Quirky calendar raises funds for mental health

Local ladies are stepping up to raise awareness and funds for mental health with a cheeky calendar. The Howick Hoo Hoops are a powerhooping movement...

Communities celebrate first day of summer

A rain forecast didn’t deter locals from turning up to celebrate the first day of summer at the Ormiston Activity Centre at Barry Curtis...

Minister opens well integrated Pakuranga Medical Centre

The formal ribbon-cutting of the $20m Pakuranga Medical Centre was done by Minister of Health Dr David Clark on Monday evening. The two-storied, state-of-the-art, people-centred...

Cookie seller standing up for children

A little bit of Christmas cheer this year is thanks to one local cookie seller. Rebecca Johnson is one of 131 Christmas Cookie sellers...

Local bars rewarding sober drivers this silly season

Some of our favourite local bars are stepping up to reward sober drivers this summer. Basalt Bar, Goode Brothers Botany, Doolan Brothers Botany and the...

Howick local a heartfelt hero

Last Tuesday morning one of our own was named a local hero. Howick local Emma MacDonald was presented with a medal at Kiwibank's Local Hero...

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...

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