Dame Valerie steps up for Q&A

Six local figures were recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Olympian and World Champion shot-putter Valerie Adams was made a Dame. Triathlete Cameron Brown,...

ASB Pakuranga branch to close

ASB is closing its Pakuranga branch on March 10 due to declining customer numbers. ASB general manager branch banking Logan Munro says customers are increasingly...

Gillion shines at Futsal

AFF Futsal representative Emily Gillion is one of a number of players who have seen the Women’s Futsal pathway come to fruition. The 16-year old...

HRRA: Down but not out!

This week’s decision in the High Court to disallow the Howick Ratepayers and Residents Assn Inc’s  (HRRA) appeal against the last minute upzoning of...

Lifeguards hit the beaches

The Surf Life Saving Northern Regions City Nippers programmes have come to town. They consist of five fun-filled two hour sessions for children aged 5-11. Run...

Jellyfish stings reported at local beaches

Auckland Council is warning swimmers to exercise caution following reports of jellyfish at some local beaches this month. “Several members of the public have reported...

Botany by-election: Mike Turinsky wins the seat

Mike Turinsky has won the Botany by-election by more than 2000 votes and will represent the Botany subdivision on the Howick Local Board. Turinsky received...

Crash closes Whitford Road

A section of road in east Auckland is closed due to a serious crash. At least one person is reported to be in a critical...

Log Cabin calls for volunteers

A historic log cabin in the Beachlands community will receive a much-needed facelift this weekend – and your help is needed. The #25projects competition was...

From setback to a positive life purpose

Year 11 Pakuranga College student Natasha Astill is excited about being part of a pilot programme for students with disabilities. The 15-year-old is the first...


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