Counties Manukau District to benefit from additional Police

District Commander Jill Rogers has welcomed the 137 officers allocated to Counties Manukau District this week by Police Commissioner Mike Bush. The new staff were...

A step in the right direction

Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown said he is pleased to see that the Plan Change 3 has been accepted by Commissioners appointed by Auckland Council...

360 degree views are out

Howick Ratepayers and Residents Association’s (HRRA) call for 360 degree views from Stockade Hill has been rejected. Last week the long-awaited decision on Plan Change 3...

Running from the heart

The thought of running a half marathon for the first time is enough to scare most normal people – even if just a tiny...

Whitford Playcentre tackles social isolation in elderly

Children from Whitford Playcentre visited Gulf Views Rest Home in Cockle Bay aiming to build a relationship between the youngsters and the elderly residents. Whitford...

Calling all young green thumbs

Growing a love of gardening and all things outdoors is behind the inaugural Yates Budding Young Gardener 2018 competition which opens today. A national search...

Keeping our local community safe

Look out for one another, get to know your neighbours, and always report crime to the police were some of the key messages outlined...

Hunua Ranges 1080 drop, operational team on weather watch

The Hunua Ranges will shortly get another dosing of 1080 to combat possums, rats and stoats. Auckland Council’s second planned aerial pest control operation in...

United Industries Brave the Shave

Local company Akarana Timbers and its parent group United Industries (UIL) are about to Brave the Shave. On Daffodil Day tomorrow (August 31) a team at...

Somerville Rotary keeps babies warm

Not many are aware that synthetic fleeces aren’t breathable and can increase the baby’s risk of overheating in their sleep. Polar fleece and mink...


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