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Karaka berries can kill dogs

Dog owners are being warned about the risk of karaka tree berries. Auckland Council has joined veterinarians in emphasising that the berries are highly toxic...

Howick councillors stage cross-town transport challenge

Two teams from Howick Youth Council and Community Patrols New Zealand have taken part in a transport challenge set by Howick councillors Sharon Stewart...

Sewage overflow nightmare

Imagine waking up to the pungent smell of the neighbourhood’s sewage overflowing into your backyard. This was the reality for one Pakuranga family who woke...

Trig disappears – and we know why

UPDATED Howickians have been in a flap over the disappearance of the trig station from Stockade Hill. There has been much speculation, frustration and angst shared...

Howick’s blue artwork makes a stand

Something big, bright and blue has popped up in a popular Howick reserve and has received mixed reactions from the community. Just before Christmas, Howick’s...

Is the game playing you?

Mission Heights Junior College young filmmakers Farhaan Muhammed, Andrew Ma and Raiyan Khan have won the Auckland Council Film-maker award for their short film...

Mayor calls for harsher penalties on illegal dumpers

Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed Auckland Council’s second successful prosecution of an illegal dumper in two weeks but says the penalties should be much...

‘Council failing to protect local environment’

The Auckland Council’s refusal to fine or prosecute a local developer for the illegal alteration of a stream between Cheriton Road and Colmar Road...

Victory in fight to save 34 Moore Street

The Howick Local Board is celebrating a victory in its long-time fight against the sale of 34 Moore Street. The decision has been made by...

Legionella bacteria closes lagoon spa pool

The spa pool at Auckland Council-owned Lagoon Pool & Leisure Centre in Panmure has been closed until further notice following the detection of Legionella...