Dress sense delivers Cans for a Cause

Casual clothing is being used to collect Cans for a Cause at Waikato District Council. Every Friday is Casual Friday at Council. In exchange for the opportunity to “dress down” for the day, staff are encouraged to donate a gold coin to that month’s nominated local cause. But coins have been swapped for cans of food for Casual Fridays in […]

Consumer NZ test highlights raw chicken risks

A Consumer NZ test of 40 fresh chicken products found campylobacter in nearly two-thirds of samples. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin says campylobacter was detected in 26 of the 40 products, all purchased from supermarkets. Campylobacter is the leading cause of notified gastrointestinal infections in New Zealand with rates peaking over summer. Last year, 6218 cases were notified. Ms […]

Quantock selected as winner of Hyundai NZ Young Driver Scholarship

  Quantock selected as winner of Hyundai NZ Young Driver Scholarship Canterbury’s Job Quantock has won the biggest rally driver development package on offer in New Zealand motorsport by being selected as the winner of the inaugural Hyundai NZ Young Driver Shootout and Scholarship. The Hyundai NZ Young Driver Scholarship is a programme developed by star New Zealand rally driver […]

Thinking Forward – The Tractor Centre

Campbell Tyson has been at the forefront of helping local businesses to grow since 1922. Their latest initiative is a partnership with Country TV to bring us the TV series “Thinking Forward.” Sarah Miskell, Director of Campbell Tyson, is front lining the newly established television series. This month brings you a recount of episode five, season one, where they caught […]

Scouts moving up ceremony success

The Waiuku Scout Group held their annual moving up ceremony on Tuesday, November 29. Held at the Scout and Guide Hall on Domain Street in Waiuku, this ceremony saw children moving up into the next age section, including Kea’s moving to Cubs, Cubs to Scouts, and Scouts to Venturers. The ceremony was incredibly poignant, as it recognised two members who received high accolades throughout the year. Zoe […]

Auckland Westpac Helicopter Daily Mission

December 8 2016 982 1.54pm W1 Crew tasked to Awhitu for a female patient in her 20s who was the sole driver of a vehicle which rolled. Due to low cloud the crew were unable to land at the scene so landed in a paddock beside the road, to await ambulance. The patient was then flown to ACH in a […]

Yana and Emma take to the track

Yana and I are self proclaimed thrill seekers. Well maybe I am, and poor Yana seems to get dragged along with my antics, but we were recently able to experience the new Go Karts at Hampton Downs; she didn’t seem to put up too much hesitation when I told her she what we would be doing. After checking over my […]

Parents encouraged to gift tech-free Adventures

  The Spirit of Adventure Trust might have hit a nerve with exasperated parents who find themselves resorting to gifting the latest phone, console or game to their teen – the chance to get on board the Tall Ship Sprit of New Zealand as part of their world renowned 10 Day Adventure Programme. In a new initiative, the Trust have developed […]

Woody warns about leaving valuables in cars

In the last couple of weeks we have had a number of thefts from vehicles parked in driveways overnight. What is concerning is that people are still leaving valuable items in their cars overnight, such things as phones, wallets, laptops and Ipads.  Just because your car is parked in your driveway and locked with those valuable items in it does […]

Pukekohe and Counties-Manukau Croquet success

Pukekohe Croquet Club member, Pat Lester, has come away with great success after competing in the Croquet New Zealand Women’s Golf Croquet Championship at Mount Maunganui recently. After 11 games in two days, Pat won 10 games and the New Zealand title for the 5 handicap-and-over section. Another Counties-Manukau player, Maisie Brown from Manurewa Croquet Club, was placed third in […]


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