Local teen sailors selected for Blake programme

Three talented young sailors have been selected to represent their sailing clubs at Blake Inspire for Sailors, a six-day environmental leadership development adventure developed by...

A priceless jewel in Timmermans crown

At 87, Joan Rutherford is on her toes eight hours a day. Its 10am at the newly-refurbished family jewellery store Timmermans at Botany Town Centre...

Making amends and moving on

At one time they were political rivals. And now they have hugged and made up. Jami-Lee Ross’s Facebook post about former Labour Party candidate Tofik...

OPINION: Sonny Bill on thin ice

Having suffered hamstring problems soon after making the All Blacks' 39-man squad, Sonny Bill Williams is skating on thin ice. Injuries have plagued the 33-year-old...

Brownlee: ‘Growing angst about policies’

With elections looming next year, more influential politicians have been making the rounds familiarising people about the opposition’s policies. Visiting last week was Gerry Brownlee,...

MP continues push for Botany busway

One of East Auckland’s busiest roads could be the key to unlocking local residents’ access to fast and efficient public transport. Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross...

Fight against Sandspit Rd apartments continues

Every submission put to a two-day hearing concerning a proposed large-scale apartment development in Cockle Bay has been against the project. Three hearings commissioners last...

From taking theatre to US prisons to bringing it home

She takes Shakespeare behind bars in the USA. Former Howick resident Karen Burnett Hamer has been using theatre to work with prison inmates. It was Karen’s...

Cerebral Palsy no match for 3 year old Ashley

Ashley Jia-Qi Neilson would probably not be as patient and dedicated if she didn’t have Cerebral Palsy (CP), says Ashley’s mum Victoria Wen-xin Neilson. “She’s...

Is Howick Market in jeopardy?

A battle is brewing over the old Howick Library building in Fencible Drive – and it could jeopardise the future of the Howick Market. The...