News

Double Gold Star Award for Mike

Waiuku’s Mike Culpin was treated to a celebratory evening last Saturday to recognise his 50 years of service to the fire brigade. Held at the Pukeoware...

Have your say required for Annual Budget

THE Franklin community were invited last week to attend two information and feedback sessions on Auckland Council’s draft Annual Plan 2016/2017, giving them the opportunity to...

Community spirit at its finest

MAUKU School, Franklin Street Rodders and Mitre 10 Mega Pukekohe are proving to be a great example of what community spirit is all about. The trio have...

Police calling for witnesses to Pukekohe crash

Police are calling for witnesses to a serious crash in Pukekohe which left a 47-year-old motorcycle driver in critical condition in Auckland Hospital. The accident occurred at around...

Opinion

A note from Emma’s desk

The photos just don’t do the Sunset Coast Rotary walk any justice, we really are lucky to have such stunning scenery right on our...

Please take care

 To the dark haired lady who was driving her white Honda Civic north along the Awhitu Road at 6.10pm on Wednesday,...

Thanks to John Letcher

I would like to thank John Letcher and all of the parents from Waiuku Yacht Club for helping me learn to...

Out of scope unitary plan up-zoning

BILL Cashmore, Franklin Ward Councillor, Auckland Council and communities have had a difficult week. On February 24 councillors voted to remove some of council’s evidence submitted to...

Gardening With Ruth

I am starting to freshen up our hydroponics unit in the glasshouse so we can have salad and Asian vegetables all through winter. The glasshouse has been...