Mayor Len Brown Talking Transport In Waiuku

I attended Auckland Council’s transport meeting along with just under 100 people eagerly awaiting to hear if there were any changes to plans already published. To hear if the Mayor was going to electrify line to Papakura or to hear if the Mayor would direct Auckland Transport to extended the train service to Pukekohe for special events. Or maybe to […]

Swimmers And Coach Selected For Harlequins Team

The 2016 Swimming New Zealand zonal champs took place at the National Aquatic Centre on Saturday, February 13 and was broadcast live on Sky TV. New Zealand was split into four zones and teams from each zone competed against each other for junior, senior and combined points. Counties form part of the Northern zone, including Auckland and Northland, the Harlequins […]

Cadbury Pledges Support For Paralympians

Cadbury will contribute $200,000 to support the New Zealand Paralympic team on the road to Rio Paralympic Games, and to assist in the future development of Para-Sport in this country. The campaign, aimed at inspiring New Zealanders to get behind their para-athletes, includes local shooting legend Michael Johnson. Cadbury will show their support with a digital campaign and dedicated microsite […]

Sad Loss For Steelers

Poppy, the Steelers mascot has passed away, leaving the Steelers and her owner overwhelmed by the love received after her passing. Poppy came onto the scene when she was shown on SKY TV during a Steelers home game vs BOP in 2012. Stephanie Lee was the owner of Poppy and her house overlooks ECOLight Stadium. Poppy would be seen wearing […]

Kade Receives Gold At Olympic Weightlifting Championships

15 year old, Kade Browne from Waiuku College, recently competed in the Olympic Weightlifting Auckland Championships and achieved a gold medal in the youth division. Kade has been a year long member of the Franklin Weightlifting Club and this was his first time competing at a Championship event. “He really rose to the challenge, and we hope that in the […]

150 People Celebrate George Flavell’s 80th Birthday

george celebrated his 80th birthday on the February 13, 2016 at the Awhitu ARA Park with over 150 family and friends taking part in the 4km Hikoi. The setting and weather was perfect for the occasion with the natural orchestra of cicadas singing in the background while the welcome took place. Five generations of George’s family were in attendance and […]

Vandals Endanger Train

A report has been filed with the NZTA after GVR staff we forced to make an emergency stop when the crew onboard Ja 1250 spotted a steel bar across the tracks. According to Warwick Turner, General manger of Glenbrook Vintage Railway things could have been extremely dangerous for the crew and passengers had they not spotted the steel bar across […]

Toyota Issues A Safety Recall

There are possibly 9436 vehicles with a fault involving the rear seat cushion frame, with Toyota New Zealand announcing a recall for 9436 RAV4 models manufactured between 2005 and 2014. In the event of a high-speed collision there is a possibility that the lap belt could contact the seat cushion frame. If this occurs, the seat belt webbing may be […]

Liam Meets His Hero

current SpeedSport Scholarship driver Liam Lawson had the chance to meet his motor racing hero when multiple IndyCar champion Scott Dixon returned home for the recent Leadfoot Festival. The two have a lot in common – both were the same age when they started competing in the Formula First with some similarities being drawn about both drivers. Lawson had just […]

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