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...

Fraser calls for youth engagement in education

Ben Fraser is the deputy chair of the Howick Youth Council. Local high school student Ben Fraser’s petition...

Condors, Aussies new school sevens champs

The 3rd edition of the World School Sevens lived up to its expectations as 19 teams competed over two divisions at Pakuranga United Rugby Club...

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...

Let’s focus on water safety these holidays

As Kiwis head out in droves to enjoy New Zealand's beaches, rivers, lakes, swimming pools and other water spots these holidays, Surf Life Saving...

Lifeguards shine in Aussie

Lifeguards and siblings Taylor and Hogan Shrimpton have come back from the Lifesaving World Championships in Australia with numerous podium finishes. Taylor, 23, and brother...

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