Last call for Buckland School Celebration

Buckland School’s 125th Anniversary celebration will be held on Friday 17 March 2017. The school has always been central to the close community feel within the Buckland district since it’s opening in 1892. It holds fond memories of primary school days for many. The school is described as ‘the heart of the small town’ and was used for social functions […]

Letter – pest privet in Pukekohe

 I read with interest your article on the pest plant species privet and note that a lot of tree privet can be seen growing abundantly enmass on either side of the railway embankment as it approaches through the northern end of Pukekohe in the vicinity of Cape Hill Road. Perhaps KiwiRail should be made aware of this plant being an […]

Pukekohe Bowls Results

  On the February 11 and 12, three teams from Pukekohe entered into the Mercedes five years and under Interclub Competition, which was held at Manurewa Bowling Club. All teams played in Singles, Pairs and Triples, and competed in a ‘round robin’ event against all competitors from clubs around the Counties District. It was a really tight battle between Pukekohe […]

Waiuku Maori Golf Results

Over 100 golfers took to the green on Saturday 11 February, for the Maori Golf Tournament. Held at the Waiuku Golf and Squash Club, many travelling from far and wide for the popular annual event. 11-2-17 Maori Tournament Ladies Gross Joanne Dartnall 84 Net Elemai Lagahetau 70 1st S/fd Janeen Collier 40 2nd Kathy Robertson 39 3rd Lorraine Craig 39 […]

Information sought on assault in Tuakau

The police are appealing to the public to come forward with information in what can only be described as a cowardly attack. On Sunday 5 February 2017 at approximately 3.40am, a 69-year-old male was in his caravan at the Tuakau Cosmopolitan Carpark when he was woken by two males attempting to break into his caravan. He has gone outside to […]

First animal to have surgery at Pokeno Vets

Karen Leathem's pooch, Apache, made local history as the first animal to have surgery at the new vet clinic in Pokeno. What made the the surgery even more poignant is the fact that the vet centre was built on the 'old Leathem farm'. "It was never our intention to be the first animal to have surgery there," laughs Karen. "I […]

One bedroom averages over $300 anywhere in Auckland

Quarterly Auckland rental update • Rent increased by 4.4% in Q4 2016 compared with Q4 2015, with average weekly rent for a three-bedroom home now $525 • • For the first time the average rent for a one bedroom property in all areas of Auckland has passed $300 • • 9% year on year increase in rental properties being managed […]

Waipipi Bowls Results

The monthly tournament was held on Thursday 16 February at the Pukekohe Indoor Facilities due to the inclement weather. It was a full tournament with sixteen team competing. The winners were: First, Waiuku, Dirk Sheehan, Peter Sinclair, Jackie Greig; Second, Pukekohe, Len Corney, Len Stiener; Third, Papakura, Denis Waters, Barry Hodge, Brian Goldfinch. The next tournament will be held on […]

ANZAC Poppy Tree project growing fast in Waikato

 Community groups across the Waikato district are getting out their knitting needles to take part in a district-wide ‘yarn bombing’ street art project to commemorate ANZAC Day this year. They are enthusiastically taking up an idea put forward by the Waikato District Council Placemaking Team to join forces with local Community Houses to create knitted or crocheted poppies from red […]

Counties Croquet claims interclub trophy

Pukekohe Croquet Club players have taken out the Counties-Manukau Golf Croquet Interclub trophy. Jenny Begg, Pat Lester, Bruce Smith, Brendon Neilson, Jill Hill, John Bailey, Alister Fookes, Gale Rubick and Janet Carey were part of the winning team that claimed the trophy for the third time in a row. The tournament, held late last year, saw the team compete against […]


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