Counties Cup next for Megablast

Progressive stayer Megablast didn’t let his army of supporters down when he dealt to his rating 85 rivals over 2400 metres at Trentham on Saturday. The stylish grey five-year-old was heavily backed to start a $2.40 favourite in the contest and after enjoying a comfortable midfield position was sent to the front by rider Jonathan Riddell with 600 metres to […]

Fatal Crash Pokeno

One person has died after a car collided with the median strip and a truck on the Southern Motorway near Pokeno on Sunday, 23 October. The crash happened at about 4:35 am. The Southbound lane of the motorway is closed between the Razorback Road and Nikau Road interchanges and diversions are in place. The police serious crash unit is investigating.

Planning Pokeno’s future

Pokeno residents are invited to a Pokeno Community Committee drop-in session on Saturday, 29 October to help with plans for the town’s future development. The session, which runs from 10am to 2pm at the Pokeno Community Hall, is a chance for residents to map out ideas – literally – about their ideas of what Pokeno should look like.  At the […]

Canterbury dominate Steelers in Mitre 10 Cup semi-final

The Counties Manukau Steelers’ Mitre 10 Cup season came to an end against Canterbury at AMI Stadium in Christchurch this afternoon. They showed a lot of heart and determination, but were beaten 22-7 in the semi-final. The hosts got the scoring underway within the opening minute. The Steelers were penalised for not releasing the ball and Jordie Barrett kicked a […]


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