Night road works cause Pokeno detours

Starting Sunday 11 June, Fulton Hogan Waikato will be carrying out asphalt paving on the ramps to and from Pokeno, which will require full closures and detours. One ramp will be closed at a time, which will see the closures take place between 8:30pm and 5am. Crews will be on site from 6pm each night to set up traffic control, […]

Ride and Row for Kent Allan

On Saturday 10 June from 10am – 3pm, Franklin Pool and Leisure are hosting a Community Wellness Open Day to support Kent Allan’s Ride and Row ten hour marathon. As part of its efforts to connect Kiwi communities with leisure activities, Franklin Pool and Leisure opens its doors to the community for a free event and to fundraise for Kent […]

Hospitality worker allegedly overworked and underpaid

An employee at Pukekohe's Curry Leaf Restaurant says she was forced to work overtime for no extra pay as she feared she would lose her work visa. The 23 year old woman from India says she was contracted to work 30 hours over five days, however she was often required to work 60-70 hours over seven days. This resulted in […]

Bakers Banter

We have been out and about recently getting public response to our latest Local Board Plan. Always an interesting exercise but a lot of fun. In saying that I have had some really interesting discussions, I guess I am lucky that I don’t take things too personally when people come up and tell me that Council is useless and can’t […]


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