Westpac Helicopter Daily Missions – week ending Monday 10 July 2017

Tuesday 4 July 2017: 527 11.17am W2 Miranda – Crew tasked to Miranda to assist a male patient in his 60s who had suffered face, arm and chest injuries while cutting down a tree. He was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition.

Chips down for charity

Franklin Rotary Club are hosting their annual Casino Night to raise funds for local charity, School Start First Impressions. School Start First Impressions is set up to give children an opportunity to shine. They provide a “5-Kitbox” to children turning five, who are either underprivileged or whose parents are facing financial difficulty. The box contains everything the child needs from […]

Wairua Week at Pukekohe High School

Pukekohe High School had their Wairua or Spirit week recently, which included many events that were all student-led. A large number of students took part across the whole school. The week was filled with great activities including a haka-off between the school’s Kapa Haka group and the first XV and second XV rugby teams. The teachers took on students at […]

Karaka gifted AED

At the Karaka Community and Event Centre, they know all too well what it is to lose one of their dear friends, after the death of referee Graham Eddy last year, and the devastating impact it has on the families and community. With all the activities that take place both inside the venue and at the Sports Park, they are […]

Confusion over centre re-enrolments

Patients at a Franklin medical centre have raised concerns over being un-enrolled, after being asked to refill out enrolment forms at their local practice. The confusion comes after the Ministry of Health put out the call three months ago for Providers and Primary Health Organisations to update their enrolment forms for all patients who had signed up prior to 2012. […]

Pukekohe Bowls Results

The Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Bowling Club held their winter tournament recently, and the following are the results for the month of May. May 16 2017: First, Paul Miller, Alan Ferguson, Don Kirkbride; Second, Geoff and Val Rumble, Hilary Radloff; Third, Len Corney, Alan Spacey, Chris Walker; Fourth, Peter and Pauline Hayward, Colin Wilton. May 23 2017: First, Andrea William, Bette Holmes, […]

Targeted rates for Waikato District

The Waikato District Council adopted its Annual Plan 2017/18 and will see targeted wastewater rates rise to allow for preparation of long term plans to protect waterways and environmentally sensitive areas from overflows. The adoption of the Plan comes after a month-long consultation on wastewater services options that attracted 465 submissions and presentations on 14 of those submissions at a […]

Positive steps towards tackling stock theft

Federated Farmers is delighted to see the Sentencing (Livestock Rustling) Amendment Bill being drawn from the ballot to go before Parliament. Livestock theft has become more prevalent in New Zealand and is at a level that is creating serious risk to farmers and their businesses. Rick Powdrell, Federated Farmers’ Rural Security Spokesperson says it is not only a financial burden […]


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