Franklin racers out and about at CRC speedshow

Franklin racers were again out and about at the CRC speedshow held last weekend. On Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, there was a spectacular display of cars and everything racing at the ASB Showgrounds. Paul Manuel from New Zealand V8 Utes and Dave West from Truck racing were there showing off their vehicles. 2016 was the 10th edition of […]

A teenager without a Facebook page – a rare minority

Chelsea Perkins is a small minority of teenagers who do not have a Facebook page. Here, she shares her reasons why, and her thoughts on the social media website. We all know Facebook as a social media site that swept the nation, a useful way to stay connected online to your friends and family. But Facebooks popularity has shifted over […]

Tuakau youths praised for bravery

The quick thinking actions of two local teenagers have been acknowledge in the Counties Manukau Police District Awards last Friday. Jamase Heta, 15, and Brandon Kahui, 14, who are both from Tuakau College, were recognised for their bravery and decisive actions when an offender snatched a bag from an elderly lady earlier this year. Both teens were in the Pukekohe […]

Speakers stolen from Karioitahi Surf Life Saving Club

In the space of two weeks, another Waiuku organisation has been targeted with the theft of their speakers. Over the weekend, Karioitahi Surf Life Saving Club had their speakers stolen. Waiuku Sergeant, Graeme Wood, describes the actions of thieves and reasoning behind the theft as ‘ridiculous.’ “From what we know, they are being stolen for ‘boom off’s.’ This is where […]

Leads suggest children safe with family

At about 10pm on Monday, July 18, a 15yo male and 7yo female were announced missing after leaving an address on Potter Road in Tuakau. Te Morehu McLean and his sister, Anahera McLean, left with a large suitcase on foot, sparking a massive search from local communities. It was understood that the children were not with their parents, but staying […]

The Claxtons mix with world renowned music director

You may well ask, what do Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, Donny Hathaway, The Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Jamiroquai, Gladys Knight and the Hunua-based band, The Claxtons have in common? That question before today would leave even the most avid musicologist scratching their heads and reaching for proverbial straws trying to align those musical heavyweights, accomplished […]

Waiuku Motor Court to close its doors on 29th July 2016

To the Waiuku and surrounding communities, after a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have arrived at the difficult decision to close the doors at Waiuku Motor Court on the July 29, 2016. In the last eight years that I have been in business, there have been some major changes within the used car industry, and now, it has […]

Age no excuse for Waiuku’s Beryl

The enthusiasm Beryl Baugely has for home chores puts most of us to shame. At 107 years old, the Waiuku resident was seen last Thursday sweeping her porch of her home, a task that most of us wont tackle in the wintry weather conditions. That didn’t bother her at all, as she was quite proud of the fact that she […]

Sports fields across Franklin damaged again

Vandals are again targeting sports fields, and it is not only Franklin fields suffering from the damage. Around 20 parks have been torn up in South Auckland, including Manurewa, Otara, Papakura, and Takanini. This is along with the Drury Complex, and more recently the Colin Lawrie Fields in Pukekohe, that were also vandalised. Last month, Massey Park in Waiuku and […]

Catching em all – but safely

With people following their phones to catch em all, Safekids Aotearoa have sent out this message to parents and adults helping children to find Pokémon with the Pokémon Go app. Follow the rules: The Pokémon universe and ours are mashed together, and rules apply to reality and the app. If you’re cycling to a Pokéstop or Pokémon gym, always wear a […]


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