Anzac Day, Poppy Plant at Botany Town Centre

Poppy planting at Botany

Thousands will gather throughout the district to mark Anzac Day next Tuesday. The biggest of the commemoration events will be the Anzac Day Dawn Parade...

Local school trains Japanese in cricket

With Twenty20 cricket having a worldwide fan following, it is little wonder that Japanese students want to learn more about New Zealand’s most popular...

Review: Captain Festus McBoyle for adults and children alike

"Kind of interesting, kind of not." If I'd let my eight year old sister write this review of the Captain Festus McBoyle Travellin' Variety Show,...

America’s Cup heading back to NZ

It was a full house at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club early on Tuesday morning as the America's Cup became New Zealand's Cup. Locals packed the...

Two Stores Close

Local fashion stores Valleygirl and sister company Temt have closed. Although the outlets at Botany Town Centre were opened as usual this morning with next...

Val becomes NZ’s youngest Dame

Half Moon Bay Olympian and World Champion athlete Val Adams has been made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in...

Review: Around the world with Ben Hurley

I’ve always wanted to travel the world. Until last Thursday night, I hadn’t really made much progress on that venture. Other than the obvious...

Deputy PM meets every day heroes

They didn’t tell anyone about it just in case she got side-tracked with other pressing commitments. But when Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett made an...

Young guns ready to fire

Asafo Aumua, Caleb Clarke and Will Jordon are three classy superstars from the world champion NZ Under 20 rugby team capable of making a...

Time to bin the bags

Residents in the former Manukau City Council area will say goodbye to rubbish bags this year as Auckland Council introduces rubbish wheelie bins for...

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