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Major surgery no match for 104-year-old

While the thought of major surgery would be daunting for many, the operating table was no big deal for 104-year-old Len Darr. Just three week’s...

MP gives voice to mental health message

Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has begun the next chapter of his mission to help reduce the number of Kiwis who take their own lives...

Bioengineers create virtual 3D heart

A team at the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute headed by a local senior research fellow have created a virtual 3D heart that could...

Whitford Playcentre tackles social isolation in elderly

Children from Whitford Playcentre visited Gulf Views Rest Home in Cockle Bay aiming to build a relationship between the youngsters and the elderly residents. Whitford...

Howick pharmacy collects major award

Crawford House Pharmacy in Howick’s Picton Street  has won the Green Cross Health Innovation in Delivering People Centred Care award at the annual NZ...

Botany and Flat Bush Ethnic Association on the roll

They started with 10 members in March this year and now have a membership of 450. The Botany and Flat Bush Ethnic Association, to promote...

Paddle boarding positive for cancer survivors

Anne McLean was never big on exercise. She is a busy mother and preferred leisurely walking with a friend to high impact sport. But when she...

It’s a new year for new goals

With the New Year upon us, the Times spoke with Howick nutritionist Danijela Unkovich on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle and mindset in...

Stem cell treatment “best thing I ever did”

Faye Braddock is a very different woman to the one she was two months ago. When the Times last spoke to her in late March,...

Support playgroup for autistic kids

Anger, hurt, anxiety and depression are some of the emotions parents experience when a child is diagnosed with autism. Life can be challenging and lonely...