Police tractor attracts crowd

The Police tractor visited the Pukekohe Town Square on the Wednesday 1 October.  Kids were delighted to be able to sit in the tractor, try on police vests and see PC, the mini singing police car. Community Patrol Pukekohe, Pukekohe Police and Franklin Neighbourhood Support were among the organisations there on the day. Police were offering burgularly prevention tips to parents […]

Dig deep for pink week – or just flick a text

It’s time to give your pockets a jingle and donate to the annual Pink Ribbon Appeal. The Pink Ribbon Appeal is the major fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, and collectors will be in full force on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14. Breast Cancer remains the number one cancer faced by Kiwi women, and the Breast Cancer […]

Pukekohe Bike Pump track survey is out

Clinton Williams, the driving force and creative mind behind a bike pump track in Pukekohe is encouraging people to get involved by filling out a survey. With surveys for children, youth and adults, Clinton hopes to get an idea of what people want in the form of a bike pump track. While the idea is still in the beginning stages, […]

Tuakau Civil Defence launch

The inaugural meeting of the soon to be formed Tuakau Civil Defence committee, was held last Tuesday 3 October 2017 at the TESTC centre in Tuakau. Fifteen people gathered to discuss forming a Tuakau Civil Defence committee which would spearhead the establishment of a local civil defence unit. This would be supported by a wider Waikato Civil Defence unit. Three […]

Clarks Beach Bowling club results

Clarks Beach Bowling Club held their Opening Day on Saturday 23 September. It was a lovely fine day and the season was officially opened by local MP Andrew Bayly. The club’s first tournament of the season, sponsored by Waiau Pa Automotive Solutions, was held on Thursday 28 September. It also was a great day as the sun was shining and […]

Snap a kererū and win

The 2017 Great Kererū Count (GKC) is complete! Now there’s a photo competition to keep us keen on the captivating kererū. Final results from the GKC show there were 6947 observations made, and 15495 kererū counted across New Zealand. The counting stretched all the way from the far north of Kaitaia, to the deep south of Bluff. Most kererū sightings were recorded […]

Brave Ben recommends “Rescue Reunion”

If you’ve experienced the services of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, you would’ve been glad they were around when you needed them. Now there’s a chance to join other patients and rescue crew, at the second “Rescue Reunion” event. “Reunions with patients don’t happen very often,” says event organiser, Kerrie Spicer. “Often the last crew see of a patient, is when […]

Patumahoe Fire round up for September 2017

The Patumahoe Brigade had a relatively quiet month during September with only 7 callouts.  These included: MVA = 2 Fire = 3 Other = 2 Thankfully we got through the wild weather with only one weather related call. On the 6 September we had a call out on Kohekohe Road, Pollok, after a lightning strike meant water was leaking through the […]

Trust in God

Here is a summary of a long Sermon that I was sent recently, and it made so much sense, that I was compelled to share it with you all. In 1 Corinthians 1:10-15, it says that there was division in the Corinthian Church, where each ministry was contending with dominating all the others as the most superior, and then not […]

Signage needed to assist driver education

Following a story The Post Newspaper ran last month (A waste of time?), regarding lack of permit enforcement for driving on beaches, Awhitu Peninsula Landcare contacted us. Their concern is that Awhitu Peninsula beaches have a set of council rules, separate to those applied to Karioitahi Beach. However there appears to be little effort and investment, put in to educating […]


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