Heritage collection on show

By area, Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa (the Manukau Harbour) is the second largest harbour in New Zealand. Loved and enjoyed by many, the harbour has always been a source for food gathering, and has long provided the means for navigating the expansive coastline. A heritage photo exhibition exploring the people and activities on the Manukau Harbour, titled “Gatherings on the Manukau”, […]

Harping on about carp

Koi carp are often referred to as gigantic goldfish. But unlike the childhood pet, their demise can’t be assured with a simple flush of the toilet. Native to Asia and Europe, it’s understood they arrived in New Zealand accidentally in the 1960’s. Mistaken of course, for goldfish. Koi carp can grow up to 75cm long and weigh as much as 10kg. […]

Illegal dumping taking place in residential areas

There have been rising concerns that people are using other bins to remove their rubbish. One Pukekohe woman came across a person attempting to put their waste in her bin when she went to take the bin out one night. She currently pays Waste Management for her bins, and says this person should be paying for their own rubbish removal. […]

Tuakau community spirit leads to award

Masterton may have taken out the top prize for Most Beautiful City (population over 20,000), but our very own Tuakau showed that community is the real winner on the day. At a glimmering awards ceremony held in Hastings recently, The Tuakau Clean Up and Planting Group was named the winner of the Community Environmental Initiative Award. The honour, part of the ‘Beautiful […]

BPW Franklin hosts Asperger speaker

Jen Birch recently spoke at BPW Franklin on the topic of Asperger’s. Jen had struggled with anxiety, depression and confusion during her thirties. Her inability to read facial expressions, body language, tone of voice, and whether people were joking or not, meant that she often made incorrect judgement calls. In her late thirties, she decided to take a Bachelor of […]

Rotary fundraise to eradicate polio

Rotary members and volunteers Marshall Woodward, Angela Quinn, Ron Murgatroyd, Peter Lucena and Kingston Hull were in the centre of Waiuku with a sausage sizzle fundraiser last weekend. Polio is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system resulting in the majority of cases with severe paralysis to the limbs. Internationally, Rotary’s aim is to […]

Happy Birthday Waiuku Cossie Club

The Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club held a dinner on Saturday 14 October to celebrate 50 years of success. About 100 guests attended, including Andrew Bayly, MP for Hunua as well as many current and past Presidents and office holders.

WOW Award 24 October 2017

This one goes out to all of the wonderful drivers around Waiuku. Drivers often get flak for not being courteous, but my experience is the opposite. As a runner on our rural streets, I often need to take up some road space in order to get from A to B. I do my best to be visible with my neon […]

Goodness Grocer finalists in business awards

The Goodness Grocer Ltd were named finalists in the Best Emerging Business category at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards for the South Auckland region. At the awards dinner on Wednesday 18 October, they didn’t come away with a category placing, but considered making it to the finals to be a huge achievement. “They say it takes three or four years […]

More train staff expected, not less

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union were out encouraging public transport users to sign a petition early last week, after they were concerned that Auckland Transport were removing train managers from passenger trains. Spokesperson for Auckland Transport, Mark Hannan has confirmed that this is not the case. “The 168 train managers are being replaced with 200 transport officers who will […]


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