Cup win!

Delighted young Pukekohe fans cheer as second-five Jarrod Stevenson scored on Saturday to see Pukekohe defeat Karaka and take the Counties Power Cup. Results from the weekend’s games inside this week.

Sports park urgency, but no concerns for residents

An advertised meeting at the Waiuku Rugby Club last week to take further steps towards the development of a sports park in Waiuku has raised some concerns among nearby residents over increased traffic and parking in the area. The meeting was part of a process to form a group to ensure available funding can be used to develop a sports […]

Potential water supply risks raised over Hunua 1080 drop

Aucklanders should be concerned about a planned 1080 poison drop in the Hunua Ranges, their catchment for drinking water, says Richard Prosser, Outdoor Recreation and Primary Industries Spokesperson for New Zealand First. “Nearly 50,000 kilos of 1080 poison baits will be dropped over the very heart of the Queen City’s largest drinking water catchment and reservoir area,” he says. “Watercare […]

Editor’s Desk

Last weekend I discovered that not only can women multitask, they also expect men to not only multi-task, but somehow to complete several of those tasks at the same time. The House Boss and I are trying to renovate a house. What that means is I am trying to renovate a bedroom, she thinks we are renovating the entire property. […]

No colour left in housing

An outing on the 28th for senior citizens saw us travel through lovely Clevedon, then on to Duder, Maraetai, etc to the Howick RSA for a great lunch. En route home, we went via Botany Downs and Murphy’s Bush to view improvements in new ‘housing’ for Auckland. I thought I’d gone to hell! Rows of black and grey boxes, some […]

If no rental, why charge for admin?

Re: Zero rental but $360 fee for cafes. Franklin businesses are just plain lucky.. Aren’t we just? A faceless council employee decides there will be no council charges imposed on those using part of the sidewalk space to cater for their customers’ requirements for outdoor dining and socialising. But, an administration fee of only $360/ year will be imposed. Which […]

Police seek witnesses to Karaka crash

Counties Manukau Police Serious Crash Unit is looking for information on a crash which occurred at around 6:45pm on Friday 8 May. Three cars were involved in the crash on Linwood Road near Karaka Road North, including a red Toyota ute, a silver Nissan stationwagon and a red Peugeot hatchback. The crash caused the road to be closed for around […]

Emergency callout

Police and other emergency services including the Aucland Westpac Rescue Helicopter attended a single vehicle crash on Sunday, in which a car has rolled into a paddock at Glenbrook Rd, Kingseat, just east of the roundabout to Kingseat. The car ended up on its roof and the driver had to be cut out of the car. The Serious Crash Unit […]

Warming youngsters

Awhitu’s Betty Andrews has been, for many years, knitting baby clothes from old jerseys, to donate to children overseas. However, demand is such locally that many of the items are used in South Auckland. Anyone with old jerseys suitable for recycling can drop them into the St Andrews Centre’s Op Shop in Waiuku.

Local author to talk books at library

Clarks Beach author Elaine Blick, who has just recently launched her fourth book, is to speak at the Waiuku Library on the morning of Friday, July 3. The event follows the launch of her book First Names Only, the story of unmarried mothers in the 1960s, set in Auckland and Clarks Beach as it was in that era. Elaine’s mother […]


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