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AOS assist Police in Pukekohe

Police were making a pre-planned visit to a property in Pukekohe today Sunday 22 April 2018, in relation to a person of interest. The Armed Offender Squad (AOS) attended as a precaution for attending staff. Police have now spoken with the person and have concluded their visit without incident. No arrests were made.

Two house fires in Pukekohe in one day

Police were made aware at 5:40am today, Saturday 21 April 2018 that a property on the corner of Kitchener and Rowles Roads had windows smashed and furniture inside had been set alight. Emergency services were first called to the scene after reports of an explosion. Police have attended the scene and are now working to determine what happened and any possible […]

Man pulled from burning vehicle in Papakura

A Police officer and member of the public have pulled a man out of a burning car following a serious crash this afternoon. Just before 4pm today, Friday 20 April 2018, a car driven by the 27- year- old crashed into a paddock on Papakura-Clevedon Road. Police and emergency services were called around 3:50pm and it was reported that the […]

Serious crash on Papakura-Clevedon Road

Police are in attendance at a single vehicle crash on Papakura-Clevedon Road. Emergency services were notified around 3:50pm this afternoon, 20 April 2018. One person is in a serious condition and has been taken to Auckland Hospital. Serious Crash Unit is on the scene and the road is closed between Hamlin and Heard Roads. Police thank motorists in advance for […]

Local powerlifter snatches the silverware

Local powerlifter Ben Holmes will soon test his strength at the GPC NZ Powerlifting Nationals. For now though, he’s on a high after snatching some silverware from our Aussie mates across the ditch. Ben has won silver at the invitation only Pro Raw Arnold Classic in Australia for the Under 125kg Men’s Open division. Three lifts combine to give each […]

Franklin United Football Results – 14 April

First Team 2-2 against Metro, Goal Scorer: Daniel Billot (2) – PIC Insurance Brokers Player of the Day, Daniel Billot Reserves Team 2-2 against Metro, Goal Scorer: Marc Lindsay (2) – Player of the Day Brody Turkington First Team Report After four weeks, Franklin United remains unbeaten with two wins and two draws.  Yesterday’s game saw another draw against Metro.  […]

Changes happening at Pukekohe North School

The Board of Pukekohe North School are leading some major changes under Chair Denise Proctor. The first, the appointment of Jim Stafford-Bush, a very experienced Principal. Over the years Stafford-Bush has raised the profiles of Ararimu School, Puni School and Bailey Road School in Mount Wellington, all of which have had their struggles. He finished at Bailey Road School in […]

Sand to Mud champions

Waiuku Lions Nick Herrold visited Glenbrook School to present them with a new piece of silverware. The School were the winners of the Sand to Mud Schools Cup. Glenbrook School had more than 30 student participating in the Sand to Mud fun run which took place on Sunday 8 April. The first six runners in were Hunter Maxwell, Connor Moynihan, […]

RSA farewell Roye Hammond

World War Two veteran and RSA Franklin founding member, Roye Hammond, 99, passed away suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, 11 April 2018. Roye served as an Army driver with the 18th Battalion in World War Two in Crete, then in Egypt. After the war, he worked for the Department of Conservation, with tasks including building and maintaining “the finest walk in […]

Pukekohe High School jazzing it up

Pukekohe High School’s Jazz band won the Best of Festival Trophy for the most outstanding jazz band at the 41st National Youth Jazz Competition held late in March. The school’s been competing in the competition every year since 2006, however this was the first year for teacher Simon Schofield. In the lead up to the event the students practiced twice […]


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