Two die in crash at Mangatawhiri

A male and female were killed in a car accident at Mangatawhiri on Wednesday, November 2. A Police spokesperson said the driver, a male aged 21 and a female passenger aged 25, both dies in the accident. The car was travelling on State Highway 2 near to Rawiri Road, Mangatawhiri. They were travelling towards Pokeno when their vehicle was thought to have […]

Tuakau Athletics season begins

The beginning of the Tuakau Athletics season began on Wednesday evening, which saw a huge turn out at the fields on Escotts Road. The longstanding club is completely run by volunteers, who take children through their age groups to participate in activities such as sprints, sack races, obstacle courses, high jump and discus. The Tuakau Youth Centre has also come […]

Awhitu Golf Results

A large field of both local and visiting players enjoyed some fine weather for the November Open Day. The best gross score of the day was Andre Rautenbach with a good 73. The visiting Maungakiekie Golf Club players excelled with both Terry Newson and Don Wallace winning the best net division one and two respectively. Jane Payne who co sponsored […]

Local Primary schools help Salvation Army fill food parcels for Christmas

More than 180 schools from around the country will be collecting cans for The Salvation Army from Monday November 14 to Thursday November 17. KingsGate Primary School and Pukekohe Hill School are two local schools who are taking on the challenge. For KingsGate, this is the first time getting involved with the challenge. Principal Teresa Thomson says, “It fits with […]

The ITM SuperSprint was in town over the weekend and so were the motor enthusiasts.

It was a weekend of long battles between teams and team mates, particularly between Red Bull Racing drivers Jamie Whincup and Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen. Fan favourite Shane van Gisbergen came away with the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy, named after the Kiwi racer, Jason Richards, who lost his battle with cancer at the end of 2011. It was the first […]

Upcoming events for 8th november onwards

Drawing our enviroment When: Thursdays from 10th November, 4-6pm Where: Creative Joy Studio, Pollok Awhitu. What: Drawing workshops with a focus on the environment. For ages 7+. $10 per class, all materials included. Tutored by artist and illustrator Jane Thorne. Contact her on 021 1360 109 or Party and Homeware Garage Sale When: Mondays in November Where: 5 Adams […]

Pukekohe abuzz as the SuperSprint revs into town

It was a bustling weekend in Pukekohe as the V8s came to town. There were locals, internationals, officials and petrol heads all down at the track to watch the New Zealand leg of the ITM SuperSprint. The day was well attended and the crowd got to see a range of races including New Zealand Touring Cars, Muscle Cars, UDC V8 […]

Pukekohe Christian School Athletics Day

Pukekohe Christian School held their annual athletics day last Tuesday for their Junior students. Events consisted of high jump, sprints and long jump. Students also demonstrated some great gumboot throwing skills. More photos can be found on our Facebook page    

counties shotokan – awards

A big congratulations goes to Counties Shotokan Karate’s two young achievers for 2016. Andrew Frost from the Waiuku Dojo and Hayden Phillipps from the Hokitika Dojo. These two young men are very dedicated to their art and give freely of their time and energy mentoring younger students. These awards are in recognition for all that they have done and will […]

Bill English opens Concretec’s new buildings

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English was in attendance at the opening of Concretec’s new buildings in Bombay on Friday November 4. Their two new factories and new office building have been three years in the making. The new premises will allow for more local employment. Owner Justin Braggs credited the employees who have been working while the workshops were being built […]

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