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Iconic shoreline a shell of its former self

Olympic gold medalist Bruce Kendall recalls walking along the beach in the 70s from his Bucklands Beach home to the Old Bucklands Beach yacht...

What to do with moth plant?

It’s the plant nobody wants in their garden – an unwelcome house guest, to say the least. Moth plant, otherwise known as ‘cruel plant’, has...

Opinion: Tribute to a broken dream

I’ve often wondered about road names. More specifically, I’ve often wondered how to get my name on a road name, and the magnificent depth of...

Fight with bureaucrats over road resurfacing

BY MARIANNE KELLY Residents who believe their long street is turning into an arterial road are locked in a battle with Auckland Transport (AT) to...

Lake catchment clean-up plans accelerating

BY MARIANNE KELLY Three years after an action plan was formulated to clean up the seriously-polluted Otara Lake, the Howick Local Board (HLB) is considering...

Grant decisions released by Howick Local Board

Decisions have been released on a total of 53 community grants reviewed this month by the Howick Local Board as part of the 2016/2017...

More accountability, better open spaces

A move from Auckland Council to hold maintenance contractors more accountable in new contracts has been well-received well by local resident Mark Hanson, who...

New $5.9m pier open for business

It’s been years in the making, and now the $5.9 million brand new ferry pier at Half Moon Bay has been officially opened by...

Turn landfill into park and ride

With mounting frustration over increasing traffic congestion, there is a dire need for a central transportation hub featuring a park and ride facility, according...

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