Plights and delights of the Tamaki Estuary

The Uxbridge Centre will host the 13th Annual Estuary Art and Ecology Awards on Saturday. The finalists entries feature the plights and delights of the...

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...

Family want police to admit fault in crash

A teenage girl has been left battered and bruised after crashing into a marked police car that was allegedly parked in the middle of...

Howick – The Village that Cares

By Ken Scott, President Howick Village Association Howickians, pat yourselves on the back. What a great turnout in Howick Village on Saturday 29th June to celebrate...

Where is the giant?

The students of Owairoa Primary School are on the alert for a giant that has enrolled for Year 0 and still hasn’t showed. When contacted,...

Two named in All Blacks

The just-named All Blacks squad includes two former Pakuranga United Rugby Club players. They have been named in the 39-strong squad for the first two...

OPINION: ‘Major reforms needed in housing’

OPINION: Too many young New Zealanders are struggling to access affordable housing. We don’t build enough houses, and building them is too expensive. At the...

Get ready for the local elections

The local elections are on their way and New Zealanders are being asked to check they’re enrolled and ready to vote. Some 3.3m enrolment update...

Mid-winter festival celebrates diversity

There was singing, dancing and cake at a Mid-Winter Festival celebrating the ethnic diversity of Botany and Flat Bush. About 100 people turned out for...

More protection for Stockade Hill?

Howick Local Board is investigating more protection for Stockade Hill. The hill’s Hauraki Gulf views have been protected by the Stockade Hill Viewshaft Overlay, which...