Presenting the best New Zealand has to offer

With the upcoming Karaka sales being held at the end of January an expected 700 horses will be sold with an estimated $85 million changing hands over the week-long selling extravaganza.This year 1247 yearlings have been cataloged, presenting the very best horses the New Zealand industry has to offer. The sales follow the Karaka Million which will be held on […]

Baker’s Banter—23 January 2018

Just after Christmas I was asked by the local Police to help out with a video clip they were creating to highlight the issues and challenges faced at Karioitahi Beach. The challenges are complex and there is no easy solution as some like to suggest. At the end of the day it simply comes down to personal responsibility, decision making […]

Active Curves – well rounded business

Active Curves, a fitwear brand that caters to sizes from 14 to 32 has recently been launched by Karen Smith. The idea came after Karen left sports retail stores feeling like she didn’t fit in, and frustrated at the lack of plus-sized clothing. She often said to her husband through tears of frustration, “How is anyone meant to get fit […]

Looking down the pipes

Waikato District Council will be getting a good look into their pipes after appointing a contractor to continue the cleaning and inspection of their wastewater network. HydroTech, the contractors, will be using camera technology, by placing cameras on the end of a jetting hose before it is put down the pipes. They will be inspecting and cleaning 40 kilometres of […]

Cockerton looks to improve at Hampton Downs this weekend

It has been a whirlwind week for Pukekohe’s Taylor Cockerton competing in the 2018 Castrol Toyota Racing Series as he now prepares for the third round at Hampton Downs in the north Waikato this weekend. After competing in the opening TRS round in Christchurch ten days ago, the Waikato University student was soon on a plane to Malaysia for a […]

Counties place, but not at the top

Counties Manukau men’s sevens were named bowl champions for 2018 at this year’s Bayley’s National Sevens. Playing at Rotorua International Stadium on 13 and 14 January, the two-time reigning champions were unable to retain their title. They won their first game 45-12 against Wanganui,then lost the next two 19-12 to Waikato and Taranaki. Counties Manukau went on to beat Canterbury […]

Petition launched to save Mill Road corridor

MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly has launched a petition to save the Mill Road corridor project from Manukau and Flat Bush to Papakura and Drury, which is now under review by the Labour Government. Andrew believes that this project is vital to meet the needs of the increasing population and business development in the Franklin area, and the pressing need […]

Funding announced for local EV Fastcharging station

More electric vehicles will be hitting New Zealand’s highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods on Wednesday last week. Dr Woods announced $3.74million for 20 projects under the third round of the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). This fund encourages innovation and investment […]


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