Aggravated robbery in Takanini

At approximately 1.30pm today Police received reports of an aggravated robbery at a Post Shop/Kiwi Bank in Takanini. An unconfirmed number of offenders have entered the shop and weapons were presented. The offenders have left the shop with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one has been seriously injured, however one person received minor injuries to their leg. No further […]

Man from Takanini assault identified

Police have identified a 26-year-old man who was seriously assaulted in Takanini on Tuesday night. The man is still recovering from serious injuries after being severely beaten and left on the footpath at approximately 10.20pm on Tuesday night on Great South Road, Takanini. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance with helping identify this man. We are […]

“I just clicked” – Auckland Transport and Police sending a message about seatbelts

Auckland Transport and the New Zealand Police are working together to reduce the number of lives lost and serious injuries because people are not wearing their seatbelt or buckling their children safely into vehicles. A new campaign, “I Just Clicked” kicks off today to remind people that seatbelts save lives. AT is using traditional and social media and Police will […]

Donald returns to PIC Steelers to play in Mitre 10 opener at Pukekohe

The career of Stephen Donald will come full circle when he returns to the PIC Counties Manukau Steelers team to play neighbours Auckland in the opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup at Pukekohe on Saturday. Donald, who started his career with the PIC Steelers in 2001 while still at school, has been named in the midfield for the game […]

Pukekohe grower places second in national horticulture competition

Scott Wilcox from Pukekohe has been awarded runner-up at the Young Grower of the Year annual awards dinner in Christchurch tonight. Scott, 23, a fourth generation grower at Pukekohe family company AS Wilcox, was also awarded the Best Practical title tonight after winning the hands-on challenges. He was named Young Vegetable Grower 2017 back in May. After two days of activities in the national competition, […]

Investigation into historical murder narrows

Police are following positive lines of enquiry as the investigation continues into the 1987 murder of Chris Bush in Maramarua. Mr Bush was shot dead 30 years ago at the Red Fox Tavern just before midnight on Saturday 24th October after two men burst into the premise while he was enjoying a drink with three other staff members. A team […]

Sports co-ordinator role re-established

Only two weeks into his new role, Adam Chwesik has hit the ground running, and is excited to be getting behind the local community. The Franklin District Co-ordinator’s position through Counties Manukau Sport has been re-created after it ceased in 2015 due to lack of funding. After seeing a huge demand and need for the role back in the Franklin […]

All Blacks prevail in Pukekohe

The All Blacks arrived in Pukekohe on Friday night to a welcoming and excited crowd. It was an entertaining and crowd-thrilling game of three halves as the Counties Manukau Steelers hosted the Taranaki Bulls and the All Blacks at ECOLight Stadium. The Counties Steelers kicked off the game against the Taranaki Bulls, triumphing 28-7, before the Bulls faced off against […]

Events in brief 15 August

Record entries for Franklin Arts Festival The 2017 Franklin Arts Festival will be one worth visiting and revisiting. President Patrick Holden reports a 50% increase in entries over 2016. This year there will be more than 1000 exhibits and the depth of talented artists showing work is exciting. The president is sure that there will be something to satisfy everyone […]

Feedback: New World supermarket

Last week we asked for your feedback on the proposed New World for Paerata Road, Pukekohe. Here is what our readers had to say: Great news. We are in full support of a new world supermarket in Pukekohe. – K Spratt You wanted people to email their thoughts of the new “New World” that’s planned for Paerata-Pukekohe. I really don’t see […]