Future clear for vision impaired pup

After being dumped and left to fend for herself in the Hunua Ranges, Banjo the mixed breed puppy has been given a second chance at life. A member of the public came across the six month old puppy in a very isolated area of the Hunua Ranges, and it was evident that she had been there for a few days. […]

Pukekawa School recieves grant

When you are a small country school with only 106 pupils, fundraising to do work around the school is particularly hard. But thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Harcourts Foundation, Pukekawa School is now one step closer to upgrading its sports area. Principal Karen McCulloch says they do their very best with sausage sizzles and other fundraisers, but when […]

Chef course spices up Senior’s cooking

It’s time to bring out your inner chef, with a free eight-week course designed to encourage older people to improve their cooking skills. The Senior Chef course will be held at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Queen Street, Pukekohe from Wednesday, October 12. The once a week course runs for three hours, beginning at 10am, and includes morning tea and lunch. Funded by […]

Cardboard confusion over miscommunication

It appears that there has been miscommunication over the cardboard collection in Tuakau Last week, we ran an article about how the new Waikato District Council recycling system has seen an introduction on how much cardboard businesses can place out for collection in Tuakau. The specifications for the collection is the same as for domestic properties, cardboard can only be 50cm x […]

Indians take honours in hockey finals

The Pukekohe Indian Sports Club Men’s hockey teams have capped off a great 2016 season by winning both the CMHA Premier Men’s and Senior Reserve grade championships in front of a large number of supporters at the Rosa Birch Hockey Turf complex in Pukekohe. The Premier Men’s final was a hard fought battle between Pukekohe Indians and Kohekohe on Saturday, September 17. Ably lead by their player/coach and former Black Stick, Lloyd Stephenson, Indians […]

Tiley has faith in his filly

Pukekohe trainer Nigel Tiley is optimistic that Midnight Gossip can measure up over 1600 metres against the best of her age group. To that end, he has set her on a path to the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com NZ 1000 Guineas at Riccarton on November 12. “I think we can stretch her out to a mile – the Showcasings have showed they […]

Collett opens Warwick Farm stable

Richard Collett has officially become a trans-Tasman trainer. The Pukekohe horseman has been campaigning a small team in New South Wales in recent months and he has now been granted permanent boxes at Warwick Farm. “It’ a complex of eight stables and it’s building on what we have had there during the winter,” Collett said. “I’ve had three racing – […]

Is your house making you sick?

The poor state of New Zealand’s housing stock is contributing to the number of sick days people take each year and the estimated $1.38 billion cost* to the local economy, according to a new survey. With mould prevalent in almost a third of New Zealand homes and half of the country’s rental accommodation, the HRV State of Home Survey has […]

Support Blind Week and life without limits

Volunteer collectors around the country will take to the streets on October 7 and 8 for the Blind Foundation’s annual Blind Week street collection. The Blind Foundation’s vital work in providing practical and emotional support for Kiwis with sight loss is only possible with the public’s generous support.Blind Foundation Chief Executive Sandra Budd says funds raised during the Blind Week […]

Kids make their picks for Auckland’s leaders

The votes are coming in as intermediate and high school kids from across Auckland participating in the Kids Voting programme make their choices on who they think should lead the city and region for the next three years. Armed with information about the candidates and the issues facing Auckland, will the kids aged between 11 and 15 (years 7 to […]


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