A note from Emma’s desk

Our friends at Cadbury didn’t let us down! Shortly after we had gone to print last Monday, we received an email confirming that they had sent out four blocks of the elusive Caramilk to give away to our readers. Here is what you have to do to enter. Send us your favourite memories involving Cadbury chocolate, or your best Cadbury experience! […]

Letter- State of Franklin’s footpaths

State of Franklin’s footpaths On 20 April 2017, I wrote to Auckland Council to say how unsafe the Pukekohe footpaths are when they are wet. And I have heard nothing. I was walking in Hall Street when a woman fell in front of me fell over.  A further two people also complained to me a while ago about the state […]

Auckland Westpac Daily Missions for the week ending 31 July

Sunday 30 July 2017 5.45pm W2 Karioitahi: Crew tasked to Karioitahi to assist teenage girl who had suffered suspected spinal and pelvic injuries due to a quad bike roll on the beach. She was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. Monday 24 July 2017 5.47pm W2 Te Kauwhata: Crew tasked to Te Kauwhata to assist a male patient […]

Community joins forces for rebuild

After the Pukekohe Pythons Rugby League Club facilities suffered at the hands of vandals last year, the community has come together in the true form of community spirit to rebuild it to its former glory. located on Beatty Road, has been spearheaded by locals, Nathan Poroa and Tammy Potini, who say the rebuild journey has seen families come together and […]

Tuakau marae opens whare moe

Work is ongoing to complete the upgrades to Nga Tai E Rua Marae in Tuakau. Over Easter, the new whare moe (sleeping house) was dedicated by King Tuheitia Paki. The marae is on Carr St, and was bought by a gentleman named Tai Porotu Matete Kukutai— known by most people as Poru Metete around 1926/28. The following is a letter […]

WDC launches cadetship scheme

A partnership between a local council and a tertiary education facility has been described as a win-win situation. Waikato District Council has initiated a joint venture with Wintec to create employment opportunities for civil engineering students and develop highly-skilled and well-rounded staff members. The two organisations will launch a cadetship programme next year which will aim to nurture and develop students […]

Vandals damage Ngaruawahia cemetery

Waikato District Council and the Police have condemned shameful acts of vandalism carried out at a Ngaruawahia cemetery. Cars have ripped up the turf at Jackson St Cemetery after drivers have raced around the cemetery on at least three occasions since 19 June. A neighbouring resident has reported hoons to the police and the Council has already spent $1,600 of […]


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