‘Bombs’ banned at Waikato swimming pools

The essential acrobatic activity that is part of many kiwi kid’s summer in the water has been banned from council-owned swimming pools. ‘Doing a bomb’ has been banned at all Waikato District Council-owned swimming pools, including the Tuakau Centennial Pool. The action, often performed by the younger generation, involves one tucking their legs up under their chin and trying to create the biggest […]

Local trainer likely to take a blinkered approach

A gear addition may provide the edge that Oscar Eight needs to sign off his New Zealand career in style. The lightly-tried youngster will make his final appearance for Nigel Tiley in the Karaka Million at Ellerslie on 29 January. “He’ll be heading off to Singapore after that,” the Pukekohe Park trainer said. “That was always the plan.” The son […]

‘Buckle up Buttercup’- Police remind you to put safety first

Police are extremely concerned by the very high numbers of people being killed in crashes, who aren’t wearing seatbelts. The numbers killed on New Zealand roads while not wearing restraints has nearly doubled in the past two years. Assistant Commissioner: Road Policing, Dave Cliff, says that is an unacceptable statistic and for that reason all Police Districts will be putting […]

Boxing Day Open draws good field

The last 2016 Open Day for the Awhitu Golf Club was held on Boxing Day, which drew a good field. Good playing conditions meant that excellent scoring was necessary to be on the prize list. Douglas Millington and Andre Rautenbach both recorded the best gross score of the day of 72, with Douglas taking the prize on a close countback. Julie […]

Christmas Lights house raises money for Volunteer Fire Brigade

It was another successful year for the Christmas Lights House on Prospect Terrace, Pukekohe, which brought joy to those who saw the glittering lights, while raising significant funds for the Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade. Thanks to donations from the public and a carparking event put on by staff, they managed to raise a total of $1304.10 for the brigade. Craig […]

Rubbish blights rural roads

Eleven bags of waste were dumped on the side of the road in Mauku last week. It is not the first time the site has attracted people’s rubbish, with council previously coming to pick up discarded couches and televisions. Auckland Council have an effective system of dealing with illegal rubbish dumping, which they classify as being more than two black bags […]

Quinn competes at Colgate games

Quinn Gardiner-Hall from Waiuku is a ten year old on a mission. His recent sporting achievements saw him compete in the Colgate Games, an athletics championship for children aged 14 and under. Held in Napier from January 6 to 8, ten year old Quinn took part in several events including discus, shot put, high jump and the 1200 metre race walk. […]

New Zealand’s leading exercise industry group ExerciseNZ has today appealed to K

New Zealand’s leading exercise industry group ExerciseNZ has today appealed to Kiwis to make increased physical activity their resolution for 2017 but it also warned that keeping resolutions isn’t easy and is offering tips on how to make them stick. Fifty percent of people who start an exercise regime are likely to drop out within the first six months and […]

Waikato district moves to restricted fire season

Permits will be required from Friday 20 January, as a restricted fire season will be introduced for rural areas of the Waikato District. Restrictions already exist within urban areas and areas managed by the Department of Conservation. A restricted fire season requires permits to be obtained from Waikato District Council for all fires in the open air with the exception of […]

Initiative will help prevent memory loss

Learn how to build a buffer of new brain connections to protect against memory loss later in life. Discover the skills needed for life-long independence and how to keep your brain and memory connections active, alert and growing at any age..  BPW Franklin with the Memory Foundation is offering Brain Fit for Life© classes in Pukekohe commencing Feb 7th. for  […]


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