Jacinda Ardern meets war veteran John Sato

Jacinda Ardern visited Howick over the weekend for one very special reason. The Prime Minister was here to meet John Sato, the 95-year old Howick...

Father of murdered daughter on a mission to change lives

Bang. He put a shotgun to her throat and killed her from close range. When the police knocked at David White’s door to inform him...

Farm Cove Intermediate prepping for AIMS Games

Farm Cove Intermediate School is getting ready to participate at the AIMS Games in Tauranga in September. The school has been participating in this elite...

Get ready for the local elections

The local elections are on their way and New Zealanders are being asked to check they’re enrolled and ready to vote. Some 3.3m enrolment update...

Wise women of Howick!

As Howick and districts count down to the 175th anniversary, the Times continues its series by Alan La Roche giving readers a glimpse of...

Taiwanese community to observe 20th anniversary of earthquake

Earth-shattering disasters can sometimes forge the strongest of relationships. It will be 20 years since Taiwan was destroyed by an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude killing...

Sting in Tail brings Fox back to the nest

By Jim Birchall A night to remember at Mt Smart on Friday as local club the Howick Hornets claimed their first Fox Memorial premiership since...

Veteran athlete travelling express to the orient

By Jim Birchall Local ironman legend Cameron Brown is off to Quzhou China to compete in the Tri-Factor World Championship this week, an event he...

Main retires from competitive swimming

Aquablack #243, Corey Main from Howick Pakuranga Swmming Club, has announced his retirement from competitive swimming to focus on other endeavours. Corey, who recently graduated from the University of Florida,...

Rapids Festival promises adventure

In an out-of-the-ordinary move, a group of talented tamariki are jumping into the water at Vector Wero Whitewater Park for an unprecedented aquatic adventure. The...


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