Howick’s early wharves

Local historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the district's 170th anniversary last year and the countdown to the 175th celebrations When the Fencible...

Springboks kings of world rugby jungle

With Siya Kolisi proudly holding aloft the Webb Ellis Cup, it was the Springboks who bellowed their victorious king of the rugby jungle roar...

Nature threatened: Fire at Mangemangeroa Reserve

By Jim Birchall A scrub fire broke out in Somerville at the Mangemangeroa Reserve on Monday in the early afternoon. Alan Riley, the chair of Friends...

Jami-Lee : Local people deserve a strong local voice

OPINION These columns are usually a welcome chance to raise a local issue, or a question under debate and offer some local thoughts. While it’s...

All about love and Police

Police are embracing love and peace. Counties Manukau District commander superintendent Jill Rogers spoke at the Embracing Love and Peace concert at the Fo Guang Shan...

Luxon: `I’ll be fighting hard to earn Botany’s trust’

By Farida Master After months of speculation, former Air New Zealand Chief executive Christopher Luxon was officially elected on Monday evening as the National Party...

Crabtree the greatest showman

TRIBUTE Robert Kelvin (Rob) Crabtree, a former senior Rotarian in Howick, has died. Rob passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 30. He...

Sunday is Farm day at Howick club

The Howick Club is hosting its annual farm day, this coming Sunday. The event, for members and their guests, is running from 12 noon through...

Business prize for local RTD brand

By Jim Birchall Clean Collective is a boutique beverage company founded in 2016 by ex-Howick college student Holly McGrath and partner Dan Benoy, who did...

Teen thugs’ unprovoked assault on 17 year old

By Jim Birchall A 17-year-old local youth is alleging he was the victim of an unprovoked assault while waiting in a car at traffic lights...


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