Karaka berries can kill dogs

Dog owners are being warned about the risk of karaka tree berries. Auckland Council has joined veterinarians in emphasising that the berries are highly toxic...

Three named Premier Scholars

Three local students from two schools have been named as Premier Scholars following the release of the NZQA Scholarship results last week. Saint Kentigern College’s...

Akira Ioane chalks up 50th cap for Blues

While just 23 years of age, outstanding No 8 Akira Ioane will celebrate his 50th game for the Blues in Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby opener...

Instilling a love for theatre in children

Children’s musical theatre is a powerful art form that can transform children’s lives - and who should know that better than Susanne Dell and...

For the love of bugs

He didn’t just open a can of worms, but a bag full of insect specimens, invertebrates and menacing traps. Bug man Ruud Kleinpaste recently opened...

Capturing time in a capsule

When Pauline Bolton first suggested that they capture time in a capsule, she didn’t think the management at Edgewater Retirement Village would take her...

Howick councillors stage cross-town transport challenge

Two teams from Howick Youth Council and Community Patrols New Zealand have taken part in a transport challenge set by Howick councillors Sharon Stewart...

Starbucks returning to Botany

Starbucks is returning to Botany Town Centre in late autumn 2019. Before closing its previous store, Starbucks was at the centre for 16 years as...

A fond farewell at RSA for Paulette

Paulette Trotter has been to Welfare Officer of the Howick RSA for almost quarter of a century. It's a job she has made her...

Pakuranga T2/Bus Lane impacts must be consulted on

The T2/Bus lane proposed by Auckland Transport for the duration of the AMETI/Eastern Busway construction phase requires further thought and community input, and I...