Awhitu Golf Christmas tournament

The annual Christmas Tournament was played in excellent conditions with a great prize table on offer. The field was split onto three divisions, with the top three prizewinners in each division taking away a ham for Christmas as their prize. Andre Rautenbach had the best gross score of the day a 74, while Roy Leaming claimed a 65 nett score […]

Stolen sound gear a ‘despicable act’

More than $14,000 worth of sound and lighting equipment has been stolen after it was left in the Pukekohe Town Hall for Parkside School’s end of year concert. The gear belongs to Wayne Paxton, who our readers may recognise as our local Road Policing Sergeant. When he isn’t in uniform, Wayne runs Blueliners Entertainment, and is quite often found at […]

Seventh book for local author

Local author, Elaine Blick, has recently published her seventh book, but this time, has ventured into writing for children. Elaine is known for her novels, with the most recent, Hearts Set Free, launched in April this year. Her latest book is based about a cat called Katey, who lives at a bach in Clarks Beach. Katey’s adventures across fifteen chapters […]

All Black encourages kids to dream big

Work hard and dream big were the wise words left with Pokeno School students from All Black Nepo Laulala last Tuesday. The visit was arranged by Deputy Principal, Stephanie Lee, and Nepo’s nephew Maxwell, who attends the school. “He really wanted me to come and chat to the school about being an All Black,” laughed Nepo. On Wednesday 6 December […]

Topp Twins celebrate Fisken’s 60 years

Reaching 60 years in business is a great reason to celebrate, and the team at HR Fisken and Sons did just that last week. On Tuesday 5 December, John Fisken hosted an entertaining evening for his customers and suppliers to thank them all for their continued support over the last 60 years. “It was time to have a party, and […]

Combined age birthday of 350 years

The St Andrew’s Op Shop recently celebrated the birthdays of volunteers who had a combined age of 350 years! From left, Bruce Glenny, 90, Molly McIllmoyle, 90, Mona Francis, 80 and Dick Renall, 90 were treated to a special morning tea on Thursday 23 November. “We now have three 90 year olds on our volunteer list, with a few more […]


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