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Young grower aims high

By Justine Gustafson At 16 years old, Austin Singh was an entrant in the 2017 Young Vegetable Grower New Zealand competition. Austin, a Year 12 student at Pukekohe High School, was the youngest of the seven entrants to compete. The day-long competition held in Pukekohe recently saw competitors engage in a series of practical and theoretical challenges designed to test the skills needed to successfully run a vegetable growing business.   He was required to complete eight modules including bin loading, disease and pest control, fertiliser and nutrients, seeds and planting, and irrigation. He attributed his strong performance in...

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Found property at Pukekohe station

The Pukekohe Police have a range of property that has been found recently, and would like to reconnect the items with their rightful owners. In particular, the Police have found several greenstones and an unusual pair of cufflinks. Another unique item is an old watch, which was found on Helvetia Road. It has special engraving on the underside, and looks to be from the late 1930s. The following items have also been found: Two rings left at Bella Nail Salon; one bike, Outpost brand, silver and black and yellow; one empty brown handbag; one black Zip bag with jump start kit...

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First place for local body builder

Waiuku College teacher Tony Nelson placed first at the INBA federations Natural Bodybuilding competition, in the Masters 50+ category, in May.  When Tony arrived in New Zealand he weighed 200 kilograms. He has lost 114kgs, with a stage weight of 86.5% and 11% body fat. His goal for 2017 was to come into the competition leaner with more muscle mass than in prior years.  During off-season, Tony’s nutritionist, Karen McGough, keeps a very close eye on his measurements to ensure his body fat stays in the 12-14% range. His coach Jamie Baker keeps him on a strength-training program year...

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Onewhero Ladies pennants 2017

The Onewhero Golf Club fielded a successful women’s pennant team that took out their section in a nail biting final day in the Auckland Golf Women’s Midweek 18-hole Match Play competition held at the Royal Auckland Golf Club on Thursday 1 June. Playing fortnightly over a period of sixteen weeks against eight other Auckland clubs in their section, Onewhero won their last game against Akarana to finish top equal on the day with Remuera. As Onewhero had won most points against Remuera when they had previously played them earlier in the season, Onewhero were declared the overall winners. The...

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Local photography talent

The Waiuku Camera Club are inviting the community to attend their exhibition, which opens this week. It is timed with the opening of the Auckland Photographic Festival, and has been organised to showcase a range of the members' work.  The Waiuku Camera Club began in 1956 and encourages anyone with an interest in photography to become a member. "The exhibition will allow public to find out about the club and talk to members who will be in attendance.The opportunity to purchase some fantastic local talent will also be there as well," said member, Leonie Richardson. "If you are interested...

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Three charged for ram-raids

Two adults and a 16 year old from Waiuku were arrested last week, Tuesday 13 June in relation to a spree of ram-raids and thefts to surf stores.  In the early hours of Saturday 3 June, Ultimate Surf & Skate in Rosedale was ram raided. The owner of the store said more than 10 skateboards were stolen, and damage was done to other property in the store. Earlier that morning Hyper Ride in Penrose was also targeted.  North Shore Police executed search warrants in Waiuku last week. The three criminals were charged for burglary, unlawful taking of seven vehicles, attempted unlawful taking of another vehicle and failing to stop for police, and were due to appear in the North Shore District Court on Monday 19...

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