Minister opens well integrated Pakuranga Medical Centre

The formal ribbon-cutting of the $20m Pakuranga Medical Centre was done by Minister of Health Dr David Clark on Monday evening. The two-storied, state-of-the-art, people-centred...

Cookie seller standing up for children

A little bit of Christmas cheer this year is thanks to one local cookie seller. Rebecca Johnson is one of 131 Christmas Cookie sellers...

Local bars rewarding sober drivers this silly season

Some of our favourite local bars are stepping up to reward sober drivers this summer. Basalt Bar, Goode Brothers Botany, Doolan Brothers Botany and the...

Howick local a heartfelt hero

Last Tuesday morning one of our own was named a local hero. Howick local Emma MacDonald was presented with a medal at Kiwibank's Local Hero...

Ormiston Town Centre begins to take shape

One of Auckland’s fastest growing communities is about to undergo a significant transformation, with the construction of a new $200 million-plus town centre being...

Countdown to Howick’s Santa Parade

There’s just nine sleeps until Howick Santa Parade and organisers Bo and Pip Burns are putting the final frantic touches to the very full...

100-year-old ‘as sharp as a dart’

She didn’t want any fuss to be made over her turning 100. Joyce Heighway had warned her family and staff at the Somerset by the...

Of cherry blossoms, art and creativity

It was a celebration of art, creativity, culture and diversity. The incessant rain didn’t stop the opening of the Cherry Blossom Art Salon Festival held...

Happy 25th Birthday to Sommerville Vet Centre

This week Sommerville Veterinary Centre marked a special milestone with their 25th birthday celebrations. The team gathered with cupcakes, decorations and party hats on Monday...

Good deals and plenty of fun at Midnight Madness

This year Midnight Madness had a record crowd, due to the local advertising and out of area promotion. The village had a variety of entertainment...


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