Reaction: English thorns mortally wound All Blacks

By Ivan Agnew Having predicted in last week’s column that the English rose’s thorns could wound New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup Yokohama semi-final,...

Bellbird: film deals with loss, love and hope

By Farida Master It was while he was watching movies as a little boy at the Monterey Cinema in Howick that Orlando Stewart first discovered...

Retiring principal going out with a splash

Will it be a watery wetsuit or a soggy suit and tie? Wakaraanga Primary School students are looking forward to seeing Principal Brent Jenkin and...

Police celebrate Diwali with gusto

The New Zealand Police Diwali celebration that started off a few years ago, with around 40-50 guests had over 250 invitees this year with...

Supernatural justice to prevail in statue theft

CRIME By Jim Birchall In a brazen act, a heavy statue has been stolen from the front porch of an elderly resident in Kilkenny Drive Botany....

Inorganic collection: Mary’s rubbish story just the tipping point

By Jim Birchall The Times had quite a response to last week’s inorganic collection story, in which 79-year-old Mary Wilton aired her grievance with council’s...

Paradise lost? Big stink at Formosa

By Jim Birchall Embattled golf resort Formosa, has been in the news in the past year over accusations raw sewage has been pumped out of...

Beachlands local sails on Endeavour

By Jim Birchall Beachlands local Steve Lucas is on-board the Endeavour replica as it navigates its way around New Zealand as part of the TUIA250...

Pitch perfect-big summer ahead for Howick softball

By Jim Birchall Howick Softball Club is an institution in east Auckland. Many people will have a family connection to the club which was formed...

Ready to hop on a celebrity train?

Rotary in Auckland and a host of celebrities are coming together to fight polio. `Ride a Train to Enable Others to Walk Challenge’ is on...


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