Two Stores Close

Local fashion stores Valleygirl and sister company Temt have closed. Although the outlets at Botany Town Centre were opened as usual this morning with next...

Unitary Plan battles mainly won for Howick, Howick HRRA Chair says

Gayleen Mackereth, who has spear-headed a fight for Howick in Auckland Unitary Plan hearings over the past few months, is pleased to have “protected our precious Howick”.

All the world’s a stage

Young illustrator and graphic designer Jeremy Kyle’s mother couldn’t contain her excitement when she found a letter in their mailbox addressed to her son...

‘I couldn’t bear it’

Clare White, the mother of 17-year-old schoolboy Josh Martin who was killed following a collision near his school in October,  was so distraught following...

Armed Offenders Squad respond to hoax threat

The Armed Offenders Squad was dispatched to Golflands today after a threat was made on Facebook, police have confirmed. "This morning police visited an address...

‘He deserves jail’

A local man has admitted a charge of careless driving causing the death of popular teenager Joshua Martin. A grieving mum believes the man who...

Media gang story was wrong: College

Pakuranga College has denounced a media report this week claiming young gang members waited outside the school with weapons, seeking to attack a student. That...

Police look into Green Gang scare

  Police are looking into an incident in which drunk teens – possibly from a gang – are alleged to have terrorised a family in...

Comforting traumatised kids

Helping society’s forgotten women is something a committed pair of Howick and Botany residents have in the bag – the pikau bag. Mary Ann France...

A shot at international fame

How does a young, local artist get commissioned to do a series of artworks for the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Bulls of the National...


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