Michael Green: Educator, Mentor, Friend

Known as a pioneer in Macleans College’s English department and a literary genius in the eyes of students, Michael Green devoted 15 years to...

Opera star hands out some home truths

If any Macleans College students had dreams of stardom on the world’s opera stage they were firmly brought back to earth by one of...

Nosh deadline extended to month’s end

The troubled upmarket supermarket brand Nosh – which has a store in Pakuranga – has been given a little leeway by its bank involving...

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...

Botany by-election: No billboard, no problem

“Your neighbours are your first relatives. That’s what my dad used to tell me,” says by-election candidate Nivedita Sharma Vij. It’s a sentiment she does...

Four robberies in 20 days

A local retailer is shocked and angry that two of his retail stores have been robbed four times in 20 days. Raymond Fung, managing director...

Fox hunting Oceania canoe crowns

Australian Jess Fox will lead a procession of world-class canoe slalom paddlers at this weekend’s Oceania championships in Auckland. The 140-strong field has more than...

Botany by-election: Page running again

When Malcolm Page finished with the seventh highest number of votes for the Botany subdivision in the October election, he moved on. “You’re in these...

“You may have left this earth but you will always live in our hearts”...

The fourth victim in last month’s fatal Flat Bush fire was laid to rest yesterday afternoon at the Manukau Memorial Gardens. Refugee Council of New...

New cafe opens at Pakuranga College

It’s not very often that students of hospitality and food technology get to run their own cafe at school. But for Pakuranga College, the...


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