Health

Friends prepare to chop their locks

Franklin locals Becky Osborne, Gareth Vollebregt, Kim Grindlay and Michael Millard will be braving the shave this June, for a cause close to their hearts. They are raising funds for leukaemia and blood cancer New Zealand, “My Mum has leukaemia,” said Becky. “It’s the second time she has battled cancer, and while we can’t fight it for her, this is […]

Tuakau’s fifth Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Tuakau held their fifth Pink Ribbon Takeaway Street Breakfast on Friday 25 May, and had a steady stream of people attend. The breakfast, held from 7am to 9am on George Street, boasted some tasty burgers, plenty of pink and cheerful faces! Jacqui Church, organiser and Awaroa ki Tuakau Ward Councillor, said “people have been very kind with their donations. Local […]

Too young to GO GREY!

Like many women who celebrated their 21st birthdays a few years ago now, I’ve been battling against the grey. I’ve always had dark hair. It’s been short, it’s survived the perm trend, it’s been so long I’ve nearly sat on it! But it’s always been dark. So as the greys made themselves known once again, a trip to the salon […]

Mosaic Torsos prompt cancer research

A personal experience with cancer prompted one local woman to start an idea for cancer research. Now other local and international artists have come on board to help, and share their experiences of cancer, in order to promote the mosaic torsos. Sandra Holmes is a cancer survivor. She took up mosaics when her cancer returned and found therapy in the […]


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