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Let’s save innocent animals from rats!

The Times is publishing stories in our digital publication and on our website that are written by local youngsters in our Junior Journalist initiative. Here’s a...

First official East Auckland Eco Day this Sunday

The gardens of historic Bell House at Howick Historical Village will open to the public for East Auckland Eco Day on Sunday. Highlighting sustainable living...

Thank you for your feedback

By Damian Light, Howick Local Board chairperson Thank you for your feedback on our draft Local Board Plan. The public consultation on the plan...

Trap library handout and return this Sunday

Trap Library East Auckland, a combined community project made up of Rotary, Lions and Friends of Mangemangeroa members, has another trap handout day planned...

Tough competition for Biosecurity Awards finalists

Local rodent and pest plant programmes have been named as finalists in the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity featuring in three of eight categories. "The awards...

Musick Point spruce up

Musick Point - Te Naupata Reserve has had a major spruce up thanks to a group of community volunteers and a cash injection from...

US Consul joins planting

The US Consul-General Sarah Nelson and consulate staff joined members of the community for a tree planting at the Mangemangeroa Reserve in Somerville. Members of...

Community stepping up for our environment

By Adele White, chairperson Howick Local Board Kia ora! Every three years the Howick Local Board refreshes its focus so we can continue to make...

Bin filled with rubbish removed from creek

Volunteers were left shocked by what they discovered during a major clean-up at an east Auckland waterway. About 40 people turned out recently for a...

Eco Day success

Howick Village Association (HVA) hosted their third Eco Day event in the Howick War Memorial/Information Centre on Saturday to large crowds. A number of local...

Record-breaking moth plant results

The record-breaking results are in for east Auckland's finest moth pod hunting competition. Students, teachers and parents from a variety of Howick Ward schools attended...

Exhibition at Rices Mall

A vacated butcher shop is the home of a local author's upcoming three-day ecology exhibition. An award-winning children's book writer, Marilyn J Bakker's work, entitled...

Help us make Howick Ward pest free

Trap Library East Auckland are looking for people and households to host DOC200 and DC250 Mustelid traps. These traps have specialised lures that help trap...

Pest Free Howick cadetship named finalists

Pest Free Howick's Ward cadetship programme has been recognised for its work and excellence in conservation. The cadetship was nominated 2021 Mayoral Conservation Awards finalist...

Champion of biodiversity

Former Howick College student Ethan McCormick has continued his journey to becoming a champion for biodiversity. McCormick said his interest in the environment started at...

Moth pod competition heeds revolutionary results

The Eastern Enviroschools cluster has celebrated schools working to reduce waste and eradicate moth plants. Students, teachers and parents from a variety of Howick Ward...

Exterminator:Pest trapping hero on a mission

On the last count Shelly Park resident Karyn Gradon has trapped 56 ship rats, five Norway rats, 10 possums, nine hedgehogs and 23 mice. Karyn...

Pest free: Huge effort to get rid of rats, possums and...

Environment  It’s a mammoth project that needs huge effort but looks like many service organisations and groups, including schools, have joined hands with the Local...

Trap pests in your backyard

The school pest free project is a first in Auckland and here’s an opportunity to learn about why and how residents can be pest...

Students win cash prizes for destroying moth pods

Six local schools, 10 teams and 38 students from different schools were all on a mission to banish an invasive species of moth pods...

Environmental green jam

There’s up to $2000 to be won by students who are serious moth pod hunters—one pod at a time. “The best green jam ever” is...