Lions choose a new leader

At the recent change of officers, the Pukekohe Lions installed their new president and board. Outgoing president Lindsay Baker commented on his year and thanked the members for their support throughout the year. The highlights were assisting with Camp Quality, manning the gates for the A&P, growing, pruning and finally selling the Christmas trees, sponsoring the Young Speechmakers’ and the […]

“Almost Famous” in Pukekohe

If you haven’t seen the advert on television yet, keep your eye out for our very own Clint Eastwood, an electrician from Pukekohe who features in the latest Skinny campaign. Skinny have recently launched a new look for their brand by using ordinary people with famous names. The campaign boasts a great cast of familiar names from Ben Affleck to […]

Counties Power hold career day for local youth

Lines company Counties Power held a career day for local high school students on Monday 25 June to promote the industry to youth. More than 20 students from Pukekohe High School, Onewhero Area School and Rosehill College participated in the event and learnt more about working in the electricity supply industry. Held in conjunction with the ‘Girls with Hi-Vis®’ initiative run […]

Ezra Bush getting school kids dancing

Ezra Bush, co-founder and CEO of ‘Dances for School’, an in-school dance programme, is currently teaching at Valley School, Pukekohe Intermediate, Patumahoe School and Buckland School. The ‘Dances for School’ company, which travels around the country, provides children aged 5 to 13 with the skills and benefits of dance. About 80,000 children in New Zealand and Australia are taught by […]

Tuakau engineering building features in Speight’s ad

The building of Tuakau engineering company, D.R.Howells’ Engineering Co. Ltd, features in the Speight’s ad called ‘The Dance.’ The two-minute film follows a classic Kiwi bloke, nervous and with two left feet, trying to learn his wedding dance inside the engineering building which is called ‘Morris Engineering Ltd.’ in the ad. His tradie work mate takes him under his wing […]

Pukekohe Probus celebrates 31 years

Pukekohe Probus Club celebrated another milestone in its history recently. A special luncheon was held at the Cosmopolitan Club where members and their wives joined in the festivities of fun and fellowship as they celebrated their 31st anniversary. Included in the guest list were the District Chairperson of Probus South Pacific, Mrs Annette Grey. Also widows of past members joined […]

Opening a goal checked off

Michael McCracken has opened his new shop and checked off another one of his goals. He wanted to open a shop by the time he was 30 and on Friday 15 June he did just that. Drift System’s new location has been a work in progress for the past two and a half months, but now means Mike is able […]

New face at CLM Community Sport

Barry Rhodes has hit the ground running at CLM Community Sport. The 31-year-old started last month in his new role as Young People’s Manager and his main goal is to get the youngsters of the Counties Manukau/South Auckland region active and into their sport. “I’m working with all the school ages between five and 18, just making sure there are […]

Waiuku contender makes Top 100

Gareth Retallick, a 31 year old who grew up in Waiuku and managed the Kentish Hotel for a while, has recently been placed in the Top 100 Bartenders in Australia and is now in the running for Top 25. T25 Bartenders Awards Australia is a celebration of 25 individuals who are recognised by their peers as exceptional in their field. […]

Investigation opened into Fulton Hogan’s proposed acquisition of Stevenson Group

The Commerce Commission has opened an investigation into Fulton Hogan Limited’s proposed acquisition of Stevenson Group Limited’s construction materials business. The Commission will consider whether the acquisition would be likely to result in a substantial lessening of competition in any relevant market in breach of section 47 of the Commerce Act. The acquisition is due to be completed by 31 […]

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