Rugby roundup

Karaka continued on their winning way in the Counties Power Premier Competition, coming away with a 21-9 victory over Patumahoe Hotel at Karaka Sports Park. In the Counties Power Game of the Week, Waiuku Brian James Contracting came away with a 44-13 victory over Papakura RayWhite at Massey Park. Waiuku got off to a slow start, with Papakura having most […]

Waiuku College Sports Exchange

Tuesday June 21 saw Thames High School travel to Waiuku College for their 4th Annual Sporting Exchange. They were welcomed toWaiuku with a Powhiri led by Trent Brown Marsh and the Kapa Haka Group. Thames High School Prncipal Mr David Sim presentedWaiuku College with a plant to thank the school for hosting them. Netball, basketball, rugby and football were played […]

Franklin United U19s secure second unbeaten weekend

Franklin United managed to secure its second unbeaten weekend of the season when the Under 19s travelled to Kiwitea St and secured the three points Franklin United 3 – Central 1. Scorers: Kalib Hancock, Michael de Ponte, Jethro Vincent. Mikey rounded off a fantastic weekend for him personally by taking MOM. Franklin United went to Parrs Park to visit fellow […]

Riding her way to success

Holly Takurua-Woodcock is a podium placer. Being good at what she does has led her to great success, not just in New Zealand, but internationally. By Yana O’Gorman – Holly recently returned from Medellin, Colombia where she and a team of 28 other riders represented New Zealand at the UCI BMX World Championships. Holly came away with placings in […]

Pukekohe Croquet Club trophy-winners 2015-2016 season

Awards were won by: Noeline Horne: GC Primary Singles. Gale Rubick: GCWomen’s Handicap; AC 10-24 Handicap. Jeff France: GC Men’s Handicap; GC Premier Singles; AC 4-9 Levels Singles; AC 0-9 Handicap. Janet Carey: AC 10-16 Levels Singles. Jenny Begg: 0-3 Levels Singles. Though the season has ended, play continues on club days – as long as weather and lawn maintenance […]

Matariki planting day at the Lighthouse

The Waiuku College Primary Industries class joined the Lighthouse Trust, Awhitu Landcare and Helpex volunteers from France, to plant 500 seedlings and remove plant pests from the lighthouse grounds and surrounds on Wednesday June 14.

Hamilton Estate Community Gardens

Last Friday Mitre 10 donated 50 orange buckets and lids for the first 50 people to sign up for the Household Scraps Project as part of the Auckland Council Waste Minimisation Plans. A flyer drop around the neighbouring properties at Hamilton Estate will start on Tuesday. Locals can pop in at the gardens and drop off scraps in the signed […]

Pukeoware school children ready for emergency

Pukeoware School students have been learning how to respond to an emergency thanks to St John’s and the Search and Rescue team from Coastguard Waiuku. As part of the school’s Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) programme, Year 3 to 6 students have learned how to respond to an emergency, how to check for vital signs and how to care for […]

Future-focused students win new tech for classroom

Glenbrook School was one of two schools named winners of the Windows to the Future Competition. Uenuku classroom at Glenbrook School won an Xbox One Minecraft bundle, and an HP Stream 13 Notebook, as the prize for the Innovation and Creativity awards, won as part of the competition put together by New Era and Microsoft New Zealand. Glenbrook School Principal […]

First movie night a great success!

Last Friday Waiuku Primary School’s PTA hosted their very first movie night in the school hall. Last year the PTA invested in a state of the art new sound and projector system from Safe and Sound Electrical, Auckland so this was the first event to test out the new equipment. The night was a great success, with the large screen […]

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