Botany and Flat Bush Ethnic Association on the roll

They started with 10 members in March this year and now have a membership of 450. The Botany and Flat Bush Ethnic Association, to promote...

Orchid society show set to dazzle

Orchid lovers are excited about the return of the Howick Orchid Society Spring Show that is set to dazzle on Saturday at the Fencible...

Online Foodbank Ramps up for Covid-19 Response

New Zealanders have stumped up more than $850,000 in response to a call by The Salvation Army for donations to meet the growing demand...

Level 2 announcement PM’s full speech

The following is a full transcript of Prime Minister Adern's speech on shifting to Alert Level 2 from midnight Wednesday: I want to start today...

Kiwi photographer capturing a world in crisis

When Helen Manson started working as a humanitarian photographer, she found herself thinking the people she photographed were somehow fundamentally different from her. The 33-year...

Mayoral heavyweights for local forum

The two heavyweight favourites in the Auckland Mayoral contest will be in Botany this  month. Mayoral frontrunners Phil Goff and John Tamihere will be hosted...

Somerville Rotary keeps babies warm

Not many are aware that synthetic fleeces aren’t breathable and can increase the baby’s risk of overheating in their sleep. Polar fleece and mink...

A Swirl of colour and festivity

It was a swirl of colour, music, dance, prayer and festivity as the Indian Dandiya and Garba Nite hosted by Art of Living Foundation...

A priceless jewel in Timmermans crown

At 87, Joan Rutherford is on her toes eight hours a day. Its 10am at the newly-refurbished family jewellery store Timmermans at Botany Town Centre...

Drivers wanted : MECOSS looking for volunteers

If you’re interested in paying forward, here is an opportunity. Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS0 is seeking volunteer drivers and companions for its...


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