Youngest Rally Duo

Dylan Thomson from Waiuku and Amy Hudson are one of the youngest duos to ever tackle the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC), are gearing up for this weekend’s Canterbury Rally to continue their strong start to the national championship in their Ford Fiesta ST. Thomson says “I come from a forestry background so it will be a lot of fun […]

NZ Steel: New Credentials Are Unrivalled

New Zealand Steel and Pacific Steel’s flat and long steel products manufactured at the Glenbrook facilities south of Auckland and in Otahuhu have become the latest products to receive independent environmental endorsement from Environmental Choice. According to Francesca Lipscombe, General Manager, New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust companies put their products forward for an ecolabel to both demonstrate their environmental commitment and […]

A Winter Message From Your Local General Practice Health Care Teams

Flu is much worse than a heavy cold and can make you seriously unwell. The flu vaccine helps to prevent the most common types of flu. This year’s vaccine will help protect you against the types of flu that have caused a lot of illness in other countries that have just had winter. The flu vaccine is free if you […]

Local Beauty Is Miss Teen New Zealand

Seventeen year-old, Louise Dunn of Pukekohe said she was absolutely ‘gobsmacked’ when she was crowned Miss Teen NZ at La Valla Estate, Tuakau, last Saturday night. Louise, who was one of 12 finalists from all over New Zealand, will now travel to Guatemala for the Miss Teen World competition. During the day, as all the girls were put through a […]

Things Are Going Right For Wrights

The oldest and longest running business in Pukekohe is set to keep on ticking. Wrights Showcase Jewellers have been in Pukekohe for 104 years and are celebrating the fourth generation joining the company. The Wright family came from England in the 1880s, moving to Westport following the gold rush. They returned to England, where Walter Wright completed his apprenticeship before […]

The Rich Hairstory Of The Man Bun

Throughout the past few decades there have been some truly frightful follicle fashion faux pas, so where does the ‘top knot’ slash ‘man bun’ figure in the title race for worst-in-show? You be the judge. Cue the summer of 1986. We are at a party in Waiuku and Dire Straights’ smash hit “Money for Nothing” is blasting out from the […]


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