Waiuku locals finalists in Food Awards

Local Waiuku business Fresh West Ltd owned by Gaven and Vanessa Naylor were named as finalists in the New Zealand Food Awards. They were unlucky and did not secure a title at the awards ceremony held on Thursday 12 October. Gaven and Vanessa were both proud to be finalists in two categories after entering for the first time ever. They were […]

Marae opens new wharenui

Ngaa Tai E Rua Marae in Tuakau opened their new wharenui on Thursday 28 September. Local businesses, schools, kindergartens and residents, were all invited to mark the occasion. The upgrades of the marae follow the opening of their whare moe (sleeping house) earlier in the year.

Serious crash on Waiuku Road

Police are currently in attendance at a serious crash in Waiuku Road, Mauku. Inspector Shawn Rutene of Auckland Police says the crash involves a taxi van which has rolled and ended up in a paddock, and occurred just after 8am, Tuesday 17 October. Constable Jordan Suppers of Counties Manukau Police said, “Four people received serious to moderate injuries including a […]

Franklin United Youth Academy to launch

Following several months of discussions, the Franklin United board recently announced their plans for the creation of a Franklin United Youth Academy (FUYA) for 2018. The aim is to create a full pathway from 12th grade through to senior NRFL football. The philosophy of the FUYA will be aligned to that of Ole Academy in Wellington and the committee are […]

Indoor bowls group not giving up

The ‘we never give up’ group have been through some changes in the last year, but Ralph Dando says the group are rebuilding once again. “Anyone interested in bowling can join,” he said. While the group is aimed at providing a safe space for people who have experienced a stroke or disabilities, there is also the opportunity for volunteers to help. […]

Golfers go pink

(L-R) Margaret James, Margaret McAllen-Smith, Rosemarie Thomlinson and Yvonne Whittaker who won the breast cancer fundraising day on Wednesday 4 October at Pukekohe Golf Club.                                  

Substantial manufacturing and warehousing plant

One of the biggest industrialmanufacturing and warehousing complexes in the SouthAuckland suburb of Papakura has been placed on the marketfor sale. The 6,302 square metre industrial and warehousing plant at 80C Hunua Road houses the administration offices and distribution space of leading New Zealand plastic products manufacturing and sales company Interworld Plastics 2013 Limited. Interworld Plastics specialises in the plastic […]

Pukekohe Croquet Club hitting the mark

The Pukekohe Croquet Club have been around for 112 years, and with some of the best grounds in New Zealand, they want to continue encouraging new members. Some of their newest members say the social aspect of the game and the club is something they enjoy. “I joined last December. I’ve always played a sport,” said Barbara Kennedy. “The croquet club […]

Letter regarding offensive words

So pleased you bought this subject into the public arena. I would have been horrified if I had been in the supermarket with my grandchildren.  It would also have offended me.  I am sure most of the shoppers that day were offended too. Did you know that it is an offence under the Summary Offences Act to use or display […]

Kingseat Road to be closed for a month

On Monday 9 October, it was confirmed by Police, that a section of Kingseat Road has been closed after a large hole formed, due to rainfall. “The road will be closed between Glenbrook Rd and Pearson Rd for the foreseeable future as engineers assess the hole, which is approximately 2m x 2m in size,” they said. Mark Hannan, spokesperson for […]


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