Community Planting Day

Come and help plant a bank of native plants, enhance the stream health and attract wildlife. Plants and spades proved. BBQ to finish. Bring your own water and weather protection. Closed toed shoes or boots only please. No jandels.

Westpac tasked to Karioitahi

On Monday 7 August 2017 at 1:23pm, W2 Crew were tasked to Karioitahi to assist a teenage girl who had fallen off her horse (injuries unknown at time of reporting). She was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition.

Pukekohe the real winner

National Party policy announcement of $130 million injection to electrify line between Papakura and Pukekohe. National is committing up to $267 million of investment over the next three years in the Auckland and Wellington commuter rail networks to support future passenger growth, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “Pukekohe commuters are set to save around 11 minutes in travel […]

German tourists left with nothing after campervan is robbed in Pukekohe

Two young Germans, in New Zealand on a photography trip were in for a rude awakening after their campervan was robbed in broad daylight in Pukekohe on Sunday 6 August. Christian Engel, 22 and Dominink Wiedmann, 24, both students and photographers were only in their second day in the country when they parked their Jucy campervan on King street Pukekohe […]

Steelers 2017 squad announced

 An All Blacks match, neighbourhood rivalry and the possibility of a Ranfurly Shield challenge are all in the mix for the Counties Manukau PIC Steelers 2017 season with the Mitre 10 Cup squad officially announced today.  Coaches Darry Suasua, Grant Henson and Semi Sititi have named their team with a blend of popular long-serving Steelers, new local talent, brothers, Super […]

Football in Schools gets boost

Auckland Football Federation announced on Monday 31 July that a $40,000 contribution towards Football in Schools for the Counties-Manukau area. Drury UFC, Franklin United and Pukekohe AFC are clubs that will benefit from the new funding. The Post Newspaper had contacted Auckland Football Federation as to whether contribution also included Tuakau and Waiuku. At the time of going to print […]

New World coming to Pukekohe

Plans are in place for a new Foodstuffs supermarket in Pukekohe. A New World is being planned to be built on Paerata Road and Comrie Place. The current site houses Counties Inn. Auckland Council have informed neighbouring properties of the possible changes. Catherine Reiss of Foodstuffs, who operate New World, Pak ‘n Save and Four Square, says they are seeking […]

Local businesses backing High School

Local businesses are getting on board to help Pukekohe High School’s 1st X1 boys football team. A1 Homes and DMI Plumbing have both made significant contributions to assist in outfitting the boys with their new playing uniform. Pukekohe High School is adopting a newly designed sports uniform to modernise its look and incorporate the kohekohe leaf symbol into playing strips. […]

Local youth given help into workforce

After six weeks of paid training in the kitchen of HELL Pukekohe, local youth Tegan Pearce has graduated from HELL Pizza’s ‘Active in HELL’ programme—a scheme to support youths with intellectual disabilities and enhance their job prospects. Active in HELL was launched in 2013 as a joint initiative between HELL and IHC’s IDEA Services. 24-year-old Tegan is one of the […]

Sand Prix comes to Mercer

The first annual Pukekohe Motorcycle club Sand Prix has been announced for Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August. Taking place at the redeveloped and redesigned Mercer Motocross sand track, it will deliver the best event seen. The event will see motocross riders from all over New Zealand take part, with minis and juniors racing on the Saturday, and seniors, vets […]


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