Property developer jailed for mortgage fraud

A Flat Bush property developer at the centre of a mortgage fraud scheme involving about 75 properties in Hamilton and Auckland has been sentenced...

Welcoming the Year of the Dog

  Representatives from race relations, Human Rights Commission, Howick Local Board, police, pastors, school principals and other prominent members of the community were there in...

Thousands expected at Trolley Derby

With over 2000 spectators expected to attend, this year there are around 40-plus entries for the Beachlands Maraetai Trolley Derby on Sunday. A popular tradition,...

Show your love in a different way this Valentines Day

Wednesday February 14th is international CHD Day, or as we like to call it in New Zealand, “Little Heart Day”.  12 babies are born...

Sevens magic wows the fans

When it comes to World Series sevens magic, Fiji and South Africa provide the skills and thrills that leave opponents grasping thin air and...

Daniel NZ’s top speller

A voracious appetite for books has led to a Cockle Bay Primary student being crowned the Top Speller in New Zealand in Year 4. Daniel...

Principal of Baverstock Oaks to retire and coach principals all over NZ

From establishing a school to watching it grow into its teenage years, has been a huge learning journey for Mary Wilson. Now it’s time...

Car show celebrate 20 years of VW new Beetle

Don Noble knows almost every Volksvagen ‘new Beetle’ in the Howick area. As he starts firing off a few of the number plates of Beetle’s...

Asbestos contaminated property could become daycare

There are concerns over plans to turn a Howick residence contaminated with asbestos into an early childhood education centre. A neighbour who goes by the...

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...


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