Female cockle collector must shell out $1500 fine

A Chinese woman who stripped a local beach of 805 cockles together with her children and was recently ordered to shell out $1500 by the Manukau District Court will serve ...

Tribute to FlandersFriday, 24 April 2015
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Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s World War I words will take on extra poignancy in Howick on ANZAC morning as people who climb Stockade Hill to remember come across a gigantic scarlet poppy.

A symbol of remembranceFriday, 24 April 2015
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Within minutes of planting red poppies, visitors to the Botany Town Centre were taking selfies.

NZ War Essays

We salute our war essays winnersFriday, 24 April 2015

Rhian Fenton, 12, from Bucklands Beach Intermediate (BBI), and Kaleb Farr, 7, from Howick Primary, have won the top two prizes in  the Times’ war essays competition.

John William EggletonThursday, 23 April 2015
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It was September 14, 1939, eleven days since war was declared. Action at last! 

Sports News

Twins represent the Pukpuks Thursday, 23 April 2015
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Will and Tim Rew are living the rugby dream while representing a strong part of their heritage.

Blues better, but fired too late Thursday, 23 April 2015

Bringing on his All Black front row for the final half hour against the Highlanders at Dunedin was a case of Blues Super Rugby coach Sir John Kirwan shutting the gate after the horse had bolted.

Arts & Entertainment

Music veins still pulsingThursday, 16 April 2015
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It can only be described as a privilege when a Howick guitar teacher plays a clip to me of a jam session he had with one of New Zealand’s greatest guitar icons Peter Posa.

Lifestyle & Leisure

Mum’s delicious Anzac biscuitsThursday, 23 April 2015

Last night while eating a bought Anzac biscuit, I thought of my mother’s Anzac biscuits, and I was sure that her recipe didn’t contain coconut.