State houses: More homes hit the million dollar mark

Almost $30 million of state houses were built in the Howick Local Board area in 2018/2019. Figures obtained by the Times from Kainga Ora –...

Dog bite: Child attacked on Eastern Beach

A local father is furious after his daughter was bitten by a Staffordshire bull terrier on Eastern Beach on January 21. According to Neal Holt,...

Native tongue: responses to English petition

By Jim Birchall The Times has been overwhelmed by responses to Gayleen Mackareth’s petition to make English an official language of New Zealand (December 19). The...

Metlifecare receives consent for golf course village

Earthworks are underway for 'Fairway Gardens', Metlifecare's newest retirement village development in Botany Downs. The resource consent covers all stages of the $180 million development,...

Luxon: NZ faces unprecedented challenges

There’s a General Election towards the end of the year and Christopher Luxon has been selected to stand for National in the Botany seat....

Steph getting a kick out of being back

East Auckland footballer Steph Trowill has returned to field after an injury limited her appearances over the past five seasons. After getting inconclusive diagnosis from...

Local Iraqis call for peace

Two Kiwi-Iraqis living in east Auckland are working to raise awareness of violence in their Middle Eastern homeland that’s resulted in the deaths of...

Mealamu picks up rare award for contribution to sport

A rarely-awarded sports prize has been presented to All Black great Keven Mealamu. Mealamu was handed the Sir Barry Curtis Medal in a recent ceremony...

OPINION: Fuel tax an unnecessary burden

The Auckland regional fuel tax should be scrapped to alleviate some of the pain local motorists are feeling at the pump. A Members' Bill I've...

Local Board to host Year of the Rat celebration

  Enjoy an afternoon of fun, food, culture, music and other performances to celebrate the Lunar New Year - the Year of the Rat Howick Local...


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