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Update on fatal Karaka crash

Cordons have now been lifted after a fatal crash on Linwood Road, Karaka early this morning, says Inspector Rod Honan of Counties Manukau Police. Police can confirm that one vehicle was involved which was a taxi van and the 48-year-old female driver died at the scene. A 3-year-old child has sustained serious injuries and has been taken to Middlemore Hospital. Five other people have also been taken to hospital with minor to moderate injuries. The crash occurred around 5:20am this morning, Thursday 29 June. The Serious Crash Unit is...

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In Focus

Jeanette Schimanski snapped this photo of the Port Waikato wharf from Cobourne Reserve last Tuesday 20...

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Pukekohe racer eyes Championship title

Pukekohe Formula Masters Series driver, and Waikato University Student Taylor Cockerton is placed second overall on the points table after reaching podium placings in the third round of the 2017 China series. After three races at the Zhuhai International Circuit, in China, he also came away with a win, second and fourth places. He now sits behind China's Daniel Lu for championship title contention. In the team standings, Taylor's team Cebu Pacific Air by Pinnacle Motorsport are sitting in second. "It was a bit of an up and down weekend," he said. "We had a difficult first race as...

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Quota’s award winning Antiques Fair is back

Plans are well underway for the 2017, 28th Annual Antique Fair by members of Quota International of Papakura. The award-winning fair has been described as one of the best by antiques dealers and is now the longest running Antiquse Fair in New Zealand. The Antiques Fair will be held in the Drury School Hall on Youngs Crescent, Drury on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July. A special opening night will be held on Friday 7 July at 7.30pm.  Tickets are available for $20 at the door and include refreshments. This is a great opportunity to meet for a night out...

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Franklin pool players represent in Pennsylvania

Three Franklin locals have come back winners after attending the VNEA World Pool Junior Championships in Erie, Pennsylvania. 17 year old Geffrina Harwood from Tuakau came first with her teammates from Christchurch and Auckland. Their team, the OB Cues Southern Stars, were crowned the 2017 Junior VNEA Team World Championship winners.  13 year old Zabian Jeram also from Tuakau, and his team 'Team McDermott Triple Threat' placed second in the Under 14s Team Championship. Zabian also came runner up in the U14 Speed Pool Challenge and second in the U14 Males 8 Ball Singles.  Meanwhile, 20 year old Danny Kerkhoven,...

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Downer undertakes station construction

Auckland Transport has chosen Downer to undertake the main construction works on the Pukekohe Station upgrade after a competitive tender process. The $15.4 million project will cover the build of the new park and ride area, improved bus station facilities and a pedestrian overbridge at the new integrated bus and train station. Construction is due to begin in July and be completed in early 2018. The new station facilities will link bus services with the existing rail services. Commuter parking space and cycle parking will be provided along with improved connections to the local road and footpath networks. Social...

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