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Columbus Mitre10 wins a number of awards

Columbus Coffee Mitre 10 Pukekohe managed to gather a few more awards at the 2018 franchisee awards held on Monday 7 May. The awards celebrate the achievements of Columbus Coffee franchises all over New Zealand. The Columbus Mitre 10 Pukekohe team took out Local Marketing award, in which they have been finalists for the last three years. They also won […]

Tuakau College Pasifika showcase culture

Tuakau College’s Pasifika Group recently competed in the ‘Pasifika By Nature’ competition at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton. The group of 24 students was proud to be part of the competition’s 20th celebration on 5 May, performing in front of about 8000 people. Tuakau College’s teacher in charge, Michelle McMillan, said “the other schools had much bigger groups of […]

Repairs for Port Waikato Jetty

Members of the community might have noticed that the jetty at Port Waikato is currently out of action. Due to structural damage, Waikato District Council will be working over the next weeks to repair it. At the moment it is not safe for the public to use. A Waikato District Council spokesperson said “the narrow jetty next to the Port […]

AED donated to Pokeno Community

A potential lifesaving donation has been made to the Pokeno community by a local gas station. The Pokeno community now has access to an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) thanks to the generosity of Ravi from Pokeno GAS. On 10 May the new community AED was handed over to Community Committee representative, Todd Miller by Ravi. The AED has been installed into […]

Master of the stair climb

Waiuku’s Jim Snedden will be packing on his gear and walking up 1103 steps of the Skytower for charity. The 76 year old is the oldest to take part in the annual event. He has been part of the Waiuku Volunteer Fire brigade for 53 years. Jim will be joined by team captain Paul Griffiths, Philip Shore, Clint Hornell, Erik […]

Icon Award for local icon

He’s been the recipient of many awards before, but Waiuku’s sculptor and carver Fred Graham has been awarded the highest accolade from the Arts Foundation. The Icon Award honours senior New Zealand artists for their extraordinary achievements. The artists are recognised as leaders in their fields. “It was quite a moving experience,” Fred said. The celebration took place at Government House […]

Donation offered for local tree project

In New Zealand this year 885,227 tress have been planted. They clean air, water, slow climate change, prevent species loss and help create beautiful spaces. Coming up to Arbor Day on Tuesday 5 June 2018, a kind community member has generously donated $1000 to go towards local tree projects in the Franklin area. Those who have a project on their […]

Spate of animal carcasses dumped

THE sudden influx of dumped animals across the district has many locals asking questions. The most recent case was on Monday 30 April, when a dead steer was found with its throat slit in the middle of the boat ramp at Les Batkin Reserve, Tuakau. Pene Cooper, one of the first to discover the dead animal on Monday morning, arrived […]

Do some good in the hood

Good in the Hood is an annual campaign where every vote goes towards helping community organisations. Eight local groups and charities who will be receiving shares in $4000 as part of Z’s Good in the Hood, met at the First Drop event on Monday 30 April 2018. In Pukekohe, Z customers can vote every time they fill up at the […]

Raising dough for kiwi kids in need

From 3-23 May, Bakers Delight New Zealand will be giving Finger Bun fans around the country the opportunity to get behind KidsCan and help children living in hardship. Bakers Delight Pukekohe is throwing its full support behind the campaign and is hoping that local Finger Bun lovers will get involved. Thousands of iced Finger Buns covered with red and blue […]


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