Concerns addressed over Sandspit Seawall

Two years after the erosion of the Sandspit Seawall was originally addressed, it is hoped that work will begin later this year. Plans created by Tonkin and Taylor were unveiled in August last year at a drop in session at the Waiuku Yacht Club on Rangiwhea Road. Nearly one year after the plans were unveiled, no further progress has been […]

Team work sees Franklin United take the points

Franklin United 2 – Ellerslie United 1 In a game both sides needed to win to stay in Division 1, the teams produced end to end football where the goalkeepers were the stars for each team. As early as the fifth minute Jason Mann showed his class in the Ellerslie goal by diving to his right to beat away a […]

Waiuku Maori Sports Club retain title

Waiuku Maori Sports Club retained the Te Hiku O Te Ika A Maui shield for the seventh consecutive year, winning 44-12 vs Hiiona Marae, Otorohonga. The rugby union game took place at the annual Koroneihana celebrations at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia.

Steelers rugby round up week 2

A first 40 minutes of ill-discipline and missed tackles proved a hurdle too much for the PIC Counties Manukau Steelers who lost to neighbours Waikato 33-21 at Hamilton Stadium. While the PIC Steelers won the second half 21-12, they could not overcome the deep hole they dug for themselves in the first half of their Mitre 10 Cup clash. A […]

First Kicks wraps up for the season

As spring fast approaches, the change of seasons marks the end of winter sports. Last Saturday saw the final round of Pukekohe AFC First Kicks and Fun Football at the Franklin A&P Showgrounds. The programme is run entirely by volunteers who love to see the local children enjoying themselves and learning new football skills. The 2017 season was finished with […]

Golf Results 23 to 26 August

Onewhero Golf Results Wednesday 23 August Men’s stableford K. Allan, 37 N. Dearlove 36 B. Grant 36 T. Bell 35 P. Skinner 34 N. Hira 34 G. Dell 34 B. Day 33 R. Doidge 32 D. Stringer 32, P. Curtayne 32 G. Wheeler 32 Two’s B. Day

Kids tackle mud at Group Day

Last week, over 200 fit and keen primary school students from eight local schools converged on Awhitu Regional Park to test their running pace at the Cross Country Group Day. Despite a stunning sunny winter’s day, organisers predicted some pretty muddy legs would emerge at the finish line as students tackled the wettest course to date, thanks to recent heavy […]

Basketball player wins camera system for school

Just by playing basketball, Jake Druyven has won an elite camera system for his school. The Waiuku College student is part of the school’s basketball team, who was selected as one of ten finalists in the Glory League Plays of the Week competition. Glory League is a state of the art software and camera system that records games nationwide, and […]

Wesley Rugby triumphs

It was an adrenaline pumping week for the prestigious rugby school, Wesley College.  Two of their rugby teams made it to their various finals, and for the players, students and staff, it was an exciting and exhilarating few days. Wesley College’s league team, the first XIII were in the plate final for the SAS competition, playing at Mount Smart Stadium […]

Black Ferns win fifth World Cup

The Black Ferns won their fifth World Cup over the weekend, triumphing against England in the final in Belfast. While they trailed at half time, they came back from their deficit to win 41-32. Counties Manukau players Victoria Subritzky- Nafatali, Aroha Savage, Renee Wickliffe and Portia Woodman were named in the starting team, with Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate as reserve. Going […]


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