Behind the scenes of reality tv show

They enjoyed one of New Zealand’s most gorgeous cliff top wedding settings, celebrating their nuptials at Waiuku’s Castaways Resort. But it seems that’s where the high ended, with Married at First Sight NZ’s first gay couple, Aaron Chisholm and Ben Blackwell, off to the rockiest start of the lot! Castaways Resort were approached in June by Warner Bros who produce Married […]

The Red Gold that saves lives

In 2016, blood donors saved and improved the lives of 27,000 New Zealanders.

In 2016, blood donors saved and improved the lives of 27,000 New Zealanders. However, with around 20,000 people leaving the donor registry each year, more blood donors are always needed. I asked our readers what inspires them to face the needle, and received an overwhelming response. Susie Hare: My son’s life was saved with two transfusions at age four, when […]

Small changes can make a big difference

Shoppers at Caroline Eve stores throughout the country have been making small changes to help reduce plastic bag consumption. At the same time, they are supporting their local Women’s Refuge organisations. Since August, customers who made purchase at Caroline Eve, were asked if they wanted to put their purchase in their own bag to save using a new plastic bag. […]

Eagle chopper responds to shooting

Pukekohe residents heard the clack, clack, clack of the Eagle chopper on Wednesday 18 October 2017. A Police spokesperson has confirmed that the Eagle helicopter was called to Pukekohe, to respond to a shooting incident. The incident took place at a property at Kennelly Crescent, where a female suffered a minor injury to her elbow, after being hit with a […]

Lawson shines on the Gold Coast

Pukekohe teenage racer, Liam Lawson, put on a sizzling display on the streets of the Gold Coast to win two Formula 4 races and clinch second place in the Australian championship over the weekend of October 21 and 22. Masterful in wet conditions, Liam shot from his fourth place qualifying to convincingly win a rain-soaked opening race, and then took […]

Te Toro planting day approaches

It’s time to pull out your gumboots, grab a spade and some friends for a planting day in Te Toro. This Sunday, 29 October, volunteers will be meeting for a planting day, to plant as many of the 10,000 trees and plants as possible. Craig Bowler, has lived in the area for 42 years and has a vision to restore […]

Action-packed support classes announced for ITM Auckland SuperSprint

New Zealand race fans are set for a massive weekend of motorsport, with six spectacular support classes announced to race alongside the ITM Auckland Supercars SuperSprint at Pukekohe.  The event on November 3-5 at Pukekohe Park Raceway will see a record-equalling number of classes that include a wide range of vehicles from various eras to feed every fan’s passion.  The […]


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