Competitions

Test your limits at triathlon

The Fulton Swim School Franklin Primary Schools Triathlon is coming up next month, so we wondered—what makes kids interested in triathlon? A resounding comment from kids we spoke with was that it’s cool to do three “things”, not just one. One youngster told us, “It can be a bit boring just doing a running race.“ Others told us they like […]

Sunset Beach reign supreme at BP North Island IRB Championships

A strong contingent of 10 crews saw reigning champions Sunset Beach continue their dominance of the BP North Island IRB Championships at Waipu Cove over the weekend. The Port Waikato club have been dominant in the sport over the past three seasons, including last year’s event at Oakura Beach and the previous year at Waipu Cove. While the weather presented […]

The Pukekohe Show amping up

The 2018 Counties Power Pukekohe Show is coming to town this February, boasting a big year of shows, activities and interactive displays. This year the show has a name change, and will also be hosting a heap of new events. Richard Holst, president of the Franklin Agricultural and Pastoral Society, says he is excited about this year’s show and the […]

Active Curves – well rounded business

Active Curves, a fitwear brand that caters to sizes from 14 to 32 has recently been launched by Karen Smith. The idea came after Karen left sports retail stores feeling like she didn’t fit in, and frustrated at the lack of plus-sized clothing. She often said to her husband through tears of frustration, “How is anyone meant to get fit […]

Counties Power competition winner

Waiuku’s Kathleen Murphy was the lucky winner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab A in the Counties Power Discount Competition held last year. To enter the draw customers were required to check their 2017 Counties Power discount amount online. All customers on the Counties Power network on 3 November 2017 were eligible for the discount, which was reflected on customer’s December […]

Get your nominations in

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Franklin Junior Sports Awards. Organised by the Counties Manukau Sports Foundation in association with the Franklin Local Board, the awards recognise outstanding talent in the community. Categories include; Under 19, Under 16 and Under 13 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, and Team of the Year. Youth that assist with optimising and supporting […]

ANZ helping local cricketers

ANZ is giving keen cricketers from Franklin and North Waikato a helping hand to get on top of their game this summer. Whether it’s with new team uniforms or replacing tired gear, giving the pitch and clubrooms a makeover, or the chance for a one-on-one coaching session with a BLACKCAPS or WHITE FERNS player, ANZ is supporting cricket at every […]

Award tops off great year for Kurtis

Christmas came early this year for local teen Kurtis Shuker. Earlier last month, Kurtis received notice that he’d been named a finalist in the 27th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards, run by College Sport Auckland. Judith Coe, Sports Coordinator at Waiuku College, had nominated Kurtis for his achievements in orienteering, which included thrashing the Australian field at the […]

Jump Jam teams nationally recognised

The two Jump Jam teams from Awhitu District School (ADS) were awarded Runner Up New Zealand National Champions in their divisions at the 2017 National Jump Jam Championships. The finals held at Westlake Boys High School at the end of October, with ADS Principal, Kristie Thomas, saying it was an outstanding achievement for their small school. The teams had to […]


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