Hard work pays off for OSPA

Onewhero Society of Performing Arts took out a number of awards at the Zony Awards at the Distinction Hotel in Rotorua on Saturday 22 September. ...

Police Inspector discusses policing changes

Inspector Dave Glossop addressed an enthusiastic and vibrant crowd at St Andrews Church in Waiuku on Wednesday 19 September, to explain his new policing model...

Franklin folk, please foster me

Awwww. These cute pics make me want to evict the kids and use the room to house these wee lovelies instead!  They probably eat less...

Mudlarks celebrate 24.6 hectares cleared

  THE Mudlarks, formally known as the Waiuku Estuary Restoration Trust inc, celebrated the final cutting of the mangroves at Tamakae Estuary on Friday 21 September....

Gambling a growing problem in Waiuku

According to the HPA (Health Promotion Agency), it’s likely that 186,000 Kiwis are experiencing a level of gambling-related harm. Waiuku is no exception to the...

Council investigate new uses for golf course

“Selling golf facilities is not part of the discussion,” according to Franklin ward councillor Bill Cashmore. A story was released by the New Zealand Herald...

News

Selwyn Centre farewells coordinator

On Tuesday 18 September, the Tuakau Selwyn Centre farewelled Judy Skinner, their Coordinator for the last 10 years. The Centre, for isolated and lonely elderly people,...

Talented local publishes book

Moya Kirby, from Tuakau, has written a children’s Christmas book, set to be released on Monday 1 October 2018.  The book, called ‘The Lonely Little...

WOW award— 25 September 2018

This week’s wow award goes to Robin from Mitre 10 Mega, Pukekohe. The person who nominated Robin was impressed with him being very patient, even...

New reservoir increases drinking water storage

The completion of a $6.6 million project has improved the security of the Waikato District’s drinking water supply. Four new reservoirs at Ngaruawahia, Hopuhopu, Huntly and...

Opinion

His Word: Forgiven as We Forgive

Quote; “We can receive forgiveness from God only as we forgive others. It is the love of God that draws...

Wow! Those 100 ft waves look close!

By Simon Huggett Did you know The Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas cost $1.35 billion U. S dollars? The...

Letter: Lucky to have Eagle

I just want to say that your article on the Police Eagle is great, well done!  We are very fortunate to...

Yana’s Yarn – 25 September 2018

The Mudlarks have finished one third of their work. Hours and hours have gone into clearing the Tamakae Estuary.   But...

A precious gem in our community

I’ve been away from home for the past few weeks and have met some interesting people and enjoyed delicious home...