Two-legged creatures main issue at Clarks Beach

Following on from our previous stories covering the unsafe swimming conditions at Clarks Beach, we’ve been investigating just what’s going wrong with the blue stuff we love to play in. The alarming red icon on the safeswim map below, highlights Clarks Beach as still having a ‘High Risk’ alert level, meaning there is still a long-term no-swim warning in effect, due to […]

Letter: Illegal Rubbish Dumping

We heartily endorse the sentiments contained in the recent letter ‘Illegal Rubbish Dumping’.  My family members regularly drive from the top of the Awhitu Peninsula to Waiuku.  The amount of roadside rubbish we witness is horrifying, and whilst it increases in volume closer to Waiuku, there are multitudes of cans, bottles, cartons, plastic along every metre blighting our landscape right […]

Found property August 2018

Pukekohe Police are holding the following items: 1 x Silver necklace found in Ward Street Pukekohe 1 x Silver bracelet found on Nelson street Pukekohe 1 x Gold bracelet found at Pukekohe 1 x Gold Bangle found in Pukekohe A tradesmans tool belt A yellow and black rugby bag and contents 1 set of Weight Lifting equipment Property belonging to […]

Offal blights river

Adding to the influx of illegal rubbish dumping, last week a couple of sheep carcasses were dumped in the Waikato River on Murray Road, Pukekawa at the Tuakau Bridge end of the road, about 30 metres from Highway 22. Waikato Regional Council said they are aware of the carcasses. “They were reported to us via Waikato District Council, who received […]

Council prepare to drop 1080

Auckland Council are preparing to aerially apply 1080 to the Hunua Ranges area.The sodium fluoroacetate will be administered to around 21,500 hectares of Department of Conservation land as well as some private land between now and October 2018. Each hectare will received around 2kg of cereal pellets. Due to the effectiveness of the 2015 operation, this is less than the […]

Where business and community share an important relationship

An executive with one of the biggest jobs in our region, is Gretta Stephens, who has recently completed her first two months as Chief Executive of New Zealand Steel, based at Glenbrook. Having moved from the deep south, where she was boss of the NZ Aluminium Smelter near Invercargill, Gretta says the past two months have been extremely busy, meeting […]

Sold! Castaways Resort has new owners

The popular resort on the stunning cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach, is now in the hands of Marsden Resorts, an Auckland based accommodation provider who took ownership of the business in June this year. Michael Osborne, one of the four directors of Marsden Resorts says, “As an experienced accommodation and hotel operator, our focus will be on how to continue to […]

Planting day a blooming success

The stream banks along a section of Franklin Rd are looking a lot sprucer, thanks to tree-planting volunteers. A large group of volunteers, including Hunua MP Andrew Bayly, Franklin Local Board members, Scouts and Z service station staff, turned out for a community planting day on Sunday 19 August. Volunteer Craig Prescott organised the event in conjunction with Auckland Council […]

NZTA meet with Pukekohe

A crowd of around 150 attended an NZTA meeting on the Southern Corridor Improvements project in Pukekohe on Tuesday 21 August 2018. The meeting was in response to the public’s want for a local meeting following a similar event in Takanini last month. Project managers from NZTA and CPB contractors presented on the current status of the Southern Corridor Improvements […]

Police Patch— 21 August 2018

Just a reminder about reporting things to police in a timely manner. If you come home or you’re at home and you find someone on your property that obviously shouldn’t be there you need to ring the Police immediately on 111. The same applies if you are out and about and see someone doing something that is obviously against the law […]

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