About Yana OGorman

Not a stitch up: Quilters exhibit this weekend

By Yana OGorman | October 02, 2018

The Waiuku Village Quilters are preparing for their quilt show this weekend and the public are invited to head along. The show will be held on Friday 5 October to Sunday 7 October at the Waiuku War Memorial Town Hall. “Our group have organised it,” said Rhona Donald. “It started bi-annually, but we haven’t had one in the past four […]

Magical Mauku Country life day

By Yana OGorman | September 25, 2018

Mauku School held their Country Life Day on Saturday 15 September 2018. With calves, lambs, goats, cats and chickens, there were plenty of animals to see. The magic carpet rides were a hit with the kids, and the bake sale a hit with the parents.  It was yet again a well supported community event. Mauku School held their Country Life Day […]

Tuakau sparkling after cleanup day success

By Yana OGorman | September 25, 2018

Tuakau hosted a clean up, planting and pest control day on Sunday 16 September. The event was organised by Tuakau Cleanup and Planting Group, and was attended by more than 70 people, with others coming and going throughout the day. The group kicked off with the clean up, picking up rubbish around the town centre, having morning tea at the […]

Your chance to be part of Red Bull Holden Racing pit crew

By Yana OGorman | September 25, 2018

An opportunity for a local has arrived and Franklin locals can have the chance to get behind the scenes at the ITM Supersprint in Pukekohe this November. Ever wanted to get up close and personal to the adrenaline pumping ITM Supersprint? Hardware Engineering Supplies (HES) Pukekohe, on Manukau Road, in conjunction with Gear Wrench and Red Bull Holden Racing team […]

Yana’s Yarn – 25 September 2018

By Yana OGorman | September 25, 2018

The Mudlarks have finished one third of their work. Hours and hours have gone into clearing the Tamakae Estuary.   But that’s only the beginning. There’s more to go. And by the end of it, 75 hectares of mangroves will have been cleared.   It’s a mammoth effort. I got to be part of it… once. I probably cleared one tree away […]

Franklin Young Farmers to host alumni evening

By Yana OGorman | September 25, 2018

Franklin Young Farmers club are hosting an alumni and industry evening featuring industry front runners Dr Jacqueline Rowarth and Doug Avery. Annaliese Goettler, secretary of the club said they are a group for young people aged 18 to 31 who are interested in agriculture. “We’re incorporated to New Zealand Young Farmers organisation,” she said. They all meet to network, socialise […]

Mudlarks celebrate 24.6 hectares cleared

By Yana OGorman | September 25, 2018

  THE Mudlarks, formally known as the Waiuku Estuary Restoration Trust inc, celebrated the final cutting of the mangroves at Tamakae Estuary on Friday 21 September. They have cleared 24.6 hectares since they began in 2009. Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor Bill Cashmore, and MP for Hunua Andrew Bayly were tasked with the final cutting of the mangroves in this […]

The dreaded M word… Menopause…

By Yana OGorman | September 21, 2018

The dreaded M word. Menopause. ‘Menopause Made Me Do It’, the latest performance by Onewhero Society of Performing Arts brings hilarity, light-heartedness and shows that growing up is not to be feared. Five females are lured to a motel by a kidnapper who has underestimated his prey. A weekend of madness and mayhem ensues as the women seize control and […]

Pukekohe Lions support Lifesavers foundation

By Yana OGorman | September 21, 2018

Pukekohe Lions donated a cheque to the Lifesavers Foundation at their meeting on Wednesday 5 September.   The money will go to an improved digital radio network for Surf Livesaving clubs in the Northern Region, including Karioitahi and Sunset Beach.   Lions Clubs throughout this region are undertaking fundraising to provide $12,000 so that the two local Surf Livesaving clubs can update […]

Yana’s Yarn – 18 September 2018

By Yana OGorman | September 18, 2018

 Last week I was discussing the extra curricular things we did as kids. It’s cool to see some of the sports, hobbies that kids have these days. Both Jess and I interviewed some great up and coming drivers. They’re both at a young age and have such bright futures ahead. I was never into motoring as a kid. I don’t […]