Lyon seeks nomination for Botany

By Jim Birchall The first confirmed name to contest the nomination for the National Party candidacy for Botany is Stephen Lyon. Lyon is the owner of...

Local woodcarver wins awards

Local woodcarver Daniel Strekier, known for his unique bike made entirely from wood, has carved a niche for himself as he scored first place...

Still no clarity on freedom camping

By Jim Birchall Driving and dossing coming to Howick beach this summer. The contentious issue of freedom camping around Howick has reared its head again. The matter...

Saint Kentigern College claims NZSS championship title

Saint Kentigern College's basketball boys premier team has won the New Zealand Secondary School's National Championships for the first time in the school's history. This...

Holey Moley! Botany car park becoming safety risk

By Jim Birchall Potholes continue to plague the carpark adjacent to the Warehouse and Pak n Save at Botany Town centre. The area which is owned...

COMMENT: A year of action and progress

Since returning to Parliament at the start of the year, I've spent a lot of time talking to locals and knocking on thousands of...

Teachers chosen for first Blake Inspire programme

Teachers Babette Maas from Owairoa Primary and Bridget Bear from Cockle Bay Primary have been selected for the inaugural Blake Inspire for Teachers programme. The...

COMMENT: Lienert-Brown deserves All Blacks starting berth

Probably ranked fourth in the midfield pecking order before injuries to Sonny Bill Williams and Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown deserves a starting berth when...

Local dancer a shooting star

Former Howick College student Jessica Toatoa began her dancing career when she was eight years old. Now 21, she has compiled an impressive resume'...

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting

By Jim Birchall Students from a Howick dojo will be competing in the New Zealand National Kung-fu Wushu Championships next month. They will be competing in...


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