Nadia Lim coming to Pukekohe

Come along to the Pukekohe Indian Hall for the rare opportunity to hear Nadia Lim, winner of MasterChef NZ 2011 and head chef of My Food bag inspire you with the story of her journey so far, from a 12 year old watching Jamie Oliver to a successful businesswoman and mum. At the end of her talk Nadia will have […]

Pukekohe Croquet Club opens

Some of the Pukekohe Croquet Club members brave enough to support Opening Day for the 2017-2018 season. Rain, and even hail ended play—then an early afternoon tea completed the event. Mrs Judy Holmes, Patron, ran the ceremonial ‘first hoop’ and declared the season open.

Megablast having a mega year

Locally trained horse, Megablast, was named Pukekohe Park’s 2017 Horse of the Year at a recent celebration. The award adds yet another feather to the cap of the six year old grey after excellent performances at a number of prestigious race events this year, including second at Moonee Valley (Australia), second in the Avondale Cup and fourth in the Auckland […]

Tuakau College victorious

By Jessica Paton Tuakau College girls’ first XI hockey team emerged the victors of the Counties Manukau Secondary School’s A Grade girls’ competition, after their final against Strathallan. Strathallan brought a tough game to the final and the Tuakau girls had to fight for their win. However, after an intense battle, Tuakau College came out victorious 2-0. Captain of the […]

Port Waikato Fire report for August 2017

It was a relatively quiet August which was nice since it was so wet and cold!  It looks like we’re heading back to a higher percentage of medical call outs year to date, but throw in an animal rescue just to keep things interesting! We had a fun training at the end of the month when our good friends from […]

Emerson finishes AKC competition

Pukekohe’s Emerson Vincent has finished the fifth and final round of the 2017 Australian Kart Championships in twelfth place. The nine year old was one of nine Kiwi karters who travelled to Melbourne earlier in September to contest the Aussie title. Moving up a class, Emerson made his Australian debut in the Cadet 12 class, however after struggling with the […]

Karate world championships beckon

An ACG Strathallan student and teacher have been selected to compete at the fourth World Goju Ryu Karate Federation Championships in Romania this month. Charlie McDougall in Year 4 has been practising karate for three years and competing in tournaments for two. He will compete in the boys 8/9 years division for Kata, Kumite and Irikumi. The eight year old […]

Te Whangai Trust win award

In 2007, Gary and Adrienne Dalton established the Te Whangai Charitable Trust to honour the memory of their daughter Leigh. This year, the Trust won the region’s “Hill Laboratories Harvest Award”, one of the categories in the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, and they’re ecstatic that the work the Trust undertakes, has been recognised. Daughter Leigh was passionate about the environment […]

Fishing for a cause

September 1 and 2 saw the Mudyz Mega Classic Fishing Competition held at Muddy Waters in Mercer. The weigh-in on Saturday afternoon saw a huge crowd  and the fish caught were auctioned, raising $1220 which was donated to the Port Waikato Volunteer Fire Brigade towards purchasing helmet lights. Results: Snapper – 1st  – Tony Wong 10.87kg, 2nd – Greg Mathews […]

License critical for rural youth

Opinion by  Jessica Paton One issue that is of huge social importance to the people of Tuakau is that a number of youth are not getting their driver licence. We should be encouraging youth to get their licences as soon as possible, especially in rural areas. There are very limited transport options available in the area. Individual mobility is vital […]

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