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A large-scale police operation which netted around 150 cannabis plants overnight Christmas Eve will see a young man before the courts again next month. Counties Manukau Police made the bust in East Tamaki. The Times received a report on Christmas Day of armed police on Smales Rd between Shrule Place and Kellaway Drive that morning. “The officers seen at the property...would've likely been the...
Isn’t the community spirit in this area fantastic? This is what makes living here so special. It is the great and generous people who live here, and the wonderful places surrounding us, like our inimitable views of the Hauraki Gulf from Stockade Hill and Crawford Reserve. We believe fervently that the preservation of these views is worth fighting for now...
Emily Rushton, who grew up in Beachlands and went to Howick College, was part of the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute's team for the recent climate conference in Marrakesh, Morocco. She is pushing hard to raise awareness of Generation Zero's 'Zero Carbon Act' which is being adapted currently from the successful UK Climate Change Act (2008) that has seen great...
Find a problem in the community, come up with a solution, and give it your best shot. Those were the instructions given to four Howick College students as part of this year’s Future Problem Solving (FPS) competition – a competition that encourages students to take a proactive approach to creating and implementing solutions to real-life problems. Gerhard van Deventer (16), Reece...
The founder of the Unmask Palm Oil campaign and recent University of Auckland Business graduate Ben Dowdle has been awarded a prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship to China. Dowdle, who is from Howick, received conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Commerce degrees this year and will complete a one-year residential masters programme in Beijing with a focus on global leadership in the 21st...
Counties Manukau Police have busted a major cannabis-growing operation in East Tamaki overnight. The Times received a report today of armed police on Smales Rd between Shrule Place and Kellaway Drive this morning. They were still there at 9am. A police spokesperson told the Times police attended an incident at a property overnight and discovered a large-scale commercial cannabis operation. “The officers...
Local resident Chloe Brown wants youth to know it’s possible to do what you love and love what you do. With no financial help from family, friends, or the bank, Chloe Brown went from card gaming in high school to co-owning an incorporated company and two physical stores. The 22-year-old knows how to create her own success story, and is encouraging...
Planning ahead to choose the best time to travel could help you avoid frustrating delays on the road this holiday season. The NZ Transport Agency says motorists can do their bit by staggering their journeys outside of the busiest periods and checking the Transport Agency’s real time traffic information services for the latest updates on highway conditions. “Roads across Auckland and...
Police are continuing a scene examination of an address in Flat Bush following a fatal house fire overnight. Police do not believe the fire was suspicious however the cause is still unknown. Fire Service will be investigating the cause of the blaze and police will assist them as required. Two woman, aged 66 and 39, and a five-year-old boy died in...
Two local Year 13 students have won large study grants from the Howick RSA. Katelyn Ross, 17, from Botany Downs Secondary College and Renee Page, 17, from Howick College, were each presented $2000 cheques last Thursday night for their first year of tertiary study. The scholarships will see each student receive a further $2000 next year upon successful completion of year...