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Instructors heading to worlds

Six of Groovit’s dance instructors will be heading to Phoenix, Arizona in August, after placing in the top three at the recent Hip Hop International national competition. Ben Lowe, Amber-Lee Kelliher, Latesha Latu, Jordan Ikitule, Ezra Moe and Caitlin Browne all competed with their crews and placed in the top three of their division(s) to make the cut to the […]

Columbus Mitre10 wins a number of awards

Columbus Coffee Mitre 10 Pukekohe managed to gather a few more awards at the 2018 franchisee awards held on Monday 7 May. The awards celebrate the achievements of Columbus Coffee franchises all over New Zealand. The Columbus Mitre 10 Pukekohe team took out Local Marketing award, in which they have been finalists for the last three years. They also won […]

Hamper fit for a Queen

It’s a hamper fit for a Queen and created right here in Franklin. Paddock to Pantry, a local grocery store in Karaka, and online Gift Hamper business, was delighted to be asked to create a small gourmet and uniquely NZ artisan food hamper that was gifted to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern when she was […]

Five time champions

Fulton Swim School has recently won the Outstanding Swim School of the Year for the fifth time at the recent 2018 Swim Coaches and Teachers of New Zealand Awards. In this year’s awards they were recognised for their excellence and passion in teaching children to swim. Owner of the school Daniel Fulton said he was delighted with the win. “We […]

Raising dough for kiwi kids in need

From 3-23 May, Bakers Delight New Zealand will be giving Finger Bun fans around the country the opportunity to get behind KidsCan and help children living in hardship. Bakers Delight Pukekohe is throwing its full support behind the campaign and is hoping that local Finger Bun lovers will get involved. Thousands of iced Finger Buns covered with red and blue […]

Bakery’s gold award a result of hard work

Lee Ung of Crown Bakery and Café in Pukekohe set himself some massive goals in July 2017, including winning a gold award at the NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards. That goal was accomplished last year, when he won a gold award for the bakery’s Mince and Gravy pie. They also won a silver award for their Mince and Cheese entry […]

Become a Member at Counties Racing Club

Pukekohe Park, in the heart of your community, is home to horse racing, motor racing, and several community events and activities. The property, owned by Counties Racing Club Inc. is used seven days a week for horse training, driver training, motor sport events, cycling and various events and functions including product launches, conferences and business meetings. The Counties Racing Club […]

Hunt raises funds for Surf Lifesavers

Kids and adults alike took to the clifftops of Castaways for their Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt raised funds for Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club. In total, $690 was raised for the club, and more than 100 children participated in the egg hunt, and enjoyed a sausage sizzle in the sunshine.

High tea on the tracks

I love high tea. I think it’s the combination of little bites of many flavours that appeals the most. Often when I’m faced with a standard meal at a restaurant I’d really like to say, “Could I have a bit of this one, and some of that one, and yes throw one of those in too!” I seek variety, I […]

Local funds supporting locals

Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club received a cheque of $2500 from Nick King on Sunday 1 April. Nick, the owner of Nick’s Cafe in Waiuku, presented the cheque to Mike Lawrence, president of Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club, as he is aware of how much support they need. “It’s in our mantra to give back to the community,” said Nick. […]


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