Get your nominations in

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Franklin Junior Sports Awards. Organised by the Counties Manukau Sports Foundation in association with the Franklin Local Board, the awards recognise outstanding talent in the community. Categories include; Under 19, Under 16 and Under 13 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, and Team of the Year. Youth that assist with optimising and supporting […]

Gold medals for Counties Special Olympians

Counties Manukau Special Olympics athletes arrived back in Auckland last weekend, after a long but exciting week participating in the National Summer Games in Wellington. This year, 19 athletes and seven management team attended the NSG, with athletes competing in basketball, ten pin bowling, swimming and table tennis. The Counties Bullets basketball team came away with a gold medal in […]

Counties Sevens top the table

Counties Manukau were crowned 2017 Northern Regional Sevens Men’s Champions at Memorial Park in Cambridge on Saturday 9 December. They won each of their games against Northland, Bay of Plenty, Auckland, North Harbour and Waikato. Caption: The winning Counties Manukau Sevens side.

Bowls Results December

WAIUKU On Tuesday 5 December, Waiuku Bowling Club held their ACT tournament. Here are the results: Ist; Dave Nganenko, Kathy Ferguson and Gloria Swain 2nd; Alan Ferguson, Jackie Greig and Rod Macgregor 3rd; Barry Williams, Kingston Hull and Lynda Macgregor. KARAKA The results of the 2 Open Tournaments held in December. The Noel Dunning Memorial Fours Trophy Day: Winning team: Gaylene […]

New name for Pukekohe stadium

The writing is on the wall so to speak, as locally owned and operated, Navigation Homes, are now the proud new naming sponsors for Counties Manukau Rugby. With the opportunity arising after loyal sponsor, ECOlight, decided that 2017 would be their final year as the stadium sponsor. The stadium in Pukekohe, for the next three years,  will be called Navigation […]

Waiuku trails plan approved

New walks and trails will be developed in Waiuku after the Franklin Local Board approved the Waiuku Trails Plan. The board agreed last Tuesday 12 December 2017, to commit up to $300,000 to kick things off, which should provide for the establishment of the committee and some significant works on part of the plan. The project will create walking and […]

Centennial Park passed as off-leash area

Waikato District Council has added Kowhai Reserve in Tuakau to the Dog Control Bylaw as an off-lead dog exercise area. It has also reintroduced Centennial Park, located on the corner of Bollard Road and Park Avenue, Tuakau to the bylaw as an off-lead dog exercise area, following its removal in 2014/2015. There are currently 2589 dogs registered to residents in […]

Glenbrook School making their mark

While schools gear up for the summer holidays, Glenbrook School students haven’t stopped achieving. Angelo Hubers, William Lomas, Charlize Aickan and Millie Thompson represented Glenbrook School at the Vector EPro8 Auckland Championships on Thursday 7 December 2017, coming in as runner up. Vector EPro8 is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical) challenge where students need to problem solve, build and work […]

Family Support overwhelmed by generosity

The local community has overwhelmed Waiuku Family Support Network (WFSN) with their response to the request for Christmas gifts. Schools, kindergartens and daycare centres have assisted with the collection of items and Centre Manager, Kym Maynard, is thrilled with the results. “We would particularly like to thank, Glenbrook Kindergarten, First Steps Waiuku, Pukeoware School for collecting gifts on our behalf […]

Christmas comes to First Steps

It was a jolly occasion at First Steps Childcare Centre in Waiuku on Friday 8 December. All dressed up in festive colours, the kids and teachers enjoyed welcoming in the Christmas season. 


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