Lifestyle

Online calf club saving farmers beef?

Mycoplasma Bovis has had a big impact on the dairy farming industry and is currently threatening our calf clubs. Calf Club NZ, an independent calf club run by farmers for farmers, have organised an online calf club for kids so that they don’t miss out. Joshua Herbes and Michelle Burgess, creators of Calf Club NZ, said “calf clubs help link […]

Waiuku community shows the way with trails plan

The Waiuku Walkways Committee presented a thorough run-down for how it will deliver the initial stages of the Waiuku Trails Plan at the most recent Franklin Local Board business meeting. The committee detailed how it will spend Franklin Local Board’s $300,000 budget allocation with the help of community volunteers and community contractors. Local businesses will provide discounted materials to start […]

Need more kids?

Matt Bolton has been running the Oete goat farm in Patumahoe for five years. As calf clubs approach, he and the team are letting the community know that this is the place to be if you need more kids. The farm has around 2500 does, each one averages two kids, meaning there’s plenty of little ones for calf club days. […]

Local funds boost food bank

It’s locals supporting locals once again in Waiuku. On 27 June 2018, St Andrew’s Op Shop donated a cheque for $1000 to the Waiuku Food Bank. Manager of St Andrews Op Shop, Sharron Levestone, said the food bank does a fantastic job in helping families in need with food parcels. “We are privileged that monies raised in our shop are […]

Check it out— Waiuku checkout operator is tops!

Over the past few days, 253 checkout operators from New World, Pak n’Save and Four Square stores across Auckland went till-to-till in Foodstuff’s North Island’s 70th annual Checker of the Year competition. Waiuku New World’s Paige Brown was one of the entrants who competed on Thursday 5 July. Entering for the first time, she came away with the top place […]

Letter: Care Crusaders update

Otaua school recently held a mufti /can day for our Care Crusaders. A huge amount was donated which resulted in my husband and I (Care Crusaders) taking a trip up to the women’s refuge with the donated items. We greatly appreciate all the support from the school.  Paula, Waiuku.

Yana’s Yarn— 10 July 2018

I was chatting with some friends last week about the power of words. We could all recall moments where people had spoken into our lives with passion and encouragement. Likewise we could also recall moments where negative words had been spoken to us or about us. Realising that we could remember both the good and the bad we decided where […]

Where does all our lettuce go?

The next time you tuck into some McDonald’s, spare a thought for the 815,000 kilograms of lettuce used, that is grown by our local farmers in Pukekohe as well as in Ashhurst in the Manawatu. All that lettuce is comparable to the weight of 402,500 pairs of gumboots. If that’s not enough McDonald’s sourced over 91 million buns, rolls, bagels […]

Local groups receive funding

Customers at Z stations nationwide voted throughout the month of May for their chosen charity to receive a share of $4000 from their local Z station. This year, six cents per litre was also donated to Good in the Hood during National Fuel Day, making the total given away more than $84,000. In South Auckland, the funding was split between […]

Life changing treatment needed for Caitlin

Caitlin McMurtry is an eight year old with scoliosis. Her family are working to raise funds for a treatment option in Los Angeles. Waiuku-born Caitlin McMurtry is just eight years old, and on her way to having life changing treatment which could lead to a pain-free life. In 2017, Caitlin’s mum Michelle noticed a hump in her back. After a […]


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