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Remembering the fallen

Local historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the Howick district's 170th anniversary. He focuses on some of those who served in World...

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...

Ugly learns to celebrate his differences

A delightful tale of self worth is coming to Uxbridge these school holidays with a very special Ruske Performing Arts (RPA) musical adaptation of...

Flatmate: ‘Nutter’ set own room alight

The fire which gutted most of a Somerville Road home last week was allegedly caused by a disgruntled 24-year-old flatmate who torched his own...

Students dig deep to reap fruits of labour

In an age of short attention spans, gardening in schools is making a huge comeback. Friday morning was evidence of that as students and teachers...

Howick Primary School needs the community’s help

The kids at Howick Primary School are diverting the Howick community’s oral care waste from landfill for their chance to win one of two...

Bo & Pip take Santa’s reins

Pip and daughter Bo Burns and a talented volunteer group of locals are driving the 65th Howick Santa Parade this year. “They are taking over...

Keeping our local community safe

Look out for one another, get to know your neighbours, and always report crime to the police were some of the key messages outlined...

A step in the right direction

Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown said he is pleased to see that the Plan Change 3 has been accepted by Commissioners appointed by Auckland Council...

Green veges, sherry the secret to a century

Green vegetables, sherry and lots of exercise are the key to a long life, says one local centenarian. Mrs Winifred Farrell, who turns 100 next...

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