Armistice Day, 100 years on – Stockade Hill this Sunday

Armistice Day on Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. At 11am on November 11 this...

$1000 grant protects plants from harsh weather

Even as trees are being recklessly chopped down to create high density housing in Auckland, groups of volunteers are working hard to ensure Mangemangeroa...

Legionella bacteria closes lagoon spa pool

The spa pool at Auckland Council-owned Lagoon Pool & Leisure Centre in Panmure has been closed until further notice following the detection of Legionella...

Public sculpture trail opens at Clevedon School

Clevedon School students have been working hard over the last few months creating unique sculptures to enhance their school environment. Next week they get to...

Keep your pets happy and safe this Guy Fawkes

The day that is often the scariest for your pets, who become distressed when they hear fireworks is coming up on Monday November 5. While...

Get your sporting nominations in now

Nominations for the Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards are closing soon! These are set to close on November 2 so get these in soon! Nominations can be completed here. Last...

Amey Daldy – Howick’s Suffragette Leader

Historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the 170th Anniversary of Howick district Amey was born in Yarwell, Northhamptonshire, England, in 1829 where her...

A tribute to my mum

By Colleen Sandford Mum was born Caroline Harper Cox in Auckland, New Zealand on 19 October 1918. In her later years Mum marvelled that she...

Pause, Breathe, Smile – Teaching Mindfulness in schools

Three little words – pause, breathe, smile – are making a big difference in east Auckland’s primary schools. Pause, Breathe, Smile is the mindfulness programme...

Village green meets golfing dream

Metlifecare unveils plan for New Zealand’s first retirement village integrated with a golf course.  Metlifecare has announced its successful acquisition of 1.06ha of prime golf...

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