Counties Shotokan Thanks Osborne’s

Osborne’s Realty Waiuku have once again come out in support of the community by contributing towards the local contingent from Counties Shotokan Karate that are heading off to Canada. Sensei Denise said “We (Counties Shotokan Karate) would like to thank Brian from Osborne’s very, very much, for his huge contribution to the local contingent of the team going to Hamilton, […]

Family-Friendly Motel Is More Than A Business

For Korean couple Anne and Charlie Ahn, running a family-friendly motel in Waiuku is more than just a business; it is almost a calling. Unlike many Auckland motels that concentrate on higher-yield, studio-style accommodation, the Waiuku Lodge Motel in Kitchener Road has four family units amongst its other options. “A lot of families come because we have that capacity and […]

New Cardiology Service In Pukekohe

From June 23rd General and Interventional Cardiologist Dr Albert Ko will be running regular clinics at Seddon Street Medical Pukekohe, where he’ll be offering Cardiology services for patients of local GPs within the region. Cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel disease) accounts for 40% of deaths annually with one person dying from heart disease every 90 minutes in New […]

Kevin Moves Over, Not Out, After 25 Years

Long-time local and owner of Unichem Waiuku, Kevin Daly, has sold his shares to allow a new partner to come on board in July. But locals shouldn’t be worried, Kevin will still be working at the pharmacy, just at a reduced capacity.“I’m still sticking around for the community,” he says, “but you can’t keep working seven days a week forever,” […]

Waiuku Sports Park Project

Franklin Local Board is holding an informal drop in session on July 8 on next steps for the Waiuku Sports Park project. The session is a chance to update people on what’s been happening, show them some maps and location of planned works. More Info Lisah Henry,phone 021 574 889.

New Channel Markers (Leads) For Waikato River Bar

Counties Sport Fishing Club has gifted the Waikato River bar channel markers (officially called ‘leads’) to the Waikato Regional Council. The Harbourmaster is now in charge of these and will undertake maintenance and alignment as required. They have been recently realigned, although we have had reports of a bank forming in the middle of the bar with deeper channels to […]

Counties To Play All Blacks

A Game of Three Halves returns Counties Manukau and Northland to play training matches against the All Blacks. The All Blacks will again take on two provincial sides, Counties Manukau and Northland in August, as part of their preparations for the Investec Rugby Championship. The ‘Game of Three Halves’ training matches will be held at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe on […]

Gone Fishing- Smudge Says

There won’t be too many fishing opportunities in the week ahead and the week that has been, hasn’t been much better. I like to get out as often as I can at this time of the year but the weather can be a constant frustration. The weather can also change in an instant which must be a weather forecaster’s nightmare. […]

Tuakau Football Club- Soccer Report

2016 The Tuakau championship side travelled to otahuhu on Saturday looking to make right their previous weeks loss. The Tuakau side had to make a few forces changes to their line up due to injuries and illness but didn’t stop the boys in green starting strongly they found themselves 2 nil up inside 20 mins through a Chris Abbott double. […]

Waiuku AFC – Soccer Report

Premiers put pressure on but just could not level the score. Waiuku AFC Premier team travelled to Colin Maiden Park to play University-Mt Wellington on a dismal day in Auckland. After the late withdrawal of Paul Duffy the team was re-jigged. After a first round defeat to this team Waiuku were out for revenge. However UniMt were there to play […]


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