Man arrested

A 17 year old man was arrested outside Countdown South on Friday 8 September  2017 after stealing meat from the supermarket. He was chased and confronted by an ex-Police officer who saw what was taking place. An off-duty police officer who was also there came to his assistance, however the man became aggressive and head-butted the off-duty police officer, breaking […]

Car hits power pole in Pukekohe

A car hit a power pole on Logan Road, Pukekohe on Thursday 7 September 2017. Power was out in the area, while linesmen were called. Police were notified, but it was not deemed a serious crash.

In Focus

This week’s photograph was taken by Frank Male, from Pukekohe. He recently took this photo of a Kereru (native wood pigeon) sitting in a tree in his niece’s garden at Pollok on the Awhitu Peninsula.  

Introducing Kylie Hall

Some of our readers may recognise Kylie’s name. She’s been a contributing writer for some time, is an active supporter of youth in our community, and now she’s officially part of our wonderful team. With a background in freelance writing, marketing and tourism, and a passion for people and their stories, you may have also seen Kylie pounding the pavements […]

Yana’s Yarns 12 September 2017

 It’s that time of year again when editorial superstar Emma leaves on a trip for several weeks, leaving me to fill her shoes. So far, so good though. I get a bigger screen, nicer chair, and have taken the coffee sachets Emma left in her desk. On the editorial front, it has been busy, but busy is good and we […]

Taking a minute can change a life

606 pairs of shoes, representing each Kiwi lost to suicide from July 2016 to June 2017, started their journey to parliament from Cape Reinga, Auckland and Bluff on Saturday 26 August. On Tuesday 5 September, the Pukekohe Town Square was a resting stop for those shoes. The shoes travelled across the country and arrived on parliament grounds on Sunday 10 […]


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