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Bucklands Beach erosion – time, tides & politics

Erosion may be a slow process but the progress of local bodies to stop it in its tracks can feel slower still. Although the wheels...

Seventy apartments for Sandspit Road

Tensions are high on Sandspit Road with the looming threat of a large-scale apartment building development opposite Howick College. A proposed redevelopment of 30 and...

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...


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