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 […]
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.
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: […]
This year marks the 175th anniversary of Howick and Pakuranga and districts which presents a wonderful opportunity to feature people in the area and their memories of their past. Featured today is Ethan McCormick who is also an Ambassador for the Howick 175th anniversary I have spent my childhood and teenage years in Howick and […]
Gerald Hinton Knowles arrived in New Zealand with his wife Rosina in 1913 on the ship Ballarat. Almost 40 years later he would start Howick’s first post-war newspaper, the Howick District News: a source of all news related to councils, boards and clubs in the region, becoming, as Howick Historian Alan La Roche says, “the […]
This year marks the 175th anniversary of Howick and Pakuranga and districts which presents a wonderful opportunity to feature people in the area and their memories of their past. This is the story of long-term local Ian Rodger who is also an Ambassador for the Howick 175th anniversary. While I was born in Wellington, most […]