Doomsday debate engages local schools

Every year since 1983 Pakuranga Rotary has hosted teams from local schools for a fiercely contested debate with the Holyoake Trophy as the prize. Sponsored...

Briana winner of People’s Choice Award

Briana Woolliams was awarded the People’s Choice Winner of The Estuary Art and Ecology Award hosted by the Uxbridge Arts and Culture at the culmination...

Hopportunity knocks on Pohutakawa coast

Clevedon may well be the new home of craft beer in the south-east. The Old Clevedon hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment, and is expected to...

A Swirl of colour and festivity

It was a swirl of colour, music, dance, prayer and festivity as the Indian Dandiya and Garba Nite hosted by Art of Living Foundation...

Local woodcarver wins awards

Local woodcarver Daniel Strekier, known for his unique bike made entirely from wood, has carved a niche for himself as he scored first place...

Local dancer a shooting star

Former Howick College student Jessica Toatoa began her dancing career when she was eight years old. Now 21, she has compiled an impressive resume'...

Road to respect deservedly earned

By PJ TAYLOR One of New Zealand’s great roots musicians plays to a Howick audience soon, sure to light the stage with his masterclass songwriting...

Pakuranga was the granary and orchard of Auckland

By Alan La Roche When the first settlers arrived in Howick, many were disappointed at the treeless rolling hills with only native grasses and low...

Young dancers head to Disneyland and New York

DANCE The students of Ruske Performing Arts in East Tamaki are undertaking the trip of a lifetime with 15 dancers heading to Disneyland and New...


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