Vandalism devastates community

What is believed to be an act of vandalism to three waka ama (outrigger canoes) has caused a community outcry, with many stating it as ‘disgusting and senseless.’ On Wednesday 1 November, Waka Tangata o Te Awhinamai Te Toki ki Tuakau President, Rosalie Ellis, received the call that their three waka had been burnt where they were being stored in […]

Man burnt in bonfire incident

A male was reported to have been seriously burnt after falling into a firepit in Pukekohe over the weekend. Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8.30pm on Saturday 4 November. It was reported that the incident involved a bonfire, which was burning in a paddock on Paerata Road. A spokesperson for St John ambulance stated that man […]

Two killed on railway crossing

Police attended a fatal incident at the railway crossing on Boundary Road, Papakura, on Friday 3 November 2017. It was reported that at 11.07pm, a southbound train from Papakura to Pukekohe hit two people, who both died as a result of the impact. The Police Disaster Victim Identification unit attended to recover the bodies, and at the time of print, […]

Act on safety messages or risk drowning and serious injury

Heed boating safety messages over bar crossings or risk death and serious injury. That’s the call from disappointed Waikato Regional Council harbourmasters after a capsizing at Port Waikato that involved the rescue of three middle-aged men from Pukekohe. The trio went overboard when their 5.5-metre aluminium runabout struck a wave and overturned near the Port Waikato bar at the weekend. […]

Proctor And Collins Fight for F5000 Wins at Pukekohe

It all came right for the SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at the annual ITM SuperSprint meeting at Pukekohe on Sunday as category newcomer Michael Collins (McRae GM1) took the battle for the lead of the feature 14 -lap final to long-time series fast-man Clark Proctor (March 73A1). A typically boisterous Pukekohe crowd was on its […]

Westpac Helicopter assists with car accident in Mangatawhiri

On Saturday 4 November 2017, at around 4.17pm the crew from the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter were tasked to Mangatawhiri to assist both Tuakau and Mercer volunteer fire brigade crews, who were attending to a male and female patient in their 70s. They had lost control of their vehicle and their car ended up in a ditch on the other side […]

Supercars, Super weekend!

Red Bull Holden Racing Team driver Jamie Whincup has increased his hopes of a record-extending seventh championship title after winning the Jason Richards Memorial trophy for a second time this weekend at Pukekohe. The 34-year old Victorian rained on the vocally strong Kiwi parade with raw speed and consistency. Never once did Whincup finish outside the top three in a […]


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