Food

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 […]

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 […]

Waste changes coming to Franklin ward

By Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor, Bill Cashmore. Waste, Rubbish and Recycling. Auckland creates mountains of rubbish each year. How will Council deal with this? Our new waste strategy aims to have zero waste in our landfills by 2040. It’s a tough ask, but I reckon we can do it. We are rolling out a new three-bin system, which […]

Locals feature in award winning book

A New Zealand book featuring local growers has won at the Gourmand World CookBook Awards 2018. Created by Gerhard and Henrietta Egger, they won the ‘World’s Best Photographer/ Publisher’ Award for their book, ‘Source New Zealand, it’s all about our food, our people, our land’, which features several local personalities. Hailing from Rotorua, Gerhard and Henri were finalists in three […]

Flavours worth talking about

I’m a lover of ‘tasty’. My food expectations are high on the taste front. I can’t be bothered with bland boring basics—life is too short, give me a serving of delicious tastiness please! So it was at Yakety Yak, one of Pukekohe’s thriving main street cafés. I was treating my Mum to a brunchy lunch to say thanks for all […]

Raising funds a Delight!

Between 3-23 May, Bakers Delight New Zealand gave Finger Bun fans around the country the opportunity to get behind KidsCan and help children living in hardship. The Franklin community have helped Baker’s Delight Pukekohe raise a whopping $9366 for KidsCan. The Pukekohe store donated 100 per cent of the proceeds of their finger bun sales to the charity. The campaign […]

Bakery’s gold award a result of hard work

Lee Ung of Crown Bakery and Café in Pukekohe set himself some massive goals in July 2017, including winning a gold award at the NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards. That goal was accomplished last year, when he won a gold award for the bakery’s Mince and Gravy pie. They also won a silver award for their Mince and Cheese entry […]


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