Schools prepared for students after lockdown

Some parents are apprehensive about children returning to school after the second round of Alert Level 3 lockdown Steven Hargreaves, principal of Macleans College and...

Police help Kiwis mask-up under new Alert level 2 settings 

Police in Auckland and around the country have been on hand to help New Zealanders ease into the new Alert Level 2 this morning. From...

Keep talking: key to 60 years of marriage

It was meant to be a grand celebration with the family at a fancy restaurant but with the sudden Alert Level 3 lockdown being...

The paper is still coming out

Today's paper is smaller than usual due to the uncertainty surrounding yesterday's 3pm announcement by the Prime Minister about the next step for Auckland. This...

Phoenix, the cat with many tales

There are cats - and then there are cats. There’s Stubbs, who reigned as mayor in the Alaskan historic district of Talkeetna. What about Félicette,...

Keep away from public amenities during lockdown

Even if you can’t see a closed sign at a playground or equipment in the park, the fact that Covid-19 can live on a...

60 years of Pakuranga-rahihi Playcentre

Pakuranga-rahihi Playcentre observed its 60th birthday on Friday July 31, in conjunction with the centre's Pakuranga-rahihi Playcentrei (party). Everyone at Playcentre joined together to...

The Great Depression of the 1930s

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

Solutions: Undelivered goods: what are your options?

These are trying times and a lot of businesses are closing doors. You may have ordered some goods but find the business is closing...

Barbara Haszard – A Tribute

Former Howick Community Board chairperson, Barbara Haszard (nee Hanan), recently died in her 92nd year. Barbara, with husband Tony, came to Howick in the late...


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