Beach incident investigated

An incident that occurred on Karioitahi Beach a week ago is still currently being actively investigated by the Police. On Sunday 26 November 2017, a man was struck by a vehicle ‘pulling skids’ on the local beach. In video footage posted on social media (which has since been taken down), shows a male approaching the vehicle with a stick before […]

Resignation after two decades as Principal

After 22 years at the helm, Ian McKinnon has announced that he is resigning as Principal from Pukekohe High School. The decision hasn’t been made lightly, but he feels it is time for someone else to take on the role. “Pukekohe High School is approaching their 100 year celebrations and there has only been a handful of headmasters. They have […]

Pukekawa farewells plastic bags

The Pukekawa community are doing their bit for the environment, and on Friday 24 November, starting ‘Over The River’ plastic bag free. The cloth bags, were designed and created by members of the community and were officially launched at Pukekawa General Store, with owners Ash and Vic Charan supporting the move. Penny Twiss said they saw similar initiatives in New […]

Sunset Hope fundraiser success

The community rallied together to raise funds for local charity, ‘Sunset Hope’ recently as they hosted a fundraiser evening. More than $15,000 was raised, which will go towards helping locals who need it and for suicide awareness. The fundraising evening was held on Friday 24 November, at the Waiuku Rugby Club, with guest speaker Peter Thorburn attending, and entertainment from […]

Long service recognised

Jim Coe has been recognised for his contribution to sport, for 42 years of surf lifesaving at the Kariaotahi Surf Lifesaving Club At the Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards held on Sunday 26 November, Jim received an Auckland Council service to sport award. While it recognises his dedication to the Club, he says it’s a group effort. “There’s a lot that […]


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