Health

Palms Village investigations widened

Palms Village, a local aged care facility on Harris Street, Pukekohe, is under fire after a terminally ill man was reportedly left with maggots in his feet, blood in his eye and faeces around his room. The man’s concerned daughter, Corina, has bravely spoken about it and shared her claims of elderly abuse at Palms Lifecare on Wednesday 7 March. […]

Patriots ride into Waiuku

On Saturday 17 March 2018, around 139 members of the Auckland chapter of the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club Inc. spent the day visiting different sites throughout Auckland to pay their respects and commemorate the fallen. The contingent was made up of both serving and ex-serving members of New Zealand’s Defence Forces. This ride was celebrating 20 years of the […]

From blue to bald for a good cause

Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand’s (LBC) annual signature fundraising event. This year, a local Pokeno Early Childhood Education teacher will be parting with her fun blue locks to raise $1000 for LBC.  Heather Watson works at Suits and Gumboots Country Daycare in Pokeno and on 21 March she’ll be braving the clippers for this […]

Retirement village aid in cyclone Gita relief

On Friday 2 March Possum Bourne Retirement Village held a Village Market Day to raise funds for the areas in Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita. They raised more than $3000 for the islands from the event. Mostly raised through a bake sale and auction. Residents and staff provided the baked goods and local businesses donated goods and services for the […]

Sunset Coast walk a stunner

It dawned a beautiful day on the morning of the Sunset Coast walk. It resulted in a sunny day, that was not too overbearing for those who took part. Eager walkers arrived before the 7.30am registration start on Sunday 25 February 2018 with the Rotary Club of Waiuku well prepared to handle the situation. The Sunset Coast Walk featured four […]

Heaviest drinking quarter since new liquor laws implemented

New figures show that more alcohol was available for consumption per person in the October-December quarter of 2017 than in any other quarter in the five years since the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act came into effect. Annual per capita consumption has barely shifted since 2012 said Alcohol Healthwatch Executive Director Dr Nicki Jackson. “We have witnessed more people […]

Health star rating removed from Milo

Nestle is removing the 4.5 health star rating from its Milo powder, a product given a Bad Taste Food Award by Consumer NZ in 2016. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin says Milo has a 4.5 star rating, out of a possible five stars, despite the fact it is almost 50 percent sugar. Product packaging also boasts pictures of active […]

Waiuku billiard hall undergoes a major makeover

Waiuku’s 1920s billiard hall, off Queen Street, has undergone a huge makeover in order to be made into a new community facility. Kirsty-May Lillis and a small team have been working on the property for several months, and it is now close to completion. The building will house two yoga studios, which will be used for Kirsty-May’s business Yoga Lane […]

Beware of the bite

On a recent Sunday, 11 year-old Kiriana Mikaere was out camping with friends in the Otaua area. A strong swimmer, she was looking forward to competing at her upcoming school swimming sports. That plan went out the window as a white tail spider decided to join in the fun. While Kiriana and her friend crashed out after a great day, […]

Helping Kiwi kids fight the big C

March 2018 is the month of the Child Cancer Foundation Appeal and the organisation needs all the support they can get. This is because they receive no direct funding from the government and they want to be able to fund-raise enough to continue to support more than 1700 children with cancer, their parents, siblings and whanau. This year celebrates 40 […]


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