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New town for New Lynn video

West Edge is a large-scale development project by Avanda Group, a Chinese-owned company.

A Chinese-owned company says billions will be spent on a housing project with thousands of much-needed homes - but residents worry about the infrastructure coping.

It's time to have your say about Whau

The Whau Local Board members David Whitley, left, Derek Battersby, Ulalemamae Te'evā Matāfai, Duncan MacDonald, ...

The public has till June 30 to submit feedback on the Whau Local Board draft plan.

What to do with free food?

Ronak Panchal said he will be trying to share food with neighbours in future now he knows there's a need.

It was a question a West Auckland resident tried to answer after finding himself with food to share.

Bank robber on the loose

The man demanded cash from staff.

A man toting a sawn-off shotgun has had his robbery of an Auckland bank foiled.

'I feel like all my work is worth it'

Boyi Yan grew up in China but is changing the lives of kiwi kids everyday.

 Boyi Yan has been an early childhood teacher for less than two years, and loves what she does.

Parents against new kindy model

Top to bottom - Evie Colegate, Thomas and Alex Lowe and Frank and Alfie Colegate have either attended or are attending ...

West Auckland parents want answers from the kindy association now, but they've been told they will be consulted after the changes are made.

Car down bank

The car came to rest down a hill off the road.

A man was injured after a BMW went down a '45 degree' bank in west Auckland.

Truck and trailer hits mall

The truck and trailer that crashed into the mall is a Specialised Transport Ltd truck.

A truck and trailer with no driver crashed into Northwest Shopping Centre on June 26.

Limited money and a 'huge' area

The rural Waitakere Ranges makes up a large part of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board area.

Protecting the environment is a central plank of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board's three year plan.

House fire reignites

A house in Miranda St, Avondale, was damaged by a fire on Monday.

A fire that badly damaged a house in Avondale has reignited 12 hours later.

Te Whau pathway will be 'intrusive' video

Cliff Corcoran says the area has "prolific" bird and aquatic life.

A shared pathway for cyclists and pedestrians has residents living beside the path worried about their privacy.

Oil spill in West Auckland

A fire officer said the oil that went into the stormwater had been pumped out by Auckland Council's pollution control unit.

The oil came from a transformer which fell from the back of a truck, spilling about 200 litres.

Fire at Auckland home

Fire crews on the scene at the Miranda St house.

The blaze started in a bedroom and ripped through the rear of the house.

Air base carries out full emergency exercise

A Royal New Zealand Air Force firefighter coordinates with civilian fire fighters from West Harbour.

Almost 300 people, including community, were involved in a simulated oil spill.

Dead kitesurfer named

The 42-year-old kitesurfer drowned at Muriwai Beach on Saturday.

Andrew James Wadsley drowned at Auckland's Muriwai Beach while retrieving his board, witnesses say.

Kitesurfer 'got into trouble'

Emergency were called to the incident on Muriwai Beach after 4pm.

Kitesurfer drowned in "strong winds and very messy surf" on a beach on Auckland's west coast.

Breeding budgies in the backyard

Brooke Slade, 12, and Brayden Slade, 14, have helped their grandfather breed budgies for four years.

Breeding budgies is a family affair for this west Auckland man.

Kids wait to see psychiatrists

One-hundred and eight children under 12 had to wait more than eight weeks to be seen by a Waitemata DHB mental health ...

Hundreds of children in Auckland's north and west are waiting months to see psychiatrists, as the service comes under pressure.

The return of the Wurlitzer video

The organ has all the sound effects for a silent movie – including sirens, a car horn, train whistle and electric doorbell.

An intricate machine that wowed youth in the 1920s and 30s will again rise from the stage.

Burnt face after gas leak

A quick-thinking man threw a burning heater outside, but suffered injuries in the process.

Quick-thinking man throws burning heater outside, but suffers injuries in the process.

Police celebrate first parade gallery video

Police dogs from the canine unit joined the parade.

Hundreds of Waitemata police parade through west Auckland for the first time.

From Swan Lake to Nirvana

ACG Sunderland principal Nathan Villars said he likes the ballet.

Nathan Villars is 48, principal of ACG Sunderland in Henderson, and is a big fan of the ballet.

Fed up with no right rule flouters

There are three clear no right turn road signs approaching the intersection but this hasn't deterred motorists from ...

Motorists routinely flout the no right turn rule at this Auckland intersection - and the neighbours are sick of seeing the crashes.

The sun sets on the New Lynn Night Market

The  New Lynn Night Markets had been going since 2013.

Night market set to close, as floods then dwindling numbers see local board pull funding.

Navigating the cancer 'quagmire'

Wendy Hayward-Morey started working as a cancer navgator in 2006.

Cancer is an aggressive disease, but it does not have to be a lonely journey. Cancer navigators can help.

A uniquely Kiwi concert

Muriwai's Moana Maniapoto says her gig will have a garage party feel.

Moana Maniapoto and members of her band, Moana and The Tribe, are performing gig at the Titirangi Theatre.

Three districts, one parade

The Waitemata police pay parade will be held in Henderson on June 23.

Hundreds of Waitemata police will parade through west Auckland for the first time.

First 100 homes in Henderson announced

Panuku Development will develop this vacant site on 21-33 Henderson Valley Rd from early 2018. Its expected to take 18 ...

The first of nine council-developed housing developments to start in 2018 with construction of units, while terraced houses for families will be built next.

Weekend Watercare work may lead to murky water

Water on June 24 may be discoloured but drinkable and should return to normal on June 25.

Upper Harbour suburbs are warned about discoloured water due to pump maintenance, however water will still be safe to drink.

Te Atatu 2.0 coming to Lincoln Rd?

An artist's impression of the planned upgrade at Lincoln Rd. The upgrade will include improved intersections and cycleways.

Lincoln Rd business owners say Te Atatu Rd works were 'completely unacceptable' and are worried a coming upgrade may force some to close.

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