Nick’s Café wins National ICG Classic Kiwi award

Nick’s Café was presented the National ICG Classic Kiwi award in the 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year awards, at a special announcement event held in Auckland this evening, Wednesday 7th March. For the sixth year running, the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year Awards highlight the diverse, the delicious and most delightful of our […]

Shoplifters caught

Police received a report at 7.59pm on Saturday 3 March, that two males and one female stole boxes of alcohol from the Tuakau Liquor Store and left in a vehicle. A Police spokesperson said there was no hold-up or robbery. Some liquor was stolen but no one was threatened or hurt inside the store. The vehicle was located by police, […]

Waiuku billiard hall undergoes a major makeover

Waiuku’s 1920s billiard hall, off Queen Street, has undergone a huge makeover in order to be made into a new community facility. Kirsty-May Lillis and a small team have been working on the property for several months, and it is now close to completion. The building will house two yoga studios, which will be used for Kirsty-May’s business Yoga Lane […]

New owner for Wise Owl

A centre that nurtures children and families is the new vision for Wise Owl Early Learning Centre. Owner Anette Blair took over the Pukekohe centre at the end of January and has already seen positive changes in the month she has owned the facility. “We want it to be family orientated, with mixed ages, just like a family,” she said. […]

Council plans 6.24% general rate increase

Waikato District Council will meet next week (Wednesday 28 February) to approve a consultation document for its draft 10-year Long Term Plan (LTP 2018-28) which proposes a general rate increase of 6.24% from 1 July. This increase will drop in successive years to 4.8% in 2019/20, 3.73% in 2020/21 and 3% for the following years.  In addition there will be […]

Two leading recruitment agencies open new office in Pukekohe

ADVERTORIAL Two of New Zealand’s leading recruitment agencies have announced the official opening of their Pukekohe office. Based at 14 Hall Street, Agstaff and Canstaff have opened their doors for business and are excited to be meeting new clients and candidates in the local area. Agstaff have been successfully recruiting and placing staff for all sectors of the agricultural industry […]

Pukekawa mum creates new workspace

Friday, 1 December 2017 was a big day for Pukekawa copy writer and mum, Catherine Tafto, who officially opened her new business Loom Shared Space. Loom, situated on Tobin Street, Pukekohe, is a shared office space or virtual office which offers a fresh, open plan co-working environment along with many of the amenities of a corporate office. As a working […]

Building up charities

DW Homes are showing their point of difference not just in the homes they build, but the charities they support. In November 2016, they rolled out their philanthropic idea, in which clients can chose one of six charities to receive a donation when they sign with DW Homes. Sarah Beaumont, marketing and property appraiser for DW Homes said the organisation […]

Win tickets to the ‘Ultimate Track Day’

Sunday 28 January 2018 – Pukekohe Park: Cruising, Partmaster Roll Racing (Round 2), Drifting, Drag Racing, Hard Park, Burnouts (TBC), Powerskids Sunday 28 January 2018 – Pukekohe Park: Cruising, Partmaster Roll Racing (Round 2), Drifting, Drag Racing, Hard Park, Burnouts (TBC), Powerskids ll Having been around for 22 years now, the 4 & Rotary Nationals is the biggest and longest […]

Tim farewells Pukekohe McDonalds after 22 years

There was laughter, smiles and a few tears on Friday 12 January, as Tuakau’s Tim Pearson had his final day of work at Pukekohe McDonalds. He has worked at the Pukekohe branch for close to 23 years, and he described his leaving as “more bitter than sweet.” However, Tim isn’t leaving the organisation, just starting a new job as Operations Manager […]

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