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Dumping a blight on beach

A large amount of household rubbish was found dumped at Karioitahi Beach last week. Passers-by found the rubbish which included a discarded swimming pool, car seat, oil containers, shoes, fishing packets, bird carcasses, outdoor furniture and green waste. It was dumped several kilometres south of the surf lifesaving building. Due to the amount of rubbish and waste dumped, it is […]

Council to sell service centre

Local Board chair Angela Fulljames says the Pukekohe Service Centre site on 82 Manukau Road will be sold on the basis that a fit-for-purpose alternative can be found. Franklin Local Board deputy chair Andy Baker appeared before the Finance and Performance Committee on Tuesday 15 May and says the council must, not only, be financially prudent but also retain its […]

Thousands raised by local brigades

The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge took place on Saturday 19 May, 2018. Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade’s Jim Snedden was on the fundraising leaderboard, in seventh. He raised $8483 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Jim was also awarded the Patu on the night for the competitor who showed the spirit of the Firefighters Sky Tower challenge event. A […]

Bare feet and Harry’s wedding

Writing a letter to the Editor is still a popular form of expression and opinion making. Even the brilliant Post Newspaper receives their fair share including one fantastic reader who corrected my mistake on Cape Foulwind. Here are a few REAL letters sent to editors in newspapers all over the world. A letter writer in Lincolnshire in the UK wrote, […]

Mosaic Torsos prompt cancer research

A personal experience with cancer prompted one local woman to start an idea for cancer research. Now other local and international artists have come on board to help, and share their experiences of cancer, in order to promote the mosaic torsos. Sandra Holmes is a cancer survivor. She took up mosaics when her cancer returned and found therapy in the […]

Thomas Murray wins two gold medals

Thomas Murray, a 13 year old from Pukekawa, won two gold medals at the 2018 AON National Age Group Championships last month. The competition, held at the Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre from 17 to 21 April, is the pinnacle age group competition held by Swimming New Zealand. It sees top age group swimmers and clubs from across the […]

Franklin to get better facilities following service centre sale

Deputy mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor Bill Cashmore and Franklin Local Board are pleased the people of Franklin will ultimately benefit from a decision to sell the current site of the Pukekohe service centre. Both Cr Cashmore and the local board advocated for the sale of the 82 Manukau Road site on the basis that a fit-for-purpose alternative could be […]

Waikato district Plan consultation continues

Waikato District Council is in the process of reviewing its District Plan and in doing so; they are talking with a group of property owners who will see a change. Before they notify the Proposed District Plan in July, Council is consulting with a group of property owners who will see additions to their property in terms of key features. […]

Helicopters respond to Waiuku motor vehicle accident

On Wednesday 16 May, at 3.28pm, W1 crew responded to Waiuku for a six year old female suffering multiple injuries as a result of being involved in an motor vehicle accident (MVA). She was flown to Starship Hospital in a critical condition. At 3.32pm, crew of W2 co-responded to the Waiuku MVA. They landed in a paddock next to the […]

Emergency services attending serious crash in Waiuku

Police are in attendance at a serious crash in Waiuku on Awhitu Road involving two vehicles. One person is in a critical condition. Two other people have also received injuries. The Westpac helicopter is attending the scene. A section of Awhitu road is blocked and diversions are in place at the intersections of Taurangaruru Road and Kaihau Road. Motorists in […]


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