Retailer H&M confirmed for Botany

International fashion giant H&M is coming to Botany Town Centre which is currently undergoing a $78 million development. Botany Centre Management Team yesterday confirmed H&M...

Five named in New Year Honours

Five locals have been named in the New Year’s Honours list including Bucklands Beach-raised Olympian Barbara Kendall who was made a Companion of the...

Howick Fencibles only called out once 18

We continue the series marking the Howick district’s 170th anniversary with insights from historian Alan La Roche On April 14th 1851, a Thames Maori called...

Communities choose their local papers

No doubt about it, the media environment has radically changed but, as Seven Sharp found out when it came to the Howick and Pakuranga...

Forget the Christmas tree – remember the kauri this summer

With the summer holidays arriving in earnest, Aucklanders will be checking out our city’s many parks, ranges and islands to walk, swim and play. While...

BBQ legends hang up tongs

Local Pakuranga United Rugby Club BBQ experts Jimmy Ruka and Malcolm Sweetman hung up their aprons one last time on the weekend at the...

Let’s focus on water safety these holidays

As Kiwis head out in droves to enjoy New Zealand's beaches, rivers, lakes, swimming pools and other water spots these holidays, Surf Life Saving...

Christmas Wonder Park a huge success

The first ever Christmas Wonder Park on the weekend at Barry Curtis Park attracted a good turn-out. Organised by the New Hope Community Trust  in...

Christmas lunch on Jesus

If you want to give back this Christmas you can help All Saints Church, Howick, put together Christmas boxes that will...

Protecting Stockade Hill views a priority

Current Stockade Hill views. Times photo Wayne Martin. Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown will investigate whether Howick residents might...

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