113 days ago

East Auckland efforts to protect wildlife recognised

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Eastern Courier

East Auckland is being recognised for its efforts in protecting the environment from pests and disease.

The government has named Howick schools and the Howick Ward as finalists in the 2021 Biosecurity Awards.

Howick Schools Moth Plant Competition saw students collect 90,000 moth plant pods and seedlings to improve biosecurity outcomes.

Pest Free Howick Ward saw teams work with the community to catch pests and plant around 40,000 native plants.

Auckland Airport has also been nominated for creating a biosecurity culture and team to strengthen border biosecurity.

Winners will be announced at a Wellington dinner in February 2022.

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2 hours ago

Superb Kiwi album features on East FM, Saturday arvo

Phil from Farm Cove

Being another beautiful hot day in Auckland, the 22-1-22, it’s appropriate we celebrate one of Aotearoa NZ’s great earthly albums of last year on this arvo’s She’ll Be Right on Saturdays Show with PJ Taylor, 3-7pm (NZ time) on East FM.
Troy Kingi is a very cool and talented actor, songwriter and musician, and his 2021 album Black Sea Golden Ladder is outstanding, produced by the master Delaney Davidson and features a stellar cast of players. Troy’s plan has been to produce 10 albums in 10 years, one a year in a different genre and this is the folk work, though it encompasses many other superb musical elements.
Black Sea Golden Ladder will be spun in entirety from 5pm, and we’ll also remember stars of the music world who have passed recently, including Ronnie Spector (Ronettes), Mike Nesmith (Monkees) and Meatloaf.
We’ll also take our usual tour of other musical neighbourhoods on the She’ll Be Right Show with PJ on East FM, East Auckland’s legendary community-powered public service radio station, on 88.1FM and 107.1FM on local frequencies, nationally and globally on www.eastfm.nz... and on app iHeart Radio.
The She’ll Be Right Show – it’s all about the vibe; it’s all about the groove. Kia kaha. – PJ

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12 hours ago

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1 day ago

Neighbor behaving badly !

Marie from Howick

So today my neighbor plowed in reverse through the fence in between our properties narrowly missing my daughters car, to my disbelief he then checks the back of his car for damage and just drives off and goes about his business leaving the broken fencing panels across our driveway blocking our cars in.
He does return a short time later, but no acknowledgement of the destruction he has just caused, no apology, no attempt to rectify the situation in anyway, just ignoring the fact and walking away.
So I asked him so what are you doing about the fencing his reply was "well its rotten anyway". ( rotten or not WTF... )
I said to him you will need to make arrangements to have the fencing moved as it is blocking our driveway / car, his reply was telling me
"well you FN move it then", both rude and uncalled for.
Not very neighborly thats for sure.
Sadly I ended up having to get my son to help me lift the pieces back over, a bit of a struggle but we got there.
I did notify the police and the landlord.