Local poet hits the stage

Local poet John Carr is heading back to where his poetry career began. The Bucklands Beach resident has been chosen as one of five to...

Dreyer receives service medal

Long time Howick resident Colonel Barry Dreyer has had his work and service to veterans recognised with the Defence Meritorious Service Medal -- but...

Splash pad in Pakuranga reopened

The new splash pad at Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool and Leisure Centre in Pakuranga is open for the summer holidays. The splash pad was temporarily...

Celebrating 101 years in style

It’s not every day you see a centenarian on a motorbike. But Stanley Hilliam was made a promise by his doctor that if he reached...

Running from the heart

The thought of running a half marathon for the first time is enough to scare most normal people – even if just a tiny...

Quilting treasures for new mothers

Three beautiful quilts will soon be in the hands of three deserving mothers. A local group of ladies, The Friday Quilting Friends, have gifted Anglican...

Cookie seller standing up for children

A little bit of Christmas cheer this year is thanks to one local cookie seller. Rebecca Johnson is one of 131 Christmas Cookie sellers...

Diwali festivities at early learning centre

For KiNZ Mission Heights Early Learning Centre, cultural celebrations are a time of close connection between people, where children, teachers, families and whanau come...

Choral Society delivers music from the Great War

Pakuranga Choral Society commemorates the end of World War I in a concert on August 26 devoted to music of the period, and some...

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...

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