Connections or lack of connections?

Local historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the district’s 170th anniversary this year. To communicate, Maori used gongs from the top of their...

Easter art: artists wanted!

East Auckland artists have been creating Easter Art for the past 13 years as part of Stations of the Cross. Exhibition organisers from Cession Community...

Happy birthday Howick

Howick is this month celebrating its 170th birthday – and it is inviting the community to join in. It is a prelude to massive 175th...

Of cherry blossoms, art and creativity

It was a celebration of art, creativity, culture and diversity. The incessant rain didn’t stop the opening of the Cherry Blossom Art Salon Festival held...

Minister opens well integrated Pakuranga Medical Centre

The formal ribbon-cutting of the $20m Pakuranga Medical Centre was done by Minister of Health Dr David Clark on Monday evening. The two-storied, state-of-the-art, people-centred...

Asbestos contaminated property could become daycare

There are concerns over plans to turn a Howick residence contaminated with asbestos into an early childhood education centre. A neighbour who goes by the...

Howick’s blue artwork makes a stand

Something big, bright and blue has popped up in a popular Howick reserve and has received mixed reactions from the community. Just before Christmas, Howick’s...

From Bangers to Bluff for charity

And they’re off. Around 40 travellers hit the road on Tuesday morning in cars that cost them less than $2000 for the annual ‘Bangers to...

New police base opening in Beachlands

A new police base will be opening in Beachlands today as part of a new policing initiative. The new community base will bring a valuable...

60 years of the Howick Volunteer Coastguard

The Howick Volunteer Coastguard is celebrating six decades of service. On Saturday, the parking lot of the Howick Beach reserve will be abuzz with excitement...