My kind of bookshop

Poppies Bookstore feels more like your own personal library. There is minimal clutter, cosy couches and every book is beautifully handpicked by the owner himself. It’s...

Unkovich crowned Miss International NZ

One of our very own is heading to Tokyo to represent New Zealand on the international stage. After three months of intense rehearsals and charity...

Petition to save east Auckland bus routes

Commuters are struggling and more frustrated than ever as Auckland Transport’s new Eastern bus network proves it’s not faster and more convenient for everyone. One...

Is Howick Beach a hazard?

Local author and historian Alan La Roche continues his column marking Howick's 170th anniversary. Since the Howick Coastguard was established at Waipaparoa-Howick Beach there have...

Ruth’s book gifted to 3500 prisoners

The first time Ruth Hammond, founder of the Classy Crafts in Howick, heard a voice calling her name out in the middle of the...

Brown shows his support for local firefighters

Today marks International Firefighters Day where the community show their appreciation for our local firefighters and the incredible work that they do. Pakuranga MP Simeon...

Stockade Hill – the final hearing

The final battle for Stockade Hill and our precious views took place on Friday April 27 in the Fencible Lounge of the Howick Library...

Knitting for the homeless

Audrey Gustard believes that with a lot of yarn and a little effort she can make a difference. The soon-to-be 90-year-old is preparing for winter...

Trust comes to the aid of Historical Village

A grant from the Stevenson Village Trust has helped the Howick Historical Village out of a potentially stressful financial situation with a blow out...

Fighting for a litter-free Lloyd Elsmore

Two youngsters are on a mission to make Lloyd Elsmore park litter-free. At a recent local board meeting the Farm Cove Intermediate School students appealed...


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