College Rugby Round up

Waiuku College first XV hosted Onewhero Area School’s first XV in the second round of College Rugby on Wednesday 28 June. It was a close match however, Onewhero came away with the 15-14 win. More photos can be found our Facebook page –

Waiuku Golf Results

1-7-17 Saturday Haggle Div One: 1st Courtney Maddern 39, 2nd Craig Chambers 39, 3rd Scott Guthrie 38, 4th Jonathon Morley 37. Div Two 1st Arataki Minhinnick 38, 2nd Kalvin Lowe 36, 3rd Kipi Kaihau35, 4th Lindsay Russell 34. Best Gross Div One Craig Chambers 73. Div Two Arataki Minhinnick 89. Two’s Arataki Minhinnick (2), Les Edwards, Kalvin Lowe, Courtney Maddern, Arama […]

Future improvements for health care

Kathryn de Luc, General Manager Integration of the Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) Franklin Locality shared her background in health with the ladies at BPW Franklin recently. Kathryn provided an update of the ongoing work of the District Health Board to improve services and she outlined findings which will drive future improvements. There are different organisations providing different aspects […]

Nurse steals from Pukekohe Hospital

Pukekohe Hospital on Kitchener Road have recovered from thefts, after it was noted an employee was stealing from her colleagues and patients. A former nurse at Pukekohe Hospital faced court recently, pleading guilty to two charges of theft. The enrolled nurse, used her position to steal from patients and her own colleagues over an 18 month period. She took advantage […]

Franklin talent win awards

A number of Franklin high school students have come away with awards at the recent regional Smokefree Rockquest and Smokefree Pacifica Beats finals. Kieran Jepson from Waiuku College won the APRA Lyric Award at the Smokefree Rockquest earlier in May, while at the Smokefree Pacifica Beats event, Pukekohe High School’s Cadex won the People’s Choice Award, and Dodavah Niko, from […]

Volunteer-extraordinaire recognised by donation

Heather McLeod has been described as an incredible person with a huge heart. She has been recently acknowledged for this by Lotto NZ’s ‘Thank a Sport Maker’ programme. The programme is a partnership between Lotto New Zealand and Sport New Zealand to reward, recognise and support all volunteers throughout New Zealand and, most importantly, thank them for what they do. Heather, […]

Winston Peters in Pukekohe

The Hon. Winston Peters attended a fundraising event last weekend, which saw a large crowd from the Franklin area attend. The mid-winter Christmas Luncheon was held at the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club on Sunday 18 June, and saw a large attendance from farmers, market gardeners and business owners who raised concerns about the new Resource Management Act legislation and Iwi Authorities controlling […]

Tim Gregory’s Top Five

It has been a while since the often outspoken and hilarious Tim Gregory has written for us, but this week he returns with his top five. In a sport that is as ferociously competitive as it can be farcical, Tim looks at some indelible personalities and moments that make up the modern era of Americas Cup racing. #5 Mr America’s […]

A delicious combination

By Yana O’Gorman A group of business students from Onewhero Area School have recently competed at the Dragons Den finals in Auckland. The group, who are participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme, came up with the idea to sell premix baking in jars. ‘Combination’ offer a range or flavours from rocky road, gluten-free ginger crunch, afghans and s’mores. Sheree […]

Judder Bars on Hamilton Drive

Just a couple of comments on the subject of speeding drivers—it was our front lawn that the kids finished up on. I am not trying to get on the bandwagon so to speak, but this is a problem that isn’t just isolated to Hamilton Drive or Matai Street. It is everywhere down here, around town and even in some of […]

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