Twilight Gala

Come and support our fundraising event. Rides for the kids, food stalls, cake stalls, white elephant, quick fire raffle, bouncy castles, pick a prize and more.

Jenna follows her heart

Football or Futsal? It was a question 17-year old Pukekohe High School student, Jenna Dodd, had to ask herself not so long ago. The Western Springs Women’s Premier player was selected for the New Zealand Secondary School Girls Football under 18 representative team back in June, and was preparing to travel to Singapore at the end of September. That was […]

Breathe Better September is Back with a Challenge

For most Kiwis breathing is something we don’t think twice about. But for one-in-six living with a respiratory condition, being able to breathe properly is far from reality. On 1 September the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ will launch its annual respiratory awareness month in New Zealand. Breathe Better September is a national movement for Kiwis to show their support […]

Help keep Waikato whitebait fisheries healthy

Stephen Donald was famously fishing for them when he got That Call from the All Blacks during the 2011 World Cup. In doing so, he was part of whitebaiting that has its roots in traditional Maori gathering of inanga (whitebait) and the wider kiwi outdoors lifestyle. For the current whitebaiting season, which runs through till November, Waikato Regional Council is […]

Talent Quest winners

The Waiuku Talent Quest was held on Sunday 27 August, with many taking part and sharing their talents with the community. Senior Vocal 1st- Sienna Baker 2nd Sonni Manning 3rd Maddisyn Jeffries Senior Instrumental 1st Eva Wu 2nd Jed Turnbull 3rd Maddisyn Jeffries Vocal Duo/ Group 1st Sienna Baker and Mollie Syme 2nd Ella Herangi and Maddisyn Jeffries 3rd Tetiale, […]

Stephen Donald joins forces with sports charity

Waiuku original, Counties Manukau Steeler, and NZ Rugby legend Stephen Donald has been recruited to help promote sport and recreation messages across South Auckland and Counties Manukau. Counties Manukau Sport (CMS) Chief Executive Russell Preston says they can’t wait for Stephen to be amongst all the wonderful children in the area. “Stephen will be a great Ambassador and we are so […]

UFB expansion for local towns

Pokeno, Meremere and Port Waikato are amongst six towns in the Waikato who will be benefiting from the Government roll out of ultrafast broadband (UFB). Announced last week, this is the third wave of the roll out, which will provide mobile coverage through the Rural Broadband initiative. “It’s gratifying that the Government has recognised an ongoing need to support our case […]

Baker’s Banter – September 2017

I had a lot of fun on a Saturday morning recently, joining in with a dedicated group of people doing a volunteer planting alongside the stream behind the Hot Rod Club in Pukekohe. What intrigued me was there were a number of people who travelled from as far away as Newmarket and Three Kings to get stuck in and plant […]

Back to school for Yana

It was back to school for Yana as she attended Glenbrook School on Wednesday afternoon. The media studies class will be putting together a magazine commemorating 140 years of the school, and Yana went to speak to the year five to eight students and give them some tips on writing their own articles. They will be compiling memories, stories and photographs […]

Gardening with Ruth – September 2017

Well spring is officially here! Many fruit trees will be bursting with blossom now. Spray stone fruit trees with copper to protect from leaf curl disease. This needs to be done before the blossom is on the tree. One or two flowers are OK but not a tree looking beautiful in pink. In mild areas, where frosts have finished or aren’t […]


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