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Past, present and future are all represented within this diverse ward. From early Maori occupation and European settler roots to a new multicultural community, the greater Howick Ward has a great deal to offer visitors. The old suburb of Howick, from which the new ward takes its name, is a truly historic precinct with much to see and do for...
A new Tai Chi initiative is back to help victims of Parkinson’s Disease. The Chen Tai Chi Centre in Highland Park has teamed up with Parkinson’s New Zealand to create a class to specifically benefit those with the disease. Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition where the brain receives a lack of dopamine, often resulting in reduced activity. The numerous benefits of...
       Town and Country day a big hit What a success! With the best of weather and a fantastic community turn out, this year’s Town and Country day was a huge hit for retailers and visitors. Kids loved taking train rides on Sammy the Steam Train, the live music was a treat and the lines were a long, well worth it...
The Howick Rotary Fun Walk and Run is back for another year, and organisers are hoping the annual community event will be more popular than ever. It started with only a couple of hundred people in 2005, but last year, around 600 people showed up to run or walk one of three scenic routes. Walkers or runners can choose from a...
Dannemora’s Andre Heimgartner has returned to the Porsche Carrera Cup series after two seasons in the top tier. Supercars Championship. Five seasons ago Heimgartner became the youngest driver to compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship aged 16 years and 8 months. Heimgartner made immediate impact, placing fourth in his debut race in Adelaide, finishing the season seventh. He went...
It’s been a year in the making, and now this weekend’s Auckland Brit and Euro Car Show is set to impress the masses. Held on Sunday, March 5 at Lloyd Elsmore Park, this year’s non-competitive public event has 638 registered vehicles – from old school Ford Escorts to motorbikes and classic Ferraris. It’s a 40 per cent increase on last year’s...
If you’re down for a laugh or two, don’t mind language that could offend, and appreciate being reminded not to judge a book by its cover, you’ll love Howick Little Theatre’s new production The Pink Hammer. Directed by Patricia Wichman, the show brings together the lives of four very different women who each answer a flyer for the Pink Hammer...
Accommodation providers around east Auckland are up in arms about a proposed targeted accommodation rate by Auckland Council that could see their rates rise by a whopping 150 per cent. The proposal forms part of Auckland Council’s annual budget for 2017/2018 and will replace $27.8 million of general rates funding spent by council annually on visitor attractions and major events. All...
Howickians packed the public gallery of the Reception Lounge of the Auckland Town Hall last Wednesday to hear Howick Ratepayers and Residents Association chairperson Gayleen Mackereth present a petition  calling for council to stop high-rise developments blocking our iconic views from Stockade Hill and Crawford Reserve. This was the largest petition ever to come from this area and was signed...
Z Petrol Station on Te Irirangi Drive, Botany Downs was the target of a "smash and grab"-style burglary in the early hours of Saturday morning. A police spokesperson said three or four men arrived in two stolen vehicles at 3:55am and smashed the glass front door. The sole employee locked himself in another room and was not injured. Cigarettes and cash were...

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