Aerial photo gifted to Howick Local Board for 175th support

A stunning aerial photograph of Howick by Neill Castles has been presented to Howick Local Board for its support of the Howick 175th Anniversary Charitable Trust. Trust volunteers Marin Burgess, Richard Waugh and Philippa McGimpsey attended the board’s April meeting to provide an insight into the 175th Anniversary events and to formally acknowledge the board’s […]

All Saints Civic Service

Civic Service Saturday 12th November Held at All Saints Anglican Church, Howick Sermon & the reading aloud of the Fencible Surnames Before the sermon, three young children from Star of the Sea Catholic Church, read aloud all the surnames of the Fencibles who arrived between 1847-1850 Father Kevin Murphy, from Star of the Sea Catholic […]

Happy memories of growing up

Family connection to Howick stretches back to the first arrival of the Fencibles By Jan Steiner Our mother Valerie Drewet (nee Paton) was proud of her heritage as a Fencible descendent, though there was little mention of them in history books. Her father’s Fencible forebears, John Paton and his wife Jane (McInroy) Paton, arrived in […]

Lord Howick’s 175th Birthday Greetings

In his speech at the most successful 175th luncheon held on 5th November, Morrin Cooper introduced Lord Howick from England, who sent his very warm greetings and birthday wishes on this significant and historic occasion.

John Hanlon back from the brink

Well-overdue homecoming concert for Howick’s greatest and most acclaimed songwriter John Hanlon Accolades Recording Composer of the Year Awards: Is it Natural (1974); Higher Trails (1975); Nightlife (1976). APRA Silver Scrolls (nation’s best song voted by music industry): Lovely Lady (1974), Windsongs (1975). Single of the Year: Damn the Dam (1973). Album of the Year: […]

Commemorative aprons proving popular

The stylish aprons made to mark this year’s 175th anniversary celebrations of Howick and districts are proving to be very popular. “The aprons were complimentary to our retailers and hospitality businesses/staff from the Howick Village Association (HVA) and the 175th Committee,” says HVA manager Jane Newbury. “They are to be worn on our Christmas Fair […]