Tribute to NZ soldiers buried on foreign soil

Reading about historical sites in high school classical studies is one thing, but travelling across the world to visit those places constitutes a whole...

Youth talent showcase perfect for chilly Fridays

Taking a midday break on a cold, wintery Friday afternoon never sounded so good. This June, Uxbridge Arts and Culture Centre present Fridays at Twelve...

Pageant for a very good cause

If you’re a student at Bucklands Beach Intermediate, you’d be smart to save all your dollar coins for Friday afternoons. For the next few weeks,...

Rural road safety to be tackled

BY MARIANNE KELLY A high accident rate on south-eastern rural roads has prompted Auckland Transport (AT) to allocate $6 million to improve them over time. The...

New mosaic on display at the RSA

More than a decade ago, local artist Gabrielle Hoffman created mosaic artworks for Howick Village. One was positioned on the side wall of the Howick...

Fight with bureaucrats over road resurfacing

BY MARIANNE KELLY Residents who believe their long street is turning into an arterial road are locked in a battle with Auckland Transport (AT) to...

Lake catchment clean-up plans accelerating

BY MARIANNE KELLY Three years after an action plan was formulated to clean up the seriously-polluted Otara Lake, the Howick Local Board (HLB) is considering...

BDSC teacher receives Fulbright Award

The shock is still sinking in for a Botany Downs Secondary College teacher who is about to jet off to the United States as...

Calling all garden enthusiasts

Are you a garden enthusiast looking for inspiration, or have you got a beautiful garden that you would like to share with your community? This...

Elim’s got talent – and a heart to help

BY NATHAN MORTON Fundraising is never easy. The organisation and effort required to raise money for good causes can sometimes be seen as a daunting task,...


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