Retirement village lift a ‘danger’ to residents

Residents of a local retirement village are frustrated as their demands to replace a dangerous elevator fall on deaf ears. The 19-year-old lift at MetlifeCare...

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...

Local Iraqis call for peace

Two Kiwi-Iraqis living in east Auckland are working to raise awareness of violence in their Middle Eastern homeland that’s resulted in the deaths of...

Frustrated boaties want new pontoons

Frustration is mounting as boaties spend another week without the pontoons down at Half Moon Bay. The pontoons were damaged beyond repair during the January...

Pakuranga Premiers support Heart Kids NZ

This year the Pakuranga Premiers are supporting Heart Kids New Zealand and they need your help.   On Saturday June 23 the Premiers will be...

One little boy’s wish to walk

When Ethan Jones arrived in this world, nearly three months earlier than he should have and weighing only 1.4kg, his family had no idea...

Starbucks returning to Botany

Starbucks is returning to Botany Town Centre in late autumn 2019. Before closing its previous store, Starbucks was at the centre for 16 years as...

First steps towards a safer Mellons Bay Road

The residents of Mellons Bay Road are one step closer to making their street safer. Sparked by three crashes in eight days, long time resident...

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...

Howick’s 65th Santa Parade was just so lovely

By Bo BurnsOur day started bright and early - 6am with all the set-up preparations - with blue...


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