Poker Run fun

Over 203 people entered the annual 2016 Waiuku Fire Brigade Poker run. Thanks to the participants and the help of sponsors, the Fire Brigade was able to donate a massive $4000 to the Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Pictured are the joint winners Best dressed from the Poker Run. The ladies dressed up as the Day of the Dead. From left: […]

Energy for the next generation

In August last year we wrote about the Awhitu Wind Farm and that fact that it had a resource consent for 18 turbines and that the consent would lapse in December 2015 if nothing was done. At that stage the project looked like it was not going ahead. Last week a number of trucks rolled throughWaiuku carry parts of a […]

A note from Emma’s Desk

Where are the weekend’s disappearing to? It seems like they take forever to arrive during the week and then somehow,Iwokeupandnowitis Monday again. Hunter-gatherer is somewhere deep in the heart of the Ureweras with no form of communication, which means I have been left up to my own devices. However, having the weekend like I had, it was near on impossible […]

Pukekohe Pak n Save refurb disappoints

It has been interesting to watch the refurbishment of the Pukekohe Pak n Save store over the past few months. However, the new look and layout of their wine department is a real disappointment, looking more like a downgrade than an upgrade. I have been purchasing my weekly tipple from Pak n Save for many years and as an elderly […]

Kevin awarded Q.S.M

Last weekend saw Waiuku’s Kevin Drummond presented with his Queens Service Medal at the Investiture Ceremony at Government House. Kevin was presented his QSM by the Governor General of New Zealand, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae. Mr Drummond was announced as a recipient earlier this year for his services to the New Zealand Fire Service. He was involved […]

Local rookie driver takes podium finish

The dream is fast becoming a reality for young rally driver, Dylan Thomson. ll After investing his life savings into a Ford Fiesta ST rally car in October last year, the self confessed petrol head has just taken third place in the open two wheel drive class of the New Zealand Rally Championship series. Held in Otago two weeks ago, […]

Waiuku Drama students win at prestigious festival

The drama studies students at Waiuku College can’t wipe the smiles from their faces, as it has just been announced that they are to represent South Auckland at 2016 University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival later this year. Comprising of year 11 and 12 students, the drama class performed a 15 minute scene based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, at […]

Recycled materials sees local School scoop a win

A Franklin school has once again taken out first place in the high school wearable art competition, Eye on Nature Family Day. Held at Auckland Botanic Gardens last Saturday, Pukekohe Christian School won with their entry, ‘Maui’s Matriarch.’ With a theme of Water for Life Cool, Clear, Clean, the competition challenged students to design and create innovative, original wearable art […]

Race success for Dave West

They say once you fall off the horse, you have to get straight back on, and that is exactly what Dave West has done. This weekend was the first time Dave had been back on the tarmac after spectacular crash earlier this year in the second round of the Super Truck series saw his team have to rebuild the beastly […]

Pukekohe driver raises funds for RSA

In the lead up to the Demon Energy D1NZ New Zealand Drifting Championships this weekend, Pukekohe driver, Shane Allen’s car has been out and about helping raise funds for the RSA Franklin. Last Saturday, the Gulf Western Rattla Motorsport BA Ford Falcon was placed outside the trade sites at the Premier Motorsport Racing at Pukekohe Park Raceway, where volunteers were […]

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