Great walk for Breast Cancer

Dr Denise Dalziel from Waiuku Health Centre has recently returned from what she describes as a trip of a lifetime, all while fundraising for an amazing cause. See page 2 for the full story.

Water alert

Watercare has since increased the frequency of their water monitoring programme in Waiuku after low levels of arsenic were detected in one of the three water sources for the township. However, it has been stated that there is no need for alarm, as it is currently reading 50 percent below the maximum acceptable level of 0.01mg/L, as defined in the Drinking Water Standards of New Zealand. In accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines, […]

A note from Emma’s desk

We have some extraordinary people in our community. They complete amazing feats for others, and yet they feel that their stories just aren’t newsworthy or deserve the acknowledgement. Take Dr Denise Dalziel for example. The softly spoken Doctor wouldn’t have contacted us about her adventure to the Great Wall of China, all while raising funds for breast cancer, if it wasn’t for her colleagues at […]

Trek to China for breast cancer

Dr Denise Dalziel has recently returned from what she describes as a trip of a lifetime, all while fundraising for an amazing cause. After seeing an email over a year ago about trekking the Great Wall of China for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, Dr Dalziel of the Waiuku Health Centre knew it was an offer she couldn’t refuse. “I see and talk to patients who are either going through treatment or know of family members […]

Therapeutic reunion planned

Emotional connections are expected to be a common feature of the first ever Rescue Reunion being organised by the The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust on Sunday 18 October. Anyone who has ever been rescued by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter is invited to attend the Reunion at the Trust’s Mechanics Bay Base. For many, the Reunion will be the first time they have met with the crews since the day they were rescued. “After my accident, I felt […]

Meeting held over Waiuku Skatepark

Skateboarders and interested parties of the Waiuku Skatepark congregated on Sunday as part of a community meeting arranged by Noeline Whittaker, a local grandmother of skatepark users. The meeting was held to discuss the hopes of an upgrade and what steps would need to be taken to help fund it. While Council and other local organisations have already registered their potential interest in assisting, the huge cost of such […]

Tamara needs your vote!

Tamara Bennett has entered into the AMP National Scholarships and is in need of the Franklin community’s help. The Master Trainer of Tai Chi has applied for the scholarship to help enable her to increase community well being by empowering people through tai chi, as it improves their physical, mental and social health, as well as enhance their quality of life. “Tai Chi is an art which embraces the mind, […]

Police call for witnesses to Port Waikato crash

Counties Manukau Police are seeking information from the public regarding a fatal crash which occurred on Tuakau Bridge – Port Waikato Road in Port Waikato. The Toyota vehicle was travelling west towards Port Waikato township between 9pm and 10pm on September 24, 2015 when it went off the road and into the river approximately 1km from the township. The 27-yearold male driver died at the scene. Police would like to speak with anyone who was driving on Port Waikato […]

Auckland Westpac Helicopter

Called to Onewhero Rugby Club at 1pm on Sunday for a female patient in her 40s who fell off a horse and was knocked out for a short time. Landed on grass to treat the patient. Transported her to MMH in a serious condition.

Louise wins Miss Teen title

It was a title Louise Dunn never expected to win, so it came as surprise to the bubbly teenager when she was recently crowned Miss Teen Franklin. Held at the Off Broadway Theatre, this was the second time the Pukekohe High School student had entered a beauty pageant. She says the calibre of the contestants was extremely high. “There were some amazing girls there, including the former […]

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