Crash closes north bound motorway between Karaka and Takanini

Police are currently in attendance at a serious crash on the Southern Motorway, Auckland after a truck and motorcyclist collided. The Motorway is currently closed North Bound between Hingaia Road, Karaka and Takanini. The motorcyclist has serious injuries and will be transported to Middlemore Hospital. The road isn’t expected to be closed for a significant amount of time however motorists […]

Serious crash – Southern Motorway

Police are currently in attendance at a serious crash on the Southern Motorway, Auckland after a truck and motorcyclist collided. The Motorway is currently closed North Bound between Hingaia Road, Karaka and Takanini. The motorcyclist has serious injuries and will be transported to Middlemore Hospital. The road isn’t expected to be closed for a significant amount of time however motorists […]

Baby hospitalised after being hit by slow moving vehicle

Auckland Westpac Rescue crew were tasked to Drury at 8.03pm on Monday 15 January to assist a baby boy who had been struck by a slow moving vehicle being parked on a property. The boy suffered a head injury and was flown to Starship Hospital in a critical condition.  

Yana’s Yarn—16 January 2018

Welcome back to 2018. If you’re anything like me you’ll spend the first two months writing the date as 2017 and then scribbling it out. I’m not sure about you, but I was ready to go back to work after my break. I was relaxed, rested (maybe a little too rested) and rearing to go. Until I got to work, […]

Waiuku Theatre nominated for awards

Every year the efforts of Auckland community theatre is celebrated with the ACTT Theatre Awards held in March. Waiuku Theatre Group have scooped nominations in the upcoming awards for their ‘Flying Feathers’ production which was held in October last year. It was your typical English farce by Derek Benfield and directed by Jo Scobie. Congratulations to their nominees: Shane Hartley […]

Buckland Bowls results

The first tournament of the new year was the ever popular Pairs Medley held on Wednesday 3 January. However, the chances of any play being possible on the day looked remote after a deluge prior to lunch the previous day (20-25mm). The head green-keeper Allan Brash and his trusty assistant, Bob Main were determined and after much work on the […]

Sunset Beach retains Top Northern Region title

By Glennys Smith Sunset Beach had nine teams competing at the Northern Region IRB Championships held at Ruakaka on Sunday 14 January.  The racing was fast and furious with a lot of the races being straight finals except for the U22 Men’s Races.  Sunset Beach retained their Top Northern Region Title with 77 points, 55 points clear of second place […]

Open Day well supported

The largest field of the year was assembled for the Awhitu Golf Club’s New Year’s Eve Open Day. A generous prize table was on offer and a number of visiting golfers from the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club and Waiuku Golf Club entered the event. Andre Rautenbach had the low round of the day with a 74 gross score with Rick Andrews […]

January Blood Drive

The next blood drive is coming up and NZ Blood need YOU to help save a life! Wednesday 17 January 1pm-7pm Thursday 18 January 1pm-7pm Friday 19 January 9am- 1pm Please remember to take your Donor Card or suitable photo ID Donations are held at the St John Ambulance Hall, 21 Roulston St, Pukekohe.

Dairy owners concerned for safety

Story by Haylee Robbins Local Tuakau and Pukekohe dairy managers and store owners speak up about the recent spate of vicious robberies last week which left Papakura, Onehunga and Hamilton communities shaken. For security reasons, these store owners and managers wished to remain anonymous but spoke freely about their concerns. “Don’t hurt people!” came the anxious cry of one Pukekohe […]


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