Pukekohe pushes ahead 26-5

A large crowd turned out for the exciting local rugby derby between Waiuku and Pukekohe at Waiuku Sports Park last Saturday. It was what one could describe as a tense encounter, with some bone crushing tackles and sheer brute force but an entertaining match to say the least. Waiuku were totally committed and threw everything at Pukekohe, however they only […]

Three saved by Waiuku Coastguard

Another bar crossing goes wrong, and three men are lucky to be alive after spending several hours in the water until being rescued by Coastguard. Three people were rescued by Waiuku Coastguard last Saturday afternoon after their boat capsized in the Manukau Harbour as they tried to cross the Manukau bar. The memories of Easter 2015 came flooding back as […]

A note from Emma’s Desk

Ever had one of those days where you didn’t see the point of getting out of bed in the morning? Well, that was my Wednesday last week and I should have trusted my gut instinct by taking a mental health day instead. After a morning that wasn’t the most pleasant and armed with a coffee in hand, I began the […]

Crash concerns over Cornwall Road

With an estimated 45 crashes in 2015, and a further 15 this year, residents of Cornwall Road are asking the question when will it stop? Last Thursday morning, Police attended another crash on Cornwall Road, Waiuku, where, on this occasion a local woman’s car rolled on a corner. Thankfully both she and her young child were uninjured, however, Sergeant Graeme […]

Police call for witnesses in fatal crash on Waiuku Road

Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit is looking for anyone with information regarding a fatal crash that occurred on Waiuku Road, near Douglas Road, at around 8pm on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 to come forward. Of particular interest is a dark coloured Subaru, which was seen in the area around the time of the crash. The occupants of this vehicle may […]

Bombay resident taken hostage after pursuit

Around 12.25am last Tuesday morning, a 27 year old man took a Bombay resident hostage after stealing a ute and swallowing 3g of methamphetamine. The driver was caught by Police pulling burn outs and a pursuit was initiated, however, the driver was travelling at over 150km per hour, and with concerns for public safety, Police abandoned the pursuit. With spikes […]

Tuakau Kapa Haka achieve the impossible at Polyfest

Tuakau College Kapa Haka has achieved the impossible at the recent Polyfest Festival. After being promoted to three divisions over four years, the Kapa Haka group has not only learnt this year’s bracket in just three weeks, but took out third place in Division Two. QUICK The Polyfest Festival has been going since 1976 and Tuakau College have performed only […]

Pukekohe streets lay silent without John

Pukekohe now lays silent as the voice of John Walker no longer rings throughout the townships streets. The local busker passed away suddenly two weeks ago, leaving what has been described as a gaping hole in the community. Rain, hail or shine, the friendly face and his range of musical instruments could be found outside Take Note, Pukekohe. John was […]

Local couple wins trip of a lifetime

Daryll and Shelley Paton never win any competitions they enter. So when it was announced that they were the winners of a $36,000 trip of a life time to Sturgis, USA, two weeks ago, it is understandable that the Aka Aka couple are still coming down to earth. Daryll and Shelley are Harley Davidson enthusiasts, and were taking part in […]

Blanket initiative to inspire others

After hearing about a child passing away from living in damp conditions, a Tuakau whanau took it upon themselves to create an initiative to help try and prevent tamariki in the area from suffering in the same conditions. A year later, Alice Hawera and her whanau are blown away by the way the community has taken ownership of the cause, […]


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