95 octane currently unavailable at local Z stations

It has been reported that both Z Waiuku and Z Pukekohe are without 95 octane petrol due to the ruptured Marsden Pt fuel pipeline. Z’s corporate communications manager, Jonathan Hill, said in the early stages of the refinery outage the company prioritised delivery of the two essential product grades into Auckland, being 91 octane petrol and diesel. This is the […]

Next stage of work at safe speed camera site on Waiuku Road

Work is progressing on the installation of a new safe speed camera in a high crash risk area in the Counties Manukau Police District. Waiuku Road in Mauku is among 33 sites across the country where new safe speed cameras will be placed in an effort to drive down mean speeds and related deaths and injuries in these areas. “The […]

Planting day puts the love back into Drury waterways

Nature enthusiasts far and wide, regardless of political affiliation, are being encouraged to do their bit for the environment at a tree planting day in South Auckland this election-weekend. Over two thousand trees will be planted this Sunday on the banks of the Pahurehure Inlet as part of an initiative coordinated by the developers of the new masterplanned community Auranga […]

Hunua kiwi population suffers setback

The newly reestablished kiwi population introduced into the Hunua Ranges earlier this year has suffered a setback, with three of the birds being lost as prey to a ferret. Mayor Phil Goff says, “This is sad news and a blow to the partners, staff and volunteers who have worked hard to release kiwi into the Hunuas. “It shows that one […]

Palms chef wins bronze

Shelley Upfold from Palms Lifecare Pukekohe won a bronze medal in the inaugural Senior Lifestyle Cuisine competition held at the end of July. The competition saw the top ten chefs from rest homes around the country compete in a live kitchen cook off which was judged by industry professionals including top chef, Marc Soper of Wharekauhau Country Estate. Pippa Saxon, […]

Council targets non-registered dog owners

Auckland Council is calling on dog owners who haven’t renewed their dog registration, to do so or risk a $300 fine. Dog owners are legally required to register their dog with their local council and renew each year by 1 August. “Dog registration fees cover services such as animal shelters, rehoming dogs and the cost of keeping Aucklanders safe from […]

Butchers vie for national title

The knives were out, aprons on and everyone was focused as twenty finalists vied for the prestigious titles of Alto Butcher and Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year for 2017. James Smith from Pak’n Save Pukekohe was one of ten 2017 Alto Butcher Finalists at the event on Thursday 31 August. Held at Shed 10, Auckland, he was competing against […]

Entrust dividend to increase

Entrust’s 327,000 beneficiaries in Auckland, Manukau, northern Papakura and eastern Franklin can expect to receive a dividend payment of $350 in late September, Entrust announced on Wednesday 30 August. Entrust Chairman William Cairns says the dividend amount will increase this year, even though there had been an increase in beneficiaries in the Entrust district who are entitled to a dividend. […]

Glen Murray recycling day to stay

Glen Murray will continue its monthly recycling drop-off day service. The decision was made following community consultation. The drop-off days will be funded by a targeted rate of $56.27, from community members who received consultation letters, from July 2018. Last month’s consultation showed that 62% of respondents wanted a targeted rate, while 38% preferred stopping the service. The drop-off service […]

Waiuku golf results

WAIUKU GOLF CLUB 16-9-17 Saturday Haggle Div One: 1st Riki Minhinnick 38, 2nd Grant Wilcock 37, 3rd Travis Miles 37, 4th Louis King 36, 5th John Ferregel 36. Div Two: 1st Simon Andruchow 40, 2nd Ross Tindle 39, 3rd Cam Fleming 37, 4th Ned Niha 34, 5th Wayne Nepia 33. Best Gross Div One: John Ferregel 76, Div Two: Wayne Nepia […]

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