Kiwi photographer capturing a world in crisis

When Helen Manson started working as a humanitarian photographer, she found herself thinking the people she photographed were somehow fundamentally different from her. The 33-year...

Women’s Institute honours outstanding member

A woman described as an outstanding member of Maraetai Women’s Institute has been recognised for her leadership and contribution. Marilyn Boucher has been awarded the...

From witch doctors to treating Howickians

It is a tad tricky to diagnose an ailment when a patient says he has a snake in his stomach and it gets even...

Help Lions stuff a campervan with jammies

Bucklands Beach Lions Club needs the community's help filling a motorhome with pyjamas for kids who really need them this winter. The club's Roger Robinson...

Howick’s blue artwork removed for repairs

Crawford Reserve’s controversial blue artwork ‘Kid Justice’ has been temporarily removed for repairs. Vandals recently damaged the feet of the $55,000 artwork, which was erected...

Preserving food in a Fencible village

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

War medals stolen

Local resident Kate Strawbridge is hoping the public can help recover stolen war medals and an antique trumpet. Strawbridge has gone to police and has...

New whanau room at Riverina School

It was a community celebration on Friday as Riverina School opened their whanau room during their Mother’s Day Assembly. The whanau room was a project...

Boy racers, drugs, sex and rubbish at Point View Dr

Residents of Point View Dr are having sleepless nights as they worry about their safety. Boy racers doing doughnuts and wheelies till the early hours,...

Seventy apartments threaten native species

Cockle Bay residents say they are not giving up the fight to stop the development of more than 70 apartments in the neighbourhood. At this...