Letter to the Editor – Free Goldcard travel?

After receiving a letter from the Ministry of Social Development telling me I must change my SuperGold Card for an AT HOP card so I can still travel free, I would like to know where in Waiuku I can do that? The rest of Auckland have outlets that allow you to do the transaction if you can’t travel. I thought […]


This week’s wow award goes to Doug from Direct Pest Control services. One of his customers was completely blown away by his customer service after recently contacting him to inquire about spraying for bora in her home. “He had all of the three ‘p’s – Doug was polite, punctual and personable. I contacted him the night before and he was at my place […]

No more mortgagee sale for Masala mansions

Two Franklin homes belonging to people involved in the Masala incidents are no longer up for mortgagee auction. A home on Hill Top Road, Pukekohe and one on Waiuku Road, Waiuku, along with eight other properties in Auckland were due to go to auction this week, but were withdrawn. The Franklin properties have Capital Values of $850,000 and $1.11 million […]

Rotary Club of Waiuku Inc. celebrates 56 th birthday

It has been a busy month for the Rotary Club of Waiuku. Not only has the club celebrated their 56th birthday and change over anniversary, but they also hosted the annual Waiuku and Districts Primary School Speech Concert. On Wednesday, June 29, 53 members and guests attended the 56 th anniversary and ‘Change Over’ of the Club as a community service organisation. […]

Free bait and traps at Pest Control Day

Whakaupoko Landcare are organising several events to eradicate pests in New Zealand. On Saturday, July 16, at Wallace Fulton’s sheds on 746 Waiuku Road, they will be providing free traps and bait. A team will also be there to help sort a pest control plan. Auckland Council and Waikato Regional Council are supporting the campaign, that wants to see a […]

Motorcyclist dies in Pokeno

A man has died following reports that he came off his motorbike in Pokeno on Sunday morning, July 10. Police and other emergency services were called to the incident just before 11 o’clock. Motorists were told to expect delays on the motorway at Razorback Road.  

A note from Emma’s Desk

Just like that, I am back in little Kiwiland after experiencing a fraction of the big wide world for the last five weeks, and I have to say, I am now hooked on travelling. And yes, I did dig in my heels about going, but I can now see that I was really looking at the glass half empty. I […]

Buckland Bowls new officers

On June 18, the club held its Annual General Meeting. The following officers for Season 2016/17were appointed; Patrons: Jean Bell, Errol Short. President: Paul Gibbons. Senior V.P: Maurice Bellhouse. Junior V.P: Sonny Williams. Secretary: Diane Main. Match Committee: Lorraine Worthington. Tournament Mgr: Mike Stone. Centre Delegate: Jim Ballard. Welfare: Bernice Maloney. Property Mgr. : Maurice Bellhouse. Sponsorship: Don Thomson. House Mgr.: Karen Bellhouse. The club re-opens on […]

Franklin Boys win at Australian competition

Five Franklin boys selected to play for Auckland Football Federation have won at the Kanga Cup competition which took place on Friday, July 8. The AFF Under 13 Boys won the cup challenge against Canberra United Academy U13 Boys, winning 1-0 in the grand final. Drury players Daniel Atkinson, La’aulli Blakelock and Vishay Reddy, along with Waiuku’s Iestyn Cattroll and […]

Ardmore Marist claim win over Patumahoe

Ardmore Marist South Auckland Motors needed to beat Patumahoe Hotel by more than 8 points to ensure they made the McNamara Cup semi-finals, and that’s exactly what they did in their fixture at Patumahoe last weekend. Ardmore Marist President Glenn Flavell said they are absolutely stoked with the 33-24 victory. “We knew it was going to be tough, up against […]

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