Four make Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Four locals have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Kirsten Hellier, a sports coach, of Howick has been made an Officer of the New...

A Tribute to Dick Quax

Instead of my usual column today, I wanted to give a few thoughts and reflections on our local Councillor Dick Quax, who passed away...

Frustrated boaties want new pontoons

Frustration is mounting as boaties spend another week without the pontoons down at Half Moon Bay. The pontoons were damaged beyond repair during the January...

Pillars cherishes royal wedding gift

The timing couldn’t have been better. A phone call from the Prime Minister’s office asking if Pillars, a charity for children of prisoners, would accept...

Running great Dick Quax dies

* UPDATED Olympian Dick Quax has died after long and courageous battle with cancer. Quax, 70, an Auckland councillor of Pakuranga, won a silver medal in the...

Government commits to higher fuel prices

By refusing to back down on new and increased fuel taxes, the Government is committing New Zealanders to higher fuel prices, says National Party...

A mighty 102nd birthday celebration

Eating a bowl of porridge every morning is how Rhys Runciman says I will make it to 102-years-old - the same age he turned...

Simeon signs on as patrol patron

They’re the unsung heroes of our community - and they want you to join them. You may have spotted Community Patrol cars or their shirts...

Podcast celebrates creative professionals

A local musician is giving people an insight into the careers of creative professionals. Danny McCrum, who grew up in Bucklands Beach, hosts the podcast, Don’t...

Macleans students take on the Halberg Challenge

A group of students from Macleans College joined more than 45 teams in the Halberg Challenge recently to raise funds to help physically disabled...


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