Counties Manukau Steelers team named to play Taranaki

Steelers coaches Darryl Suasua, Grant Henson and Semo Sititi have named their team to take on Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe on Wednesday night at 7:35pm. With the quick turnaround, there are a few changes to the side that narrowly lost to Wellington on Friday night. Matt Vaai comes into the starting 15 at […]

SH1 down to one lane in North Waikato following crash

Traffic is down to one lane on State Highway One near Whangamarino Rd, North Waikato, following a car crash involving a fleeing vehicle. SH1 near Whangamarino Rd will remain at one lane for most of the afternoon while Police investigate the scene where a stolen Subaru Legacy crashed into a stationary Police vehicle around 100m north SH1 and Paddy Rd, […]

Red Carpet comes to Pukekohe

Pukekohe was put on the map last week when Stace and Flynny rolled out the red carpet for their radio show. Former local, Flynn, who hosts the afternoon show on The Hits, says they’ve taken the show all over New Zealand. “Stacey went to her hometown, Christchurch, so it was only fair to come to mine,” he says. “Plus everyone […]

Rep Round-up

The Counties Manukau Heat remain at the top of the Farah Palmer Cup table, after recording their fifth win from five games against the Wellington Pride on Friday night at ECOLight Stadium. The Heat came away with a 37-5 victory over Wellington, with Renee Wickliffe, Leilani Perese and Hazel Tubic dotting down once each and skipper Arihiana Marino and Victoria […]

Steelers vs Wellington

There was heartache for the Counties Manukau Steelers when a penalty after fulltime led to a 28-27 victory for Wellington at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe. While the home side were in front at halftime arguably against the run of play, they had worked their way into a winning position in the second half. Wellington ran a last-gasp hope from their […]

New fishing season looms for ‘freshwater nirvana’

With the new trout fishing season drawing near on October 1, Fish & Game is reminding Kiwis and visitors to New Zealand to start getting ready now to enjoy the country’s reputation as “freshwater fishing nirvana.”New Zealand offers world class fishing, in our lakes, rivers and streams – from the shoreline, riverbank or boats, says Fish & Game New Zealand […]

Counties Manukau Police looking for Akatai Purua-King

Do you know where we can find Akatai Purua-King? Counties Manukau Police are looking for Mr Purua-King after he failed to appear in Pukekohe District Court on August 10. They believe he is now actively avoiding Police. If you know where they can find him, please contact Sergeant Mark Pettigrew of Papakura Police on 09 261 1300 or to provide information […]

Waikato River boaties urged to stick to rules

Boaties speeding around boat ramps, failing to wear lifejackets and breaching other rules on the lower Waikato River near Port Waikato have regional council harbourmasters concerned about safety. “Speeding around boat ramps and not wearing lifejackets has been seen in the area, particularly at Hoods Landing,” says local harbourmaster Toby Kemp. The council has deployed two floats reminding people of […]

A note from Emma’s Desk

I’m not sure if it is just in the Franklin community or New Zealand as a whole, but there always seems to be that one person who has to find fault when a good deed is done. Last week, I attended the annual Waiuku College Canteen Carnival. Each year, these students raise a substantial amount for Canteen, a national charity […]

View Road student wins colouring competition

Seven year old Menzie Tahana, a student at Waiuku’s View Road School, has received a prize for himself and his classroom after winning a colouring competition. The Sharpie colouring competition was run by Colour Your Classroom and Menzie entered earlier in the year. Last week Menzie received the exciting new that he was a winner and received a gift pack […]


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