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Winter solstice passes, longer days here

We are now past the shortest day and on the trek toward summer. The past month has seen plenty of activity in the village, albeit,...

Fair for lovers of vinyl records

Happily in a spin about the revival in interest for the vinyl record? Music enthusiasts can grow their collections and broaden horizons at the next...

June has plenty in store for Howick Village

It's another busy month in Howick Village and the activities continue. In June we have: Arts Out East and Howick Village Association (HVA) are partnering...

Howick College leaders aid cyclone relief efforts  

Howick College student leaders have banded together to help aid the Hawke’s Bay community following the devastation left by Cyclone Gabrielle. After getting in touch...

Community supports country music fundraiser

More than $1300 was raised at a country music fundraiser. The Eastern Districts Country Music Club held its bi-annual concert at the Eastern Beach and...

Suzy Cato looking for young star

Suzy Cato is coming to the East FM studio on Sunday, March 19, and she's looking for a young member of our community to...

Concert homecoming for Howick’s Hanlon

Musician John Hanlon is returning to the performance stage in the place where it all started. Half a century ago, Hanlon, a young singer-songwriter from...

Howick Village Hop 2022

By Ken Scott, Howick Village Association chairman On Saturday October 15 it appeared as though half of Auckland turned out to visit the Howick...

Chair report – 45 days to go!

The countdown is now down to 45 days marking the 175th anniversary of the settlers’ landing at Howick Beach on Saturday, November 12. The recent...

Shout out to music lovers

Music lovers are encouraged to take a browse through hundreds of vinyl records that will be on display this weekend. East FM, a local radio...

Ambassadors appointed for 175th

Voluntary ambassadors have been appointed to promote the Howick & districts 175th anniversary year of 2022. Meeting at Bell House, the group was enthusiastic about...

Rockin’ on for Christmas

Covid-19 has not deterred east Auckland's community radio station from broadcasting and having its annual Christmas get-together. With the sun shining outside the studio, there...

Howick 175th birthday plans begin

A group of committed volunteers and community leaders is determined to make Howick’s 175th anniversary a success and year to remember. Next year, 2022, marks...

Person dies in east Auckland house fire

One person has died and two others were injured when an east Auckland house went up in flames on Tuesday night. Emergency services responded to...

Bombing tragedy inspires song tribute

By PJ (Phil) Taylor A dark day in New Zealand’s history when the life of an innocent soul was ended by a sinister assassin is...

Get Back to Business to run into next month

Local radio station East FM - on 88.1 and 107.1 - in association with the Howick Village Business Association, is extending The Get Back...

Covid-19: Lockdown won’t stop East FM playing the hits

By PJ TAYLOR Lockdown for the prevention of Covid-19 spreading has not deterred East Auckland’s community radio station from broadcasting. East FM is continuously transmitting through...

Fact or fiction?-Paranormal podcast on East FM

Times journalist Jim Birchall is also an avid podcaster. His current show ‘Occam’s Razor’ is broadcast on local Howick station East FM. The concept of...

East FM leading non-commercial Auckland listening market

By Jim Birchall East FM, Howick’s local station has moved to 5th place in New Zealand (up from 13th) all-hours concurrent listening according to non-commercial...

Big win for East FM

The winning East FM Quiz team is all smiles after a great win at last Thursday’s Howick Santa Parade Quiz Night at Bosuns Bar...

New studio for EAST FM

Howick’s very own volunteer-run radio station EAST FM 88.1, 107.1 now has its very own studio in the heart of Howick. Named in honour of...

Could the sun be setting on the fight to save Stockade...

The long-standing fight to save Stockade Hill views is nearing its end – the final hearing is next Monday July 16. But the Stockade Hill...

To the radio born

She is only 18 and has been a radio host, producer and voice over artist with 88.1 East FM over the last six years. Shannon...