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A brilliant stroke: reaching out to communities

It was more than a table-tennis match. It was a way of connecting with migrants who may not speak the same language. A turnout of...

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...

Neighbours angry as 10 houses crammed onto two properties

More than 30 residents in a small Bucklands Beach street are up in arms about a development which will see 10 properties built on...

Brown: Government’s housing plan in disarray

During the election, the Labour Party campaigned on a promise of building 100,000 new houses over the next 10 years in addition to what...

Brown: “Coalition chaos means three strikes law will stay”

I was very pleased with the announcement earlier this week that the Government will not be going ahead with its proposal to scrap the...

A Tribute to Dick Quax

Instead of my usual column today, I wanted to give a few thoughts and reflections on our local Councillor Dick Quax, who passed away...

Simeon signs on as patrol patron

They’re the unsung heroes of our community - and they want you to join them. You may have spotted Community Patrol cars or their shirts...

Local MP’s weigh in on new budget

The Government’s first Budget came out yesterday and the Times reached out to our local MP's Simeon Brown and Jami-Lee Ross to see what...

Brown shows his support for local firefighters

Today marks International Firefighters Day where the community show their appreciation for our local firefighters and the incredible work that they do. Pakuranga MP Simeon...

Government proposing to ban the use of ‘teacher’

I'm greatly concerned about the proposed Education (Protecting Teacher Title) Amendment Bill currently making its way through Parliament which, as you may guess from...

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