New year for Rotary Waiuku begins

 Friday 30 June 2017 marked the end of the official year for Rotary clubs around the district. Waiuku has just elected Ron Murgatroyd as the new President at their annual changeover meeting. The meeting also provided the opportunity for Rotarians to present their annual awards, which saw Kevin Daley presented with the Vocational Award, Bruce Russell the Community Award and […]

Franklin Fire reports for July/ August 2017

Port Waikato  Fire round up for the month of July 2017 It has been a busy July for us as our first month as FENZ (Fire and Emergency New Zealand).  We had nine medicals during July and our own little incident with an 80kg (guestimate) sow running in front of the Ute at 3am on the open road. Thank goodness […]

Elusive gold firmly in their hands

After seven years of entering the 100% New Zealand Pork, Bacon and Ham Awards, Pokeno Bacon has got their hands on the elusive gold award for their Italian Streaky. The awards were held in Christchurch at the end of July and owner Helen Clotworthy was there to receive their award. She said it had been a long time coming. Last […]

Waiuku winger scores on debut for Steelers

It was a game not to be missed last Friday night as the Counties Steelers took on the Taranaki Bulls and the All Blacks at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe. For one local player, it was an unforgettable night. Tevita Nabura, fondly known as Jhu, from the Waiuku club, was on debut for the Steelers on Friday. The 1.95m winger proved […]

Congratulations to Matariki stars

The winners of the Waikato District Libraries Matariki competition were announced at the end of July at a prize-giving held in the Waikato Council chambers. In celebration of Matariki (Maaori New Year), Waikato residents were asked to write a poem or design a bookmark. More than 600 entries were received from across the district. The awards were presented by Deputy […]

Local girl a singing sensation

2017 seems to be Anouk van Dijk’s year. The bubbly teenager has been going from strength to strength with her music. She has taken out two national singing competitions against much older competitors with more experience. The Onewhero Area School student won the AMS Music competition with her song “99 Days”. Earlier this year Anouk was the winner of the […]

Lost and Found

The Pukekohe and Waiuku Police have have a range of property that has been found recently, and would like to reconnect the items with their rightful owners. The items that have been found and handed in at the Pukekohe Police Station are a pair of prescription glasses found at Rosa Birch Park, in a brown case, as well as property belonging […]

Busy week for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The first call out occurred on Monday 7 August 2017, when the crew were tasked to assist a woman in her 20s who had fallen off her horse at around 1.23pm The local resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, had come off her horse at a full gallop. “She went to turn around for home, and the sudden movement just […]

Feedback on slippery pavers in Pukekohe

After much discussion on the pavers around Pukekohe and surrounding towns, we asked for your feedback on what options Council could invoke to help solve the problem. Here is what the public had to say: I am another victim of the slippery pavers this time outside the Courthouse on Monday 31 July. Just walking along then next minute I was […]

A note from Emma’s desk- 15 August 2017

If you don’t vote or speak up when you are given the opportunity to, it could lead to serious repercussions, or consequences in the near future. Yet, the answer is quite simple, isn’t it? If you do not vote, you cannot complain. The same goes for when our local council’s give ratepayers the opportunity to discuss options over their wasterwater […]


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