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Coastguard involved in search for missing man

Waiuku Coastguard were among one of the many emergency services who were searching for a missing man in the Manukau Harbour on Wednesday 19 April. Police received a call from a fisherman who found an empty dinghy in the Papakura Channel at around 4:30pm on Wednesday 19 April. Police notified Coastguard, with Waiuku Coastguard receiving an urgent call at 5.17pm to join rescue boats from Papakura and Titirangi to help with the search. Four vessels and over 20 Coastguard volunteers joined the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Police Eagle Helicopter in the search for the missing 52-year old...

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ANZAC on display

The dedicated team of volunteers at the Franklin Hospice Shop, Simply Giving, have created a unique window display for ANZAC Day. From collectible tins, to hand crafted poppies, the team wanted to make something special in the lead up to the National Day of Commemoration. “We always try to make a window display for themes and days, and this year, we have collected a range of items for ANZAC Day. Our team have really worked hard to make it quite special,” says Vicki Burton. The children from Flying Turtles Preschool had also contributed to the display. “It has been...

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Buckland Bowls Results

The Buckland Bowling Club ran another of the very popular Pairs Medley tournament on 12 April. However, for the fourth time this season, Mother Nature failed to cooperate and sent one her regular deluges after play had been in progress for 40 minutes or so. This ended play for the day and forced the organisers to resort to the use of the trusty old pack of playing cards to determine the prize-winners. Not ideal but at least three teams went home with a smile on their faces and hugging very attractive meat packs. There were Peter Hunia and John Tukuafu from Papakura who secured first prize, Anne Goodin and Merv Thompson, the runners up from Te Kauwhata and Roy Hopping and Eric Gillott from Waipipi securing third spot. That was the last tournament for the current season and the Buckland Bowling Club would like to thank all the teams who supported them and wishes everyone a relaxing off season....

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Ice rink coming to Tuakau

Winter is arriving early, as Tuakau College hosts the Ice skate tour. The artificial ice rink is a PTA fundraiser which will be going towards the other side of the LED school sign.  The Ice Skate Tour will be at Tuakau College on Monday 8 May from 3pm to 6pm and Tuesday 9 May from 3pm to 8pm.  Children are $7 and adults are $13, with ice skates, helmets and gloves included. Everyone is...

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Fifty years for Waiuku Museum

Waiuku Museum society will be celebrating their 50th birthday this week, with an open day on Saturday 29 April. The Waiuku Museum Society opened its doors to the public on 29 April 1967. Although the society was formed two years before, it took two years of work and fundraising to organise the first display of donated goods. These were in a building previously occupied by the Waiuku Fire Service and leased from Waiuku Borough Council. Before the opening, a farm shed was acquired from the New Zealand Steel property to house the council vehicles which were stored in part of the building. Members of the public were soon donating items for the museum collection. The first was an officer's sword belonging to Captain Manning of the Waiuku Cavalry. Among the first ten items was a kiwi egg, a cast iron bullock bell and a large piece of Kauri gum. Over the years, several additions were made to the museum and a number of interesting buildings added. The museum complex now includes the old Maioro School, the town lock up, Hartmann House and Pollok Cottage, Holy Trinity vestry and a dairy as well as the heritage barn which now houses the large farm machinery. A collection of boats is being stored awaiting the building of a maritime museum sometime in the future, and a street scene is currently being created...

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ANZAC day commerations a family affair

As ANZAC day approached, four generations of the Golding family did their bit for the memory of fallen soldiers. On Thursday 20 April, Brien Golding, his daughter, grand-daughter and great-grandchildren laid poppies on the 26 memorial stones at the Pukekohe Memorial by Pukekohe Intermediate School. Brien places poppies on the stones every year and this year decided he would invite the next generations of his family to join him.    ...

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