Wednesday Weed Whacking

With their boots planted in the dirt every Wednesday morning, the expert weed whacking volunteers are intent on eradicating harmful invaders from Mangemangeroa Reserve. Led...

Tāmaki Estuary seagrass returns

Tamaki Estuary is slowly showing signs of ecological recovery after several decades of poor health. One of most encouraging signs appears to be the gradual...

Season’s greetings in Howick

A member of the Times spotted this beautiful arrangement of sunflowers on the Fencible Walkway. Howick continues to be stunning in its old age!

It’s raining tanks in Auckland

Installing rainwater tanks will soon be easier for property-owners in Auckland, following changes to Auckland's Unitary Plan and the Hauraki Gulf Islands District Plan. The...

Beach users say dogs causing problems

The Howick Local Board has been asked to be "very careful" with the rules relating to dogs on beaches. Local residents Catherine Priscott and her...

348 fish found in boat search at Half Moon Bay

MPI fishery officers have caught a group of fishers at Half Moon Bay with more than 45 times the daily snapper limit. Late last week...

Final event of EcoFest a success

The Beautification Trust's month-long free out door and online festival, Eye on Nature EcoFest, had its final event on Friday (April 29). The day was...

BREAKING: Three Waters – Council ownership of confirmed

  ·       Local councils ownership of water entities confirmed and new shareholding structure put in place ·       Local community and council voice further strengthened in Regional Representative Groups...

Riley steps down from Friends of Mangemangeroa

Allan Riley is a highly-respected member of the Howick community, not only for his more than 20 years of dedication and work for the...

A call to moth pod crusaders

It is time, once again, for moth pod crusaders to turn their attention to the fields and vegetation in the local communities. For the fourth...

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