Punt or bridge the Tamaki River?

As Howick and districts count down to the 175th anniversary, the Times continues its series giving readers a glimpse of life as it used...

Howick Stockade history

There has been considerable discussion recently on the wonderful views from the Howick Stockade but its history is also important. There is no evidence that...

Early settlers weather prediction

As Howick and districts count down to the 175th anniversary, the Times continues its series giving readers a glimpse of life as it used...

Howick’s First Churches

We continue our series by historian Alan La Roche celebrating the 170th anniversary of the Howick region, a stepping stone to the 175th anniversary...

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...

Paparoa, Owairoa or Howick name?

Howick historian Alan La Roche continues his fortnightly column which provides some very insightful glimpses into Howick's past in this, its 170th year. The...

The First Fencibles arrived in 1847

Howick historian Alan La Roche continues his fortnightly column which provides some very insightful glimpses into Howick's past in this, its 170th year. The...

Fencibles try to settle

Howick historian Alan La Roche continues his fortnightly column which provides some very insightful glimpses into Howick's past in this, its 170th year. The...

Let’s start at the beginning

Howick last month celebrated its 170th birthday. Today we begin a column penned by Alan La Roche which will run for the year and...