Locals asked to give to rescue helicopter service

No matter where in the country you live, if you get into trouble, help from above is probably closer than you think. Westpac is launching...

Pine plantation up for sale

A large maturing pine forest on Auckland City’s metropolitan boundary which is ready for harvesting in the near future is up for sale. The 135-hectare...

Safety barrier finally in after nine years of fear

Ajay Walia can finally have a good night’s sleep after nine years of living in constant fear that someone may crash into their house...

MP gives voice to mental health message

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has begun the next chapter of his mission to help reduce the number of Kiwis who take their own lives...

Bucklands Beach erosion – time, tides & politics

Erosion may be a slow process but the progress of local bodies to stop it in its tracks can feel slower still. Although the wheels...

Early settlers weather prediction

As Howick and districts count down to the 175th anniversary, the Times continues its series giving readers a glimpse of life as it used...

Music festival stopped to talk about youth suicide prevention

It’s not often a music festival cuts the music midway through. But when Freqs Out East founder Dan Hesson paused the music festival recently, it...

Easter colouring-in winners

The Rices Mall Colouring-in Competition, run in Howick over the school holidays, attracted a substantial number of quality entries from local children in two...

Howick area first to help create age-friendly action plan

The Howick area is the first to contribute to Auckland Council's proposed Age-friendly Auckland Action Plan. The council and partners are developing the region-wide cross-sector...

NZ Post moves down the road

NZ Post will continue to provide postal services to the Highland Park. Highland Park mall is undergoing extensive development, which has impacted on NZ Post's...