Views Improved As Power Poles Removed

Waiuku’s streetscape will benefit from upgrades being completed by Counties Power, as a large section of network between King Street and Awhitu Road is being buried underground. The project will see both high voltage and low voltage overhead lines, poles and network equipment removed in favour of new underground cables and switchgear. Around 35 poles are being removed and Counties […]

Another Good Year Anticipated For BPW Franklin

BPW Franklin has had a very good 2015 and look forward to continuing the trend. The organisation is committed to unlocking the potential of all women by encouraging tertiary education with the annual bursary for women with connections to Franklin, with the expectation that it will help towards their economic independence. The other part of encouraging women and girls was […]

SLS Kariaotahi Excel At SURF Life Saving Northern Competition

Saturday, February 20, saw the start of the Surf Life Saving Northern Region Championships held at Omaha Beach. With over 450 competitors from 18 clubs competing to be number 1. SLS Kariaotahi had three canoe crews entered into the competition and won medals on both days. In a competition dominated by Mairangi Bay, Red Beach and Orewa, Kariaotahi managed to […]

High School Leavers Ready For University

Year 13 high school leavers from the Franklin area have been gearing up for university at UniPrep, a university preparation experience offered over summer at the AUT South Campus in Manukau. UniPrep is a full-time, on-campus six week programme designed to ease students into university life and ensure new students get the best start possible. Students take part in a […]

SERIOUS CRASH – Tuakau 22 February

Police were at the scene of a serious crash in Pukekohe where a vehicle collided with a motorcycle at the intersection of Buckland and Tuakau Roads on Monday 22 February. Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew from Mechanics Bay were tasked to Tuakau for a motorbike vs car accident. The crew landed in a farm paddock beside the road and were […]

World Cup Trophy Comes To Pukekohe

It isn’t every day you are able to get up close and personal with the Rugby World Cup trophy but the Franklin community was treated to just that. Last Thursday, Counties Manukau and New Zealand Rugby staff went around to Pukekohe High School, amongst others, with former All Black Keven Mealamu, and the Rugby World Cup trophy in tow.

2016 Burnsco Finn Nationals At Sandspit Reserve

Those who ventured to Sandspit Reserve between February 11 and 14 may have noticed the extra activity around the Waiuku Yacht Club. The club was the proud host of the Burnsco 2016 Finn Class Nationals, the largest of the single handed Olympic class dinghies. A star studded fleet took to the waters, giving local sailors the chance to mix with […]

Glenbrook Still Under Pressure

NEW ZEALAND Steel puts Taharoa ironsands mining operation up for sale. In November 2015 we spoke to Andrew Garey, General Manager of New Zealand Steel about the $50 million savings target he and his team at the mill were trying to achieve. However that may not be enough any longer. Yesterday New Zealand Steel’s Australian owner, Bluescope, placed its Taharoa […]

Osborne’s Help Lewis Become London Bound

UPON hearing the news of Lewis Tiller being selected for the West Ham United Under-18 Football squad, Brian Barrett of Osborne Realty came to the budding soccer player’s aid. The Waiuku College student was the only one selected from trials held in New Zealand and Australia at the end of November last year, and flew out late Monday night bound […]

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Giant Rueben de Jong towered over his fellow competitors at the Counties Manukau Strongman Competition, held at the Franklin A&P Show over the weekend. Not only did he set a world record, he also took out the competition.


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