Celebrate the past

During the month of October we celebrate Auckland Heritage Festival 2018 where we will be showcasing  a historical image  over the next five weeks. The images have been supplied by Auckland Libraries heritage database and places depicted will include Patumahoe, Mercer, Pukekohe, Bombay, Mangatawhiri, Awhitu and Waiuku. Auckland Libraries Footprints images include over 8 000 historical photographs and images relating to […]

New reservoir increases drinking water storage

The completion of a $6.6 million project has improved the security of the Waikato District’s drinking water supply. Four new reservoirs at Ngaruawahia, Hopuhopu, Huntly and Pokeno mean that Waikato District Council’s drinking water storage capacity has increased by 9.75 million litres. A range of contractors were instrumental in the completion of the work, within budget. GHD carried out hydraulic modelling, […]

Small change to Waikato District Wards

The Waikato District Council notified its final proposal for representation arrangements for the next local body elections, including the shape of the district’s voting Wards and the number of Councillors elected. As a result of public submissions received, the Council has decided that it will not proceed with its initial proposal to shift Mercer from Awaroa ki Tuakau Ward into Whangamarino […]

Celebrating Kate Sheppard

The Pukekohe East Church Preservation Society will be hosting an exhibition called ‘125 years on: Kate Sheppard, a notable woman’. This exhibition features brief biographies with photographs of Kate Sheppard and 30 of her fellow first voting Local Women. Open Sundays 30 September and 14 October, 11am til 4pm. 95 Runciman Road, Pukekohe East.      

Franklin Young Farmers to host alumni evening

Franklin Young Farmers club are hosting an alumni and industry evening featuring industry front runners Dr Jacqueline Rowarth and Doug Avery. Annaliese Goettler, secretary of the club said they are a group for young people aged 18 to 31 who are interested in agriculture. “We’re incorporated to New Zealand Young Farmers organisation,” she said. They all meet to network, socialise […]

Two-legged creatures main issue at Clarks Beach

Following on from our previous stories covering the unsafe swimming conditions at Clarks Beach, we’ve been investigating just what’s going wrong with the blue stuff we love to play in. The alarming red icon on the safeswim map below, highlights Clarks Beach as still having a ‘High Risk’ alert level, meaning there is still a long-term no-swim warning in effect, due to […]

Letter: Illegal Rubbish Dumping

We heartily endorse the sentiments contained in the recent letter ‘Illegal Rubbish Dumping’.  My family members regularly drive from the top of the Awhitu Peninsula to Waiuku.  The amount of roadside rubbish we witness is horrifying, and whilst it increases in volume closer to Waiuku, there are multitudes of cans, bottles, cartons, plastic along every metre blighting our landscape right […]

Found property August 2018

Pukekohe Police are holding the following items: 1 x Silver necklace found in Ward Street Pukekohe 1 x Silver bracelet found on Nelson street Pukekohe 1 x Gold bracelet found at Pukekohe 1 x Gold Bangle found in Pukekohe A tradesmans tool belt A yellow and black rugby bag and contents 1 set of Weight Lifting equipment Property belonging to […]

Offal blights river

Adding to the influx of illegal rubbish dumping, last week a couple of sheep carcasses were dumped in the Waikato River on Murray Road, Pukekawa at the Tuakau Bridge end of the road, about 30 metres from Highway 22. Waikato Regional Council said they are aware of the carcasses. “They were reported to us via Waikato District Council, who received […]

Council prepare to drop 1080

Auckland Council are preparing to aerially apply 1080 to the Hunua Ranges area.The sodium fluoroacetate will be administered to around 21,500 hectares of Department of Conservation land as well as some private land between now and October 2018. Each hectare will received around 2kg of cereal pellets. Due to the effectiveness of the 2015 operation, this is less than the […]

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