Stars power helps close out Future Ferns season

The Future Ferns programme at the Waiuku Netball Centre is over for another season and the finale went off with a bang. Undeterred by intermittent showers and decked out in their most colourful garb (including delightful tutus) some 45 young netballers, who have spent the past nine weeks learning the basics of the game and working as a team, did […]

Onewhero students ANZ Future Captains

Tanika van Dijk and Megan Pearson, both Year eight students from Onewhero Area School, were the ANZ Future Captains at the Trusts arena for the ANZ Premiership game between the Sky City Mystics and the Northern Stars on Sunday 8 July. Tanika said, “It was a really cool experience and I enjoyed meeting the captains and being on court to […]

Storm to make most of facilities

The Franklin Storm will be impressing at home when they take on top of the table Bay Roskill Vikings next week. They will be playing at Waiuku’s multi-sport park on King Street, on Saturday 14 July. Grace van der Brink said they are excited to bring a top level game to Waiuku, particularly as the Franklin Storm are currently in […]

Franklin United 14th Grade Girls

With the creation of the Franklin United Football Academy this year, a good number of girls trialled, and 14th Grade team was established. Currently sitting in third place on table of the Championship 14 Grade Division 1, the team is doing well for their first season together under the Franklin United club. The team aged from 12-15 years old with […]

Pukekohe AFC— 7 July 2018

Pukekohe AFC Men’s first team’s season continued on Saturday as they welcomed high-flying Western Springs to Bledisloe Park. The game started very evenly with both sides sharing the possession and trying to settle into the game. Pukekohe created a couple of half chances to open the scoring before a smart break away from Western Springs saw their striker brought down […]

Pukekohe pool players world champions

Six players from Masse in Pukekohe represented New Zealand at the VNEA World Junior Championships for pool in Sioux City, Iowa at the end of June. Not only did they compete against nearly 300 players in a variety of disciplines, but three of them came away with new titles at the June competition. Thirteen year old Zabian Jeram won the […]

Football Report 30 June 2018 – Franklin United

Franklin United reached a milestone over the weekend, with its first player reaching his fiftieth game for the Club.  Salesh Kumar, 36, joined the club in its first year of existence in 2016.   Fijian born Salesh has represented his country at age group and senior level. In 2001 he was awarded Fiji Junior Footballer of the Year.  In 2007 […]

Football Report 30 June 2018- Pukekohe AFC

On Saturday, Pukekohe AFC’s Men’s Reserves team travelled to Bill McKinlay Park in Mt Wellington looking to overturn their previous result against Unimount, and take three points back to Bledisloe Park.  After some disappointing performances in the last few weeks the team saw this game as a real opportunity to recapture their early season form. The day however, did not […]

First aid kits given to little league team

With the winter sports season in full swing, the St John Waiuku Area Committee were thrilled to present two of their new ambulance themed First Aid kits to the Waiuku St John Little League team. The First Aid kits were raised from funds by the St John Opportunity Shop. It was fitting that the volunteers who work tirelessly in the Op […]

Waiuku College teacher second in two categories

You may recognise Tony Nelson as a Maths and Business Studies teacher at Waiuku College. Tony weighed in at 200 kilograms when he arrived in Waiuku 11 years ago. Over the years, the community have had front row seats in watching him transform his body. He recently participated in his fifth bodybuilding competition, getting on stage at 79.9 kilograms, with […]

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