Local News

Auckland Council’s rubbish removal system hits a new snag

Residents in West Auckland are finding themselves receiving free rubbish removal.

July 16, 2018

World’s ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title

A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest.

July 13, 2018

Okura community calls for council action on ‘sediment stressed’ marine reserve

Members of a community north of Auckland have called for urgent political action to save one of the city’s marine reserves.

July 11, 2018

Fairy Crafts Holiday Fun! Make Your Own Fairy Garden!

For all fairy lovers! Come along for our half day of magical fairy fun!

July 10, 2018

Local board asks AT for an ‘urgent audit’ of road safety signs

Despite a raft of complaints, Auckland Transport says it’s sticking to its guns over its new rural road strategy.

July 6, 2018

Midwinter Mischief and Mayhem

The Winter Wind has arrived and blown in with it magical pirates, fairies, magicians and musicians just in time for the July School holidays.

July 5, 2018

‘Brides’ enjoy match-making on World Cup stage

Russian women wearing elaborate bridal dresses took to the pitch in the World Cup host city of Kazan on Saturday for a friendly soccer match intended to show their love for the sport.

July 2, 2018

North Shore Rotary Book Fair

The North Shore Rotary Book Fair is the best and largest second-hand book fair on the North Shore and is happening at Northcote College on the 13th -15th of July.

June 29, 2018

House arrest? Home abandoned on Delaware road puzzles police

Police in Delaware’s capital city would like to know who dropped a house onto a two-lane road.

June 28, 2018

Penlink downscaled and pushed back to end of the decade

The long-awaited 7km bridge connecting the Whangaparāoa Peninsula to the North Shore has been pushed down the priority list.

June 26, 2018

Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

A British trade group says there’s a shortage of carbon dioxide in Northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.

June 22, 2018

Obesity rates in Auckland school-aged children on the rise, new data shows

Unhealthy food and more time watching screens is contributing to school-aged children putting on weight, Healthy Auckland Together says.

June 20, 2018

Tartan Day Tattoo Celebration 2018

Tartan Day Tattoo Celebration, brings all things Scottish to the North Shore Events Centre for our local families entertainment.

June 18, 2018

Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Fun Trivia Night Fundraiser

A fast moving lively night with quizzes, great auction items and raffles plus lots of prizes to be given out! There will 8 people per team/per table.

June 14, 2018

‘Roof, roof!’ Dog rescued from overhang roof at his home

“Roof! Roof!” He was practically begging to be rescued.

June 13, 2018

International Yoga Day

Save the date and get ready to stay healthy, strong and vibrant.

June 8, 2018

30-year-old leaves parents’ home with help from Alex Jones

The 30-year-old man whose eviction from his parents’ suburban home drew national attention finally left Friday, hours before a court-ordered deadline, with financial help from right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

June 6, 2018

Pests and unhygienic conditions found at Auckland eateries

A top-rated dumpling restaurant, gourmet burger joint and trendy espresso bar were among the dirtiest eateries in Auckland.

June 4, 2018

Hotel valet has lucky escape, but Porsche gets crunched

A hotel valet had a lucky escape — but the luxury sports car he was trying to park did not.

June 1, 2018

Arts Showcase

The Northcote College Arts Showcase is back on the 21st of June for another night of spectacular student performances.

May 29, 2018

Police investigate how a handgun ended up in driver’s bumper

Talk about gunning the engine.

May 25, 2018

Auckland Mama Markets

Auckland Mama Market is an exciting boutique market for Mums, Bub’s and Young Kids showcasing products from small local businesses that are often different from what is sold in the main retail shops.

May 23, 2018

Police numbers to double in Auckland’s Browns Bay where businesses report youth crime

Businesses’ fears crime would increase with a proposed loss of community police have been allayed after news the number of officers at the centre on Auckland’s North Shore will, in fact, double.

May 21, 2018

6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails

Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them.

May 18, 2018

Mass of dead shellfish line the shores of an Auckland marine reserve

Over a thousand dead cockles on the shores of a marine reserve is due to “environmental stress”, scientists reveal.

May 17, 2018

Land and Water Innovation Showcase

Join for Techweek’18, New Zealand’s annual festival of innovation and an expert speaker panel and expo as we discover how Te Tai Tokerau Northland is leading the way in land and water innovation across the globe.

May 15, 2018

Red light runners: Hundreds of crashes, five deaths, yet no increase in fines

More than 250 drivers ran red lights in a short space of time at four of Auckland’s most notorious intersections last week, but new intersection cameras are not being fully used.

