My kind of bookshop

Poppies Bookstore feels more like your own personal library. There is minimal clutter, cosy couches and every book is beautifully handpicked by the owner himself. It’s...

St Paddy’s party leaves Bruce McLaren abuzz

St Patrick’s Day celebrations turned the Bruce McLaren village centre into a sea of green as residents adorned themselves in wigs, hats and green...

Unkovich crowned Miss International NZ

One of our very own is heading to Tokyo to represent New Zealand on the international stage. After three months of intense rehearsals and charity...

Petition to save east Auckland bus routes

Commuters are struggling and more frustrated than ever as Auckland Transport’s new Eastern bus network proves it’s not faster and more convenient for everyone. One...

Dreyer receives service medal

Long time Howick resident Colonel Barry Dreyer has had his work and service to veterans recognised with the Defence Meritorious Service Medal -- but...

First Union: `Performance pay in shambles’

More than 50 employees of Farmers retail stores of Botany, Pakuranga, Manukau and Papakura staged a walk out from the stores last Thursday. They protested...

Ruth’s book gifted to 3500 prisoners

The first time Ruth Hammond, founder of the Classy Crafts in Howick, heard a voice calling her name out in the middle of the...

Knitting for the homeless

Audrey Gustard believes that with a lot of yarn and a little effort she can make a difference. The soon-to-be 90-year-old is preparing for winter...

The bucket-list marathon

Running a major world marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity many can only dream of. For Steve Millar, it’s a dream that is about to come...

Six step up for council seat

In May the community suffered a tragic loss with the passing of beloved Howick Ward Councillor Dick Quax. His passing left a vacancy on...

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