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New face at CLM Community Sport

Barry Rhodes has hit the ground running at CLM Community Sport. The 31-year-old started last month in his new role as Young People’s Manager and his main goal is to get the youngsters of the Counties Manukau/South Auckland region active and into their sport. “I’m working with all the school ages between five and 18, just making sure there are […]

Eagle assists ground unit

The buzz of the Police Eagle Helicopter was over Pukekohe on Thursday 21 June. A police spokesperson said it appeared to be assisting a ground unit in response to a report of a suspicious person/vehicle. The Eagle was in the air around 1.40pm.

Parkinsons Group bringing awareness

The Franklin Parkinsons group have also been busy helping Age Concern knit many squares for World Elder Abuse Day on Friday 15 June. “To bring awareness they have covered the tree in front of Cambria House on Puhunui Road, Auckland with knitted squares all sewn together!” said Rhonda. “Volunteers joined them together to cover it and our group knitted many […]

Coastguard volunteers at the heart of our communities

As part of National Volunteer Week 2018, we’re sharing the good news of volunteer organisations throughout New Zealand and the good work they do in our communities. Today we would like to recognise what Coastguard’s 2,052 volunteers do for their community. The work Coastguard volunteers deliver is essential to keeping our communities strong and healthy. Over 2,000 Coastguard volunteers gave […]

The annual Franklin School’s Career expo 2018

The annual Franklin School’s Career expo is back this June, and will be stacked full of future-focused ideas. Four schools are co-hosting the event that will be held this Thursday 21 June. As we move into week eight of term two, the school year is travelling by all too fast! NCEA exams are approaching quickly, so now is the time […]

‘Little libraries’ coming for small communities

Waikato District Council will soon launch a roll out of ‘little libraries,’ similar to that in Pokeno, to towns including Pukekawa, Mercer, Glen Murray, Naike, Onewhero and Port Waikato. Prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility are building thirty ‘little libraries’ for Waikato District Council’s ‘Placemaking’ programme, designed to make the district’s public spaces inviting and boost residents enjoyment of their […]

Baker’s Banter – 19 June 2018

I was talking with my mother some time ago and marveling at how much change in the world she has seen in her lifetime, how we do things, what products and services are available now. The pace of change in technology in particular is mind boggling. Every day we find new things able to be done via our mobile phones […]

Victim named in hang gliding fatality

Police have released the name of the man killed in a hang gliding incident at Karioitahi Beach on Thursday 14 June. He was Scott Desmond Lalich, 34, from Morrinsville. The death has been referred to the Coroner.

Tuakau’s Reverend David Barnes on trains

Reverend David Barnes, a 93 year old from Tuakau, used to work in the railway stations in Tuakau, Pokeno and Pukekohe and believes re-starting the railway line form Mercer through to Auckland would be marvellous. He said the trains from Mercer to Auckland used to be packed full. “Cars killed it!” said David. “People got cars and stopped using trains. […]

Young Pukekohians take on the world

Six Pukekohe pool players, who are junior team members of Masse, will be representing New Zealand at the VNEA World Championships in Sioux City, Nebraska, USA later this month. Siblings Rachael Harwood (12), Geffrina Harwood (18), Luxman Jeram (15) and Zabain Jeram (13), along with brothers 20 year old Te Ahu Phillips and 17 year old Jarrell Phillips, are part […]


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