Outlook Fitness Family Take On Queenstown

Last weekend was the second Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon and, once again, Outlook for Life runners were there to represent Franklin. The team joined 9000 other entrants in the annual event, which was set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown lakes region. The […]

What’s Buzzing At Waiuku Primary?

waiuku Primary is very pleased to announce the recent arrival of two bee colonies at the school. The students are going to experience a first-hand view of these amazing insects building their hives, working together and helping the environment. Some of the pupils have already been lucky enough to put on bee proof suits with veils and gloves and look […]

Rubbish Dumping A Disappointment

rubbish collection, an unfavourable person was too lazy to wait and decided to dump their trash on Alders Road, just under the Tuakau Bridge. The inorganic collection was held on Saturday at the Tuakau Saleyards, and was a mere $15 per trailer load. Dumping trash or littering is nothing but pure laziness. It effects the environment and is further cost […]

Tempt Your Tastebuds At Agave

It isn’t often that we steal ourselves away from our computer screens, but when Kylie Hall from Castaways Resort offered Lynn and I the opportunity to sample their delectable new menu, we just couldn’t resist. Those who haven’t travelled to this amazing setting above Karioitahi Beach do not realise what they are missing out on. Agave Restaurant is nestled in […]

‘Adopt A Tree’ Campaign Brings Christmas Cheer To Waiuku

Pictured are View Road School students proudly displaying their decorated Christmas trees as part of the ‘Adopt a Tree’ campaign. This was successfully launched by the WB&DA last year as a means of strengthening the links between local business and schools and dresses the sidewalks of the Waiuku Town Centre with a bit of Christmas cheer. The concept, which has […]

Waiuku Students Revitalise Grandstand

A bit of enthusiasm utilised into hard work saw Year 10 students from Waiuku College sprucing up the tired looking grandstand at the Waiuku Rugby Club. Under the watchful eyes of Brett Donald, father of rugby legend, Stephen Donald, and Social Studies teacher, the students removed graffiti and gave the grandstand a good lick of paint last Tuesday. The students […]

Auckland Westpac Helicopter Missions

KARIOITAHI – On Tuesday, November 24, at 00.37am, Westpac 2 was called to a private location for a critical male patient in his 60s suffering a medical complaint. Transported him to ACH. AWHITU – On Tuesday, November 24, at 4.18pm,W1 responded to an ambulance callout to search for a missing boatie from a boat that had overturned whilst attempting to […]

Hon. Todd McClay Visits Franklin

Hon. Todd McClay, paid a visit to Pukekohe last Tuesday, to meet with local businesses and to attend a public meeting which was hosted by MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly. Mr McClay is MP for Rotorua and holds a number of senior portfolios, including Minister of Revenue, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Associate Minister […]

Multi-Agency Rescue Off Awhitu

Awhitu Rural Fire Force, Waiuku and Papakura Coastguard, Eagle Police Helicopter, Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Coastguard Search Aircraft and St John all joined forces in the search and rescue of three fishermen, after their 6.5m boat overturned crossing the Manuaku Bar on Tuesday last week. Waiuku Coastguard received an urgent call out after a 6.5m powerboat with a crew of […]

Rural Crime Prevention Advice

According to the Pukekohe Police, over the last several months, it has been noticed that the Franklin rural area have experienced an increase in rural burglaries, which includes offending in this area. Offenders have burgled residential dwellings, but more recently, garages sheds and out buildings are being specifically targeted in the rural locations. Popular commodities targeted by offenders include chainsaws, […]


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