Rodney Times

Stop-go in place on SH1 near Puhoi

A stop-go system was in place on SH1 north of Auckland. (File photo)

SH1 affected by a slip north of Auckland, causing major delays.

Warkworth's speedway prodigy

Scotty Farmer and his brother, Mark.

Once a student at Warkworth Primary who frequented the Whangateau dirt track, Scotty is now living and competing in California.

Safety concerns for dynamic lanes

In non-peak traffic times, the median strip down the centre of the road remains unchanged. One lane of traffic will run ...

Auckland Transport under fire over dynamic lane trial.

Designer's run-away dress

Brooke Neary's design transforms from long train dress to a hood.

Silverdale designer Brooke Neary will debut her runway creation at New Zealand Fashion Week.

'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".

Couple's home destroyed

Four fire trucks and firefighters from three stations attended the fire.

A north Auckland couple are devastated after a fire destroyed their home.

Grant for Forest Bridge Trust

Stoats are deadly for native wildlife.

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

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.

New auto course tailored to industry demands

Student Rhys Lindsay, 16, has come up from Wellington to do the course.

Auto Super Shoppes has started their own training academy which offers students jobs after graduation.

Splitting from the super-city

Hayley Holt, Marja Lubeck, Tracey Martin, Mark Mitchell and Beth Houlbrooke at the Q&A.

Is the super-city right for north Rodney? Election candidates give their views.

No bylaw breach

Residents have expressed concern about reduced visibility at the crossing due to the parked for sale cars.

Frustrated residents are convinced traffic laws are being breached, but Auckland Transports disagrees.

Fire guts property

Smoke could be seen billowing from a property in Whangaparaoa on Monday evening.

Home badly damaged and thick smoke seen billowing across street.

Cerebral palsy blogger nominated for leadership

Grace Stratton has been nominated in the Young Leader category of this year's Women of Influence awards

Born with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, 17-year-old Grace Stratton uses her disability to inspire others.

Hedgehog lover's talk spiked video

Wheatley has been rescuing hedgehogs for four years.

Forest and Bird crashes library talk by hedgehog rescuer, calling her efforts to foster pests a "total insult".

Giving the gun club a go

Raymond O'Brien weaves around the course shooting as he goes.

OPINION: It's hard to see how a controversial gun club will be accepted into the rural Makarau community.

Three kiwi killed in one month

There have been at least four kiwi killed by dogs this year on Kawau Island with three in the last month.

"These deaths can be prevented if owners keep their dogs under control."

Walking the Great Wall for charity

Melanie and Michelle raise breast cancer awareness.

Dr Melanie Miller hopes to raise enough awareness and money to create change.

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.

Kids stranded by storm

Wind gusts of up to 81kmh were recorded at the Tiritiri Matangi lighthouse on Thursday. (File photo)

The 16-strong group spent a stormy night on a Hauraki Gulf wildlife sanctuary island.

Big trip for NZ's rarest birds

Blades lived on Hauturu from 1982-1999 and has fathered 22 chicks over the years.

Four critically endangered kakapo travel almost the length of the country to be released.

Car swept out to sea

The fisherman tried frantically to get the car out, but couldn't beat the tide.

Parking up his car on the beach wasn't really a good idea for this fisherman.

A 'harrowing' street car yard

For sale cars line Whangaparaoa Rd outside the Peninsula Club.

Auckland retirement village residents afraid to leave driveway as cars for sale choke street.

Pledges made at candidate debate

Hayley Holt, Marja Lubeck, Tracey Martin, Mark Mitchell and Beth Houlbrooke at the Q&A.

A panel for five party candidates heated up when candidates were asked to make pledges on three key issues.

GirlBoss takes flight with NASA

Alexia Hilbertidou founded GirlBoss New Zealand as a year 12 student at Albany High School.

GirlBoss is heading to the limits of space in NASA's flying observatory.

From baches to suburbia

An artist's impression of what Sunny Heights will look like when completed in 2021.

By 2023, more than 2700 homes are expected to be finished at current developments in north Auckland.

Marine customary claims 'flying under the radar'

Mussel and oyster farmers are among those being kept in the loop by Aquaculture New Zealand.

There are around 25 customary title applications for the northern area, but not many know of them.

Teen signs football contract in Germany

Footballer Stephanos Georgiou heads off to Germany.

Stephanos has always loved football - his first word was "ball" and he's been playing since age two.

Slime, volcanoes and Fred Dagg

Eruption of Mt Yasur volcano, Vanuatu, South Pacific

Orewa year 7 and 8 students spent a day immersed in all things science at Incredible Science day.

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.

Cliff face crumbles onto beach

The slip carved out a large piece of the cliff and dumped it on Stanmore Bay beach.

Auckland's unstable coastal cliffs battered by wet weather: "Our fence and garden just went."

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