Paua bust close to home

Earlier this month, two newly-appointed Ministry for Primary Industries fisheries officers made the largest paua bust in the Auckland region in more than a decade. Team manager for the South Auckland region, Jacob Hore, says the alleged offending was uncovered by two of MPI's more junior fisheries officers. This makes the detection even more significant. The officers were on a […]

His Word – God is in control

Here is a wonderful and assuring quote that I came across when researching for a totally different subject, and it stood out to me, so right here we will focus on the thoughts it brings and share it with you. Quote; “We can see only a little way before us; “but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes […]

Auckland tackles freedom camping issue

Last week, Auckland Council began a two month pilot “dispersal” programme in an effort to improve the conflicting needs of freedom campers and local residents. The pilot programme could see freedom camping visitors encouraged to spread out over 29 locations across the city, rather than crowd into a few well-known hot spots.    The sites were selected following extensive consultation […]

No decision released yet

The decision on the Runciman Road reservoirs has not been released yet. The Pukekohe East Community Society took their concerns of two proposed 80 metre diameter water tanks, which will sit 13 metres above ground level, to the Environment Court in December last year.  It was announced that the decision would be released in February, however nothing has come forth […]

Buckland Bowls Results

Once again the forecasted rain held off until the last tournament at Buckland was well and truly over. On Wednesday 8 February, 17 teams contested the Any Combination Triples event. For the second time in a row, a Buckland team managed to win it, this time under the leadership of Mark Wade, who had Dave Shirley at 2 and a very happy Dan Colgan […]

Clarks Beach Bowling Club

It was a hot muggy day on Thursday 23 February at Clarks Beach Bowling Club, when the sixth tournament of the Osborne Memorial competition was  played. The players really felt the heat and cold drinks were at a premium. The competition was tight with no four winners. Winners were: First, the Motley Crew, Alan Spacey, Chris Walker and Len Corney; Second, PJs, […]

Pukekohe Bowling Club

Pukekohe Bowling Club recently held their Championships tournaments. Ladies Championship Pairs were finalised after two days of competition. Winners in this event were Pauline Hayward (skip) and Leeane Poulson (lead), with Yvonne Urwin (skip) and Ann Mclean (lead) coming through as runners up. The Men’s Championship Fours winners were Roger Andrew, Roger Hodgkinson, Jason Parker and Bruce Hudson.  Runners up […]

Roles still open for Shrek Jr

While auditions have been held for the family musical Shrek Jr and the lead roles cast, there is still room for a few cast members to play minor roles.    Majors 'n' Minors is  looking for kids and teens who love to sing or dance, be up on a stage and be part of an enthusiastic musical theatre team. The production is scheduled for […]

New beginning for Te Kohanga Primary School

This term Te Kohanga Primary School welcomed their new principal. Robyn Driver started at the school three weeks ago, following the retirement of the previous principal, Carol Harwood at the end of 2016. Mrs Driver was born in Auckland and has family in Awhitu and the Hawkes Bay. She lives in Pukekohe with her husband, Tom, who is a Police […]

Pukeoware School head students

Pukeoware School is delighted to announce that Kaleb Midgley and Zaria Porter have been appointed as the new Head boy and Head girl. Their deputies, Levi Potman and Kaitlyn Grinder, will support them in their roles.   Principal, Eamonn Kelly, said the head student positions were announced at the end-of-year prize giving assembly last year in line with recent tradition […]

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