WOW Award

Wow award 22 August

This week the Wow Award goes to the the unsung heroes at the Pukekohe Hospital. After staying at the hospital for rehabilitation, our reader, the late Sean Joyce, highlighted the efforts of the staff there. “There is no doubt in my mind that nursing is not just a job, it’s a vocation in life,” said Mr Joyce. “All of the […]

WOW award 25 July

One of our readers, Kris Smith, would like to nominate a local business for this week’s WOW award, after she received customer service that went above and beyond expectations. Our reader has used Bridgestone Tyres in Pukekohe before, and has always been impressed with their friendly service. “Nothing is too much trouble attitude, prompt and efficient,” she said. After finding […]

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I, a 78 yr old man and my 74 yr old wife had a flat tyre while parked outside Pak N Save on Saturday 29 April.   It was raining and I don’t get down easily to attempt changing a tyre. Then a young Maori guy walked up and said he would do it for us. Then another guy came […]

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Bev Harrod would like to nominate Samantha Watkins for this week's WOW Award. She describes Samantha as a clever mum who single-handedly put on the Waiuku Easter Saturday Scavenger Hunt. "She created clues, asked local businesses to hide Easter Eggs in their shop windows, and donate goods to create some prizes. She also had some raffles and baking to sell. […]

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One of our readers would like to nominate Christine Robbins from the Waiuku Family Support group. Christine has been one of the long time volunteers at there, and her hard work and dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed. Our reader would especially like to recognise Christine for her commitment and hard work around project managing the recent building renovation. Christine has given […]

wow for 11 April

With a 45 minute window to fill last Friday, our reader called into the Radiology Department of the Pukekohe Medical Centre in West Street. She asked at the reception if they would be able to take xrays in that time. The answer was a very positive "Yes". Twenty minutes later she was done and on her way to collect children […]

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Rosalyn Wileman would like to nominate Zoe Thomson of the Waiuku Cat Colony Rescue for this week's WOW award. "We had a feral cat who had four kittens on our property in Glenbrook Beach, so we contacted Zoe for help. She dropped off a trap and every day, all the way from Karioitahi, would either come and collect the cats […]

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Volunteer emergency services don’t often get the recognition that they deserve. Last week, one local lady had to call them for assistance, and would like to thank the team that came to her aid.  “I would like to say a very big thank you to the St John Ambulance. I had the unfortunate need to call them in the early […]

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Liam Lawson is a young driver making waves in the motorsport industry, and has recently just claimed a world record in the latest series that he is competing in. Over the last 18 months, Liam has gone from strength to strength, and his family would like to acknowledge the local businesses who have backed him right from the beginning, including […]

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As the wet and wild weather caused havoc to many Franklin residents homes, a thanks is needed to the linesmen, who worked overtime to ensure everyone's power was restored as quickly as possible. It is a thankless job, and many of us would not enjoy working under that pressure, and in those conditions. Thank you team, for an efficient job.  […]