International food festival a huge success

More than $2500 was raised at Howick College’s annual international food festival. Hundreds of students came together last week to prepare food, sell tickets and...

Enrol and vote and the same time with One Stop Shops

Night markets, marae and local malls are just some of the places Aucklanders will be able to enrol and vote at the same time,...

Times takes swag of awards

Times Media has been rewarded with a number of accolades at the New Zealand Community Newspapers awards. Its flagship newspaper Howick and Pakuranga Times won...

BBQ legends hang up tongs

Local Pakuranga United Rugby Club BBQ experts Jimmy Ruka and Malcolm Sweetman hung up their aprons one last time on the weekend at the...

100 years of taking a stand to help vulnerable children

One hundred years of helping vulnerable children and their families to stand up and be strong in the face of adverse childhood experiences, is...

Construction starts on $1.4b Eastern Busway

High frequency, rapid transit bus travel for East Auckland is a step closer with construction underway for the first stage of the Eastern Busway...

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...

A year of action and progress

Since returning to Parliament at the start of the year, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to locals and knocking on thousands of...

Driver: I’m no hero

Arthur Moore is 82, resilient and full of hope. The Pakuranga resident has bowel cancer and, for five weeks, took two buses every weekday 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...


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