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Howick history: communications in the 19th century

As Howick and districts count down to the 175th anniversary, the Times continues its series by Alan La Roche giving readers a glimpse of...

The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in Howick

As Howick and districts count down to the 175th anniversary, the Times continues its series by Alan La Roche giving readers a glimpse of...

Volunteers did their bit when war came close to east Auckland

The current lockdown imposed in light of the Covid-19 pandemic has drawn parallels with life in east Auckland during the Second World War. The common...

Howick’s early wharves

Local historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the district's 170th anniversary last year and the countdown to the 175th celebrations When the Fencible...

Pakuranga was the granary and orchard of Auckland

By Alan La Roche When the first settlers arrived in Howick, many were disappointed at the treeless rolling hills with only native grasses and low...

Art brings colour, history to Fencible Drive

The Fencible Drive paintings are four paintings from a small collection of fund-raising greetings cards used by the Howick Village Association depicting scenes of...

Ratepayer AGM attracts full house

The Fencible Hall was filled to capacity on Saturday for the Howick Ratepayers and Residents Association’s (HRRA) public meeting and AGM. Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore,...

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