Golf Tournament For Sharp Shooter

Last Tuesday saw a record number of players take to the green in the annual COVIC Vedi Veni Vici Christmas Classic golf tournament. Held at the Waiuku Golf Club, over 100 players took part in the annual event, which fundraised for an incredible cause, Michael Johnson’s Paralympic Campaign. Michael is a Paralympic Shooter, and has his sights set on Rio […]

ReMaterialise Creating A Sustainable Future

Always on the lookout for something to do, Fi Leaning has created ReMaterialise, a business that is not only hugely beneficial for the environment, but keeps the stay at home mum preoccupied during school hours. After never wanting to throw them away, the Waiuku resident has learnt the art of making reusable shopping bags out of single use plastic bags, […]

Bailey Follows In Sisters Footsteps

It is a case of one sister following in her sister’s footsteps, as Bailey and Brooke Gregory have taken out the DUX Award at Tuakau College within two years of one another. Brooke and Bailey of Tuakau couldn’t believe that both of them won the award, with Bailey being announced in November as the recipient of the overall academic excellence in […]

Bryan Scoops Australasia Growers Award

Bryan Hart, a grower from Pukekohe, has been recognised for his contribution to farming in Australia and New Zealand as part of the annual Syngenta Growth Awards. Bryan was one of only seven award winners recognised at the annual gala dinner on Tuesday night, which saw the Pukekohe resident win the Grower Productivity Award. The Growth Awards recognise individual achievements […]

Police Launch Investigation Into Disappearance Of Waiuku Man

Police have launched an investigation into the disappearance of a 56-year-old Waiuku man. Lance John Murphy was last seen on Saturday November 21 2015 at around 6:36pm at the BP Service Station in Warkworth. He was travelling in his 2010 Mazda 6 motor vehicle, registration HMZ40, which was located by Police in Goatley Road, Warkworth on Thursday 26th November 2015. […]

Michael Takes Out Attitude Awards

It has been a busy week for Paralympic Shooter, Michael Johnson. Not only has the Waiuku resident attended a charity golf tournament, but he also took out Sport Performer of the Year at the 2015 Attitude Awards on Thursday night, all while keeping up with his training for Rio 2016. Described as one of the sharpest shooters in New Zealand, […]

Lights Out For The Last Time

From humble beginnings 20 years ago, Phyl and Jim have built a spectacular Christmas Display which tens of thousands have had the privilege of seeing. For the last five years the show has been held in the Waiuku War Memorial Hall, however this year will be the last one. The Christmas Display lights will be going out for the last […]

Local Coastguard hero honoured

A reluctant hero, humbled by all the accolades and the awards he has received. However all Waiuku Coastguard’s President Nigel Griffiths wants is for people to be safe on the water, to wear their life jackets and make their bar crossing reports, rather than focus on these awards. Talking to Nigel you sense his sadness at what has been a tragic year for boaties on both […]

A note from Emma’s desk

December is the season to be merry. The year is winding down, the weather is great, making for the perfect excuse for drinks and barbeques, and those highly anticipated work parties are on the calendar. But as the drinks flow, accidents happen. It is time to be pro-active, make careful decisions, watch how much we are drinking, and, more importantly, organise how we are getting home from these events. I am one of […]

Callous act costly to vehicle

This is addressed to the callous individual that decided it would be funny to take a large rock and place it in the middle of the road near the Awhitu Rd and Sandspit Rd intersection on the night of Thursday, November 26. What you were thinking at the time is beyond me. You will be pleased to know that your ‘joke’ worked. My […]

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