Is Howick Beach a hazard?

Local author and historian Alan La Roche continues his column marking Howick's 170th anniversary. Since the Howick Coastguard was established at Waipaparoa-Howick Beach there have...

Jami-Lee Ross: Budgets are about priorities

Every year the Government announces how it plans on spending the money given to it by taxpayers. Collectively, we spend billions on our healthcare, education,...

Brown: “Coalition chaos means three strikes law will stay”

I was very pleased with the announcement earlier this week that the Government will not be going ahead with its proposal to scrap the...

Neighbours angry as 10 houses crammed onto two properties

More than 30 residents in a small Bucklands Beach street are up in arms about a development which will see 10 properties built on...

“We want our money back”

A young couple are distraught that they cannot get back $37,777.50 they paid to the wrong bank account. Shirley Li thought she had transferred the...

Brown: “Mixed messages from Government on mental health”

    Mental health is a significant issue facing New Zealand, with Labour coming to Government promising to make radical reforms to the sector. We were repeatedly...

‘We’re here for the kids!’

No matter what the weather, teachers are here for your kids! Staff at Sunnyhills School stood along Glenmore Road from 7.30am - 8.15am on Friday...

Whitford Playcentre tackles social isolation in elderly

Children from Whitford Playcentre visited Gulf Views Rest Home in Cockle Bay aiming to build a relationship between the youngsters and the elderly residents. Whitford...

New Primary School-heart of Nikau

From posh kids to those a little rough around the edges, she has taught at some of the best international schools all over the...


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