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Abbess Manshin recognised in King’s Birthday Honours List

The work of a humble and widely respected east Auckland spiritual leader is being recognised in this year’s King’s Birthday Honours List. Venerable Abbess Manshin,...

Government fulfils promise to scrap Auckland Regional Fuel Tax

By Christopher Luxon, Prime Minister and MP for Botany Last week, the coalition Government announced that from July 1 we'll be scrapping the Auckland...

Luxon joins thousands marking Chinese New Year

Thousands of people including Prime Minister Christopher Luxon have celebrated the arrival of the Chinese New Year in east Auckland. The Botany MP and National...

2023 Art Salon launched at Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple

The annual Art Salon at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in Flat Bush was formally opened at the weekend. Blessed by the Venerable Abbess...

Every second becomes our history

This year marks the 175th anniversary of Howick and Pakuranga and districts which presents a wonderful opportunity to feature people from the area and...

2000 plants dug in

There have been two very successful planting days at the Mangemangeroa Reserve. The first was with Forest and Bird on June 11 which was at...

Innovative art show goes online

A popular annual art exhibition has moved online for the first time due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple...

Community marks the Buddha’s birthday

Messages of peace and harmony were the focus at an event celebrating the birth of a major spiritual figure. Hundreds of people turned out to...

Art buffet:feast for the senses

It was a brilliant way to engage the community. Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, located at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple recently hosted its...

Reunion dinner feast for the senses

Starting the year on a celebratory note was the recent Reunion Dinner at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple that was filled with prayer,...

A perfect canvas for artists

  More than 92 artists showcasing 400 plus artworks in the beautiful and peaceful environs of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple, makes it a...

A perfect canvas for artists

More than 92 artists showcasing 400 plus artworks in the beautiful and peaceful environs of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple, makes it a...

The Kindness Pandemic brings local communities together

While Covid -19 has created financial uncertainty and brought businesses to a standstill, there is something powerful that has emerged from the world crisis,...

Huge crowd at Cherry Blossom Festival

Not many are aware that Sir Barry Curtis, former mayor of Manukau for 24 years, had a big role to play in the building...

All about love and Police

Police are embracing love and peace. Counties Manukau District commander superintendent Jill Rogers spoke at the Embracing Love and Peace concert at the Fo Guang Shan...

Of cherry blossoms, art and creativity

It was a celebration of art, creativity, culture and diversity. The incessant rain didn’t stop the opening of the Cherry Blossom Art Salon Festival held...

Buddha’s Day at Flat Bush attracts thousands

All roads in east Auckland led to the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in Flat Bush on April 7 and 8. The popular two-day event...

Welcoming the Year of the Dog

  Representatives from race relations, Human Rights Commission, Howick Local Board, police, pastors, school principals and other prominent members of the community were there in...

Annual Reunion Dinner this evening at the Fo Guang Shan Temple

A rapsody of colour, grace, design and dance at the Annual Reunion Dinner this evening at the Fo Guang Shan Temple, Auckland.

Of cherry blossoms and creativity

Every artist dreams of their works of art being a sell out. Wood turner Neils Neilson couldn’t believe his ears when he was told that...

Neighbours in Flat Bush share a common purpose

So what was the territorial commander of The Salvation Army, commissioner Andy Westrupp doing learning how to play drums from the Venerable Abbess Manshin...

Art Salon invites artists of different genres

With a vision to make it an artistic and cultural hub, the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in Flat Bush rolled out yet another...