The people of suburbs in the Howick Ward have always had one thing in common – a strong sense of community pride and appreciation for where they live, play, study and work.

Considering what we as an East Auckland community have collectively been through over the past two years in relation to the Covid-19 global pandemic, we think it’s a great opportunity to build on that foundation of positive community spirit and supporting local.

The Howick & Districts 175th Trust and Committee, a group of volunteer community leaders, advocates and contributors, believes Howick’s 175th commemoration year is the perfect time as the collective Howick Ward community to:

With this philosophy in mind, we invite Howick Ward residents to tell us their stories.

They can submitted to this website, for publication.

We encourage people to write stories in two formats with approximate word counts.

Please write a 500-word story telling your or your family’s connection, which can include historic, with the Howick & Districts area that includes all connecting suburbs such as Pakuranga, Botany, Flat Bush and out to Whitford and the Pohutukawa Coast. And supply with it one or two relevant high-resolution digital photographs.

Or, please write a 250-word story telling your or your family’s thoughts on living in the Howick Ward. And supply with it one or two relevant high-resolution digital photographs.

One of the leading reasons why the Howick 175 trust and committee has decided to encourage residents to commemorate the area’s 175th anniversary in 2022 is to make it possible for many of the older folks to have an opportunity to celebrate what they’ve contributed to their communities over many years, a lot of the deeds being voluntary.

So, please send us your stories to share with your fellow members of the wider Howick community, on email to:

By Phil Taylor