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Howick College and Papatoetoe Intermediate have even more to celebrate for Matariki, coming away as the big winners at the Eye on Nature Wearable Arts competition in Auckland. Auckland school students wowed the sold-out crowd at the Vodafone Events Centre yesterday evening (Thursday June 22) with a spectacular show of eco-friendly wearable art. The youngsters were challenged to design their...
By Georgia Whitehead, AUT University Journalism Student East Auckland locals are being urged to step up to help make the Middlemore Foundation’s ‘Jammies in June’ campaign a success as more jammies are still urgently needed. While nearly 1500 jammies have been donated along with enough monetary donations to purchase 1000 pairs of pyjamas, Middlemore Foundation chief executive Margi Mellsop says...
By Georgia Whitehead, AUT University Journalism Student Howick Village is looking tidier and more welcoming after the Beautification Trust removed almost 200 incidents of graffiti vandalism from the area. The trust's operations manager, Scott Henderson, says the organisation is continuing to crack down on graffiti with it having repaired 196 spots defaced by tagging in the village last month. While street...
By Christopher Luxon, National Party leader and MP for Botany Gangs have been an unwelcome part of New Zealand's criminal scene for several decades, but over the last five years, their numbers and the level of violence they are willing to engage in have increased noticeably. Since Labour took office, gangs have added more than 2000 new members to their...
A truck has split a local shop into two - losing the 'How' in Howick Tyres. One month ago, a truck that was too-high struck the top of Howick Tyres & Alignments building, damaging the garage door and forcing the first half of the sign above to be taken down, the shop's owner Mike Johnson, or Mad Mike, says. "We're gone...
The Matariki star cluster appears in the east in the month of Pipiri (first lunar month of the Māori year) before the sun rises, marking the start of the Māori New Year. This is the coldest time of the year and Pipiri means 'to draw close', due to the cool temperature. So why not visit Classy Crafts Indoor Market where a...
The cause of death of a baby at Botany Downs Maternity Unit in 2017 remains unknown, the Coroners Court has determined. Evana-Jade Anarihi Iro-Tulikaki, aged about 8 hours and 25 minutes, died on February 27, 2017 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, of "unascertained causes". Evana-Jade was born at the Botany Downs Maternity Unit on February 27, 2017 at about 4.15am, under the...
By Simeon Brown, MP for Pakuranga National Party leader Christopher Luxon recently announced National's plan to tackle crime and curtail the growth of gangs around the country should we be elected to Government at next year's election. Over the last five years under Labour, crime rates have increased and violent crime has become of increasing concern in every corner of...
Education Minister Chris Hipkins made a visit to Howick College last Thursday to view the property improvements the college has been able to complete over the past 12 months thanks to the Government's School Investment Package. The funding contributed to the building of the Community Development Office which was officially opened last year with a vision to develop and strengthen...
A Kiwi-born artist recently returned to Auckland to participate in a Te Tuhi exhibition in which her work is featured. A self-described interdisciplinary artist, Li-Ming Hu makes videos, objects, installations and performances, "with a carnivalesque sensibility, often using pop culture as a critical lens". Two of her pieces are featured in five of Te Tuhi's five new exhibitions, Elsewhere and nowhere...

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