Waiuku Coastguard In Dramatic Rescue Operation

Yesterday at 1.40pm Waiuku Coastguard received an urgent call out for a vessel that was overdue crossing the the Manukau bar, The crew on NZ Steel Rescue headed straight to Little Huia Boat Ramp to check if the vessel owners car and trailer were still there, after confirming this was the case, it was straight to the South channel of […]

Running for your next meal…

We enter the ‘great fat debate’ and ask, ‘why are we so fat?’ Have we become greedier and less active? The research seems to think not. So what’s changed that’s causing so much obesity ? According to research the answer is very simple. It’s the food we eat. More specifically, the sheer amount of sugar in that food and sugar we’re often […]

Glenbrook delivers on promise

NEW ZEALAND Steel has made good progress on delivering $50 million savings by FY2017 says Managing Director & CEO Paul O’Malley last week. The much awaited AGM was held last week, where BlueScope Managing Director and CEO, Paul O’Malley, was to deliver an update on the game changing cost savings needed to keep Glenbrook operating. We have made good progress to date, delivering nearly $30 million cost savings already and should exceed our target […]

A note from Emma’s desk

Before the craziness that we like to call Christmas begins, Hunter-gatherer and I were able to sneak away for a weekend to the picturesque Coromandel, with our awesome friends, Zoe and Lance. Yes, bossman Steve actually let me off my chain from my desk! We started on a high before we had left the house, with the gorgeous Northland couple announcing that they were expecting their first baby! What a way to start […]

Council Debt

With Auckland councillors considering the options for reducing the council’s debt, attention and investigation should be made into the financial prudence of the council’s greatest expense – Auckland Transport. The two consultancy firms recently hired by the council to identify where cost savings could be made, highlighted the expensive prime real estate premises that Auckland Transport are located in, overlooking the waterfront at the bottom of […]

Worsening motorway congestion & no train services

The NZTA have reported that morning peak congestion periods on Auckland’s motorways are starting earlier for no apparent. The reason is quite obvious. Auckland’s population is growing at a rapid rate and together, with sky rocketing house prices and rents, people are having to live further out of the city and commuting in by car due to the lack of train services outside the urban […]

Spread the joy and Christmas spirit

It’s a special Christmas, at a time like this, so much hate and suffering going on. Special because time for family, friends, loved ones and people of the world to get together. Give a little – Be with your family and put things aside for one time of the year. Say a prayer. Light a candle for ones that have passed on. Good comes […]

Arnet Law adopts Pukeoware School

As the Life Education mobile classroom rolls into Pukeoware School for its annual visit this week, the organisation has received some good news from a local businessman. Gavin Arnet, a Trustee of the Life Education Trust Counties Manukau, saw an opportunity to assist the organisation by making a donation to Life Education in lieu of purchasing Christmas gifts for his clients. “As a father of three young children, I can really see the value in the health messages […]

Students awarded new scholarships

Amongst studying and preparing for exams, two lucky students from Waiuku have just been awarded the AUT South Campus Achiever Scholarship. Georgia Kendall and Awhina Shortcliffe are both due to graduate from Waiuku College at the end of the year, with the Scholarship coming in handy for next year’s studies. The AUT South Campus Achiever Scholarship was established to recognise outstanding high school academic achievements, leadership potential and students’ contribution to their school and community. Up […]

Talented Jennifer making her mark

She may be only 15 years old, but Jennifer Smith is already making her mark on the Country and Western singing circuit. Not only has the budding young singer scooped the intermediate section of the regional awards, Jennifer has also returned from performing at Entertainer of the Year, and just finished recording a section for Maori TV’s, My Country Song. The Waiuku College student has had a […]


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