Snapper safe haven boosts fishery

Snapper within the reserve were found to be a breeding stock for the wider fishery.

New study finds north Auckland marine reserve acts as a giant snapper nursery.

Auckland beaches go smokefree

Auckland beaches will be smokefree as of November.

Smoking at outdoor dining areas has also been stubbed out just in time for summer.

Wildlife haven plan for Orewa estuary

Godwits are just one of the 50 species of bird that can already be found in the estuary.

Orewa estuary may soon return to a thriving wildlife haven if plans to restore its borders are successful.

Coast youth 'gang' emerges


A group of 17 to 21-year-olds, who call themselves the LTB, have been causing trouble on the Hibiscus Coast.

School set for spooky gala

Gulf Harbour School pupils guard the entrance to the haunted house.

There's something spooky going on at the Gulf Harbour School library.

Mum's secret life as romance writer

Bronwyn Sell takes top award for her book Deception Island.

Deception Island takes out top book and story at the Romance Writers of New Zealand awards.

Orewa singer releases debut EP

Kane Adams of Orewa has released his first EP Close.

After being told not to sing in high school, an Orewa singer has released his debut EP.

Chickpeas and chooks the future of farming

Meat and milk production will face increased competition from "lab protein" in the future.

There are some big challenges ahead for farming toward a carbon zero New Zealand.

$42m blowout 'out of control'

The council wage blowout has wiped out funds gained by the 2.5 per cent rates increase and Auckland Council must start ...

Auckland Council no longer has the extra money from a rates increase to deliver more for Aucklanders, councillor says.

Orewa and Red Beach excel at Pool Champs

A total of 55 records were broken at this years pool champs.

Orewa and Red Beach surf life savers break world records at New Zealand's biggest pool event.

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.

Manly club hosts youth regatta

Manly Sailing Club's Mattias Coutts and Matthew Rist warm up before the race.

Nearly 80 of New Zealand's best youth sailors are battling to secure a place in the NZL Sailing Foundation youth team.

Restricted wharf access at Sandspit avoided

Kawau Island is serviced from the Sandspit wharf.

A three month closure or limited access to Sandspit wharf before Christmas has been averted.

Promises made: Coalition talk

The NZ First board and caucus will meet on Monday to decide the next government.

Will the pending Government coalition decision see NZ First hold its election promises for Rodney and Mangawhai?

DIY sci-fi film showcases Rodney

Film director and artist Christian Nicolson hangs out in his prop and costume container.

A self-funded DIY sci-fi film is showing off the landscapes of north Auckland.

Willem Bessem makes a speedy recovery

Gaye and Willem Bessem thank the Early Discharge and Rehabilitation Service team.

A Waitemata District Health Board at-home programme allows Willem to do what he loves most.

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.

Leaving home to live for others

Mitchell Borger of Red Beach will move to Nepal for three to five years.

Twenty-three-year-old Mitchell Borger is preparing leave New Zealand to work for a social enterprise in Nepal.

Kids on the prowl for celebrity cat rocks

Snickers patrols the streets but has a weakness for treats.

Families turn out to search for Snickers the police cat.

Surf lifesavers ready to compete

Surf lifesavers ready for New Zealand's biggest championship competition.

Orewa and Red Beach surf lifesavers prepare to break records at the New Zealand Pool Championships.

Race to give back to the community

Nadine Wriesnik, Adam Harris and Hayley Good give back to the community.

St John members raise money to help their community.

11 tonne truck crushes worker

Pearson took a picture of the tyre tread imprint and concrete stuck to his face, while heading to hospital in an ambulance.

"Everyone thought I was dead. They saw it come straight over me."

Makarau residents see red over shooting day

Efforts to establish a world class gun club have seen a deep rift develop in the Makarau community.

Competition shooter Raymond O'Brien denies shooters paid to attend an event at his Makarau property.

Liz Light captures New Zealand's beauty

Liz Light's images feature in Enchanting New Zealand.

Warkworth photographer captures dramatic scenery in new book.

Resident celebrates 104 years

Muriel Odlin celebrates 104 years.

Muriel Odlin has celebrated her 104th birthday with three generations of her family.

Worker rushed to hospital

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Work place incident Hibiscus Coast Bus Station

Man injured at north Auckland work site taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Tenants told to vacate

Remedial works on Grand Apartments in Orewa are expected to take until mid 2019.

Auckland apartment block residents to be forced out just days before Christmas for remedial works.

Neuroscientist honoured for attitude

Louise Nicholson at her home in Snells Beach.

Retired neuroscientist Louise Nicholson has dedicated 10 years to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.

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