About Haylee Robbins

Spanish – the Colombian way

By Haylee Robbins | June 05, 2018

Waiuku College teacher, Charlotte Glen, was selected as one of eight New Zealand secondary school Spanish teachers to participate in the Teaching Teachers: NZ Spanish Teachers in Colombia Programme. From 7 April to 7 May this year, as part of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship to Latin America awarded to Massey University’s Spanish Language programme, the teachers spent four weeks in […]

Lilies and cats – a deadly duo

By Haylee Robbins | May 01, 2018

Over Christmas 2017, Waiuku residents Russell Lambert and his partner nearly lost their one and a half year old ragdoll cat, Sophie to something called lily toxicity. They had purchased the lilies from a Franklin supermarket but had no idea they were introducing something to their home that would prove toxic to their cat. According to Dr Nikki Frost from […]

Franklin feels the heat

By Haylee Robbins | May 01, 2018

Fires and break-ins overnight kept Counties Manukau Police busy as they were called out to investigate four separate suspicious fire incidents which happened on Sunday evening, 29 April. The first was a portacom fire on Hingaia Road in Karaka around 7:30pm. Thereafter a show-home on McPherson Road in Drury was extensively burned. At around 10.37pm, police were called out to […]

Local castaway survives tribal council

By Haylee Robbins | April 24, 2018

It was sizzling heat, shocking surprises and nervous excitement for Survivor New Zealand’s Thailand Castaways as episode one kicked off at 7 pm on TVNZ 2 on Sunday, 22 April. Some Franklin residents may have thought they were seeing things though when they spotted a familiar face amongst the castaways. Or were they? Pukekohe’s very own Renee Clarke is one […]