Only 10 days to go Howick!

After so much community preparation and voluntary work, our exciting 175 highlight community events are now here. Last weekend we had a public visit to St Johns Theological College in Meadowbank where the first Fencible families were welcomed to New Zealand in October 1847, about two weeks before they arrived at Waipaparoa/Howick Beach. It was […]

We’ve now got 29 days to go!

Each of us has a story to tell of how we came to this eastern part of Auckland and, since 2010, the Howick Ward area of Auckland Council. In fact Howick is the second largest of 13 wards across the city. Demographic information tells us about half of our ward’s adult population was born overseas […]

Chair report – 45 days to go!

The countdown is now down to 45 days marking the 175th anniversary of the settlers’ landing at Howick Beach on Saturday, November 12. The recent funeral of Queen Elizabeth II with all its pageantry and remarkable global unity of thanksgiving for a life so well lived, reminded me of the long and important association we […]

Countdown To Landing – 73 Days

It is exciting to begin the final countdown to our fast-approaching Howick & Districts 175 anniversary events. It was in November 1847 that the first Fencible families came ashore and so this November we remember that arrival after a direct and arduous four-month voyage. What a time at sea they had and what a brave […]

Event: Historic Tour including the forgotten cemetery

Sunday 14th August: Wesleyan/Methodist Historic Tour including to the forgotten cemetery Starting 1.30pm at Fencible Walk, Picton Street, Howick. Special tour in Howick & districts 175th anniversary year of historic Wesleyan/Methodist sites in East Auckland, including a forgotten cemetery unknown to most passers-by. The tour will be escorted by Rev Dr Richard Waugh (President of […]