Sunday, May 19, 2024
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  The Chainsaw Safety Awareness Week from May 23 to May 31 is to raise awareness about taking the correct approach to using a chainsaw, including wearing a safety gear. We will be giving away STIHL’s Chainsaw Safety pack including one petrol run Chainsaw (MS 162, 12”) plus one protective chaps, glasses, and earmuffs, valued at $627.50. One entry per email address...
Auckland Transport (AT) is pushing back against reporting by the Times that it says doesn’t explain why it decided to have the Eastern Busway run through Burswood. A recent story stated the Howick Local Board had provided feedback that it opposes what’s known as the Burswood diversion “on the basis of the impact on the community, significant property acquisitions, and the...
By Farida Master Sixteen cars, each costing less than $2000 with team names like ‘Crash Test Dummies,’ ‘Double Trouble,’ ‘Pakuranga Pirates’ and ‘Flying Flamingos,’ roared to life at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, marking the start of the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay's 8th annual charity road trip from Auckland to Bluff. Funds raised benefit Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand plus...
A public commitment to crack down on gang crime made two years ago in east Auckland by National Party police spokesperson Mark Mitchell has come to fruition. Mitchell, who’s now Police Minister, spoke at a local meeting on law and order hosted by Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown in late 2022. Following the meeting Mitchell told the Times frontline police officers wanted to...
By Simeon Brown, Member of Parliament for Pakuranga The Government recently announced we had delivered on our promise to provide a financially sustainable model for the management of Auckland’s water assets, under our new Local Water Done Well plan. This plan, which was unanimously endorsed by the Auckland Council’s governing body, will see local ownership of water assets preserved and avoid...
Howick Children’s and Youth Theatre is staging a retelling of the beloved play Romeo and Juliet featuring a cast of budding thespians. It’s being performed by its Offstage Youth Theatre students aged 15 to 18 years old. The theatre says they’ve been rehearsing since February and are ready for the curtain to be raised. “The cast has risen to the challenges presented...
Resolution may finally be at hand in the ongoing saga of the management of the Howick War Memorial Hall. The Howick Local Board is set to discuss the issue at its business meeting on Thursday, May 16, and some of the key people involved have stated their intention to address the board on it. Debate has been raging for several years...
The Howick-Pakuranga Hawks Baseball Club has named its standout players for the 2023-2024 season. Season highlights include having at least one team in every Auckland Baseball Association (ABA) grade. Of note also are the club’s 14U Baddies all-female team, being ABA competition winners in 13U, 14U, 16U and Premier league, the Premier team going undefeated in ABA competition, winning the inaugural...
Sixteen years ago Christina Teikamata decided to step out of an abusive marriage and helped form a support group for single parents - including those living in east Auckland - undergoing a similar journey. Little did she realise then that it would give her a huge sense of purpose and help with her healing process. Once Christina came to terms with...
Local hospitality legend Ted Waters has introduced a new item to one of his menus and he believes it’s the longest example of its kind currently available in the country. The co-owner of The Apothecary Licensed Eatery in Howick is offering brave diners the chance to take on an American hotdog that measures an impressive 60cm. It’ll be a blackboard special...