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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 […]

Four local cafes regional winners

Franklin is spoilt for choice when it comes to events, community and now food. Once again, several cafes have been named as winners in the 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Cafe of the Year awards. Pukekohe’s Sugar Shed won best rural accolade for the Auckland region, while Patumahoe’s Butcher’s Shop Cafe won Best Regional Town for the region, and Nick’s Cafe in Waiuku […]

Christmas lights competition

Osborne’s Realty in Waiuku held a Christmas lights house competition over December 2017. With so much on offer, in the end it came down to which home had received the most Facebook votes in the Osborne’s Light Up Christmas Competition. The winners were Lynne Farrelly and family from Colbeck Road, Awhitu. Their winning loot was a Summer Fun Pack comprising […]

Counties Power competition winner

Waiuku’s Kathleen Murphy was the lucky winner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab A in the Counties Power Discount Competition held last year. To enter the draw customers were required to check their 2017 Counties Power discount amount online. All customers on the Counties Power network on 3 November 2017 were eligible for the discount, which was reflected on customer’s December […]

Construction company fined after workplace incident in Pokeno in 2015

WorkSafe is reminding construction firms and their contractors to follow through on their safety obligations. The message follows the sentencing of Ebert Construction Limited in December 2017 in the Manukau District Court after a workplace incident that left a worker with serious head trauma and multiple fractures. Ebert was working on the construction of a new dairy manufacturing plant in […]

Year in Review: October – December 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community between October and December last year. October Tuff Mudder: Police working with Auckland Transport and Pukekohe High School organised an event for the year 13 students at PHS. Franklin’s Special Olympic athletes joined Police to run with the Flame of Hope […]

Year in review: July – September 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community between July and September the last year. July Pokeno community unveil a defibrillator donated by the Mercer Volunteer Fire Brigade. The Post introduced Inspector Dave Glossop, the Area Commander. He wanted to see safer town centres, and Police and the community […]

Year in Review: April – June 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community between April and June last year. April The community came together to support Bryan Millar after his workshop was ransacked by thieves. He was donated lots of tools to make up for the ones that were stolen and allowed him to […]

Year in Review: January – March 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community over the last year. January After an alleged ‘bomb scare’ in Pukekohe, the object was announced as a primer for an ordnance bomb (a bomb that has not exploded) which dated back to the World War I era. Glenbrook Vintage Railway […]


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