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BREAKING – Person dies following Beachlands crash

Police have confirmed a person has died following a serious crash in Beachlands this morning. Emergency services responded to the crash, involving three vehicles, on...

Young offenders who robbed boy target second teenage victim

Several youths who assaulted and robbed a teenager at an east Auckland shopping complex are understood to be in fresh trouble with police. As the...

Watercare rules out Beachlands wastewater discharge into Hauraki Gulf

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter funded by New Zealand on Air Watercare confirms a discharge pipeline into the Hauraki Gulf from Beachlands is now...

Traffic impacted after people injured in crash

Traffic is being diverted following a multi-vehicle crash in east Auckland. Police are responding to the incident which happened on Maraetai Road in Beachlands this...

UPDATED – Rāhui in place after person’s body found on beach

Police say the death of a person whose body was found on an east Auckland beach on October 10 will be referred to the...

Investigation launched after body found on beach

Police are investigating after a person's body was found on an east Auckland beach this morning, October 10. A police spokesperson says officers were notified...

Cr: Rural settlements blocked from becoming sustainable

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter Funded by New Zealand on Air An Auckland Councillor has expressed concerns that Auckland Council's draft Future Development Strategy blocks...

Entertainment galore on Pohutukawa Coast

There's a range of events coming up for people living on the Pohutukawa Coast. The first is a Mother's Day market and fun day at...

Beachlands shoreline adaptation plan approved

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter Funded by New Zealand on Air The Beachlands shoreline adaptation plan has received the stamp of approval from Auckland...

Submission close soon on Beachlands development

Pohutukawa Coast residents are being encouraged to have their say on a plan change that would allow the development of a new coastal urban...

Beachlands plan change open for submission

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter Funded by New Zealand on Air A private plan change that would allow a 3000-dwelling development in Beachlands is...

Body found believed to be missing kayaker

Police believe a body found on an east Auckland beach on November 12 is that of a kayaker who went missing on the Firth...

Beachlands’ oldest resident dies

The family of Beachlands' oldest resident, 102-year-old Esme Peters, have announced her passing to the Pohutukawa Coast community. Peters' daughter and son-in-law, Fran and Duncan Pardon,...

Waterfront owners warned after $41k fine for illegal works

Waterfront property owners are being warned not to take matters into their own hands after a Beachlands resident carried out unapproved erosion prevention works,...

Council tries to limit intensification in Beachlands

By Laura Kvigstad, Auckland Council reporter Funded by New Zealand on Air In an eleventh-hour change to intensification plans, Auckland Council is attempting to limit...

Mum, daughter a dream team

It is easy to assume that working with family can bring its own slew of difficulties - but for mother and daughter, Karen Houston...

Pine Harbour weekend ferries are a go

Auckland Transport (AT) has given the green light for a weekend ferry trial from Pine Harbour to the City Centre (CBD) after years of...

Improving health and well-being

A new chiropractic practice has opened its doors at Pine Harbour Marina. Chelsey Mokhtar moved from Nelson to Beachlands to be closer to family. With...

Have your say on coastal management plans

Auckland Council is calling for local communities to share their input and thoughts on Auckland's eastern coastal areas for their shoreline adaptation plans. Shoreline Adaptation...

High school in Beachlands dependent on residential developments

The Ministry of Education has determined that a future high school in Beachlands may be solely dependent on a large-scale residential development. Beachlands resident Angela...

Waterpark closure causes outcry

The closing of a popular water park at Maraetai Beach after an alleged assault and vandalism has caused an outcry of community anger and...

Takutai Trust granted funding and cabin

Franklin Local Board has announced strategic funding for groups located in the area. Board chair Andy Baker says the partnership grants support local groups that...

New name and pilot for coastal management plans

Auckland Council's second Shoreline Adaptation Plan (SAP) pilot - which targets Beachlands and the eastern coast - has been launched with a focus on...

Police extend sympathies to man’s family

The police have referred a man's death in east Auckland to the coroner. A police spokesperson says officers responded to reports about concern for a...

