Covid-19 lockdowns – impact on Howick Village businesses

To say the winter of 2020 has been a challenging one would be a gross understatement. Never before have we had a situation as intrusive...

Police clarify speed limit enforcement

East Auckland motorists can rest assured they won’t automatically be stopped and ticketed by police for driving 1km/h over the posted speed limit. Police are...

Locked down…again!

Members of the Howick Local Board quickly adjusted their way of working to comply with the restrictions of Covid-19 Level 3 and currently 2.5. Workshops...

Covid-19: What we know about the 5 mystery Botany cases

Much mystery still surrounds a Botany Covid-19 sub-cluster which was mentioned in a Ministry of Health (MoH) media briefing on Friday. The Times has endeavoured...

HISTORY: The tapu on Howick!

As Howick and districts count down to the 175th anniversary, the Times continues its series by Alan La Roche giving readers a glimpse of...

Age-old craft continues to inspire

East Auckland Embroiderers Guild (EAEG) is an incorporated society and a member of the Association of New Zealand Embroiders Guild (ANZEG). It was formed in...

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Level 2.5 – this is the new normal

We are now back at level 2.5 and we welcome the new normal. Our offices are now open and, like all businesses at this level,...

Two lucky women win $5000 each at Botany Town Centre

Michelle Bailey says she was gobsmacked when she got a call from Botany Town Centre saying she had just won $5000 as part of...

Pub owners coming out of lockdown

The year 2020 has been a complete write-off for many local businesses as they reel under the devastating impact of coronavirus. Talking about how hard...

Dads make a difference! Make some memories with your fathers

By Rev Dr Richard Waugh My Dad nearly died many times. He served as a RAF pilot during World War II when longevity was rare. Later,...


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