Local children’s book reaches the Big Apple

A children’s book printed locally in Pakuranga has been featured in the Australasian National Geographic Kids magazine, distributed throughout primary schools in New York...

Courgettes – easy peasy zucchini

Americans may have a crush on summer squash; in Italy it’s zucchini that’s bene, and some French will say (when they parlay) that courgettes...

New cafe opens at Pakuranga College

It’s not very often that students of hospitality and food technology get to run their own cafe at school. But for Pakuranga College, the...

Celebrate locally

With just 10 more weeks till Christmas, it’s time to think about the perfect venue for hosting end of year celebrations. To this end,...

Parsley – an easy-peasy growing guide

Having dealt with some of the myths surrounding this aromatic herb, and considered some of its uses in cooking and herbal remedies, readers will...

Start up pageant ladder

A Year 13 student at Howick College has been crowned Miss Auckland 2016. Eighteen-year-old Michelle Isemonger won the title last Saturday after six months of...

Kikuyu – get on the grass!

Kikuyu is a grass species which prompts strong reactions, both positive and negative with many people happy to ‘kik-yu’ out the door for suggesting...

Passionfruit – making it happen!

There are some who are passionate about gardening and some who are no strangers to fruit. This week,  SANDRA (Sandy) JOHNSON from McGregor’s offers...

Communities celebrate first day of summer

A rain forecast didn’t deter locals from turning up to celebrate the first day of summer at the Ormiston Activity Centre at Barry Curtis...

Hiring a tradie? Weigh pros, cons

With housing activity showing little sign of slowing down, The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) is reminding homeowners who are embarking on home...