The Review— Bersantai Day Spa

Slow down. That’s what my body tells me as I step through the grand doors of Bersantai Day Spa. Calming music floats by and the muted lighting immediately slows my heart rate. Feeling a bit winter weary, I’ve come to the expert team at Bersantai for a wee bit of rejuvenation. Located on the clifftops at Castaways Resort overlooking the surf […]

Local salon chooses sustainability

A Pukekohe hair salon is changing to become more eco-friendly and sustainable. Common Thread, located on Glasgow Road Pukekohe, have recently joined Sustainable Salons, a social enterprise that uses a comprehensive resource recovery programme. The salon industry sends more than 1.5million kilograms of recyclable aluminium back to landfill each year in Australia and New Zealand alone. After joining Sustainable Salons, […]

Pokeno Community Pantry

Pokeno has a new ‘community pantry’ available thanks to Sarah Kull, in conjunction with the Pokeno Family Health Centre. The brightly painted ‘Pokeno Pantry’ is full of food and non-perishable items that members of the community in need can take from or add to. The pantry, which has only been out for a week now, has already been put to […]

Local funds boost food bank

It’s locals supporting locals once again in Waiuku. On 27 June 2018, St Andrew’s Op Shop donated a cheque for $1000 to the Waiuku Food Bank. Manager of St Andrews Op Shop, Sharron Levestone, said the food bank does a fantastic job in helping families in need with food parcels. “We are privileged that monies raised in our shop are […]

Letter: Care Crusaders update

Otaua school recently held a mufti /can day for our Care Crusaders. A huge amount was donated which resulted in my husband and I (Care Crusaders) taking a trip up to the women’s refuge with the donated items. We greatly appreciate all the support from the school.  Paula, Waiuku.

Where does all our lettuce go?

The next time you tuck into some McDonald’s, spare a thought for the 815,000 kilograms of lettuce used, that is grown by our local farmers in Pukekohe as well as in Ashhurst in the Manawatu. All that lettuce is comparable to the weight of 402,500 pairs of gumboots. If that’s not enough McDonald’s sourced over 91 million buns, rolls, bagels […]

Life changing treatment needed for Caitlin

Caitlin McMurtry is an eight year old with scoliosis. Her family are working to raise funds for a treatment option in Los Angeles. Waiuku-born Caitlin McMurtry is just eight years old, and on her way to having life changing treatment which could lead to a pain-free life. In 2017, Caitlin’s mum Michelle noticed a hump in her back. After a […]

Celebrating 10 years

Franklin Hospice’s shop celebrated its 10th birthday on June 10, 2018. Up until a couple of weeks ago the shop was called ‘Simply Giving,’ but it has been rebranded and is now called the ‘Franklin Hospice Shop.’ The new signage was done by Niki from The Creation Space. Gael Coles and Shirley Roberts, who have both been Hospice volunteers for […]

Palm’s Lifecare investigation results

Findings from an investigation into Palm’s Lifecare Pukekohe, have confirmed that maggots were found crawling in an elderly man’s wound at the rest home. After the man’s family complained, saying their terminally-ill relative was often left covered in flies and had maggots crawling in open wounds, Counties Manakau District Health Board launched an investigation in March. Results of the investigation […]

Port Waikato pretty in pink

Port Waikato held their annual Pink breakfast and raised just over $7000 from generous people. With 135 people attending in the Port Waikato Hall, Councillor Jacqui Church said that a fabulous time was had by all.

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