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Waiuku community shows the way with trails plan

The Waiuku Walkways Committee presented a thorough run-down for how it will deliver the initial stages of the Waiuku Trails Plan at the most recent Franklin Local Board business meeting. The committee detailed how it will spend Franklin Local Board’s $300,000 budget allocation with the help of community volunteers and community contractors. Local businesses will provide discounted materials to start […]

Tamakae Wharf completed

Locals have been enjoying the recently completed Tamakae Wharf. On Tuesday 26 June, locals who had helped in some form, met to celebrate the finished wharf. It has been a long time in the making. Tamakae Wharf has been a large project, but one that has contributed to the vision of Waiuku. Contractors completed the works, with engineering and landscaping […]

Waste changes coming to Franklin ward

By Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor, Bill Cashmore. Waste, Rubbish and Recycling. Auckland creates mountains of rubbish each year. How will Council deal with this? Our new waste strategy aims to have zero waste in our landfills by 2040. It’s a tough ask, but I reckon we can do it. We are rolling out a new three-bin system, which […]

Tuakau Wheelie Bin collections

Waikato District Council are no longer collecting stickered black bags, but will instead be collecting wheelie bins in Tuakau. The bins will be collected weekly, with a $3 sticker attached to the handle. Tuakau residents can purchase stickers and tags in local stores, service stations or from the Waikato District Council office. If you do not have a wheelie bin […]

Lenny to help online services

Counties Power have launched an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot. Lenny the Liney (linesperson) can be found on the company’s home page. Users simply type a question into the bot, who will reply with an answer. Counties Power Chief Executive Judy Nicholl said the chatbot is a new approach for the company who is investing more in improving the customer experience […]

North Waikato inorganic collection

Following the success of its inaugural inorganic rubbish collection in the North Waikato last year, Waikato District Council’s service will return in June. The collection will be carried out in the Awaroa Ki Tuakau, Onewhero-Te Akau and the northern part of the Whangamarino wards for just the second time under the governance of Waikato District Council (WDC). From 11 June, […]

Introducing Luke Choi

Luke Choi is one of the newest on the team at LJ Hooker Pukekohe. With years of experience in hospitality, and business, he is excited to put his skills back in to real estate. “I’ve worked in Real Estate before, and I am excited to bring my expertise back,” he said. “Buying and selling can be confusing, but I’m here […]

Onewhero community supports after local loss

The Onewhero community has come together in an amazing display of support for Mark Hose. He lost all his belongings when a fire burnt down the house he was renting on Kohanga Road. Luckily he wasn’t home on Saturday 19 May at about 5pm when the house burnt down. The fire required six crews to battle the blaze and Northern […]

Baker’s Banter – 22 May 2018

Timely I guess to add my personal and up close perspective to the recent news that the Council is selling several properties. These include some former headquarters legacy of District Councils, including Franklin DC. It has been discussed and referred to for a while now, but with nothing formal. Being only one of three elected representatives in Franklin (joined by […]

Dumping a blight on beach

A large amount of household rubbish was found dumped at Karioitahi Beach last week. Passers-by found the rubbish which included a discarded swimming pool, car seat, oil containers, shoes, fishing packets, bird carcasses, outdoor furniture and green waste. It was dumped several kilometres south of the surf lifesaving building. Due to the amount of rubbish and waste dumped, it is […]


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