Elim College wins Best Creative Award

Elim Christian College's Year 11 Chinese Class took home the best creative award in the Chinese Short Film Contest, hosted by International Languages Exchanges...

Local ‘Ten Pound Pom’ publishes book to help migrants

Long-term Howick resident Clifford Owler arrived in New Zealand from Glasgow in 1956 on the HMS Captain Cook to work as a baker. Owler had...

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...

Logan Carr dies

Elder statesman Logan Turnbull Carr died this month aged 93. Carr, born on April 20, 1925, passed away peacefully on January 1. A service was...

Ross: Changes needed in mental health care

New Zealand is experiencing a mental health crisis and some of the numbers around this issue are staggering. Almost 670 Kiwis took their own lives...

Gig gets guitarists out on show

Sunday night (April 7) saw more than two hours of exciting, top quality guitar music, staged by Auckland Guitar School at the Uxbridge Theatre...

A little luncheon goes a long way

It was an array of pink at Half Moon Bay for a very special Pink Ribbon fundraiser. Almost 20 women from the Forever Fit classes...

Eco Day: A day for the environment

  Protecting the environment is no easy feat. But Howick’s very own Eco-Day on Saturday June 29 will give you all the tips and tricks to...

Urgent rainfall needed to fill dams

While last week’s much-needed heavy rain was welcomed by water utility company Watercare, the region’s dams are still well-short. The dams in the Hunua Ranges...

Update on Howick postal services

NZ Post has confirmed that it is partnering with Paper Plus Howick from Monday August 26. Kiwibank announced last September it is to close its Howick branch and...


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