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Howick & Beyond Visitors Guide 2017

Past, present and future are all represented within this diverse ward. From early Maori occupation and European settler roots to a new multicultural community,...

Citizens Advice Bureau for free advice

It’s nearly 40 years since the Pakuranga Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) opened in a prefab in a Pakuranga car park. Countless people have been...

“Dad told me to be brave when he said I have...

In April 2015 Josie came down with a flu she just couldn’t shake. Presenting with an extremely high temperature her worried mother Jacine took her to Hospital....

‘We are just like them’

The first time Joshua McKenzie heard the birds sing, he was confused. He wasn’t sure what it was - only to see tears well...

Old-fashioned courtesy

Two names many locals know to trust are that of Mike Johnson and his business, Howick Tyres & Alignment. After 42 years in the industry,...

Sorry, can you say that again?

  It’s hard trying to have a conversation at the Columbus Café in Botany Town Centre with the constant buzz of background noise. As part of...

New Mechanic

Howick Auto Centre and Electrical have a new staff member on their top team with A Grade mechanic, Brendon Simonson, who will be a...

Easter: By the Mob, For the Mob

The Times today runs the second of a two-part series on Easter from the Howick Christian Leaders Network, a network of Christian Leaders representing...

Leaders unite for hearing impaired

It is not very often that you see a roomful of people having breakfast with hearing protectors on. Around 30 people gathered at The Lounge...

Best trained in the world

New Zealand’s plastic surgeons are among the finest in the world. Local people are fortunate to have one of the most experienced plastic surgeons,...

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