Competitions

Storm to make most of facilities

The Franklin Storm will be impressing at home when they take on top of the table Bay Roskill Vikings next week. They will be playing at Waiuku’s multi-sport park on King Street, on Saturday 14 July. Grace van der Brink said they are excited to bring a top level game to Waiuku, particularly as the Franklin Storm are currently in […]

Pukekohe pool players world champions

Six players from Masse in Pukekohe represented New Zealand at the VNEA World Junior Championships for pool in Sioux City, Iowa at the end of June. Not only did they compete against nearly 300 players in a variety of disciplines, but three of them came away with new titles at the June competition. Thirteen year old Zabian Jeram won the […]

Waiuku contender makes Top 100

Gareth Retallick, a 31 year old who grew up in Waiuku and managed the Kentish Hotel for a while, has recently been placed in the Top 100 Bartenders in Australia and is now in the running for Top 25. T25 Bartenders Awards Australia is a celebration of 25 individuals who are recognised by their peers as exceptional in their field. […]

Hamper fit for a Queen

It’s a hamper fit for a Queen and created right here in Franklin. Paddock to Pantry, a local grocery store in Karaka, and online Gift Hamper business, was delighted to be asked to create a small gourmet and uniquely NZ artisan food hamper that was gifted to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern when she was […]

Sunset Coast represent at Nationals

Once again, the BMX riders from Sunset Coast BMX Club in Puni have come back from the national competition as champions. Held in New Plymouth over the Easter Weekend, the riders took out a number of podium positions and top eight placings. In the 20 inch riders, Paiton Taylor was first in her class, Max Hei Hei recieved NZ#2 and […]

Recycle in style

Have you got items lying around the house that you’re not using? The Onewhero Wearable Arts Festival will be back in style on Saturday 12 May and it is the perfect way to solve that problem. Organised by the Onewhero Netball Club, the festival is an opportunity for school students and members of the community to create items that fit […]


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