Trig disappears – and we know why

UPDATED Howickians have been in a flap over the disappearance of the trig station from Stockade Hill. There has been much speculation, frustration and angst shared...

Protecting Stockade Hill views a priority

The Howick Community has been fighting for years to have Stockade Hill recognised for its history and also for the vital role it plays...

Howick’s blue artwork makes a stand

Something big, bright and blue has popped up in a popular Howick reserve and has received mixed reactions from the community. Just before Christmas, Howick’s...

Summer Snaps

Whether road tripping around the country or enjoying the parks and beaches in our own backyard, locals spent the Christmas break soaking up the...

Retailer H&M confirmed for Botany

International fashion giant H&M is coming to Botany Town Centre which is currently undergoing a $78 million development. Botany Centre Management Team yesterday confirmed H&M...

Five named in New Year Honours

Five locals have been named in the New Year’s Honours list including Bucklands Beach-raised Olympian Barbara Kendall who was made a Companion of the...

Howick Fencibles only called out once 18

We continue the series marking the Howick district’s 170th anniversary with insights from historian Alan La Roche On April 14th 1851, a Thames Maori called...

Communities choose their local papers

No doubt about it, the media environment has radically changed but, as Seven Sharp found out when it came to the Howick and Pakuranga...

Forget the Christmas tree – remember the kauri this summer

With the summer holidays arriving in earnest, Aucklanders will be checking out our city’s many parks, ranges and islands to walk, swim and play. While...

BBQ legends hang up tongs

Local Pakuranga United Rugby Club BBQ experts Jimmy Ruka and Malcolm Sweetman hung up their aprons one last time on the weekend at the...


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