His Word – God’s Gone!!

Help!! We cannot find God!! We have a very big problem, you see, God is missing and we cannot find him, or so very many try to tell us. King David at times in his life, when he looked to God; to his horror he discovered that God was not there, he looked far away, then close by, he looked […]

Liam off to America

By Grant McDonald and Emma Hyde-Richards Pukekohe’s Liam Lawson will be in Arizona this weekend among a 20-strong international driver line-up, all vying for the $US200,000 Road To Indy Scholarship prize package. Liam can now finally pack his bags for America after Pukekoke Toyota offered their support by covering his air travel to Phoenix to represent New Zealand. At 15 […]

Rebuilding after ram raid

When you’re woken in the middle of the night, to the news that your business has been ram raided, you could be forgiven for feeling a wee bit peeved off! Penny Harwood, owner of Harwood Goldsmiths got such a call in the early hours of a Monday morning in 2014. Thieves carried out a ram raid on Penny’s jewellery shop, […]

Celebrating 30 years of peace

For the last 30 years, Lions Clubs around the world have proudly sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster contest in local schools and youth groups, including Franklin. The theme for this year was ‘The Future of Peace’ and the Pukekohe Lions Club encouraged local schools to enter. The art contest for children encourages young people to express their visions of peace. Students […]

Soul Nourishment

By Megan van Lieshout Lifestyle Coach meganvl.pi@gmail.com W for WHAT’S WORKED and WHAT HASN’T IN 2017? At this time of the year, we often start to reflect back over the past twelve months thinking about what worked well during the year and what perhaps didn’t work so well. We start to reassess our year and begin to weigh up what […]

Letter – Missing stations disappointing

One of the conditions of Mudlarks Mangrove removal programme is for the community volunteers to undertake pest control. Beginning in December 2016, the group manage both sides of the Waiuku Estuary to control rats and stoats. The objective is to reduce predators and to provide a safer resting and nesting zone along the coast line reed beds for wading birds. […]

Award tops off great year for Kurtis

Christmas came early this year for local teen Kurtis Shuker. Earlier last month, Kurtis received notice that he’d been named a finalist in the 27th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards, run by College Sport Auckland. Judith Coe, Sports Coordinator at Waiuku College, had nominated Kurtis for his achievements in orienteering, which included thrashing the Australian field at the […]

New jump for Pony Club

The power of community and college working together has seen the arrival of the most recent addition to the Waiuku Pony Club. A second jump, was imported from England, and arrived in New Zealand where it was presented to the club. Earlier in the year, Waiuku Pony club hosted their annual event which sees riders from schools all over Auckland […]

Locally grown Lotatoes™ take out award

T&G’s Lotatoes™ has fended off four other food innovators to be crowned overall winner of The Ministry for Primary Industries Primary Sector Products Award at the 2017 New Zealand Food Awards. The category promotes, recognises and showcases amazing innovations in primary sector products, processing and packaging methods. The low-carb potatoes, are grown in Pukekohe, among other places, by Balle Brothers […]

Hall of Fame for David

David Kana from Pukekohe has been inducted into the Midlands Hall of Fame. David is a long serving member of the Counties Manukau Hockey Association, who say they are very proud of his accomplishments. Midlands Hockey incorporates Bay of Plenty, Counties Manukau, Tauranga, Thames Valley and Waikato Hockey Associations. David is also an integral part of Pukekohe United Hockey Club.

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