Te Puru Park to get vital upgrade

Te Puru Park at Beachlands will be see improved facilities in the next year. Auckland Council says that growing player numbers have put pressure on...

House fire in Beachlands

A fire broke out at two Beachlands properties last night. At 16:44 pm Fire and Emergency New Zealand received multiple calls to a house fire...

The impact of Covid on anaesthesia

Carolyn Fowler always thought a pandemic was inevitable. "We had a SARs scare not long before that," she says. "That was a lot scarier in some...

Police appeal for witnesses following serious crash in Maraetai

Police are appealing for witnesses after a single-vehicle crash was reported at around 2.10 pm on Maraetai Drive, near Keanes Road in Maraetai. Two people...

Fallen remembered in Beachlands

Hundreds attended the Beachlands Anzac Service and Civic Parade on April 25 to pay respects to the fallen soldiers of decades past. The Dawn Service...

Meet the latest member of the Times

Since she was a child, Zoe Garden, 21, has held a passion for writing "I remember when I was seven or eight," she says, "I...

Environment Court imposes big penalty on Formosa

Auckland Council has filed six charges under the Resource Management Act against Formosa (NZ) Limited, with the company pleading guilty to all counts. In a...

Pohutakawa landing: Building begins on coastal lifestyle village

After 18 months of design and siteworks, building work has begun on stage one of east Auckland’s newest retirement village project, Metlifecare’s Pohutukawa Landing...

Beachlands liquor store burglary leads to arrests

Police have made three arrests following a burglary of a Beachlands liquor store last night (20th May.) Just after 10pm, Police were alerted to an...

NZSF & Russell Property buys up Formosa and surrounds

The new owner of a large block of land at Beachlands says it looks forward to engaging with the local community on the area’s...

Water crisis: Tanks run dry in east Auckland

Tank water owners are under the pump as the ongoing drought has seen many run dry. The warm, dry conditions to start the year have...

It’s time to Go Blue for prostate cancer awareness

A Pakuranga PlaceMakers team is taking a stand for Kiwi men’s health this month as part of a nationwide campaign in support of Blue...

New police base opening in Beachlands

A new police base will be opening in Beachlands today as part of a new policing initiative. The new community base will bring a valuable...

Fox collects biggest pay day

Beachlands’ Ryan Fox had a fantastic tournament at the weekend and his top placing earns him a place at the British Open beginning next...

New coastal retirement village coming to Beachlands

  Metlifecare Limited has announced an investment of around $180 million for a new retirement village in Beachlands. They will be purchasing three adjoining properties for...

Whitford–Maraetai Road closed due to crash

Motorists are asked to avoid Whitford–Maraetai Road in Beachlands following a crash this afternoon. A truck has hit a power pole and the power lines...

Push for MoE to plan for high school in Beachlands

The race is on to push the Ministry of Education (MoE) to invest in land to build a high school in Beachlands. Hunua MP Andrew...

Development causes a stir in Beachlands

Around 16.38 hectare of prime property is earmarked for immediate development and it has upset a lot of Beachlands residents. Located at 109 Beachlands Road,...

At the Oscars in Beachlands

      It was the night when glamorous stars descended on Beachlands. Guests arrived in their best ensembles for ‘A night in Hollywood’ and were photographed by paparazzi...

A home away from home

The smell of fresh baking wafts through the centre, and a single word comes to mind - homely. Early Connections is a beautiful new childcare...

Suspected meth lab in Beachlands

Police suspect a meth lab has been operating out of a Beachlands home. Inspector Wendy Spiller told the Times: "Counties Manukau Police staff are currently investigating...

Plans underway to put Howick on the map

Attracting more people to the Howick area to enjoy the local sites, shop and do business is at the heart of a plan developed...

Police target Beachlands drink drivers

Ten drivers were pinged for drink driving in Beachlands last weekend, and police are concerned. Counties Manukau Police ran a Road Policing Operation which targeted...

Ryan Fox qualifies for The Open Championship

Ryan Fox has finished tied fourth at the Irish Open overnight to qualify for The Open Championship in two weeks time. The Beachlands local joins...