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Not a stitch up: Quilters exhibit this weekend

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 […]

Ageing expo a positive event

The car parks were full and exhibitors ready as the Franklin Positive Ageing Expo kicked off for the thirteenth year. Held on Friday 28 September 2018 at the Pukekohe Indian Hall, there were a range of exhibitors, clubs, services and activities on display. People could also enjoy the entertainment, from dancing, to tai chi, and fitness demonstrations. There was also […]

Celebrate the past

During the month of October we celebrate Auckland Heritage Festival 2018 where we will be showcasing  a historical image  over the next five weeks. The images have been supplied by Auckland Libraries heritage database and places depicted will include Patumahoe, Mercer, Pukekohe, Bombay, Mangatawhiri, Awhitu and Waiuku. Auckland Libraries Footprints images include over 8 000 historical photographs and images relating to […]

Talented local publishes book

Moya Kirby, from Tuakau, has written a children’s Christmas book, set to be released on Monday 1 October 2018.  The book, called ‘The Lonely Little Tree: A New Zealand Christmas Story,’ is about a tiny tree alone in a felled forest. Native birds bring blossoms and berries to adorn it, making it a Christmas tree.   Moya, who has been a composer, […]

Award winning author visits Tuakau

  Award winning author, scientist and filmmaker, Dr Dragos Bratasanu, spoke at the Tuakau Library on Friday 21 September about his book ‘In the Pursuit of Dreams.’    Dr Dragos talked about dreams, the focus of the book, and how to make them a reality.   “Dreams are nothing to do with your age, start, background, etc. It’s not us that […]


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