Developing conservation heroes

Andrew Sinclair is a member of the Whakaupoko Landcare Group, and is considered a conservation hero within the Franklin region. Concerns about pest impacts, led to the formation of Whakaupoko Landcare Group in 2004. Over 100 members from Mauku, Pukeoware, Aka Aka, Glenbrook, Patumahoe and Puni areas, are now part of the registered charity. Key activities include setting up bait […]

Emerson faces best of national and international drivers

It has been a busy few weeks for young karter Emerson Vincent. Taking part in the 2017 Race of Stars international invitational event in Pimpama, on the Gold Coast of Australia, Emerson was in the Cadet 12 Final. He finished fourth ahead of fellow Kiwi Liam Sceats. The competition, took place from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October and was […]

Fantastic response to charity ride

Last weekend’s charity motorbike ride, jointly organised by Bayleys Counties and Counties Honda, saw Pukekohe awash with bikes, leathers, and riders keen to make a difference! Over 120 people rolled into town to support the ride, which benefited the Make-A-Wish charity. “The turn up was phenomenal! It felt like bikes filled the main streets of Pukekohe, and people made some […]

$600,000 track upgrade

Although the lumps and bumps of the Pukekohe Park raceway have provided a load of excitement over the years, the track is now at a level where safety concerns outdo the entertainment factor. An initial resurfacing project is now underway, in a bid to increase driver safety, and to attract even more events to the track. The initial project, costing […]

Kids ask, “What about us?”

When developing the Waiuku Sports Park, a project costing over $2 million, the kids from the Waiuku Athletics Club look to have been forgotten. The club began their season last Monday, on 16 October. Over 100 athletes turned up to the first club night. Their youngest athlete? Less than two years of age. Waiuku Athletics Club is a classic example […]

From black jersey to pink-at-heart: Ardie Savea becomes new breast cancer ambassador

Renowned rugby loose forward Ardie Savea has joined Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) as an ambassador, spurred by the loss of his grandmother to breast cancer in 2005. He is BCFNZ’s first male ambassador. On his new role, Savea says, “BCFNZ does an incredible job of educating and supporting women at a time when they need it most, and I’m […]

His Word – Esther

Here is a wee book in the Bible; in the sequence of, Esther, Job, Psalms, which is the easiest way to find this book. Now in Jewish Eyes, this is not only a “Historic Book,” but it is also viewed as a “Prophetic Book” in that what transpired upon God’s People back in ages past, is going to be repeated […]

Students get smart about brains

On Wednesday last week, students at Waiuku Primary School were treated to a presentation by a top notch neuroscientist. Dr Juliette Cheyne, from Auckland University, held the children spellbound as she taught them all about the brain. Juliette, who resides in Pokeno, and her team, have been awarded research grants to investigate how auditory cortex development affects Autism Spectrum Disorders. […]

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Found Property

The Pukekohe Police have found the following property: a black bag containing sport poles, a Makita Gib fixing tool, and property belonging to Samuel Parkin and Jewell Russell. A ring (pictured) was also found in Pukekohe.   If you believe that the property belongs to you, call into the station located on Manukau Road, or call 09 237 1700.


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