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Laura Langman rocks Waiuku

By Lynn Douglas | May 01, 2018

Laura Langman happily shared the NETFIT spark with over 70 young netballers at the Waiuku Netball Centre on Friday. The innovative programme was both inspirational and exhilarating, and Laura, who breathes health and fitness, and her NETFIT team provided a fantastic day. The clinic included ball skills, Pilates, nutrition, media experiences and more. The sports recovery module, which included a […]

Celebrating ten years

By Lynn Douglas | May 01, 2018

Onewhero Society of Performing Arts (OSPA) celebrated the tenth anniversary of their theatre with a variety concert from 20-21 April. The evenings included excerpts from plays performed over the past decade as well as some actors, artists, poets, dancers, musicians and plays that have been on stage. Jess Lorimer and Mike Morrow, who MCed the event, guided the audience through […]

Jonah Lomu Drive blessed

By Lynn Douglas | May 01, 2018

Grafton Downs is proud to announce Jonah Lomu Drive was officially named and blessed by kaumatua, members of Tainui and Reverend Ali’itasi Salesa in a small ceremony. Welcomed by powhiri on to the newly cemented street were members of the Lomu family, including wife Nadene and their two sons, Dhyreille and Brayley. They gathered with staff and students from Wesley […]

What ATAP means for Franklin

By Lynn Douglas | May 01, 2018

Auckland Council and the Government announced the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) last week. Mayor Phil Goff said the plan will deliver a 21st century transport network for Auckland. “It is the largest civil construction programme in our history.” To fund the proposed plans, Government and Auckland Council will invest $28 billion over the next ten years. Plans include light […]

Aka Aka School receives $15,000 tech grant

By Lynn Douglas | May 01, 2018

The school made it to the final five of School-gen’s Energising Young Minds competition, thanks to the support of local people who voted in huge numbers for the school. They then impressed a panel of judges to make it to the top three and win the second prize of a $15,000 tech grant for solar and tech gear for its […]

Letter: carved for rest

By Lynn Douglas | May 01, 2018

In response to your item about the carved tree trunk on Karioitahi Beach. Regular beach walkers will recognise this log, as in fact it has been in situ for at least a year, possibly longer. The lovely carvings have been added to over that time, including the seats! I presume it was washed out in a high tide, then back […]

Crash on SH 22 – Paerata Rd

By Lynn Douglas | April 30, 2018

About 3:50pm emergency services were advised that a car had hit a power pole outside Wesley College. There is traffic management in place at Crown Road and Paerata Road, and at Glenbrook/Karaka Road. There were reports some power lines were down,  Vector is en route to assist with repairs. Expect delays or use alternative route. Detour route: Pukekohe-Paerata Traffic use Mill Rd […]

Suspicious Fires in Franklin overnight

By Lynn Douglas | April 30, 2018

Counties Manukau Police are investigating a number of suspicious fires. Police were called to four separate fires throughout the evening. The first was a portacom fire on Hingaia Road in Karaka at around 7.30pm. A show home on McPherson Road in Drury was extensively damaged by a fire at 10pm. Police were called to a classroom fire at Puni School at […]

Prepare for further bad weather this weekend

By Lynn Douglas | April 27, 2018

Auckland Emergency Management is keeping in touch with MetService as the current forecast brings heavy rain and wind this weekend. MetService has issued a severe weather watch for heavy rain and strong winds from 8am Saturday to 1am Sunday with E-NE winds of 65-75km/h, and gusts of 90-100km/h, possible in exposed areas of the eastern coast, Great Barrier Island, and […]

Auckland Westpac helicopter tasked to Clarks beach

By Lynn Douglas | April 26, 2018

At 11:27pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018, W2 crew were tasked to Clarks Beach to assist a male patient in his 60’s suffering a medical complaint. He was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.