Howick Local Board News – Dec 2014

Season greetings from the Howick Local Board

HowickBoardNewsMarch“On behalf of the Howick Local Board, we would like to wish you a safe and happy festive season.  Best wishes.” David Collings – Howick Local Board Chair

In this issue:  Click here to view the articles >…..Season greetings from the Howick Local Board



  • Howick Local Board Office Hours
  • Pool Entry Pricing Changes – Early February 2015
  • Long- term Plan – Consultation Dates
  • Round Two Community Group Funding 2014/2015
  • Round Two Community Group Funding Workshop
  • Howick Celebrated Citizen Awards
  • Tamaki River Festival – Sunday 15 March 2015
  • Music in Parks- Kantuta,C-26
  • Movies in Parks – Frozen

Final Howick Local Board Plan


The final Howick 2014 Local Board Plan is now available online at . Hard copies of the final plan are available to view at your local board office, local library or service centre. You can also request a hard copy by emailing

When reading the Local Board Plan it is important to keep in mind that the local boards actual budget for each year is subject to agreement with the governing body as part of the discussion on the annual local board agreement. 

 Auckland Council is preparing the draft Long-term Plan for 2015-2025 for consultation. The funding for all local board projects will be reviewed as part of the development of the Long-term Plan which will be available for consultation in January 2015. 

You can stay up to date with progress on the initiatives under the Howick 2014 Local Board Plan or find out how you can get involved through our regular newsletter and facebook page.

Once again, thank you for your interest in and contribution to the development of the Howick 2014 Local Board Plan.
David Collings, Chairman

TEN ONE – NZ Police Magazine online

NZ Police Magazine No. 387 December 2014

Welcome to the December issue of Ten One.

In this issue, we highlight the summer road safety campaign, see why ‘pride in the uniform’ has a new meaning for Police, find out why White Ribbon has a special significance for one member of staff, catch up with our man in Washington DC and share Commissioner Mike Bush’s memories of the Boxing Day tsunami, ten years on.

You can also read Direct Line, Commissioner Mike Bush’s latest blog about Police issues.

Click this link to read the magazine  Hint: read the “Global Network” item. If you have ever travelled constantly for your job you will be super impressed with the mileage clocked up by this NZ Policeman.

I don’t know what the problem is…..

DarrinHeavenTHBHe stood there in his school uniform, the small packet of cannabis from his pocket lying at his feet next to the bong fashioned from a plastic drink bottle. “I don’t know what the problem with smoking it is anyway” he protested.

Well buddy, with that comment you just proved some of the points I’m about to make about cannabis use.
On the Beat Dope 2014 Click the link to read the comments by Howick Community Constable Darrin Heaven

Fancy a free visit to the Auckland Zoo?

Auckland City Peoples Panel Survey

AucklandZooOur latest survey is about Auckland Zoo, what you think of it, how involved you are with Zoo events, and your opinion of funding options.

Start the Auckland Zoo survey here

The survey should take about 10 minutes and closes midnight 9 January 2015.

Everyone who completes it goes into the draw to win one of 5 Auckland Zoo family passes with a value of up to $72 each for zoo entry.

Click here to  display the full message and survey form


Auckland Council Liquour Link

LAPTHB.December 2014 Issue

Welcome to Liquor Link – a regular update from Auckland Council about alcohol licensing and alcohol issues in Auckland. 

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act has now been in effect for one year and we have noticed that on-licenses have been getting on board with good host responsibility. Keep it up over the busy summer period by making sure you have lots of water available, substantial food choices for your patrons and can provide information about getting home safely.  Auckland Transport is now putting on trains until 12.30am in the weekends and the Niterider bus will run until 3am, including New Year’s Eve.

Here are some seasonal reminders too:

Firearm saga at Eastern Beach

PaulDevaneLike many others we were somewhat inconvenienced by the ‘firearm incident’ at Eastern Beach on Monday night.

The attached article by Sergeant Paul Devine of the Howick Police is more than timely and worth a close read. Click the following link to read the article about guns and gun ownership.

On The Beat guns 24 11 14

Share the roads

Keep everyone safe and respect others out and about

AdeleWhite PoliceTHBDay light saving has got us all out trimming up from summer. The cycles, shorts and running shoes have all been dusted off as we make the most of the extra hour or two of sunlight.

For many, it’s a daily walk around the block or along the one of the many wonderful walkways we have in our area. For others it’s harder run with the more serious intention of taking up a summer sport or even competing in a marathon. Triathlon competitors will of course be incorporating some long distance cycling into their daily training.

Regardless of how we use the roads we must adopt a road sharing culture to ensure all road users stay safe.  Read more here….Share the roads

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