Selwyn Centre farewells coordinator

On Tuesday 18 September, the Tuakau Selwyn Centre farewelled Judy Skinner, their Coordinator for the last 10 years. The Centre, for isolated and lonely elderly people, based at Tuakau’s St John’s Anglican Church, now has a group of about 20 people. Sue Morgan will be taking over from Judy and is excited for what’s ahead. “It’s all been a highlight for […]

Talented local publishes book

Moya Kirby, from Tuakau, has written a children’s Christmas book, set to be released on Monday 1 October 2018.  The book, called ‘The Lonely Little Tree: A New Zealand Christmas Story,’ is about a tiny tree alone in a felled forest. Native birds bring blossoms and berries to adorn it, making it a Christmas tree.   Moya, who has been a composer, […]

WOW award— 25 September 2018

This week’s wow award goes to Robin from Mitre 10 Mega, Pukekohe. The person who nominated Robin was impressed with him being very patient, even after needing help on different occasions. “He was super, super helpful and I was impressed with his service. He kept a smile on his face, even when I kept coming back.” If you have someone […]

New reservoir increases drinking water storage

The completion of a $6.6 million project has improved the security of the Waikato District’s drinking water supply. Four new reservoirs at Ngaruawahia, Hopuhopu, Huntly and Pokeno mean that Waikato District Council’s drinking water storage capacity has increased by 9.75 million litres. A range of contractors were instrumental in the completion of the work, within budget. GHD carried out hydraulic modelling, […]

Award winning author visits Tuakau

  Award winning author, scientist and filmmaker, Dr Dragos Bratasanu, spoke at the Tuakau Library on Friday 21 September about his book ‘In the Pursuit of Dreams.’    Dr Dragos talked about dreams, the focus of the book, and how to make them a reality.   “Dreams are nothing to do with your age, start, background, etc. It’s not us that […]

Spotlight on possum control

With Conservation Week and deciduous trees coming into leaf, it is time for possum action says Andrew Sinclair of Whakaupoko Landcare. “Night shooting at this time of the year can give some great results if you know where your poplars and willows are. Possums love the new shoots and with a spotlight on them they are so easy to see. […]

Small change to Waikato District Wards

The Waikato District Council notified its final proposal for representation arrangements for the next local body elections, including the shape of the district’s voting Wards and the number of Councillors elected. As a result of public submissions received, the Council has decided that it will not proceed with its initial proposal to shift Mercer from Awaroa ki Tuakau Ward into Whangamarino […]

Winning ticket bought in Waiuku

A winning lotto ticket was sold at Paper Plus Waiuku. The live draw was completed on Wednesday 19 September 2018, and saw five winning tickets drawn. Each winner won $27,431 in the Second Division draw. Lotto say that anyone who bought their ticket from the winning store should write their name on the back, and check it at any Lotto outlet, […]

Port Blokes break fundraising record

For the fifth year running the blokes of Port Waikato turned on a great blue breakfast to raise awareness and funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Since the initial breakfast in 2014 the blokes have increased the amount raised each year and this year broke the record to raise a whopping $9500. The group of local lads get together each […]

1080 drop confirmed

The Environment Court determined on Friday 21 September 2018, that Auckland Council can go ahead with their planned 1080 drop in the Hunua Ranges.   “The court is satisfied that an extensive consultation programme has been undertaken by the council and DOC to engage with those people who have the potential to be adversely affected by the proposed operation,” says Mace […]

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