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...

Update on Howick postal services

NZ Post has confirmed that it is partnering with Paper Plus Howick from Monday August 26. Kiwibank announced last September it is to close its Howick branch and...

China in his hand- Brown claims back to back Tri-Factor win

By Jim Birchall A day after the All Blacks opened their Rugby World Cup campaign, 12-time New Zealand Ironman champion Cameron Brown, who performed the...

Todywalla is Premier League Golden Boot

Saint Kentigern College, whose First XI team won the Auckland Premiership title (Times, August 22), last week announced Arzan Todywalla as the winner of...

Winners of National holocaust essay competition

Two of the three writers who have been honoured for their moving compositions on the Holocaust, in the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand's annual...

Howick local board inauguration- New Chairperson installed

The inauguration of the recently elected Howick Local board was held on Tuesday 4 November at Uxbridge in Howick. Incumbents, Katrina Bungard& David Collings, have...

Botany needs a park and ride – MP

The full potential of two major public transport initiatives in East Auckland will only be realised if a park and ride facility is established...

School kids cover the distance at marathon

After collectively covering the equivalent of the 1600km length of New Zealand in training since April, 38 Pigeon Mountain Primary School runners headed to...

Police entertain at Rotary Club of Somerville fundraiser   

It’s not often that you see police dancing at an event as the crowd cheers them on. Some of the guests at the Rotary Club...

Body confidence is key

While her hair has grown back, the self-confidence that inspired Briana Valgre to shave her head for charity remains stronger than ever. The Pakuranga-based...


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