From setback to a positive life purpose

Year 11 Pakuranga College student Natasha Astill is excited about being part of a pilot programme for students with disabilities. The 15-year-old is the first...

Crash closes Whitford Road

A section of road in east Auckland is closed due to a serious crash. At least one person is reported to be in a critical...

Log Cabin calls for volunteers

A historic log cabin in the Beachlands community will receive a much-needed facelift this weekend – and your help is needed. The #25projects competition was...

Expensive day’s catch

Three men have been sentenced and fined a total of $3750 at the Manukau District Court in relation to a raft of fisheries offences....

The Times asks: Have you voted in the Botany by-election?

Of the 45 people approached by the Times at Botany Town Centre and outside Pak’nSave Ormiston on Monday evening, 35 said they hadn’t yet...

Community hopes garage will stay

Local residents are calling for potential new owners of 149 Bucklands Beach Road to keep the renowned Eastern Beach Motors in full operation. The 2744m2...

Time to bin the bags

Residents in the former Manukau City Council area will say goodbye to rubbish bags this year as Auckland Council introduces rubbish wheelie bins for...

Dame Valerie steps up for Q&A

Six local figures were recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Olympian and World Champion shot-putter Valerie Adams was made a Dame. Triathlete Cameron Brown,...

Local children’s book reaches the Big Apple

A children’s book printed locally in Pakuranga has been featured in the Australasian National Geographic Kids magazine, distributed throughout primary schools in New York...

The Times is turning 45: Farmland gives way to progress

Times Newspapers’ owner and managing director Reay Neben has seen a good deal of change since founding the Howick & Pakuranga Times 45 years...


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