No leads on stolen sound gear

Last week, the Post Newspaper reported how Road Policing Supervisor, Pukekohe Sergeant Wayne Paxton, had his sound gear stolen after helping out Parkside School with their end of year performance. Since the news broke, Wayne has received an overwhelming response from the community. “It has been really cool to see their support. I have had people offer to donate their […]

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 […]

Resident takes action over dumping

Exasperated by the amount of rubbish dumped near the Waikato River, Leah Mihinnick has decided to take action. Hailing from Tuakau, Leah was horrified to see the condition people were leaving the public area, located along Alder Road, just past the Tuakau Bridge. “There were couches, dead pigs, all sorts of household rubbish dumped down there. The Waikato River is […]

Future of station building uncertain

Last month saw the final signal of the manual signalling machine at Pukekohe. Now concerns have been raised over what will happen to the Pukekohe Railway Station building. The building was built as Pukekohe’s second railway station in 1913, has an important history in New Zealand Railways, and is noted to have considerable social value within the locality. While the […]

$11.6m Counties Christmas treat

More than 41,000 local homes, farms and businesses will share a $11.6m Christmas treat on their power bill this festive season. This discount is paid as a credit on customer’s December or January power bill from their electricity retailer. Counties Power provides a discount to power customers connected to their network as at 3 November 2017, based on power consumption […]

Fire on Subway Road

On Saturday 9 December Fire fighters were called to the property on Subway Road at 8.03pm, where the building was well involved. Three appliances from Pukekohe, two from Patumahoe and one from Tuakau attended the fire, which started at a fluorescent light fitting. (There was operational support from Auckland, and a second Tuakau appliance covered for the Pukekohe station). Chief […]

From the Mayor’s chair—12 December 2017

Mayor Allan Sanson Waikato District November was a busy month with a lot going on across the Waikato District Council. I was at the Lakeside Christmas Carols in Huntly last weekend. This is a great event every year where families and kids get together to celebrate Christmas. This year there were a few hundred people who came along to sing […]

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 […]

Sprinkler restrictions now in place

Sprinkler restrictions now in place Waikato District, Hamilton City and Waipa District are now all on Water Alert Level 1. The move to Water Alert Level 1 was triggered by a significant increase in water consumption across the region. Water Alert Level 1 means that sprinklers should only be used between 6am to 8am and 6pm to 8pm, but a […]

Letter – Missing stations disappointing

One of the conditions of Mudlarks Mangrove removal programme is for the community volunteers to undertake pest control. Beginning in December 2016, the group manage both sides of the Waiuku Estuary to control rats and stoats. The objective is to reduce predators and to provide a safer resting and nesting zone along the coast line reed beds for wading birds. […]

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