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Bellyful – full service meets need

The Times is giving local youngsters who want to write stories – which we’ll publish on our website and in our digital publication –...

Guide dogs need you

There are many ingredients needed to breed and train a Blind Foundation guide dog. Next Friday, the most important one is you. Bakers across the country...

Grant will help community

The Sowers Trust has received $1339 towards funding to purchase a freezer in which to store frozen meals and other food donations. The group started...

A day of netball in memory of Belinda-Jane Burns

Around 600 eager netballers arrived at the Howick and Pakuranga Netball Courts on Sunday for a very special tournament. Organised by Bo Burns for her...

Students go without for a good cause

It’s New Zealand’s largest youth fundraising event and this year World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine will see close to 30,000 Auckland students from around...

Locals asked to give to rescue helicopter service

No matter where in the country you live, if you get into trouble, help from above is probably closer than you think. Westpac is launching...

Another year, another successful fun run

Walkers and runners gathered bright and early for the eighth annual Howick Rotary Fun Run earlier this month. With running shoes and sweat bands at...

Changing lives one dog at a time

Wrangling four black Labradors for a photoshoot was no easy feat. They’re inquisitive, playful and full of energy. But in between belly scratches and tug-o-war, these...

Christmas lunch on Jesus

Between paying bills and general household expenses, Christmas time can be difficult for some families. One generous parishioner from All Saints Church in Howick started an...

Helping prisoners heal through yoga

Juliet Slogrove has always believed in the healing power of yoga. Now the Bucklands Beach local is taking that healing power to the Auckland Women’s...

Quilters step up for a worthy cause

On August 25 and 26 the Fencible Quilters of Howick will be hosting a Triennial Show at the Howick Bowling Club, Sale St, Howick. Every...

Quilting treasures for new mothers

Three beautiful quilts will soon be in the hands of three deserving mothers. A local group of ladies, The Friday Quilting Friends, have gifted Anglican...

Pakuranga Premiers support Heart Kids NZ

This year the Pakuranga Premiers are supporting Heart Kids New Zealand and they need your help.   On Saturday June 23 the Premiers will be...

Macleans students take on the Halberg Challenge

A group of students from Macleans College joined more than 45 teams in the Halberg Challenge recently to raise funds to help physically disabled...

Unkovich crowned Miss International NZ

One of our very own is heading to Tokyo to represent New Zealand on the international stage. After three months of intense rehearsals and charity...

Help Kiwi kids with cancer

Child Cancer Foundation is calling for volunteers nationwide to lend a hand for its annual street collection, taking place on Friday 16th and Saturday...

Show your love in a different way this Valentines Day

Wednesday February 14th is international CHD Day, or as we like to call it in New Zealand, “Little Heart Day”.  12 babies are born...

To Uganda with love

This summer holidays were a little different for one local family who travelled halfway across the world and met their sponsor children for the...

Dancing for fitness and charity

A swirl of Samba, mixed up with belly dancing, martial arts and other smooth moves, done to the beat of foot-tapping music had around...

Dig deep for Lifeline

Project ‘Undercover’ is a fashion show that will showcase police staff and their hidden talents whilst raising funds for Lifeline through works of sewing,...

Here come the Christmas cookies

The Cookie Time Christmas cookie sellers hit the streets this week and Eastern Beach resident Sarah Accorsi is with them, cookie buckets in tow. The...

Fundraising success for Hillary House

Students of Hillary House at Macleans College have once again banded together to fundraise thousands of dollars for the Himalayan Trust. The Himalayan Trust is...

Celebrities chip in for charity at Macleans

Macleans College was a sea of red on Tuesday as Rutherford House students held their annual Red Nose Day fundraiser for Cure Kids. Students spent...

Be a Star and walk for Breast Cancer

Pink Star Walkers are getting ready to line the streets pink for breast cancer at the 2017 Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Pink Star Walks...

Kiwis take on Red Nose Day challenges to fund child health...

Cure Kids has launched its national Red Nose Day appeal, challenging Kiwis to take on a variety of activities during September to raise funds...

Students knit for a cause

A local school is hosting a knit-a-thon to help keep the community warm. The knit-a-thon is part of a new Student Volunteer Army (SVA) initiative...

Putting a unique spin on the 40 Hour Famine

Macleans College students Wilhelm Muller, Matthew Wilson and Waldo Singleton have put a unique spin on World Vision: 40 Hour Famine by cycling from Auckland to Rotorua, covering a distance of 400km in 40 hours.

Pakuranga United Premier Rugby team in support of the Breast Cancer...

Pakuranga United Premier Rugby team ran on today wearing pink jerseys in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser being held at the club...