Health

Letter: What is that black stuff in my water?

What is that black stuff in my drinking water? I drink about six to eight glasses of water from the tap a day—always have and probably always will. There have been media reports of water problems in Morrinsville due to a broken pipe and in Huntly residents have ongoing concerns with thier water quality from stomach complaints, a chemical smell, […]

Franklin Water a murky subject

The petition for clean water in Waiuku is continuing to gain momentum. More than 2300 people have now signed the petition, which has led to other residents in the area voicing their concerns on the quality of water as well. Here is what the community says: L. Budden: My family and I moved to Waiuku just over a year ago […]

Residents call for better water

Residents of Waiuku have started a petition about the quality of their water. More than 1000 people signed the petition within 48 hours, which will be delivered to Auckland Council. They are asking Watercare to investigate and take urgent steps to improve the safety and quality of the water source and treatment. Residents are frustrated with the amount of chlorine, […]

Active Curves – well rounded business

Active Curves, a fitwear brand that caters to sizes from 14 to 32 has recently been launched by Karen Smith. The idea came after Karen left sports retail stores feeling like she didn’t fit in, and frustrated at the lack of plus-sized clothing. She often said to her husband through tears of frustration, “How is anyone meant to get fit […]

January Blood Drive

The next blood drive is coming up and NZ Blood need YOU to help save a life! Wednesday 17 January 1pm-7pm Thursday 18 January 1pm-7pm Friday 19 January 9am- 1pm Please remember to take your Donor Card or suitable photo ID Donations are held at the St John Ambulance Hall, 21 Roulston St, Pukekohe.

Rotary gift another defibrillator

Near the end of 2017, Ron Murgatroyd, president of the The Rotary Club of Waiuku Inc, presented a defibrillator to the Waiuku Football and Cricket Clubs, to be available for use at the combined club rooms in the case of a cardiovascular event at Massey Park. With the increasing awareness that time is an important factor when an incident occurs, […]

Year in review: July – September 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community between July and September the last year. July Pokeno community unveil a defibrillator donated by the Mercer Volunteer Fire Brigade. The Post introduced Inspector Dave Glossop, the Area Commander. He wanted to see safer town centres, and Police and the community […]

Significant Milestones and Days in 2017

2017 has been a year full of magnificent milestones, memorable moments and events that will go down in history. Here are a selection of the anniversaries, jubilees and birthdays that were celebrated this year. Milestones 1.Pukekohe couple Steve and May Danes celebrated 70 years of marriage. Steve said it was love at first sight when he met May at a […]

Mike Pero Waiuku donates defibrillator

The team at Mike Pero Waiuku have recently donated a defibrillator to the Waiuku Health and Fitness Centre. After a medical event that occurred earlier in the year, the team thought it would be a good idea to have a defibrillator installed where there was 24 hour access. “A percentage of our sales goes towards the Mike Pero Foundation, which […]

Meth expo unites community

By Josie Laird How do we know what support services are available in our area? For families with a member addicted to P, once we have passed the point of denial and shame we want to get help. But the range of services can be confusing and often each organisation is working in isolation. That was the genesis of the […]


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