Time to get quacking

It’s nearly that time of year again, when Waiuku’s Tamakae Reserve comes alive with crazy costumes, boats and plenty of laughter from participants. The annual Waiuku Duck Boat Derby is coming up, and registrations are open. Always a crowd-pleaser, the event which will be held this year on Sunday 4 March, is a fundraiser for the Franklin Young Mariners Club […]

Flying hooves and hurling rackets coming our way

By Kylie Hall The Polocrosse Champs are coming! Great—but what is polocrosse? For the uninitiated, all knowing Google tells us that it’s a team sport combining polo and lacrosse. Players ride on horseback at high speed, hurling a stick with a loose netted racket head attached, and attempt to pass a ball between players, before slamming it between the […]

Live in the 2-3-5 ready to rock

It’s been more than three years in the making, but the final stage of the Waiuku Skatepark upgrade is so close, the skateboarders can smell it. Some of New Zealand’s heavyweight performers are coming to Waiuku to give fundraising the final push it needs at, ‘Live in the 2-3-5’ at the Waiuku Skatepark on Saturday 24 February. Skatepark upgrade committee […]

Sunset Coast Walk returns this month

Rotary’s annual Sunset Coast Walk is approaching, and Rotary are encouraging people to join some friends, take a picnic lunch and attend the event. Each year the fundraiser is put on with a range of walks from pram-capable to challenging. The walks show off the scenery of the coast and greenery of farmland on the peninsula. This year, four walking […]

The countdown is on

The Fulton Swim School, Franklin Primary School Triathlon is coming up Thursday 15 March 2018. This annual event encourages children from the Franklin District to challenge themselves & enjoy the experience of taking part in one of New Zealand’s fastest growing sports. The event attracts 400 School Aged Competitors and 500 plus parents/ supporters each year a great community event supported by […]

Classic Motorcycle Festival approaches

Words by Andy McGechan It could be considered a walk down memory lane, but it’s likely to be a lot quicker than a mere stroll. The 39th annual Classic Motorcycle Festival, set for Pukekohe Park Raceway on the weekend of February 3-4, is sure to bring tears to a few eyeballs, either as former racers share funny moments from their […]

The Pukekohe Show amping up

The 2018 Counties Power Pukekohe Show is coming to town this February, boasting a big year of shows, activities and interactive displays. This year the show has a name change, and will also be hosting a heap of new events. Richard Holst, president of the Franklin Agricultural and Pastoral Society, says he is excited about this year’s show and the […]

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.

Counties Power A&P show coming up

Keep your diary clear for Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 2018 for the Counties Power Pukekohe A&P Show. Counties Power will be bringing along a display with a complete power poll, demonstrations and information. Add to that Auckland Museum and the NZ Army are attending. The Woodchopping competition is back on, and regular favourite – Counties Strongest Man competition. […]

The countdown is on…

Rebel Round Up-New Zealand’s ultimate hot rod, vintage, rockabilly festival will be held over two days at Pukekohe Park. Book your tickets for Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February, and prepare to immerse yourself in an action packed weekend and celebration of everything old and cool. The weekend will feature live bands, wicked hotrods, vintage markets, historic motor racing, vintage […]

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