Wesley student selected for development

Wesley College student Tupou Vaa’i has been selected for the New Zealand Schools’ rugby development camp. The players assemble for a three-day camp from Friday 22 September, with teams to be announced the following Sunday in preparation for matches. Tupou was captain of the 2017 Wesley first XV team who were trophy winners in the CNI rugby competition in August.

Steelers share tips at Mitre 10

On Saturday 16 September, Counties Manukau Steelers players joined in with the community at Mitre10 Mega in Pukekohe. Jimmy Tupou, Sam Henwood and Toni Pulu shared  their rugby passing tips and tricks to an excited group of local supporters. Mitre 10 Managing Director, Dean Littin, said that he’s really enjoying the Mitre 10 Cup. “It’s a great time of year, […]

Franklin United U19 complete the double

Franklin United U19  – 7 – Western Springs  – 0 Franklin United went into the Cup final against Western Springs, one of the largest clubs in Auckland, knowing that they were up against a team that had pushed them all the way in the previous two league games.  Only one goal in Franklin’s favour had previously separated these two teams. […]

Kids – race your bike at V8 Track

Get ready kids, because the Pukekohe Raceway Kids’ Obstacle Duathlon is nearly here! Open to all Year 3 – 8 students, options include the solo duathlon or pairing up with a buddy for the teams event. If you’re only into biking, there’s a bike time trial just for you. All finishers receive a medal and a race pack, and winners […]

Pukekohe AFC 12th grade champions

Pukekohe AFC’s 12th Grade Blue team, known as ‘The Avengers’ have won the first division title for the 2017 season. Sharing the title with Eastern Suburbs, the two teams were well matched all season and the games always ended in draws, making for some intense viewing for parents. The boys worked hard week after week to achieve this championship award. […]

Students want your junk

Since winning the Futureintech Engineering schools competition in 2013 with their mini golf development project, Waiuku Primary School teacher Trevor Bennett and students have been beavering away to bring the concept to life. Aptly named “The Junkyard Jewel”, the mini golf course is centred on turning old junk into cool and funky art. The goal is to provide the community […]

No Bull! It’s tough out there

On Tuesday last week, I popped on my sparkly gumboots and headed out to the 98th Franklin Jersey Cattle Club Annual Bull Sale held at the Tuakau Saleyards. Long time farmer Graeme Hosking was pleased to have one of his bulls awarded third place at the pre-sale judging. Graeme, aged 80, still recalls the tears as he sold his pet […]

Beachcare for Awhitu?

Would the Awhitu Peninsula benefit from a beachcare group? This is the question being raised and the Awhitu community are encouraged to join in the conversation. Karen Opie, founder of the Port Waikato Beach Care group, is giving an illustrated talk on the successes their group has achieved. Local resident, Anna McNaughton, advises, “The Port Waikato group connected with DOC, […]

Opening Day at Patumahoe Bowling Club

The weather did not provide good bowling conditions on Saturday 12 September but the Patumahoe Bowling Club raised the flag to signify the start of the season regardless. Even though the green was under water and the rain bucketed down, a good social occassion was had by club members. A feature of the club this year will be new members […]

Onewhero claim Franklin Champs

It was a clean sweep for Onewhero Golf Club who hosted the Franklin Golf championships on Sunday 10 September. The Annual Franklin Challenge sees a battle on the green between four local clubs, Onewhero, Pukekohe, Waiuku and Maramarua. The weather added its own twist to the challenge this year and did not help any of the 65 players out. The […]


Category Pages are limited to 90 days. Please use the archive page or the search box to find older articles.