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OPINION: Petrol tax increase first part of ‘Wellbeing’ Budget

Two weeks ago the Government handed down its much heralded ‘Wellbeing’ Budget. Despite its name, the Budget does little to actually improve the well-being of...

Cricket trophies on tour

By PJ Taylor Cricket’s on a roll with the ICC World Cup swinging into action, and Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club’s on an equally exciting high,...

Pakuranga T2/Bus lane will launch on June 30

Auckland Transport (AT) has confirmed it will go ahead with the planned westbound T2/Bus lane, which will be launched on June 30. The T2/Bus lane...

Construction starts on $1.4b Eastern Busway

High frequency, rapid transit bus travel for East Auckland is a step closer with construction underway for the first stage of the Eastern Busway...

School mufti day to show solidarity

In the wake of the Christchurch shootings, students at Pakuranga College decided to do what they could to show their support to the families...

MP and wife welcome new baby

Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown is beaming from ear to ear as he cradles tiny Anna Sarah Brown in his arms. Anna was born on the...

Schools oppose ‘Tomorrow’s Schools’ proposal

Several local schools have strongly opposed the Government’s proposed changes to the education system. Pigeon Mountain Primary is among the many local schools, including Owairoa...

‘It could have been any of us’

In the wake of the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch last Friday which claimed the lives of 50 people, the Times has...

PAK’nSAVE getting closer to reality for Highland Park

With a resource consent now lodged with Auckland Council, PAK'nSAVE Highland Park is edging closer to becoming a reality. Lindsay Rowles, GM property & membership...

Walk for wonderboy Elijah North

Ian North plans to walk at least 47 kilometres from the Bombay Hills to the Cenotaph outside Auckland’s War Memorial Museum. And that’s only if...