May 11, 2018

Songs For Your Mother

What better way to celebrate Mothers Day than in the convivial atmosphere of the wonderful ballroom of the Spencer on Byron Hotel.

May 9, 2018

New way to see art? Paris museum welcomes naked visitors

Visitors at a leading contemporary art museum in Paris didn’t leave only their coats in the cloakroom — they left all their clothes.

May 7, 2018

Boomerang Bags (Sewing & Crafts Club)

Boomerang Bags is a community-driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level.

May 4, 2018

Shocking video shows owner of animal sanctuary dragged away by lion he raised

A lion whose attack on a man at a wildlife area in South Africa was recorded in a graphic video has been killed.

May 3, 2018

Food bank supplies run low as Auckland hits peak poverty, and it’s not even winter

A rise in the number of people needing emergency food parcels has seen the canned food stocks of the Auckland City Mission almost exhausted.

May 2, 2018

Police corral coyote for 2nd time this week in Phill

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A coyote taking a daylight stroll through Philadelphia was trapped under a large metal trash bin near a school Thursday and it was later euthanized.

April 27, 2018

Avondale RSA to open new building for sneak preview on Anzac Day

While many RSAs are struggling for survival, an Auckland RSA will soon open the doors to its new building.

April 25, 2018

Auckland Transport installs cycle lane, worsening black spot, North Shore locals say

Day or night, when Sandra Wakeford hears a loud bang, she wonders whether it is another car crash: now she says a newly built cycle lane risks endangering even more lives.

April 20, 2018

2 men use signs to spread happiness

Two New Hampshire men are trying to spread some positivity in Nashua with their feel-good signs.

April 17, 2018

Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – King of The Bays

Now in Devonport, the King of the Bays offers an ‘I’m Going Long’ 2.5km from Cheltenham Beach around North Head to Windsor Reserve, a ‘Torpedo’ 750m and also a ‘Banana Boat OceanKids’ 200m, meaning there’s absolutely a swim (or two) to fit your level of awesomeness.

April 12, 2018

Police, fed up with lingering cold weather, ‘arrests’ winter

An upstate New York police department fed up with lingering cold weather has placed winter under arrest.

April 12, 2018

Aucklanders warned of thunderstorms, gale-force winds

Auckland and Upper North Island residents have been warned to brace themselves for severe thunderstorms and strong winds on Tuesday afternoon.

April 10, 2018

Out-of-control trash truck smashes vehicles in Philadelphia

An out-of-control trash truck smashed into a row of parked cars along a residential street in Philadelphia, but no injuries have been reported.

April 6, 2018

Tsunami sirens on the way for most at-risk parts of Auckland

Auckland’s most at-risk coastal areas are in line for tsunami sirens, after daylight savings testing revealed … silence through most of the city.

April 5, 2018

Warren Hay Marine & Shimano Small Boats Fishing Tournament

​Run over eight days (Saturday through Saturday) with teams able to nominate up to two fishing days with the third and final fishing day for all teams on Saturday 14 April.

April 3, 2018

Auckland bus services to be disrupted on Thursday for union meeting

Auckland is set to face bus disruptions during off-peak hours on Thursday, due to a scheduled union meeting.

March 28, 2018

Boomerang Bags (Sewing & Crafts Club)

Boomerang Bags is a community-driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level.

March 27, 2018

‘Most interesting man’ judges contest; ‘mountain man’ wins

The man made famous by being “the most interesting man in the world” while pitching Dos Equis beer loaned his expertise with his perfectly groomed facial hair by helping to judge a contest looking for the best beard in Vermont.

March 26, 2018

Aucklanders keen to support cleaner beaches with water rates

A targeted water rate, to help fund cleaner harbours and water, has been overwhelmingly supported by Aucklanders, council figures show.

March 23, 2018

Austrian faces fine for calling police officers ‘smurfs’

An Austrian man faces a 160-euro ($197) fine for describing police officers as “smurfs” in a warning about speed checks posted on Facebook.

March 21, 2018

I Love Takapuna Easter Carnival

The I Love Takapuna Easter Carnival is happening on 24 March at Hurstmere Green!

March 19, 2018

Mocha master: Barista decorates coffee cup foam with artwork

Would you like cream, sugar and an artwork with that?

March 16, 2018

I Love Takapuna Easter Carnival

The I Love Takapuna Easter Carnival is happening on 24 March at Hurstmere Green!

March 15, 2018