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Police Patch 03 October 2017

Last week a specialist Police team executed a drugs search warrant with the assistance of the Armed Offenders Squad, at an address on the Awhitu Peninsula. A commercial style drug manufacturing lab was located along with a large quantity of manufactured drugs. Three persons are now before the courts on Supplying and Manufacturing charges. That this type of activity is […]

Introducing Kylie Hall

Some of our readers may recognise Kylie’s name. She’s been a contributing writer for some time, is an active supporter of youth in our community, and now she’s officially part of our wonderful team. With a background in freelance writing, marketing and tourism, and a passion for people and their stories, you may have also seen Kylie pounding the pavements […]

Baker’s Banter – September 2017

I had a lot of fun on a Saturday morning recently, joining in with a dedicated group of people doing a volunteer planting alongside the stream behind the Hot Rod Club in Pukekohe. What intrigued me was there were a number of people who travelled from as far away as Newmarket and Three Kings to get stuck in and plant […]

Police patch – week ending Monday 28 August

Over the last couple of weeks, we have executed a number of search warrants relating to several ongoing investigations. One was in relation to a stolen motor vehicle we had recovered. When the search warrant was done we found more than what we were looking for in the form of a substantial amount of cannabis plants. A local 20 year […]

A note from Emma’s desk- 15 August 2017

If you don’t vote or speak up when you are given the opportunity to, it could lead to serious repercussions, or consequences in the near future. Yet, the answer is quite simple, isn’t it? If you do not vote, you cannot complain. The same goes for when our local council’s give ratepayers the opportunity to discuss options over their wasterwater […]

Police Report 8 August

By Sergeant Graeme Wood In the last couple of weeks we have had reports of people hunting in the Waiuku Forest. This is illegal and highly dangerous. The forest is used by mountain bikers, horse riders, walkers, runners and people who fish along the river or coast. When the gates are open there are numerous people in there. As a […]

A note from Emma’s desk 08 August

We have had a great response to our Caramilk giveaway, and while we wish we could have given everyone who entered a block of this tasty treat, we have selected our winners with great deliberation. Here our four winners with their Cadbury experiences – we hope our readers enjoy them as much as we did! Diane Tyson – Attending University […]

Do you take a statin?

By Gary Parker Waiuku Unichem Do you take a statin? CoQ10 production will be reduced. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat soluble antioxidant vitamin that we naturally make in our body. It plays a significant health role with energy, cardiovascular and overall well-being. CoQ10 levels are vital for us to maintain as it helps to convert our food into usable […]

Osteopathy and the immune system

Helen Wright- Director Osteopathy Pukekohe Way of Life Health Shop, Pukekohe Can Osteopathy help to boost your immune system? The immune system does not always work alone. It works with a number of other systems in your body to help keep you healthy. Just to mention a few: The lymph system: Lymphatic flow is particularly important for immunity. The lymph […]

T for try new things

By Megan Vanlieshout Soul Nourishment Old ways won’t open new doors. The spice of life is doing new things. As kids or even young adults we are prepared to try new things and give different things a go. Then later on in life some of us appear to become afraid of giving new things a go or a chance. To […]