Mayoral heavyweights for local forum

The two heavyweight favourites in the Auckland Mayoral contest will be in Botany this  month. Mayoral frontrunners Phil Goff and John Tamihere will be hosted...

News Bites

Young scientists in the making A group of Year 3 and 4 students from Elim Christian College took part in the annual Howick and Pakuranga...

Balance needed in gun law reforms

This week the Parliament began debating the second round of the Government’s proposed changes to New Zealand’s gun laws. These changes were drafted following the...

Then came the wind and blew the roof away

Thanks to the cold blustery winds the sales were excellent, as a crew of Howick Lions were cooking sausages outside the Warehouse, at the...

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...

Guinness world record:Toastmasters complete marathon of speech

National Toastmasters organisation which included members from the Howick, Pakuranga, and Elim chapter recently attained a Guinness World Record. 171 Toastmasters gave 381 speeches one...

Residents still unhappy with state of parks

Locals remain frustrated over the state of the reserves in the Howick ward. Some residents are still wading through unruly grass of up to a...

Retirement village lift a ‘danger’ to residents

Residents of a local retirement village are frustrated as their demands to replace a dangerous elevator fall on deaf ears. The 19-year-old lift at MetlifeCare...

Cancer survivor gives hope

It’s hard to tell that Taffy Muyambo, a vibrant bundle of energy, suffered from depression and tried to end her life twice Now she shares...

Hope shop needs volunteers

The Hope Shop is looking for volunteers and it could be you. The East City Wesleyan Church op shop has a huge selection of beautiful...


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