Castaways Resort features on international TV show

Castaways Resort was lucky enough to host the CNN travel show In 24 Hours last month for a 4WD and clay target shooting experience. The TV show premiered on CNN on 1 March 2017 and repeated until a final screening on 13 March. The 30 minute episodes follow host James Williams as he experiences a different city for a full day and […]

Wild weather floods Franklin

It was a wild week last week as the weather ran rampant across the country. The North Island took the brunt of the rain, with areas in the Coromandel, and east Franklin flooding and slips blocking roads. Over the weekend, the rain turned to west Auckland and Rotorua.  Metservice issued several warnings throughout the week and over the weekend, advising […]

Boost for TeenAg

A significant investment towards TeenAg was announced on Wednesday 8 March. A total of $146,000 will be given to invest in the nation's future.  Youth Minister Nikki Kaye said the government would contribute $50,000 towards the agriculture sector youth programme run by New Zealand Young Farmers. Another $96,000 is coming from partnering organisations including Red Meat Profit Partnership, DairyNZ, Lincoln […]

Youth arrested over burglaries

A youth has been arrested with regards to the burglaries in the Waiuku township over the weekend. During the early hours of Sunday 5 March, three local businesses were targeted, including the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club In between 4am and 4.30am, a group of youths smashed the ranch slider to gain access into the Sports Bar at the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club. […]

School funding freeze and its impact on school support staff in Pukekohe

The government’s freeze on school funding and its impact on their pay negotiations has driven Pukekohe teacher aides and other school support staff to take part in nationwide paid union meetings this month. The Pukekohe meeting is at 9.30am on Wednesday 15 March at St Josephs Pukekohe School Hall, 94 Seddon St, Pukekohe. The freeze on school funding has complicated […]

Takanini Interchange update

March will focus on completing the additional southbound lane from the Hill Road off-ramp to the Takanini off-ramp, and between the Takanini on-ramp and 300m north of the Pahurehure Inlet. This will see work continuing in the median and shoulders between Hill Road and the Papakura Interchange in the coming month. From Monday 6 March, lane one (the slow lane) […]

New director joins Waiuku Health Care

Dr Sasha Maxwell is the latest director to join the partnership at Waiuku Health Centre, and the Patumahoe resident is looking forward to the new challenge. Dr Sasha joined the partnership at the end of last year after the opportunity arose with the sad departure of Dr Mark Eustace who resigned to follow other interests in the local medical sector. […]

Lucky lotto player from Tuakau

One lucky Strike player from Tuakau is $300,000 richer, after taking out the Strike Four in Wednesday night’s live Lotto draw. The winning Lotto ticket was sold at the Tuakau Food Market. However, the Powerball was not struck and rolled over to Saturday night, where a lucky punter in Gisborne struck the jackpot in the Lotto Powerball draw. The $6.5 […]

Set up your open-plan living area like a pro

The key to a memorable evening amongst family or friends is conversation. Whether it’s to recount your day, make plans for the future or simply for an intimate tête-à-tête, a lounge is the perfect place for light-hearted, witty or existential exchanges. Outfitting your home with a cosy lounge will go a long way in keeping the conversation going. Living spaces […]

His Word -Barbeque

as going through the Worship Service of Ancient Israel and something that he was describing is something that I have studied much, but he led me to understand it more deeply and fully, so let me share. When one came to “Church” to worship, there was a lot of different things going on all at the same time, as some […]

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