Famous F1 driver Chris Amon dies

Kiwi motoring legend Chris Amon passed away last week on Wednesday, August 3. He had recently celebrated his 73rd birthday. Chris was widely regarded as the ‘greatest driver to never win an F1 championship race.’ The New Zealander, who was raised in Bulls, near Palmerston North began driving around the family farm as a young boy. In 1966 he won […]

Junior speechmakers awarded by Pukekohe Lions

Finalists from the Young Speech makers presented their speeches in front of the Pukekohe Lions last Wednesday night. Members of Lions clubs from Franklin and beyond gathered to celebrate the speech winners. The evening was also a tribute to Lion Lyn Tennant who passed away earlier this year. The speech competition for years five to eight students was held in schools […]

Stay in control on winter roads

National Road Policing Manager, Superintendent Steve Greally is urging motorists across the country to take care after nine people have died on our roads in the last few days. “Tragically, multiple families are now grieving their loved ones following five separate fatal crashes on our roads since Monday night, says Mr Greally. There have been five fatal crashes in Northland, […]

Breaking Bad with Operation Habit

Operation Habit took place from Monday, July 25 to Thursday, August 4. Police in Pukekohe were among the many patrols across the country on Tuesday raising awareness for parents and caregivers to teach good restraints for children with booster seats, and also encouraging safe driving habits. The idea behind Operation Habit is to prevent further serious injuries and deaths by […]

Battle of the minds in Chess Power tournament

It was a battle of the minds last Thursday, as local schools took the chess tables to battle out for the top place. The top playing chess students from Tuakau Primary School, Mercer School, Orere School, Harrisville Primary School and Eden Christian Academy took part in the tournament, which is run by Chess Power. Following on from the first successful tournament which was […]

Waiuku Lions thank Meals on Wheels volunteers

The Waiuku Lions recently put on their annual ‘thank you mid-winter Christmas dinner’ for Meals on Wheels volunteers. They hosted and catered the meal to thank all those involved with driving and delivering every week to those who are reliant on the meals.

Grant helps finish Tuakau ambulance base

New  Zealand Community Trust has granted  $12000  to help complete the Tuakau Emergency Services Centre. Tuakau Emergency Services  Centre house, located by  Dr Lightbody Reserve, will be kitted out accommodation. The house  will serve as  an accommodation  base for overnight  and training  needs  of  St John Ambulance and first aid  teams. It  needs plumbing,  tiling, carpeting and  vinyl  flooring, and  some […]

Wow Award

I would like to nominate Tony and Jacqui from Waiuku Auto Electrical. After an appointment one afternoon last week, I came out to find I had left my lights on (duh). First I rang all my friends and alas none were available to come and help me. So I rang Waiuku Auto Electrical. Jacqui answered the phone and advised me that she would send […]

Thinking about standing for election?

Don’t leave it to the last minute! Have you thought about standing for election to council or community board in the Waikato district?  Time is running out for local candidates to step forward for the October elections. Electoral Officer, Dale Ofsoske is reminding people they only have until midday on Friday August 12 to get their nominations in. More than […]

Tubby gone missing?

The other evening after work I drove to Countdown still undecided as to what I was going to make the family for dinner . As I navigated through the isles around the fruit and veg I hung a sharp left and there parked next to the roast chickens were neatly stacked rows of crackers, just waiting for me to pick […]


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