Oyster Purchase Records New Zealand’s Largest Office Transaction

Leading commercial property company, Oyster Group, has unconditionally contracted to purchase the Millennium Centre business park at 600-604 Great South Road in Auckland for just over $210 million, at a yield of 7.25%, with settlement due at the end of February 2017. The sale is understood to be New Zealand’s largest ever single office transaction. The Millennium Centre is a […]

Locals shine at Papakura Sports Awards

While the Franklin Junior Sports Awards aren’t being held this year, several well known sporting achievers have been recognised in the annual Papakura Sports Awards. Held at the Karaka Pavilion on Sunday, September 11, and with rugby legend, Keven Mealamu, as the guest speaker, Niketa Wells, Saua Leaupepetele and local referree, Jessica Beard were presented with supreme awards in their respected categories. Waiuku’s Niketa Wells was awarded […]

Acclaimed Broadcaster Lindsay Perigo launches new book prior to National Tour with Operatunity.

What happened to Lindsay Perigo, acclaimed and controversial broadcaster, back in the public eye, having launched a book on Mario Lanza and now touring nationally with Operatunity in a concert entitled The Great Mario Lanza. Mario Lanza was a beloved tenor whose powerful voice struck a chord with many people across the globe, no one more so than Lindsay Perigo, a […]

AA adds another layer of protection with health care

Today the AA enters the health insurance market with the launch of AA Health, in partnership with nib, offering a suite of insurance products designed to provide additional layers of protection for Members and the public alike. AA’s Membership and Brand General Manager Dougal Swift says AA Health is a natural fit for the Association. “We’ve broadened our range of […]

Go Gardening with Ruth

Go Gardening with Ruth Make Make sure that there is plenty of compost and sheep pellets in your spring garden. Also a good spray with a liquid fertilizer helps to make plants stronger and less likely to get any diseases. Get one of the fancy ‘clip the hose on and turn the tap to spray’ jobbies and it is so […]

The Hubbards Head2Head Walk is back again

The Hubbards Head2Head Walk is back again, and promises to be just as thrilling as last years event.  The 125km route around the Manukau Harbour from Awhitu Peninsula to Huia in the Waitakere Ranges, split into a relay of five 25km legs over 24 hours.  The route takes in stunning scenery, ambling lanes, step hills and thigh crunching climbs.  In […]

International stars lined up for Stampede Festival in Pukekohe

The inaugural Stampede Music Festival will take place at Pukekohe Park Raceway on Saturday 4 March 2017 with a two-time Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes and American Idol winner in Scotty McCreery coming to perform. Other artists will include The Legends (Brendan Dugan, Jodie Vaughan, Gray Bartlett and Eddie Lowe), The Warratahs (Wellington), silver scroll winner Tami Neilson (Canadian-Kiwi), Cooper’s […]

Pukekohe Intermediate Reunion only weeks away

The 50th reunion for the former pupils, staff and support persons of the Pukekohe Intermediate School is now only a matter of weeks away. To be held over Labour weekend, the planning for the reunion began around four years ago when two former pupils, Heather Walden (nee Conroy) and Ross Miller decided the 50th birthday should not pass without some […]

Hay and silage Feature 2016

Early farmers in European areas noticed fields produced more grass in the spring than the animals could eat. They tried cutting the grass in the summer, allowing it to dry and storing it for the winter and it worked. It provided their animals with better quality nutrition than digging through snow in the winter to find dried grass, the farmer […]

Stoptober is back for another year helping kiwis kick butt together

Around 605,000 adults currently smoke in New Zealand. However, despite knowing the risks, many people still struggle to give up the habit.  For people who smoke, there’s no denying that pledging to stop is the first step to giving up. Enter Stoptober, a nationwide initiative now in it’s third year, which encourages people to sign up and kick butt for the month of October […]


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