Mary: inorganic policy is rubbish

By Jim Birchall Buckland’s beach local, 79-year-old Mary Wilton is fed up with Auckland Council’s inorganic collection policy. The current system, allows for a ratepayer to...

Howick Pak hockey produces three Auckland reps

By Jim Birchall Howick Pakuranga Hockey club under 13 players, Victoria Alves Flood, Hannah Cullingworth, and Emmerson Garrett have had a fantastic season playing in the...

Trap pests in your backyard

The school pest free project is a first in Auckland and here’s an opportunity to learn about why and how residents can be pest...

Gymnast makes NZ squad

Thirteen-year-old local gymnast Bethany Hyde has made the New Zealand gymnastics team. The Bucklands Beach Intermediate School student — and former Maraetai Beach School student...

It’s the Big Boys Toys’ coming of age party and everyone’s...

WIN! The Times has four double passes to give away. Click here to enter. Big Boys Toys, New Zealand’s iconic lifestyle show celebrates its 21st birthday this year,...

Vicious assault in Flat Bush

By Jim Birchall A man who asked youths at a neighbouring property to turn music down in the early hours of Saturday morning, was allegedly...

 MP delivers petition demanding Auckland Transport remove T2 Lane

 Simeon Brown, MP for Pakuranga, today delivered a petition of 1553 signatures to Auckland Transport on behalf of the community calling on them to...

Howick town centre clean up

By Paula Unger Wow, what a brilliant day we all had on Saturday morning, 5th October, working towards beautifying the Howick Village. It was great to...

Book swap celebrates love for books

Community In an increasingly virtual age, Botany Town Centre is bringing back the joy of reading by encouraging shoppers to recycle their books. The idea is...

Two new politicians join Howick Local Board

Two new local body politicians have emerged following Local Elections 2019. For the Howick Local Board, we see Howick businesswoman Bo Burns take one of...


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