Mitre 10 Are Giving Away A New Toyota Hilux

There are just under two weeks left to enter Mitre 10’s Summer of DIY national competition, and local businesses have joined forces to show their customers what they could be driving away with. Pukekohe Toyota and Mitre 10 Mega, Pukekohe are showcasing the mighty new Hilux, which has been positioned outside the Mitre 10 Mega store over the last few […]

Strength To Strength For Theatre Group

With an over eighty percent attendance rate and rave reviews still pouring in, Waiuku Theatre Group’s production of ‘Artifice’ was already considered a great success. However, the show was recently honoured even further with seven nominations for the Auckland Community Theatre Trust 2015 Awards. “I’ve always tried to remain humble and never put too much thought on getting nominated, so […]

Franklin Stakes Claim To National Dressage Champs

the Franklin Thames Valley Dressage team were a force to be reckoned with last week at the New Zealand Pony Club Association National Dressage Championships. Not only did they take out champion for both junior and senior team, the dressage riders claimed the overall Championship title with a ten point lead. Coached by Alicia Collin and managed by Waiuku’s Tony […]

Auckland Westpac Helicopter Missions

21 JANUARY | 1:45 am – W2 Pollok – Mechanics Bay crew tasked to Pollok for a critical female patient in her 70’s suffering with a medical complaint. Landed on tarmac near the boat ramp to treat the patient. Transported her to Middlemore Hospital, at which time her condition had improved to serious. 23 JANUARY | 2:01 am – W1 […]

Pukekohe Driver’s Spectacular Crash Closes Track

DAVE West is lucky to be alive after a spectacular crash in his super truck saw Teretonga Park close for several hours last Saturday while they completed repairs. Southern Thunder 2016 was held at the Invercargill track over the weekend, which saw Dave competing in the NZ Super Truck series. Coming around down section near the pit lane in his […]

Jetsprint mania in Meremere

Up to 60 high powered boats and teams from four nations – America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – took part in the New Zealand leg of the World Jetsprint Championships, held in Meremere last weekend. The boats reach speeds of up to 125 kph and go from 0-100kph in 1.8 seconds. Pictured is Rotorua’s Nick Berryman and daughter Ella Berryman, age 19, in boat number 88 NZ Riverjet.

A note from Emma’s desk

I have learnt several life lessons over the weekend that, at my age, I should have been taught a very, very long time ago. They say that feeling old is just a mindset. However, after this weekend, I think I have a lot of maturing to do. Lesson one was not to tie balloons to the electric fence. We were setting up for a friend’s hen’s party, and came up […]

Angled parking in a parallel universe

Another of the towns mature iconic Magnolia trees has been put to the chainsaw and thanks to Auckland City, this time to make way for a couple of car park spaces opposite Centennial Park on Kitchener Road. Meanwhile thirty metres away is the Old New World which has literally over a hundred vacant car spaces. Another case of Auckland being out of tune with […]

Branching out

Potentially dangerous branch stretching more than half way across Waiuku Road (on the way to Pukekohe), near the Morley Road/Waiuku Road intersection. Concerned Driver, Waiuku

More than just a backyard cricketer

WAIUKU’S talented Sam Saunokonoko’s has been internationally recognised, as the young cricketer has recently flown to a camp in preparation for the U19 Cricket World Cup tournament. Sam, a member of the Waiuku Districts Cricket Club, is currently based in Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Queensland preparing for the tournament and was selected for the Fiji U19 team. Growing up in Waiuku, Sam played rugbyin the winter and mixed athletics […]


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