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Howick Beach back in business?

No longer just in the pipeline, a Watercare project is set to signal a green light (rather than a black flag) for swimmers at...

Recovery team working to protect beach following ‘black flag’

Infrastructure problems leading to the closure of Howick Beach have seen Watercare call in its specialist flood recovery team in the wake of 'black...

Do-not-swim order at Howick Beach

Safeswim has issued active swim warnings at several Auckland beaches including two in east Auckland. There are 10 do-not-swim warnings at Auckland beaches including Howick...

Perfect day for a picnic

The weather forecast did not bode well for Saturday but it turned out to be a perfect day for the Howick 175 picnic at...

Farming on Botany Road

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

Three months’ sail for family from Cork

As part of the Howick 175 events and celebrations, we have asked Howick/Pakuranga residents to share some of their memories. Today we hear from...

Commemorative flags flying

Visitors to Howick Village will spot flags flying proudly attached to light poles along Picton Street. They’ve been hoisted into position as part of the...

The countdown has begun

In 73 days, Howick will celebrate the Fencible arrival at Howick beach. It was on November 12, 1847 - 175 years ago - that the...

High risk of illness in swimming at beaches

The torrent of heavy rain the past few days has caused potentially hazardous waters at upper North Island beaches due to the predicted high...

Fencible reunions

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

Officer policing his own community

Sergeant Scott Baker is in no doubt he has big shoes to fill. Baker recently took over from sergeant Brett Meale as the community services...

Howick Rotary supports Coastguard refuelling project

Howick Coastguard is a step closer to establishing a refuelling facility at its Howick Beach headquarters. At a dinner meeting on November 24, Howick Coastguard's...

HISTORY: Howick’s birthday, How-ick-citing!

As Howick and districts count down to the 175th anniversary in 2022, the Times continues its series by ALAN LA ROCHE giving readers a...

Still no clarity on freedom camping

By Jim Birchall Driving and dossing coming to Howick beach this summer. The contentious issue of freedom camping around Howick has reared its head again. The matter...

Is Howick Beach a hazard?

Local author and historian Alan La Roche continues his column marking Howick's 170th anniversary. Since the Howick Coastguard was established at Waipaparoa-Howick Beach there have...

Remembering A Tragedy

Tim & Julie Fowler (nee Goddard) join Anglican Church Priest Scott Malcolm at the Howick Coastguard's 60th birthday as he gives the dedication at...