So what’s cooking?

They are master chefs in the making. Natasha Pheng and Farzana Rahimi of Botany Downs Secondary College (BDSC) were thrilled to win a cheque...

Did council arborists cut a tree down as act of retribution?

Council workers who were asked to prune a tree instead cut it down after an apparent “cheeky” exchange with a concerned resident. It prompted the...

Sunshine after the storm

Residents of south eastern Auckland will be surveying the damage this morning following yesterday's dramatic weather. The storm caused severe flooding and traffic chaos as...

Pakuranga United edged in final

The Akarana Timbers Pakuranga United 7s team came up just short in recapturing the Middlesex Cup for a second time on the weekend, losing...

A very special birthday

This Anzac day, Travis Allan will wake up before the crack of dawn. He’ll rug up warm and head into Howick with his father...

Four make Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Four locals have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Kirsten Hellier, a sports coach, of Howick has been made an Officer of the New...

Representing New Zealand at problem solving

A lot of perseverance is needed to solve some of the toughest problems. Macleans College student William Han equates perseverance to resolutely spending hours on...

Summer storm batters Auckland

Auckland residents and holidayers are facing day two of the summer storm currently battering the North Island. The storm downed trees, flooded roads and caused...

Ferns ruin Matilda’s waltz

Netball coach Janine Southby produced two master strokes that led to her rookie Silver Ferns team winning the Quad Series in Invercargill at Australia’s...

To Uganda with love

This summer holidays were a little different for one local family who travelled halfway across the world and met their sponsor children for the...