Rural

Port Waikato Fire Brigade November round up

By Leah Fry It was a slow start to the month but was quickly followed by a medical. Our next callout was an MVA with a family ending up in the river, luckily they escaped the car unharmed. The month rounded off with two more medical callouts. The final one we were at Onewhero conducting a shared medical training evening […]

25 years of adventure

Bringing babies into the world. Helping those in need, or in pain. Holding the hands of those departing this world. As he clocks up 25 years of service with the New Zealand Fire Brigade, John Allen of the Awhitu Rural Fire Force looks to have experienced the full spectrum of joy and heartbreak. So what lead John to become involved […]

Thousands spent on illegal dumping

Following on from Leah Minhinnick’s working bee last week on Alder Road, Waikato District Council have also expressed their frustrations over the illegal dumping in the area. Customer Support Manager, Sue O’Gorman, says it’s a huge problem and people have had enough. “Like you, we are completely fed up with people dumping their rubbish. These people are ruining the environment and […]

Topp Twins celebrate Fisken’s 60 years

Reaching 60 years in business is a great reason to celebrate, and the team at HR Fisken and Sons did just that last week. On Tuesday 5 December, John Fisken hosted an entertaining evening for his customers and suppliers to thank them all for their continued support over the last 60 years. “It was time to have a party, and […]

Locally grown Lotatoes™ take out award

T&G’s Lotatoes™ has fended off four other food innovators to be crowned overall winner of The Ministry for Primary Industries Primary Sector Products Award at the 2017 New Zealand Food Awards. The category promotes, recognises and showcases amazing innovations in primary sector products, processing and packaging methods. The low-carb potatoes, are grown in Pukekohe, among other places, by Balle Brothers […]

New name and new major partner for Franklin A&P Show

Franklin Agricultural and Pastoral Society and local lines company Counties Power have announced a new partnership. The three-year sponsorship deal sees Counties Power become the naming rights sponsor of the Franklin A&P Show – now known as Counties Power Pukekohe Show. The sponsorship was officially signed today by Counties Power Chief Executive Judy Nicholl and Franklin Agricultural and Pastoral Society […]


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