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Candidates seeking to move community forward

There’s a new local-body political ticket in east Auckland and it’s standing a swath of fresh faces at this year’s Auckland Council elections. Howick Local...

Board members clash over busway

A plan that would see the next stage of the Eastern Busway public transport project dissect a residential community has sparked heated debate between...

Conflict over use of community building

There’s strong disagreement over how a historic east Auckland community asset should be managed. In the first half of 2020, the Howick War Memorial building,...

Campaign for new skate park ramps up

A father and son are leading the charge to improve the facilities available to east Auckland's skateboarders and scooter riders. Aaron Martin, 29, and his...

Emotions run hot at public meeting on housing

Several hundred people packed into a local school hall on a recent Monday night for a rowdy and at times heated public meeting about...

Spiller calls time on Howick’s oldest business

“No one will regret the time dedicated to chess, as it will help in any profession.” It seems the most fitting of quotes - from...

Barbara Haszard – A Tribute

Former Howick Community Board chairperson, Barbara Haszard (nee Hanan), recently died in her 92nd year. Barbara, with husband Tony, came to Howick in the late...

Trio runs on ‘We know Howick’ ticket

Three independent candidates are to unite under the ticket ‘We Know Howick’ when they stand for the Howick Local Board in the upcoming local...

Victory in fight to save 34 Moore Street

The Howick Local Board is celebrating a victory in its long-time fight against the sale of 34 Moore Street. The decision has been made by...

$1000 grant protects plants from harsh weather

Even as trees are being recklessly chopped down to create high density housing in Auckland, groups of volunteers are working hard to ensure Mangemangeroa...