OPINION: Fuel tax an unnecessary burden

The Auckland regional fuel tax should be scrapped to alleviate some of the pain local motorists are feeling at the pump. A Members' Bill I've...

The Anglo-South African War or Boer War of 1899 to 1902

As Howick and districts count down to the 175th anniversary, the Times continues its series by Alan La Roche giving readers a glimpse of life as...

Agnew’s angle: Black Ferns and sailors overcome adversity

Overcoming adversity is just one element which makes the Black Ferns Sevens and sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke great. In winning the second round...

Japan and Australia have nabbed top NZ coaches

I sympathise with the critics who have bagged Rugby New Zealand’s big brass for not choosing the All Blacks new selection and coaching panel...

Howick History: The “Old Age” Pension

Having served in the British Army for 20 years or more, the Fencibles of Howick, worn out, infirm and poor, collected their paltry pensions...

Agnew’s angle: Watling and Santner epitomise true grit

Having completed their first double century and century respectively in the first cricket test against England at Tauranga’s Bay Oval on Sunday, BJ Watling...

Howick’s early wharves

Local historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the district's 170th anniversary last year and the countdown to the 175th celebrations When the Fencible...

Springboks kings of world rugby jungle

With Siya Kolisi proudly holding aloft the Webb Ellis Cup, it was the Springboks who bellowed their victorious king of the rugby jungle roar...

Jami-Lee : Local people deserve a strong local voice

OPINION These columns are usually a welcome chance to raise a local issue, or a question under debate and offer some local thoughts. While it’s...

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,...

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