A note from Emma’s Desk

Who remembers the TV adverts surrounding road safety in the early 90s? One that used to give me nightmares was, the drunk driver crashing, and then getting out of the car before it caught alight. However, he couldn’t get his mates out, they were trapped and he watched hopelessly as it burnt them alive. The incident where those two little […]

Community mourning passing of John Robinson

The Waiuku community is mourning the sudden loss of the well respected teacher, and volunteer fire brigade member, John Robinson.  Head of Technology at Waiuku College, John passed away on Friday evening (June 16 2017) while exercising.  John has been described by friends and colleagues as 'one of the good ones,' someone who was always willing to lend a hand, […]

Wigs ready for Wednesday

Luka Wolfgram has gone above and beyond to help support the Child Cancer Foundation with their annual fundraiser. Recruiting his little brother, Sava, and family dog, Mila, 13 year old Luka has created a short film to encourage the community to take part in Wig Wednesday, which takes place tomorrow (21 June). Wig Wednesday is an important event for Luka, and […]

Knockout Tournament for Diamond Jubilee

In less than two weeks, the Waiuku Netball Centre will be celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. It’s been 60 years since the original centre was officially opened in 1957, and as part of the Jubilee celebrations, a Carnival Day will be held at the centre. On Saturday 24 June, teams, coaches and supporters are invited to come along and enjoy a […]

Navy Band coming to Waiuku

The 100th Birthday Celebrations for the Waiuku War Memorial Town Hall continue, with the Royal New Zealand Navy Band confirmed for a concert on Sunday 2 July at 1.30pm. The Hall Centennial Committee, thanks to sponsorship by the Waiuku RSA Trust, have set ticket prices at $5pp so that many Franklin residents can attend. There is limited seating in the hall, […]

$9m Lotto winner from Pukekohe

It will be celebrations all round for another lucky lotto player. On Wednesday 13 June, the Powerball First Division was struck, and it was confirmed that the winning ticket was bought at Countdown Pukekohe South,  The lucky Pukekohe Lotto player scooped $9 million in the live Wednesday night draw. The prize was made up of $8 million from Powerball First […]

Arrest for aggravated robbery

Just before 10pm on Wednesday 14 June 2017, Gas Waiuku on Kitchener Road was the subject of an aggravated robbery. Three people entered the petrol station, armed with a weapon, and took several items. Waiuku Police were nearby, and with units from Pukekohe in attendance, were able to arrest one male in relation to the incident. A police dog unit […]

Letter – Applause for Theatre Group

I had the pleasure of attending the performance, Celebrate the Century at Waiuku Town Hall recently. What a show! From the funny and great rendition of Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Show, to the stirring Queen song Somebody To Love, it was an amazing feast of talent. BUT, without doubt the one that stole the show was Jamie—thank you […]

Letter – Community Kindness

This is a thank you to the woman concerned.  Confirmation of how most individuals are kind and helpful to another was reaffirmed by an experience I had over the weekend.  My Eftpos card suddenly decided to have fits and would not be processed (later explained by my bank saying that the chip can be infected by an odd Eftpos machine […]

Take advantage of career expo

The period of transition from secondary education to the work force can be a daunting experience for some students. For many it is their first steps into adulthood. Students have to make decisions that may affect their whole life—do you complete further study? Where will you work? Where will you live? What are the new expectations? Looking at websites and […]


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