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Connections or lack of connections?

Local historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the district’s 170th anniversary this year. To communicate, Maori used gongs from the top of their...

Were Fencibles settlers or soldiers?

Historian Alan la Roche continues the series marking the area’s 170th anniversary this year After 20 years as front-line soldiers for the British Army in...

Is Howick Beach a hazard?

Local author and historian Alan La Roche continues his column marking Howick's 170th anniversary. Since the Howick Coastguard was established at Waipaparoa-Howick Beach there have...

Paparoa, Owairoa or Howick name?

Howick historian Alan La Roche continues his fortnightly column which provides some very insightful glimpses into Howick's past in this, its 170th year. The...

The First Fencibles arrived in 1847

Howick historian Alan La Roche continues his fortnightly column which provides some very insightful glimpses into Howick's past in this, its 170th year. The...

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