Sports

Franklin United Youth Academy to launch

Following several months of discussions, the Franklin United board recently announced their plans for the creation of a Franklin United Youth Academy (FUYA) for 2018. The aim is to create a full pathway from 12th grade through to senior NRFL football. The philosophy of the FUYA will be aligned to that of Ole Academy in Wellington and the committee are […]

Indoor bowls group not giving up

The ‘we never give up’ group have been through some changes in the last year, but Ralph Dando says the group are rebuilding once again. “Anyone interested in bowling can join,” he said. While the group is aimed at providing a safe space for people who have experienced a stroke or disabilities, there is also the opportunity for volunteers to help. […]

Golfers go pink

(L-R) Margaret James, Margaret McAllen-Smith, Rosemarie Thomlinson and Yvonne Whittaker who won the breast cancer fundraising day on Wednesday 4 October at Pukekohe Golf Club.                                  

Pukekohe Croquet Club hitting the mark

The Pukekohe Croquet Club have been around for 112 years, and with some of the best grounds in New Zealand, they want to continue encouraging new members. Some of their newest members say the social aspect of the game and the club is something they enjoy. “I joined last December. I’ve always played a sport,” said Barbara Kennedy. “The croquet club […]

Ryan’s star still rising

Like many young people, teen footballer Ryan Rossall is currently studying towards his end of year exams. How well Ryan does in his exams won’t just affect his school outcomes though, it will impact his chances of securing a very special scholarship he’s got his eyes on. Last year at an Auckland trial, Ryan was identified as emerging talent by […]

Waiuku Golf Results

 7-10-17  S.N.C.STEEL Mid Week Open Ladies 1st GrossNina Williams 81 2nd Lorraine Craig 91 1st S/fd Delia Fleming39 2nd Yvonne Whittaker 36 3rd Piri Minhinnick 34 4th Mandy Paqpich 34 5th Margaret McAllansmith 34 6th Glennys Kerr32 7th Margaret Briffett 8th Mary Hull 31 Nearest PinDelia Fleming Longest Drive Yvonne Whittaker Non Golfers Div Nina Williams Men Div One S.S.C.STEEL […]

Wheelie good event for charity

There’s a new challenge for serious cyclists as well as a fun day out for casual riders right here in Franklin on Sunday 19 November. Organised by the Rotary Club of Pukekohe Inc. as a major fundraiser, The Counties Cycle Classic will start and finish at Pukekohe Intermediate School , 44 – 74 Queen Street. A significant beneficiary from this year’s […]

Counties Manukau PIC Steelers produce extraordinary final victory

A courageous effort with just 13 men on the field, led by a stunning performance from Tim Nanai-Williams, saw the Counties Manukau PIC Steelers beat Tasman 52-30 at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe. The home side finished the season on a brilliant note, scoring three late tries after being reduced to just 13 men late in the game. The PIC Steelers […]

Pukekohe Bike Pump track survey is out

Clinton Williams, the driving force and creative mind behind a bike pump track in Pukekohe is encouraging people to get involved by filling out a survey. With surveys for children, youth and adults, Clinton hopes to get an idea of what people want in the form of a bike pump track. While the idea is still in the beginning stages, […]

Clarks Beach Bowling club results

Clarks Beach Bowling Club held their Opening Day on Saturday 23 September. It was a lovely fine day and the season was officially opened by local MP Andrew Bayly. The club’s first tournament of the season, sponsored by Waiau Pa Automotive Solutions, was held on Thursday 28 September. It also was a great day as the sun was shining and […]