Honours flow at Waiuku Netball AGM

There was plenty of emotion and celebration at the Waiuku Netball Centre’s AGM on Monday 5 March. Anne Walters was accorded life membership, joining just seven other living members of the association with that status, while Bronwyn Sloane, Rachel Browne-Cole and Sharni Hunter were all honoured with service awards. Anne has a lengthy list of achievements and citations for her […]

Sorry not sorry coming to Franklin

‘Sorry, not sorry,’ a photographic exhibition, will be at the Franklin Arts Centre until Saturday 7 April. It will feature a mix of photographic works from Conor Clarke and Tia Huia Ranginui. Conor Clarke, who grew up near Pukekohe, says she’s chuffed to be asked to show her work on the ‘home turf’ so to say! “Even though I’ve been […]

From blue to bald for a good cause

Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC) annual signature fundraising event. This year, a local Pokeno Early Childhood Education teacher will be parting with her fun blue locks to raise $1000 for LBC.  Heather Watson works at Suits and Gumboots Country Daycare in Pokeno and on 21 March she’ll be braving the clippers for this […]

Locals win at Dairy Awards

Local dairy farmers, managers and trainees were awarded at the 2018 Auckland/ Hauraki Dairy Industry Awards on Saturday 10 March at the Pukekohe Indian Hall. Share Farmer of the Year for the region went to first-time entrants Chris and Sally Guy. The couple are in their second season 50:50 share milking on Allan Guy’s Papakura property, milking 200 cows. They […]

Pukekohe Fire report: 1-6 March 2018

1/3 Car fire (truck trailer brakes on fire)  motorway Ramarama/Drury 1/3 Scrub fire Pinnacle Hill Road Bombay 1/3 Bush fire Flynn Road  Pukekohe 2/3 Bus fire (false alarm) Southern Motorway Bombay 2/3 Fire in vicinity Nandina Lane Pukekohe 2/3 Skip bin fire King Street Pukekohe 3/3 Hedge fire Logan Road 3/3 Medical call The Glade South Pukekohe 4/3 Fire in paddock Pinnacle Hill […]

New level for Waiuku Theatre Group

Waiuku Theatre Group are currently rehearsing for their latest show, Spirit Level, a comedy by Pam Valentine, directed by Glenda Hagenson. Glenda has directed many of the Waiuku Theatre Group’s shows and with a relatively experienced cast Spirit Level will be another must see. With famous crime writer Jack Cameron and wife Susie haunting their cottage—they couldn’t get into heaven […]

Pukekohe High head students ready for action

In a town that is growing, with a school that is growing, Pukekohe High School’s Head students for 2018 have a big job ahead of them. Seventeen year olds Shey Eva, Angus Eason, Kate Fryer and Ellie Cato are ready to bring about change and incite school spirit. Having been part of the school since year nine, they are proud […]

Ready to give back

The Grassroots Giving Programme is calling for funding applications from the local community organisations in the South Auckland area. Part of the Auckland Foundation’s annual granting, grants of up to $10,000 are available to support specific initiatives, such as youth development, literacy and numeracy, and migrant and refugee services. The programme is enabled by the generosity of The Tindall Foundation. Auckland Foundation CEO, […]

The Magic of the Mudlarks

Twenty six thousand. Let’s say that again—26,000. That’s the number of man hours the mighty Mudlarks have spent to date, bringing the Waiuku Estuary back to its former glory. The Mudlarks started back in 2010, when local resident Ian Scobie got a bit restless in his retirement and decided to carry out a wee bit of cleaning up on the […]

Port Waikato February fire round up

February must be one of the quietest in history for the Port Waikato Brigade. We had one medical early in the month and that’s all! This call out did show how important it is for letter boxes to have clear and correct numbers on them or it’s very difficult for us to find you, especially on shared driveways and that […]

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