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A note from Emma’s desk

I had to laugh at how Pukekohe made the national news last week. For those who hadn’t seen it, there is a video of a car transporting three calves in the back, travelling down Manukau Road. While it may seem as an unusual way to...

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Swimming Pool

Yes the temperature did affect me a lot. The water temp dropped so much that I couldn’t join the aqua classes, I did try and straight away had a cold the next day. I’ve had a membership for years and I kept on paying...

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A note from Emma’s Desk

Who remembers the TV adverts surrounding road safety in the early 90s? One that used to give me nightmares was, the drunk driver crashing, and then getting out of the car before it caught alight. However, he couldn’t get his...

A note from Emma’s desk

With Queens Birthday weekend well and truly behind us, it is hard to believe that our next public holiday is over four months away. I hope most of you enjoyed the last long weekend for a while! I certainly did. While the bank...

Franklin lap pool

I have been attending the Franklin Leisure Centre Lap pool twice weekly for the past 5 years, following loss of mobility due to a medical condition which left me largely dependent on a wheelchair. Aquatic activities are...

A note from Emma’s desk

I’m going to shave my head. There – it is in writing, so I can now be held accountable for it! Don’t get me wrong, I am not heading towards the infamous 2007 Britney Spears head-shaving-meltdown incident. Last week, I was...

Bakers Banter

We have been out and about recently getting public response to our latest Local Board Plan. Always an interesting exercise but a lot of fun. In saying that I have had some really interesting discussions, I guess I am lucky that...

A note from Emma’s desk

I thought that running away to the circus was still a valid job opportunity. But after going to see the Weber Bros Circus in Pukekohe last Friday evening, I realised that the performers have more talent in their pinky than I...

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