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Mitre 10 recalls BBQ

Amalgamated Hardware Merchants Ltd has voluntarily recalled a 4 Burner Hooded Black BBQ due to concerns it could be a fire risk if not assembled correctly. The un-branded 4 Burner Hooded Black BBQ, sku 295689, was sold by Mitre 10 MEGA stores and selected Mitre 10 and Hammer Hardware stores between October 2016 and April 2017. “We have identified that if the regulator hose that connects the BBQ to the gas bottle is not correctly tightened, gas may leak out which could cause a fire. Customer safety is paramount to us and we are recalling all of these BBQs...

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All Blacks Captain signs with Counties Manukau

All Blacks Captain Kieran Read headed back to school today, Wednesday 24 May, for a special event. The inspirational loose forward announced he has signed a new two-year contract with New Zealand Rugby and the BNZ Crusaders through to the end of 2019. In recognition of his roots, Read has also revealed he is returning to the province where he was born and raised, and has signed with Counties Manukau through to 2019. 31-year-old Read made the announcement in front of an excited school assembly at his old school, Rosehill College, in Papakura this morning. The double Rugby World...

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Fishing Report – Manukau/West Coast May 2017

The west coast is still fishing well but as the water cools the fish are less keen to spend a lot of energy and are not so interested in big meals. Fish are being caught at all depths but 10 to 30m is where I would be trying before heading out to deeper waters. Berley deployed right down on the bottom can work a treat. Not only will it draw fish in but the smells are likely to ring the dinner bells and start them feeding. Eventually of course it will draw in kahawai and sharks, but that can...

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Waiuku College ready to rock

By Emma Sharplin – The future of music is bright at Waiuku College, as two bands have made it through to the Regionals at the Smokefree Rockquest. Held on Saturday 13 May, the college had six bands entered in the Manukau heats.  Music Teacher, Ben Ruegg, says this was the largest contingent that had been entered from the college, and that all of the bands received great feedback. "It was a great representation of Waiuku College, and the camaraderie was awesome. They were all there for each other, rather than individually. We are very proud of them and...

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Cake stall for Chopper Appeal

Missed out on the last cake stall that the Pukekohe Westpac team put on? This Friday 26 May, the team will be outside their branch on Hall Street, selling sweet treats, with all funds being donated to the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter.    There have been several collection points throughout the month of May, and the team have recruited help from the lads at Wesley College.    On Friday 5 May, three van loads of students helped for the day, and visited local businesses and organisations with their collection buckets for the appeal. Their help made a massive contribution...

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New automotive course for students

By Yana O'Gorman Pukekohe's private training centre, Trade and Commerce have recently introduced a new course to their students. This automotive course now offers students a chance to gain their NCEA level two certificate, and gives them experience in automotive skills to encourage further study or employment. The course, which started only eight weeks ago has been a hit with the students. Programme manager Louisa Hunter says while they formerly offered a basic foundations automotive course, this new course gives students more experience and a higher qualification. "The aim is to get them work ready," she says. The...

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