Miraculous journey for Elim

Luke Brough is very satisfied his grand vision has come to fruition for Elim Church and its other activities such as education and community outreach By PJ (Phil) Taylor Elim is a modern-era church, realistic and practical in its approach and attitudes. Its creation is the result of well-established Christian beliefs – the Lord will […]

Waka smiled wide in our Howick

Waka Nathan, Māori All Blacks and New Zealand rugby legend, stood tall in our community By PJ (Phil) Taylor This East Auckland area has been home to many of New Zealand’s finest sports people – Dame Yvette Corlett (nee Williams), Dame Valerie Adams, Dick Quax, Dame Barbara Kendall, Bruce Kendall, Richie Barnett, Ruben Wiki, Lance […]

Claudia Gunn & Ocean Education Songs

Ocean education in collection of songs Children’s music with an environmental conscience is her habitat. Claudia Robin Gunn is celebrating the release of her new album of songs and music for kids, Sing for the Sea – Little Wild Ocean Friends (Little Wild Music). It was a production journey that took a year to complete […]

Morrin Cooper- when he paid tribute to Chet Baker- Famous Trumpeter and singer

Music and arts enthusiasts will get the significance of this photo: Morrin Cooper paying homage to one of his influences, the late-great Chet Baker, extraordinary trumpet player, jazz composer and vocal stylist of the United States. No one sounds like Chet Baker.  Morrin Cooper, too. Morrin was of course our much-loved Mayor of Howick from […]

Graham Jenkins & 50 years as an Optician in Howick

Graham Jenkins and a Half century of village views By PJ (Phil) Taylor Graham Jenkins has seen it all, he’s an optician after all – excuse the pun – and is looking back at 50 years of working in Howick Village. He is proudly viewing a career of accomplishment, professionalism, community service and friendships, albeit […]

New sign promotes Howick 175

At the gateway to welcoming Howick Village stands a new sign displaying the Howick 175 logo, a motto and our website address. Jim Donald, the former local elected representative of the Howick community and long-time Howick Village Town Crier, put up the sign recently to draw people’s attention to Howick’s 175th anniversary year in 2022. […]