Good deal for Waiuku Euchre players

Denise McKendry and Trish Paora are two women who have mastered the art of card playing. Competing in a Euchre tournament earlier this month, they both came away with trophies and awards, something Trish says is very exciting. Denise came away with first aggregate, while Trish won 2016 plate runner up. The pair played 60 games over the two days, […]

Tennis Champ USA bound

Waiuku Tennis Club champion, Jordan Petrie, flies out next Friday to take up a tennis scholarship in the USA. On Sunday, August 28, the Waiuku Tennis Club ran a ‘Fast 4’ tournament to help with Jordan’s travel costs. They attracted eight teams to the tournament that ironically was won by Jordan and his partner. A big thanks is needed to […]

Successful season for junior coaches

Jayden Watts and Britney Cunningham-Lee, students at Waiuku College have been coaching 8th grade footballers this past season.    It is the second year in a row they’ve been coaching for the Waiuku club, and it’s an experience they both enjoy.    The success of their seven and eight year old football players makes it a little sweeter. This year […]

Rotary Dictionaries Delight Pukeoware Pupils

Pukeoware School Year 4 students were delighted to receive a copy of The Usborne Illustrated English Dictionary from the Waiuku Rotary Club recently.   “We have been distributing dictionaries to primary school children across the region for many years as a part of Rotary International’s ongoing goal for the development of literacy worldwide,” said Waiuku Rotary Club member, Bob Bettison. […]

Feeding the homeless a humbling experience

Renee Eaton has always been one to put others first – even before her own needs. From a peer support councilor at Tuakau College, to becoming a Brownie Leader at girl guides, it came as no surprise to friends and family that the Pokeno resident has now joined forces with a charity who helps the homeless. After seeing a post on Social Media looking […]

Franklin loses a giant of a gentleman

Franklin has lost a true sir and a giant of a gentleman. The sad news that Sadar Ganges Singh passed away last week reverberated through the community. Ganges was a real gentleman, an iconic character and contributor to so many lives. The community has lost a true advocate who always put everyone’s needs above his own. He was fare welled […]

Help bring Scott Dickey home

It was announced last week on National media that Scott Dickey of Waiuku passed away in a jet ski accident, off Fremantle, in Perth, Australia. After the sudden passing of the young father, friends and family have since created a fundraising page to help Scott’s family with funeral costs and to bring him back to his hometown. To help contribute […]

Placemakers Pukekohe to host 2016 Olympiad Games

Do you have what it takes to put your sporting abilities to the test, while raising funds for prostrate cancer? The team at Placemakers Pukekohe is opening the challenge to the Franklin community to take part in their 2016 Olympiad Games, which is their take on the Olympics. The games run from 7am to 9am, every Friday, for the month of September. Competitors go in the chance to […]

Expedition South stops in at Tuakau Primary

The team from the Antarctic Heritage Trust are currently taking part in Expedition South, which saw them call into Tuakau Primary School last Thursday morning. The team, consisting of leader, Al Fastier, mechanic, Brian Blyth and coordinator, Lydia Mclean, will be following the same distance that Sir Edmund Hillary drove on his ‘Dash to the Pole’ from Scott Base to the South Pole in 1958, as part of the Commonwealth Trans Antarctic Expedition. The group from Expedition South will drive the Massey […]

Crackdown on menacing dogs enters new phase

Auckland Council’s hunt for unregistered menacing dogs has now moved into high-risk parts of south Auckland. It has been six weeks since the widespread enforcement campaign began in less dangerous areas with high numbers of dog attacks, following the conclusion of the council’s menacing dog amnesty. Any unregistered menacing dogs found are either being registered on site or automatically seized. […]


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