Snow comes to Karaka

Youngsters at ACG Strathallan Preschool donned their warmest woollies to revel in two tonnes of snow that was delivered to the centre recently. They threw it, tasted it, rolled in it and got it in their gumboots. For many, it was their first experience of snow and they made full use of the sensory experience. “Some children needed some encouragement […]

Cockerton closes the gap

Pukekohe’s Taylor Cockerton is sitting in second place of the championship after the penultimate round of the Formula Masters Series. The season resumed at Zhuhai International Circuit in China last weekend 28-30 July, and saw Taylor come away with two second places and a fifth, giving him the round win. Saturday was an “up and down” day for the young […]

Tough weekend for Liam Lawson

It was a tough weekend for Liam Lawson but he has retained second in the Formula 4 Championship. The Pukekohe teenage racer survived a tough weekend of racing in the Australian Formula 4 championship at Queensland Raceway, but has returned home still holding down second-place in the series. Liam was handicapped in the final race after avoiding a collision in […]

Housing on prime land

I absolutely abhor the supposed need to provide housing by building on prime land as is happening all too frequently now. Very soon we will be importing food from overseas at exorbitant prices. That is if we are able to do that with all the food shortages world wide. That leaves an even worrying thought—artificial foods. We are assailed with […]

Food for thought

The decision making of Auckland Council really has to be questioned; with permitting so much new housing development on fertile food production land around Pukekohe. Do those in charge not realise that the vegetables they buy in the supermarket have to be grown somewhere and not all soils are suitable for market gardens? I am also amazed at the scale […]

Letter- The truth will prevail

Following on from our front page story (25 July 2017) encouraging those to speak out about bullying and suicide, we have received a staggering amount of feedback from our readers. Here is just a what a few of you have had to say about a topic that clearly needs addressing in our community. I read with interest your article re: […]

Letter- Bullying and any other contentious issues

Following on from our front page story (25 July 2017) encouraging those to speak out about bullying and suicide, we have received a staggering amount of feedback from our readers. Here is just a what a few of you have had to say about a topic that clearly needs addressing in our community. I was sorry to read Steve Douglas’ […]

Letter- Good on you

Following on from our front page story (25 July 2017) encouraging those to speak out about bullying and suicide, we have received a staggering amount of feedback from our readers. Here is what a few of you have had to say about topics that clearly need addressing in our community. Good on you for your article on bullying. Who knows […]

Letter- Good on you guys!

Following on from our front page story (25 July 2017) encouraging those to speak out about bullying and suicide, we have received a staggering amount of feedback from our readers. Here is what a few of you have had to say about a topic that clearly need addressing in our community. Thank you for sticking your necks out and doing […]

Franklin Lioness Club donate funds

At the Franklin Lioness Change of Officers evening in June, a donation was given to Waiuku Search and Rescue and also to Seasons. Pictured is Rev Jan Wallace from Seasons receiving the donation from Nina North, Treasurer for the Franklin Lioness Club


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