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Paraglider in serious condition after crash at Karioitahi Beach

Police are in attendance at Karioitahi Beach where a paraglider has believed to have crashed. Sergeant Ben Ostler of Counties Manukau Police says a male is in a serious condition. Westpac Rescue Helicopter will transport him to hospital. There is limited mobile coverage in the area so no further details are available at this stage.

Auckland Police respond to Conifer Grove fatality

Police responded to a report of a drowning in Conifer Grove, Auckland at approximately 8am this morning, Sunday 23 July, 2017. A 9-year-old girl has died at the scene and her death is being referred to the Coroner. Police’s thoughts are with the girl’s family and friends at this tragic time.    

Report suspicious behaviour to Police

Time and time again, reports of suspicious behaviour is placed on social media, and yet, it doesn’t get reported to the Police. Just yesterday (Wednesday 19 July 2017), an incident where a man approached and followed a young girl in Waiuku was posted to a local grapevine site. The post has received many comments, including statements from others who had […]

‘Check-out chick’ humbled by win

When the placings were being called for Checker of the Year South Auckland, Sam Gray thought she had done ‘okay’ to place in the lower end of the top 12. So you can imagine her surprise when the Pukekohe Pak’nSave ‘check-out chick’ was called out for second place in her region. This was the first time that the former Tuakau College student had […]

Iconic weeping willow removed

The iconic willow tree that featured on the Tamakae Wharf in Waiuku was removed Wednesday 12 July. The tree, which had heritage protection, was cut down after Auckland Council applied for resource consent to have it removed due to it affecting the upgrade of the historical wharf. Council stated that the location makes it logistically hard to work on the area, and […]

Donate your blood this week

Did you know that your blood donation can save the lives of up to three people? With that in mind, the New Zealand Blood Service is visiting Pukekohe this week, From Wednesday 19 July, until Friday 21 July, and will be at the St John Ambulance Hall on Roulston Street. The team will be there from 1pm until 7pm Wednesday […]

NZRU Under 17/18 Girls Rugby sevens trialist

Pukekohe High School student Tahina Heta has been selected as a New Zealand Under 17/18 Girls Rugby Sevens trialist. A group of 120 current and recent schoolgirl players have been identified within each of the franchises throughout the country and will participate in a development camp from 12-17 December and will participate in a tournament on Saturday 16 December. The […]

Hot rodder gets more than he bargained for

Murray Hutcheson from Tuakau, ended up getting more than he bargained for when he bought a hot rod, sight unseen, from Canada over the internet three years ago. His experience buying a 1954 Ford Customline sounded too good to be true. Murray is a first time entrant to the prestigious Teng Tools Grand National Rod & Custom Show—a celebration of […]

Waiuku hot rod couple to enter national show

A Waiuku’s man passion for turning bits of old metal that no one wants into mesmerising cars will be on national show this month. Jack Martin and Louise Smith are entering their 1930 Ford Model A Coupe into the prestigious Teng Tools Grand National Rod & Custom Show – a celebration of this country’s 50 best hot rods and custom cars, and run […]

Reluctant hero recognised

When the Counties Manukau Police left a message on Matt Henderson’s phone for him to contact them, Matt’s initial thought was ‘oh no, what have I done?’ Matt had no idea that he was about to be recognised for his selfless actions that saved a woman’s life earlier this year. On Sunday 23 March 2017, the Onewhero resident was contemplating […]