Fishing trip leads to kayak rescue

It was meant to be a fun day fishing for Waiuku’s Mason Gilmour and Doug Gericke who were out at Waitawa National Park, near Kawakawa...

Liam Lawson seeks local support

Local motor racing driver Liam Lawson is seeking a little more hometown support as the unbeaten emerging star chases victory in the New Zealand F1600...

Jake selected for football scholarship camp

Jake McCoy has always been told that hard work pays off. The Waiuku teenager is a testament to that statement, as Jake prepares for an opportunity...

Dave currently in third place for NZ Super Truck series

It has been exactly a year since Pukekohe’s Dave West took on the Teretonga Park, where he produced a spectacular crash in the New Zealand...

Customkit wins coveted International Best of Houzz 2017 Awards

Franklin based Customkit Buildings has won coveted awards on Houzz, a world renown platform for home renovation and design. The local company, established in 1993...

News

The Big Dig at Port Waikato

Maraetai Bay in Port Waikato was the setting for the annual Kids' Big Beach Dig in December 2016. Organised by the Port Waikato Residents and Ratepayers...

Tania Dawson preparing for 65th Miss Universe pageant

 Franklin’s Tania Dawson is currently in the Philippines, preparing for the 65th Miss Universe pageant as New Zealand’s representative. Described as a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity,’...

Positions now open on council advisory panels

Applications are now being sought for new members on five demographic advisory panels. It is a unique opportunity for passionate and motivated Aucklanders to play...

Bike riding, science storyteller to come to Pukekohe

David Klein is a science storyteller and this summer he’s cycling the country with his award-winning one-man show about curiosity, learning and the universe. Cycling...

Opinion

A note from Emma’s Desk

Where would we be without our volunteers? These people are the unsung heroes of our communities, who work tirelessly to...

Tim’s Top Five

This week, Tim Gregory bings us his Top Five awkward early relationship milestones. #5 Finding Love in all the wrong places These days love can be sought and in some cases, found at the swipe of an index finger. Anyone who is looking for love in 2017 knows that Tinder is the place to go to find a date. Forget about actually meeting someone in a social situation or the pub. The major hurdle is the majority of people on Tinder probably will not tickle your fancy, so you have to be willing to sift through them in order to find the ones who’s gib you like the cut of. There are no fancy algorithms in place to find you your best match, only a guaranteed way to develop RSI from swiping left. Once you do find a couple you’ll have to rely on the fact that they aren’t related (I found one of my high school crushes in my family tree)...