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 […]

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.

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 […]

Celebration at St John’s

Bishop Selwyn’s welcome picnic for the Fencible Families was recalled in a 175th Trust event on Saturday with a picnic at St John’s Theological College in Meadowbank. Some of the original buildings that hosted the 300 newly arrived families from the Minerva and the Sir Robert Sale were made available to the group. Addressed by […]

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 […]