Rotary gifts donation

Following the recent donation of $6000 to the yacht club, Waiuku Rotary have presented another cheque to a local organisation. They donated $3327 to the Waiuku St Andrews Community Trust at their last meeting. Pauline Livesey, president and treasurer of the trust accepted the donation. It was given to the SACT in apprectiation of their assistance with Rotary’s recent book […]

Local accounting firm gets business finalist hat-trick

It’s not every day that a humble accounting firm gets to go head-to-head against manufacturing giants in the international trade category of the Westpac business awards. But the Auckland team of Wise Advice has scored a place in the finals of three categories of the Westpac Auckland Business Awards, and are hoping for the win on October 18. Brad Golchin […]

CAB report shows employers breaking law

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have released a report that shows many employers are breaking the law in Papakura and surrounding Franklin by denying workers their entitlement to a written employment agreement. “When there is no written employment agreement, employees are vulnerable to being treated badly by their employer” said Judy Boyd Manager of Citizens Advice Bureau, Papakura. “When people come to […]

Pukekohe’s Will named Apprentice of the Year

Pukekohe’s Will Wara has recently been awarded BCITO Apprentice of the Year for 2017 and has only been working in the pre-cast concrete industry for three years. Will, a foreman at Formstress Precast Waiuku, is the first pre-cast concrete manufacturer to get the award, as its usually the building industry that gets it. This annual award receives many applicants from all over […]

Westpac Pukekohe opens new offices

Westpac Pukekohe had its branch opening on Monday 2 October, and have since had an overwhelming response of positive feedback from the community. A representative from the local Iwi, Hero Potini, came to bless the building. This was followed by a breakfast with the bank’s dignitaries attending. The new purpose-built premise has all the mod cons as well as state […]

New World Waiuku lucky again

Five Lotto players won $51,339 each with Lotto Second Division in Saturday night’s live Lotto draw, from tickets bought at different New Worlds across the country, with one of those stores being Waiuku. Anyone who bought their ticket from Waiuku New World supermarket should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto […]

Counties Power reaching great heights with drone technology

Counties Power has begun surveying their network assets for the first time with drone technology. The drone is currently working through the network area surveying 57 switches.  The switches, which control power flow, are located at the top of power poles. Counties Power GM Field Operations Dale Carline says the consumer-owned lines company sees the many benefits from using drone […]

Sea-ing green in the library

When Patumahoe Primary School lead, Jade Tawhiti, mentioned the school librarians would like their space brightened up—they weren’t expecting their wish to be granted. The community-minded staff at Franklin Law, got straight to work on revamping the library. They supplied their in-house painters, the paint, (donated) as well as a considerable allotment of new books, with the entire team being […]

Counties Power launches school programme for local kids

School children in Franklin will be safer and smarter with electricity thanks to a new school programme launched by local lines company Counties Power. The Counties Power School Programme is a tactile electricity experiment aimed at Year 5 students  and above. It is available to every school in the area between southern Papakura and Mercer, to the west of the […]

Cooking up a storm in Abu Dhabi

In two weeks time, Craig Lucas from Waiuku, will trade the fresh country air of home, for the hustle and bustle of Abu Dhabi. Craig is heading off to judge and coach at the 2017 World Skills International Competition. Held every two years, World Skills International brings together top youth competitors from over 75 counties. Competition categories include everything from […]