Mudlarks Delighted Over Council Progress

The Waiuku Mudlarks, the volunteer group who have cleared hundreds of tonnes of mangroves from the Waiuku Estuary, are delighted to have heard from Auckland Council that Council will procure a consent to continue with mangrove clearing in Waiuku Estuary. However, that good news also comes with news that the volunteers may need to find alternative sources of funding to […]

Probus Welcomes Simon Palmer

Waiuku Probus members were pleased to welcome Simon Palmer and his wife Jane to their meeting this month.  Simon gave a very informative talk about the Police Force, as well as explaining how many thefts can be avoided by just being sensible and not putting temptation in the way of potential thieves. Locking sheds, barns and front doors, not leaving […]

Sacrifice Recalled At Glenbrook

Waiuku RSA President Doug McNally pays his respects after laying a wreath on the  memorial steam train Passchendaele at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway on Monday. A special ceremony, attended by representatives from New Zealand Rail, the New Zealand Defence Force, RSA members and members of the Passchendaele Society marked the arrival of the steam engine, named after one of the […]

What A Week For Richie!

A Commonwealth Games gold medal, a wedding, and then chosen as New Zealand’s flagbearer for the closing ceremony – it’s been a stunning few days for Pollok’s golden boy, Richie Patterson. As former Pollok Primary School student Richie Patterson hoisted 184kg above his head in an arena in Glasgow, 17,863 kilometres away his older sister Jane  could feel every sinew […]

Campaign And Coffee

Hunua National Party candidate Andrew Bayly, (at right), was visiting businesses and sports groups throughout Franklin last week and stopped in to Waiuku to chat with local cafe owner Jaz Lahman about some of the issues local businesses are facing under the Super City. Jaz, one of the owners of Waiuku’s Cafe Karma, was among those businesses concerned that Auckland […]

Life Membership

Pukekohe Ladies Probus Club recently honoured member Marjorie Moorhouse (above left), for her work as Charter President with a life membership badge. Marjorie was presented with the award by club president Margaret Hefford. The club was formed in 1995.

Big Win For College Hockey Players

Waiuku College 1st XI Hockey Team are the winners of the Counties Secondary Schools Boys Competition. A whole-team effort saw the side shut out Rosehill College in the final with a convincing 4-0 win. This has been an excellent first half to the season for the team, winning the Counties Hockey Championship round (playing eight games with seven wins and […]

Storms Batter The District

The Franklin district wasn’t spared the brunt of the fierce thunderstorms, howling gales and lightning strikes which hammered the region last week. A number of homes in Pukekohe were affected by severe lightning, cutting power and destroying electrical equipment. Counties Power said Wednesday night’s storm meant power was off at the top of the Manukau Heads for about three-quarters of […]


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