KaineO race ready

Four years ago, a nine year old Kaine Riley-Armon had just got off the school bus on Ponga Road, Drury, when he was hit by a car. It was an accident, but for Kaine and his family, it was another douse of bad luck. “We’d moved up from Christchurch to get away from the earthquakes, and then this happened,” said […]

Great Kererū Count takes to the skies

From 22 September to 1 October, New Zealanders are being asked to keep their eyes on the skies. The Great Kererū Count is NZ’s biggest citizen science project. It’s aim is to gather information on the distribution of the New Zealand pigeon — also known as kererū, kūkū, kūkupa or wood pigeon. WWF-New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officer, Livia Esterhazy said given the ecological importance of […]

Community support Blue Breakfast

The Port Waikato Blokes Blue September Breakfast was held on Sunday 17 September, raising $7780 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. 120 members of the public came from far and wide to enjoy the breakfast and to support the auction. “The day was a huge success thanks to the fantastically generous sponsors who either provided the ingredients for a sumptuous breakfast, […]

Police Patch 26 September 2017

In case you didn’t know there is very good video surveillance operating in the shopping area for Waiuku. The Waiuku Business Association have done a great job installing this. It runs 24 hours a day seven days a week. It provides  assurance to the community that if something happens we can use it to help establish exactly what took place […]

Mount Ruapehu Eruption remembered ten years on

   Ten years ago, two outdoorsy friends from teachers’ college were staying the night at Dome Hut on Mount Ruapehu. James Christie, now a teacher at Mauku School was one of the two, and was rewarded with a New Zealand Bravery Medal in 2011 for descending the mountain to get help for his friend William Pike, who was trapped under debris […]

Flying Feathers Show ready for lift off

Rehearsals are in full swing, with opening night just a few short weeks away for Waiuku Theatre Groups latest show; Flying Feathers, by Derek Benfield, directed by Jo Scobie. The cast is a talented mix of young and old faces, with the return of backstage favourites, Andrew King and Shane Hartley. These two regulars are complemented nicely with two of […]

Council clears privet

Action has been taken by Auckland Council to remedy the wild privet that was growing rampant in one area of Waiuku. Following The Post Newspaper’s  article ‘Whose problem is privet anyway?’ (7 March 2017), many people in Franklin spoke out on the pest that privet is, especially the side effects it has on health. The Post Newspaper was recently contacted […]

Pukekohe Fire Round Up 14 – 20 September 2017

16/9        Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) 17/9        Lift assist                 Tree on fire                 House fire 18/9        MVA x 2                 Alarm sounding 20/9        MVA x 2 Summer is coming! It’s warming up and daylight savings is going to kick off soon….  BBQ TIME!! A great time to share with friends and family.  But be careful around the BBQ….  Watch for kids and pets who can bump into […]


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