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The star of all op shops

The Cancer Society Pre-Loved Boutique in Howick’s Rice’s Mall is the crème-de-la-crème of op shops. And as its relatively new shop manager Gabrielle Brcic will...

Seed of contentment or chaos

Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction. IVF isn’t foolproof and IUDs aren’t...

Could the sun be setting on the fight to save Stockade...

The long-standing fight to save Stockade Hill views is nearing its end – the final hearing is next Monday July 16. But the Stockade Hill...

A flood of questions need answers

Some hard questions were asked at a public meeting hosted by Howick ward Councillor Sharon Stewart to discuss the ongoing concerns due to the...

Main brothers battle for NZ Open’s backstroke title

Bayley Main scraped home against his older brother Corey by only 0.01s in the final of the men’s 50m backstroke, at the 2018 Aon...

Were Fencibles settlers or soldiers?

Historian Alan la Roche continues the series marking the area’s 170th anniversary this year After 20 years as front-line soldiers for the British Army in...

Quilting treasures for new mothers

Three beautiful quilts will soon be in the hands of three deserving mothers. A local group of ladies, The Friday Quilting Friends, have gifted Anglican...

Ashes stolen from Paparoa Cemetery

Members of a local family are devastated after the ashes of their loved ones were stolen from the Paparoa Cemetery. A local woman Olivia Mitchell...

Bidois wins seat for National

Dan Bidois, a strategist and economist from Howick, is the new Northcote MP. Bidois easily won Saturday’s by-election with 10,147 votes against Labour's Shanan Halbert who received...

Is Howick Beach a hazard?

Local author and historian Alan La Roche continues his column marking Howick's 170th anniversary. Since the Howick Coastguard was established at Waipaparoa-Howick Beach there have...

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