Collision on Puni Road

Emergency services were called at 6.44pm to a report of a collision involving two vehicles on Puni Rd (between Ward St and Waiuku Rd), Pukekohe on Tuesday 29 August 2017. A report from the scene says two people were injured.  No further information is available at this time.

His word – Greatly Advantaged 6/8

Jesus took objects in the view of his listeners as emblems by which to teach his truth. The people had come together to hear him while it was yet early morning. The glorious sun, climbing higher and higher in the blue sky, was chasing away the shadows that lurked in the valleys and among the narrow defiles of the mountains. […]

Preservation of the prohibition on shop trading on Easter Sunday in Auckland

The preservation of the prohibition on shop trading on Easter Sunday in Auckland has been welcomed by Manurewa-Papakura Ward Councillor Daniel Newman. “Easter Sunday should remain a day of reverence for those who believe in the resurrection, and a day of rest for all. “I do not believe liberalising shop trading on Easter Sunday, one of the few remaining days […]

Inland Revenue issues urgent email scam warning

Inland Revenue is warning people about a particularly sophisticated email tax scam that is circulating around. It is a phishing scam where people get an email that looks like it’s from Inland Revenue and also a form that looks very convincing. The email says the recipient has a tax refund waiting for them and that they need to update their […]

Final countdown for Franklin Arts Festival

Franklin Arts Festival President, Pat Holden, visited the weekly Art Group in the Weta Workshop room in the Centre to discuss the upcoming Festival. The group is led by water colour artist Claudia Slaney, described by her students as a truly inspiring teacher. They enjoy the group dynamics, the mutual support and encouragement given. The creative atmosphere of the group […]

In Focus 29 August 2017

  Hannah Cassidy did an amazing job of capturing this photograph using her iPhone, of Hamiltons Gap in February this year.

Pukekohe AFC takes win from Tuakau

It was a game not to be missed as the Tuakau Wanderers took on Pukekohe AFC at Bledisloe Park on Saturday afternoon. To make the game even more interesting, Tuakau were playing against former players, who transferred to Pukekohe after last season. Right from kick off, both teams were hungry for a win. However, referee Dylan Moxon, wasn’t going to […]

Zoning changes in Tuakau put on hold

Last week, the Waikato District Council’s Strategy and Finance Committee recommended the Council should not advance a separate plan to introduce residential zoning changes for Tuakau. Instead, they have suggested to let the zoning ‘lie on the table,’ and include its intent in the District Plan Review due to be notified early next year. Residents and ratepayers are invited to […]

1000 trees planted in Pukekohe

Locals helped plant a steep bank on Franklin Road, with the aim to help improve the stream health by shading the waterway and trapping pollutants before they get to the stream. It is hoped that the planting, which took place on Saturday 12 August, will also encourage more bird life to the area. Around 1000 plants donated by Craig Prescott, […]

Drury South development go-ahead

A decision on Thursday 24 August by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Auckland Council’s Governing Body has ensured the development of 700 houses and a new business park in Drury South will continue. The decision approves an investment of $17.9 million to build the first stage of the spine road as part of the Drury South business and residential development. […]


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