Mid-winter festival celebrates diversity

There was singing, dancing and cake at a Mid-Winter Festival celebrating the ethnic diversity of Botany and Flat Bush. About 100 people turned out for...

A tribute to my mum

By Colleen Sandford Mum was born Caroline Harper Cox in Auckland, New Zealand on 19 October 1918. In her later years Mum marvelled that she...

Are we looking after our youth?

By Brett Jones Cession Community is running this event as part of our wider commitment to serving youth and families in the Howick community. A growing concern that...

$100 million contract for Eastern Busway construction signed

The contract for the next $100million construction stage of the Eastern Busway has officially been signed. Today Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff joined...

Macleans College raises the bar

By Hannah Williams Macleans College were busy this past week with students raising the bar in their studies and extracurricular activities earning a number of...

International food festival a huge success

More than $2500 was raised at Howick College’s annual international food festival. Hundreds of students came together last week to prepare food, sell tickets and...

Helping those struggling with dyslexia

Fifteen year old Solana Carpenter is researching dyslexia-friendly fonts that can assist students to access learning materials. Times photo Wayne Martin

Show your love in a different way this Valentines Day

Wednesday February 14th is international CHD Day, or as we like to call it in New Zealand, “Little Heart Day”.  12 babies are born...

Freedom camping – the community speaks up

Since the Auckland Council announced seven proposed sites for freedom camping in the Howick ward -  Barry Curtis Park, Eastern Beach, Howick Beach, Lloyd...

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...