Auckland Westpac Helicopter missions for Monday 11 December 2017

At 4:06pm on Monday 11 December 2017, W2 was tasked to Pukekohe to assist a female patient in her 20’s suffering a medical complaint. She was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition. At 6:28pm W2 was later tasked to Port Waikato to assist a female patient in her 50’s suffering a medical complaint. She was flown to Middlemore Hospital in […]

Flower and Floral Art show a sweet success

Waiau Pa held their annual Flower and Floral Art show on 11-12 November. The show was originally part of the women’s division of the Waiau Pa Federated Farmers Club. The show began in the early 1940s, and when the Waiau Pa Federated Farmers Club closed down, lady members of the Women’s division carried on with the flower show. It has […]

Awhitu Market call out for foodies

The Awhitu Country Market started with an idea in 2003 to bring together local people and local artisans, foodies, craftsman, growers, builders and organisations in one place. The aim was to promote the great things they do and have to offer, to be a hub for locals to meet and catch up creating a sense of belonging within the beautiful […]

Franklin Heroes awarded

Four Franklin residents were among 59 New Zealanders honoured for their service to the community at the KiwiBank Local Hero awards held on Monday 4 December. Christine Cowell, Valerie and John Robinson, and Leanne McMurtrie were all recognised for their commitment to the community through their various roles. For eight years, Christine Cowell has been a volunteer with Victim Support, […]

Nick’s Cafe the people’s choice

The people of Franklin have spoken. For the second time running, Nick’s Cafe in Waiuku has been named as the winner of the People’s Choice for the Auckland Region, as part of the 2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Café of the Year awards. Determined by customer votes, the People’s Choice Regional Awards recognise the most popular café in six regions […]

Police Patch – 12 December 2017

It may be due to the time of the year and the unseasonable hot weather, but in the last week we have dealt with numerous domestic violence incidents. They have ranged from just verbal arguments through to assaults on partners and children. Domestic violence, at any level, is something that should not be tolerated. The psychological and physical effects on […]

Resident takes action over dumping

Exasperated by the amount of rubbish dumped near the Waikato River, Leah Mihinnick has decided to take action. Hailing from Tuakau, Leah was horrified to see the condition people were leaving the public area, located along Alder Road, just past the Tuakau Bridge. “There were couches, dead pigs, all sorts of household rubbish dumped down there. The Waikato River is […]

Onewhero Golf Results—Wed 6 December 2017

Men’s Haggle Results for Wednesday 6 December 2017 G Bell 46 C Radloff 45 N Dearlove 43 B Grant 43 L Johns 41 P Curtayne 41 M Doidge 41 M Thompson 41 G Wheeler 40 G Deighton 39 R Doidge 38 C Kendall 38 R Meiklejohn 38 Two’s: P Skinner x 2 L Johns

Students now cool for the summer

The sun was shining, and the swimming gear was on for students at Mauku School, as they prepared to test the waters of their recently refurbished pool on Thursday 7 December. The school received a $50,000 grant from Transpower, which allowed the 1953 pool to undergo a revamp. New changing rooms, a deck with sun cover, new tiling and paint […]

Firearms stolen from Waiuku

Over the weekend, a burglary took place at an address in Sandspit, Waiuku, and a number of firearms were taken. The incident occurred during Saturday 9 December evening and the early hours of Sunday 10 December morning. “Police are always concerned when firearms have been taken, as they usually end up being used for illegal purposes. If anyone has any […]


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