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Olympic sailing – a coach’s hopes

When New Zealand sailors return from France following the Paris Olympics we could well expect medals to be included in their luggage. In particular,...

Bus bashings ‘rare’, AT asserts

While locals wait for a verdict regarding an alleged assault on a bus in Pakuranga (as reported in the Times), Auckland Transport (AT) confirms...

Signing on – Brown backing ‘crash not’ plan

New signs will help ensure motorists brake rather than break the law, Pakuranga MP and Minister of Transport Simeon Brown expects. “The roll-out of speed...

Book week – just the ticket!

Pakuranga students are among 100,000 children given a ticket to travel far and wide during the school holidays thanks to Government Book Week. Helping youngsters...

Outdoor education – Bruce on ‘board’

Bruce Kendall MBE is an outdoors man. Although he’s accustomed to meetings indoors – whether with the Howick Local Board, Tamaki Estuary Environmental Forum,...

Serial shoplifter – has Mapp nabbed his man?

A hot-fingered thief may have been stopped in his tracks thanks to the long arm of the law. Now cooling his heels in police custody,...

Let the new Times roll!

While news media has been under the pump in recent years, smart application of new media is seeing some publications become more widely read...

Daylight robbery! Locals paying the ‘piper’

A hot shower might be the perfect way to beat the winter blues but east Aucklanders best keep a keen eye on our pipes...

Women’s rugby – Pak’ picks back in action

Storm clouds are gathering over Auckland as the Farah Palmer Cup champions begin preparations to defend their title. However, no Auckland Storm is complete...

Good sports, wider goals

The Times is giving local youngsters who want to write stories – which we’ll publish on our website and in our digital publication –...

Dalton Papalii – loose talk with true Blues All Black

Chilly conditions at the ‘Edinburgh of the south’ could well put a fire in the bellies of an English rugby contingent. However, across the...

Swim stars – special efforts, top results

Local swimmers are celebrating but they are not resting on their laurels. Although the Special Olympics Summer National Games is more than a year...

Star-studded show – kapa haka outstanding

The Times is giving local youngsters who want to write stories – which we’ll publish on our website and in our digital publication –...

Matariki kites take flight

Devised as a weapon of war in China, kites flew proudly as symbols of unity, community and peace at Matariki weekend. "We were treated to...

Help wanted… in the ‘Nick’ of time

Thanks to the chilly weather and hearty Sunday roasts, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – at least as far as the...

Steve Weston – a jeweller’s tale

The Times is giving local youngsters who want to write stories – which we’ll publish on our website and in our digital publication –...

Matariki – digging in!

Many waited until this weekend to tuck into top tucker in celebration of Matariki, but staff and students at Sunnyhills Primary kicked off the...

Football – Nate’s great expectations

A fresh goal faces a fresh faced young Fencibles’ footballer, Nathan (Nate) Martin. Should his squad finish in the top three at the OFC Men’s...

Star gazing – police out in force for Matariki

While many of us may be gazing up at the Matariki stars, police are keeping a keen eye out on our roads. “Police are utilising...

Kindy kindness returned in kind

While some rely on the kindness of strangers, many a local has found this (and more) in a well respected kindergarten owner. “Zeena has...

The stickman cometh! New Pak’nSave for Highland Park

Highland Park was once Foodtown territory, but Foodstuffs is confident locals will soon be stocking their trolleys at an extensive new supermarket (on Aviemore...

Sotutu times two – bittersweet party for four

More than just two Sotutus are celebrating dual triumphs at the weekend, and one member of this local sporting family is especially proud. “We have...

Flood plan sandbagged

Locals must think ahead and have sandbags ready prior to severe weather events, but Auckland Council’s Civil Defence and Emergency Management Committee has sunk...

All Blacks, some ‘blues’

The names have been noted, the roll of honour called as Scott ‘Razor’ Robertson has now named his first squad as All Black coach. “As...

‘Publicity stunt’ stops traffic – man arrested

A man could pay dearly for playing possum this morning. Emergency services were called shortly before 8am in response to reports of an injured man...

Thinking ‘Global’, acting locals

All the world is a stage but only a select few can claim crowning glories when the curtain falls. Due to their outstanding performances, three...

Matariki makes ‘Light’ work

The stars were aligned as a local Light shone ahead of Matariki on June 28. "We attended the official blessing and unveiling of the signage...

School pupils wage war against moth plant weed

By Pest Free Howick Ward project manager Abi Cunninghame Pest Free Howick Ward’s recent Moth Plant Pod Competition has concluded with astounding results, highlighting...

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...

A new era begins for the Times

East Aucklanders turned out in their droves to celebrate the launch of the Times’ new digital publication under the leadership of the company’s new...

Reay’s column:We’re publishing again

Just like that we are at Alert Level 2 and some normality has returned. The sun shone and we all descended on our various shopping...

Good Times are back again-new paper in letterboxes today

Here we are back in print today. You may have noticed that the paper today looks a little different and it is, but only slightly. During...

Spicy Mex Vegan Burger

If Bronwyn Kan cooks, so can we! Featuring more than 50 recipes by 17 contributors (from the hospitality, product development and food nutrition sectors),...

More books for children – inspiring young minds

Keeping children occupied has been a challenge for many of us of late but books can certainly help. Whether purchased as e-books or ordered...

Salmon, Potato Fondant

Summer and seafood may be a match made in heaven but, thanks to this recipe for Salmon, Potato Fondant (with saffron mayonnaise, crunchy kale,...

Cookbooks – and the heat goes on!

With takeaways taken away as an option for the time-being, now’s the perfect time to take the time to cook up a storm at...

Children’s books – a need to read!

As the lockdown continues, little ones will be getting especially antsy. So, here are a few of our favourite books for children, all of...

Who’s in the kitchen with Spud?

The kitchen, it seems, has become a cook’s playground during the Covid-19 lockdown. Housebound families are enjoying meal and baking challenges and, in many cases,...

Time to explore new beauty products

The up-side of the Covid-19 lockdown is that some folk will finally have time to think about improving their beauty routines and to consider...

Vegetable Satay Skewers

For 50 years Tilda has been a popular brand of rice among home cooks, top chefs and rice lovers in Australia. Now, all 13...

Creole Chicken Veggie Rice Bowl

Craving roast veggies and chicken? Dive into this soul-warming creation (Creole Chicken Veggie Rice Bowl), courtesy of Hello Fresh. Hailing from New Orleans (the...

REVIEW: The Blind Date Project

Title: The Blind Date Project Written by: Bojana Novakovic & Mark Winter with Thomas Henning &Tanya Goldberg Directed by: Sophie Roberts Rating: 4 stars Reviewed by: Jon Rawlinson Ever...

Some changes to Times’ distribution

The Times has changed the way it delivers its papers. "The departure of our distribution manager Emma Smith after doing a marvellous job for the...