Earthworks/Concreting employee

Profound Earthworks and Construction is a locally owned business working and operating in the greater Franklin area. We are looking for: – Someone with experience in civil work – An enthusiastic, hard worker – Able to work unsupervised – An experienced operator (loader, excavator etc.) – TWR endorsement would be an asset – HT truck license – Concrete experience Experience Read more […]

World-first security drones launched internationally

Kiwi-owned and operated VigilAir has launched its semi-autonomous aerial surveillance drone technology onto the global market – a product that has the potential to change the face of security worldwide. “The VigilAir software product is one of the first of its kind and will undoubtedly disrupt the security industry. Simply put, our software will enable drones to be the first-response […]

New name and new major partner for Franklin A&P Show

Franklin Agricultural and Pastoral Society and local lines company Counties Power have announced a new partnership. The three-year sponsorship deal sees Counties Power become the naming rights sponsor of the Franklin A&P Show – now known as Counties Power Pukekohe Show. The sponsorship was officially signed today by Counties Power Chief Executive Judy Nicholl and Franklin Agricultural and Pastoral Society […]

Derby prospect now immediate focus for Tiley

Nigel Tiley unleashed another exciting black-type winner at his local meeting last Saturday and will be hoping he can add his New Zealand Derby prospect Demonetization to that list this weekend. The Pukekohe trainer had a satisfying day at the office at his local meeting with a win, two seconds and a sixth from his four starters and next Saturday […]

50 years of Waiuku Swimming Club

Waiuku Swimming Club was formed 50 years ago, after the opening of the Whiteside Pool in 1967. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Club is not charging swimmers a joining fee this year. With Belgravia coaches on hand, the cost for lessons is $5 per one hour lesson. Swimmers can come on Tuesday or Friday nights between 4 and 5pm. […]

Waiuku College celebrates top scholars

Waiuku College celebrated their senior prizegiving recently with awards handed out to top students. There were three top year 13 students for 2017, with the candidates so close that a joint Dux was awarded for the year. Joint Dux for 2017 went to Scott Scobie and Jamie Walker. Proxime Accessit went to Janetta Hamilton. Top scholar for year 12 is […]

Cross country fun

Aka Aka School are one of the few Franklin schools that get to really run ‘cross country’ for their annual sporting event. Students jumped for joy at the chance stretch their legs across the Muir’s farm. The annual event was held on Thursday 16 November, with the winners of their respected age categories going on to compete in the zone competition.

Piece of South Africa in Waiuku

November has certainly been Mona Francis’ birthday month. On Wednesday 22 November, the local socialite, who has lived in Waiuku for 20 years, officially celebrated her ‘coming of age’ birthday. However, the week before saw Waiuku artist, Rosalie Niu, present her with the best gift of all—a mural of South Africa. Rosalie’s artwork can be found all around Waiuku, with […]

Pukeoware School receives grant for readers

Students at Pukeoware School were delighted to receive boxes of new books earlier this Term, courtesy of a $14,000 grant from Grassroots Trust.  Each month, Grassroots Trust approves funding for grant applications across sport, education and community sectors. “The grant allowed us to purchase 246 titles for use in our Junior School, providing us with more quality educational resources to engage […]

Waiuku Probus celebrate 15 years

The Probus Club of Waiuku met on Tuesday 21 November to celebrate their 15th birthday. Meeting at the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club, patrons enjoyed ‘friendship, fellowship and fun.’ Nine of the groups shared an item with the club, with a poetry reading, several songs and a skit among the acts.


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