Western Leader

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.

Youngster helps kids in hospital

Gabriella Dew, 10, is proud her Oteha Valley Primary schoolmates donated "boxes and boxes" of new and good-quality items ...

A 10-year-old has instigated a project to benefit children in hospital.

Scissors held to his throat video

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred on Saturday the 15 July at the ‘Sunnyvale Takeaways’ on Sunnyside Road.

Two men attacked the owner of a West Auckland takeaway shop before stealing the cash register.

Auckland crash injures four

The crash happened near the Arataki Visitor Centre in West Auckland's Waitakere Ranges.

Passengers used a personal locator beacon to raise the alarm after a car went down a bank.

Tunnel slashing travel times

NZTA say the Waterview Connection is taking pressure off other major highways.

63,000 vehicles a day using the Waterview Tunnel, easing commutes around Auckland and boosting productivity.

Mumps vaccine 88 per cent effective

The measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination was introduced in New Zealand in 1990.

Vaccinated people can still get mumps, but effects of the viral illness is less severe, regional health service says.

The 'whole shebang'

The Grawlixes folk duo, Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin. The pair will play at The Refreshment Room in Titirangi on ...

A piano accordion, guitar and violin are travelling from Wellington to Titirangi to put on a show.

Mesh victims confront minister

Surgical mesh victim Carmel Berry wanted to share her story with Jonathan Coleman in hope it would not happen to anyone else.

Carmel Berry and four other women endured pain to confront Health Minister Jonathan Coleman at a public meeting.

Theatre under the sea

Prince Eric is played by Jayden Smith. Smith said a favourite scene was the finale because he got to kiss the girl.

The Little Mermaid Junior is making a splash out west these school holidays.

'Begin preparing applications now'

CEO of The Trusts Simon Wickham said groups that participate in the funding process also raise their profiles in the ...

 West Auckland charities are being encouraged to apply for a share of a $1 million fund from the liquor licensing trusts.

Films make a come back at The Hollywood

The Hollywood Cinema will be screening 47 films from across the world starting this month.

The New Zealand International Film Festival is coming to Avondale.

'Ranui train station is pretty good'

Ranui Neighborhood Policing Team Sergeant Keki Wilson said the station is one of the safest in west Auckland.

Police have not had anyone say recently they don't feel safe at the Ranui station.

Signs of confusion

Massey resident Alan Maxwell says the sign "will confuse the hell out of tourists coming from the airport heading to our ...

Auckland motorists claim they don't know where they're heading because of the signs around the Waterview Tunnel.

South first, north-west next

Transport and infrastructure blogger Ben Ross says the loan is 'worse than nothing'.

Auckland commentator Ben Ross says the announced $300 million infrastructure loan for north-west Auckland should be spent out south.

82 mumps cases in west Auckland

The only way to minimise the outbreak was for people to make sure they were vaccinated, the Auckland Regional Public ...

West Aucklanders account for 82 of 148 cases in regional mumps outbreak, with 40 mumps cases confirmed from 12 schools.

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