Ormiston Town Centre begins to take shape

One of Auckland’s fastest growing communities is about to undergo a significant transformation, with the construction of a new $200 million-plus town centre being...

Countdown to Howick’s Santa Parade

There’s just nine sleeps until Howick Santa Parade and organisers Bo and Pip Burns are putting the final frantic touches to the very full...

100-year-old ‘as sharp as a dart’

She didn’t want any fuss to be made over her turning 100. Joyce Heighway had warned her family and staff at the Somerset by the...

Of cherry blossoms, art and creativity

It was a celebration of art, creativity, culture and diversity. The incessant rain didn’t stop the opening of the Cherry Blossom Art Salon Festival held...

Happy 25th Birthday to Sommerville Vet Centre

This week Sommerville Veterinary Centre marked a special milestone with their 25th birthday celebrations. The team gathered with cupcakes, decorations and party hats on Monday...

Good deals and plenty of fun at Midnight Madness

This year Midnight Madness had a record crowd, due to the local advertising and out of area promotion. The village had a variety of entertainment...

Santa Claus is coming along riding on his sleigh

With only 15 sleeps to the Howick Santa Parade on Sunday December 9, the excitement is mounting. As Bo Burns - who has taken over...

Mayor calls for harsher penalties on illegal dumpers

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed Auckland Council’s second successful prosecution of an illegal dumper in two weeks but says the penalties should be much...

Charity begins with Christmas Op shop

The ramshackle shed wears a cheerful look as Crystal Steel has transformed it into a cheerful and vibrant Christmas speciality shop that sits next...

Helping prisoners heal through yoga

Juliet Slogrove has always believed in the healing power of yoga. Now the Bucklands Beach local is taking that healing power to the Auckland Women’s...

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