Western Leader

Planted medians raise frustration

Michael Dallas of Henderson Chiropractic Centre on Lincoln Rd believes the design of the road upgrade would be a total ...

Businesses on Lincoln Rd are concerned customers will have difficulty visiting them.

Trains to Huapai pledge

From left: NZ First's Helen Peterson, Green's Hayley Holt, Labour's Kurt Taogaga and National's Chris Penk are all ...

Candidates for Helensville promise to support the return of passenger trains to north-west Auckland.

A classical night in Avondale

The West City Concert band.

If you are looking for a bit of classical music out west on a Friday night, you might like to head along to this.

Bottle drive a 'win-win'

The New Lynn bottle collected 1457 empty bottles and cans drive on July 22.

More than a thousand discarded bottles and cans were collected at the New Lynn bottle drive.

A lesson on vacant homes gallery video

The walls of the family room are covered with graffiti and racial slurs.

The walls were covered with graffiti, wiring ripped out and appliances trashed.

The leader of the pack

Gabby Granatir said she had around 30 to 40 clients for her dog walking business Pack Social.

Gabby Granatir, 25, runs Pack Social, a dog walking business based in west Auckland.

Racist road rage in Auckland

A couple's trip to scenic Karekare was ruined by a man driving a white ute.

Jason Yang says he was abused by another driver, before finding paint stripper poured on his car at Karekare Beach.

'Wency was a natural leader'

Wenceslaus Anthony, a prominent Kiwi-Indian businessman, died on July 23.

The late Wenceslaus Anthony was a respected link in Kiwi-Indian relations.

Neglected by council?

Robert D'Cruze says it would be "nice" if someone from council contacted to check if he was doing OK.

A business owner says council communication has been sparse over the four months since floods hit New Lynn.

Pamper day stabbing shock

Anna Browne is accused of murdering Carly Stewart at a woman's pamper day in west Auckland.

Carly Stewart was allegedly murdered with a 30cm kitchen knife at a women's pamper day last year.

Natural disaster or council's fault?

Anand Nair has now relocated to the Kelston Shopping Centre.

The flash floods in March damaged a west Auckland building beyond repair, but could it have been prevented?

The fatal pamper party

Anna Browne, 36, appearing at an earlier High Court appearance.

Crown alleges woman approached her friend with a knife behind her back, before plunging it into her face.

Foodies take over Corbans

Thomas Renault at the Got Pasta food truck.

A street food market is coming out west, with most vendors having vegetarian options.

Vouchers for non-urgent patients

North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospital in Auckland are experiencing high demand and people are being asked to ...

Patients who go to Waitakere Hospital for non-urgent care might get a voucher to go down the road.

Eatery no longer an E grade

Wok Wok and Matsu Sushi are next to each other in Westcity Waitakere and were  forced to close down in April.

Two food court restaurants were closed because of rodents and cockroaches, one is now A-grade.

Auckland McDonald's robbed

McDonald's sign.

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

Fleeing car spiked, crashes

There was a police pursuit through west Auckland on July 21.

Police arrested a man in west Auckland on July 21.

'I've just had enough'

Sandee Rika says she couldn't sleep at night as she was 'worried' about her family's cars being broken into while parked ...

Auckland woman contemplates leaving the west after six car break-ins in two years.

Barbed wire, weapons and propaganda

Flight Lieutenant Rob Bexley at the entrance of the transportation corridor in the southern fence line of the ...

A former Hobsonville resident talks about life at the border of North and South Korea.

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.

Pneumonia kills young chef

Gurvinder Singh, who preferred to be called Garry Gill, died of pneumonia on July 19.

An otherwise healthy 20-year-old died of pneumonia after nearly a week in hospital.

Winter ills flood hospitals

North Shore Hospital's emergency department is inundated with people with winter illnesses.

All Auckland's hospitals full up, and patients asked to "think twice" before going to ED.

Hammer robbery at TAB

Police are searching for a man after a robbery at the Te Atatu TAB.

A robber threatened a west Auckland TAB worker with a hammer before making off with cash.

From the side to in the parade

Kevin Dunseath, aka Miss Ribena, and James Laverty, aka Miss Chocolate Box, received a district commanders certificate ...

Things have come a long way in the relationship between police and the LGBTI community, Miss Ribena says.

'It's very hard to be fully informed'

New Zealand Sign Language is one of the country's three official languages but those who rely on it find it hard to ...

The deaf community has to fund its own NZSL translator for a political event so deaf voters can be informed.

Cake, music and a little turtle

Chanelle Davis released her kids album 'The Little Green Turtle and Other Songs for Kids!' on June 3.

Chanelle Davis started writing children's music as a challenge.

'I don't miss the injuries'

Reece Young is involved in the manufacturing for men's grooming products company Triumph and Disaster – based in Kingsland.

Former Blackcap Reece Young, 37, is enjoying more time with family and a career outside of cricket.

Fiafia returning 'west side'

Sanele Pauli of Club Fiafia nightclub in New Lynn, west Auckland, outside the damaged Probett Building that housed the club.

West Auckland's only nightclub set to return after floods wrecked the building.

Whiz kids making robots video

Mustafa Booth, 10, and Aditya Goel, 11, with some of the robots.

While some children are chilling out these school holidays, others are creating robots.

Watercare tank 'on track'

The tank's lid was three-quarters complete as of July 18. Work inside was ongoing.

The 20-metre hole in Glen Eden is just months away from finishing.

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