Lianna aiming for second title win

As the Eye on Nature event approaches, it’s heads down for one Franklin student who is finishing her Wearable Art in time for Saturday’s competition. Lianna Shaw from Pukekohe Christian School is entering the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust’s Wearable Arts competition again this year, after taking out the title last year. While last year was a great confidence booster for […]

Locals rescue Guy Williams tour

What could have ended in a disaster turned out to be a pretty funny show. The hairy face comedian, Guy Williams, brought his tour 'Started from the Top', to Pukekohe on Sunday 19 March. While it was meant to be held in the Pukekohe Town Hall, organisers soon realised that the venue was a no go, after the person who […]

Calls for further CCTV in Pukekohe

After a violent attack saw a young man assaulted by a group of youths on Friday 17 March, a local mum is calling for an upgrade to CCTV cameras in Pukekohe. Carol Steel’s son was assaulted by a group of youths in King Street, Pukekohe, in what has been described as an unprovoked attacked. He was punched and kicked to […]

For the love of cricket

A Waiuku College cricket teams’ dreams were delivered thanks to ANZ. The girls will be celebrating a big win off the field on Thursday 23 March. When ANZ dropped by with a special dream delivery. A young group of girls from Waiuku College have taken the lead and started an all-girls team at school. With 15 players and counting the […]

WOW award

Rosalyn Wileman would like to nominate Zoe Thomson of the Waiuku Cat Colony Rescue for this week's WOW award. "We had a feral cat who had four kittens on our property in Glenbrook Beach, so we contacted Zoe for help. She dropped off a trap and every day, all the way from Karioitahi, would either come and collect the cats […]

Super trucks on Pukekohe track

The big rigs are back at Pukekohe Park on 1 and 2 April and you’d be a fool to miss a great day or great weekend’s racing action at the Park This is the final event in this season’s Speed Works Motorsport Championship, and concludes the championships of all of the classes in the event, so there will be plenty […]

Lorraine celebrates 90th Birthday

Long time local, Lorraine Boase celebrated her 90th birthday, with a surprise party put on by her family. Lorraine was born in Waiuku on 27 March 1927, at the Franklin Memorial Hospital, back when it was a maternity hospital. Her maiden name is Renall and she is now the oldest Renall of the large family who settled in the district, […]

Pet of the Month

This cute little pork chop is the latest edition to the Groom family. Little Rosie is a Kune Kune piglet, who joins her sister, Myrtle and brothers, Milo and Clay on the farm in Tuakau. Rosie is a little bit shy at this stage, however, with the help from her brothers and sister, she will soon make herself right at […]

Fishing with Smudge – March 2017

The west coast has been fishing very well and is likely to continue to do so but be prepared for a ‘here one day and gone the next’ scenario for all species. By far the best marlin fishing has been off Port Waikato in 120m where the blue water starts. Tuna schools have been patchy in places but when you […]

Grants available for waste reduction projects

Groups with innovative ideas for reducing waste to landfill can apply for grants of up to $5,000 from the ‘zero waste’ fund, opening on 1 April until 30 April 2017. The Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF), which is funded through a levy of $10 per tonne on all waste sent to landfill, supports a variety of new activities which […]


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