Old Boys’ seek to reopen St Stephen’s School

The beautiful yet derelict St Stephen’s School could reopen its doors once again. The Old Boys’ Association are hoping that it will be open in February 2020, however details are scarce on what the process to get to reopening would look like. The Anglican school has been closed for nearly twenty years, after being shut down in 2000 due to […]

Ararimu local untouchable in F1 race at Pukekohe

Despite fickle weather, the weekend’s 39th annual Classic Motorcycle Festival at Pukekohe Park Raceway was a roaring success, but perhaps none more so than for Ararimu’s Paul Pavletich. Rain caused day one on Saturday to be washed out, making it a jam-packed programme on Sunday and the man from Ararimu, near the Bombay Hills, was virtually untouchable in the Formula […]

Sunset Coast Walk returns this month

Rotary’s annual Sunset Coast Walk is approaching, and Rotary are encouraging people to join some friends, take a picnic lunch and attend the event. Each year the fundraiser is put on with a range of walks from pram-capable to challenging. The walks show off the scenery of the coast and greenery of farmland on the peninsula. This year, four walking […]

Surf Boat Series extravaganza

Held at Waihi Beach this past weekend, The North Island surf boat Championships was the third round of the New Zealand Surf Boat Series. Sunset Beach Surf Boat crews could only stand and watch as the huge surf at Waihi Beach was relentless. The only crews to race were the open men’s and much later in the day, one final […]

Truck tips on Gun Club road

Police and Fire service were called out to a one-vehicle incident in Pukekohe on Wednesday 7 February. A truck transporting human waste tipped, spilling on to Gun Club Road. The surrounding roads were closed while clean up was initiated. There may be delays in the Heights / Helvetia/ Gun Club Road areas.

Council focus on coastal erosion

Waikato District Council is talking with the community about the effects of coastal erosion and climate change as part of the upcoming District Plan. They are currently reviewing the plan which contains rules for subdivision of land, what activities they can do, and where they can do them. As part of the review, rules must take into account land that […]

Science Forum great experience for Abbey

Local student, Abbey Peters, recently attended the Rotary National Science and Technology Forum at Auckland University. This 14 day programme is for outstanding students in science, maths and technology. Abbey, a 17 year old from Tuakau College, applied after her physics teacher gave her a letter describing the program. Abbey says she was “trying to decide between law and engineering […]

Community clean up Clarks Beach

The Clarks Beach community gathered together, spending their Auckland Anniversary making their area a better place. On Monday 29 January, volunteers joined up to clean the beach, collecting several bags of rubbish, waste and unwanted materials. Kim-Maree Osborne posted photos from the day, thanking the volunteers for coming out and cleaning up the beach. Pictured right is Alan Cole of […]

Unsellables dumped outside Salvation Army store

It was an unsightly welcome back for a group of staff and volunteers at Salvation Army Pukekohe after Auckland Anniversary weekend. On Tuesday 30 January 2018, they arrived at work to find dumped clothes, gear, and broken household items spread all over the back of their building. Regional Family Store Manager Brian Rankin said unfortunately the items dumped were not […]

She’s Rae-turned!

Rae, the much loved sheep of Ray White Tuakau, is baaaaack! After being rustled from her post last year she has finally been returned to her home, a little traumatised from her heist experience, but happy to be home. The boys in blue returned her safely, back to the joy of her colleagues. Rae has been given the all-clear from […]

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