Local building companies chosen to build new town

The development of a new community on former Wesley College land near Pukekohe has moved a step closer with the announcement of 12 build partners. The developers, Grafton Downs Ltd, along with the Wesley College Trust Board have announced that the development will be named Paerata Rise. As well as acknowledging the existing Paerata community, the name is a nod […]

Merchant Navy Day commemorated

Merchant Navy Day was marked in Waiuku on Sunday 3 September, with the Merchant Marine ensign being flown at the cenotaph throughout the day. September 3 is designated as the Service’s special day, being the anniversary of the first sinking of an allied merchant ship in World War II.  The sinking occurred barely hours after the outbreak of the war. […]

Jordyn battles with the best at Inter-Zone

Jordyn Hobman from Glenbrook School, beat over 80 kids to take out second place in the Year 8 girls’ division at the Inter-Zone Cross Country Championships on Thursday. The event was held at the Pukekohe A & P Showgrounds and showcased the running talents of students from across all Auckland schools.

Perform at “Live in the 2-3-5”!

There is an epic live music battle brewing to help raise funds for stage two of the Waiuku Skatepark upgrade and P-Digsss, the incredibly talented voice behind Shapeshifter is rockin’ into Waiuku to MC it! Some unbelievable judges and prizes are being lined up and you won’t want to miss it, So if you’re an amateur performer, the judges want […]

Fancy a trip to Australia?

The Waiuku Lions Club are thrilled to again be offering the experience of a lifetime to one lucky local young adult. Applications are now being accepted for people aged 17 to 21 who would like to go on a Lions Youth Exchange and stay with a host family in Australia for five weeks during December 2017/January 2018. The cultural exchange […]

Pukekohe Fire Report for week ending 11 September 2017

This week’s summary from Fire and Emergency Pukekohe PUKEKOHE FIRE REPORT 5 Sept:  2x M.V.A  Yates Road 6-Sept:  Shed fire 7-September:  MVA 7-September: Building fire This week we had a visit from NYFD chief of department Peter Hayden and Divisional Chief Steve San-filipo who kindly gave a presentation to the brigade on the 9/11 attack and the roles they had […]

Charlie hits Top 1% two years running

Charlie Norton has done it again, achieving High Distinction for the second year running in the International Competition Assessment for Schools (ICAS) Spelling Exam. The Year 7 student goes to Awhitu District School and the exams are run by the University of New South Wales. Awhitu District School Principal, Kristie Thomas, says, “Charlie is in the top 1% of New […]

Local schools awarded at Robotics competition

Two schools in Franklin took part in the New Zealand FIRST LEGO League Animal Allies Championships held at ACG Strathallan in Karaka on Saturday 2 September. School students aged nine to 16 were invited to design, build and program autonomous Lego Mindstorms robots, and create innovative solutions to a real world problem as part of their research project. Gizmos and […]

Local dancers Represent NZ

Three local dancers originating from the Groovit hip hop dance studio have had the opportunity of a lifetime, competing at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. Ben Lowe, Amber-Lee Kelliher and Mia Sargent were chosen to represent New Zealand in their various crews at the World Championships last month. The three teens competed against crews from 50 […]

Extended recall on sausages

Hellers Ltd is extending its recall undertaken on 8 September to  with a gluten allergy or intolerance should not consume these products. If you are not allergic or intolerant to gluten, this recall does not affect you. Who to contact If you have questions, contact Hellers Ltd: Phone: 0800 435 537 Address: 67 Main North Road, Kaiapoi, Christchurch.

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