Wesley Rugby triumphs

It was an adrenaline pumping week for the prestigious rugby school, Wesley College.  Two of their rugby teams made it to their various finals, and...

Road improvements to SH22

State Highway 22 between Drury and Paerata is classified as a high-risk rural road for a reason. Nine people died and 36 were seriously injured...

Spookers hits the big screen

When combining Spookers with the word cinema, the instant reaction was a horror film match made in heaven. However, this is not the case when...

Rightful winner of world masters title

Six times Colin Claxton has had to hear the French national anthem whilst standing on the second tier of the podium, when really, it should...

Long journey ahead for Grayson

Franklin was bright with yellow for the Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day on Friday 25 August, and for one family, it had extra significance. Earlier in...

News

Preservation of the prohibition on shop trading on Easter Sunday in Auckland

The preservation of the prohibition on shop trading on Easter Sunday in Auckland has been welcomed by Manurewa-Papakura Ward Councillor Daniel Newman. “Easter Sunday should...

Inland Revenue issues urgent email scam warning

Inland Revenue is warning people about a particularly sophisticated email tax scam that is circulating around. It is a phishing scam where people get an...

Final countdown for Franklin Arts Festival

Franklin Arts Festival President, Pat Holden, visited the weekly Art Group in the Weta Workshop room in the Centre to discuss the upcoming Festival. The...

In Focus 29 August 2017

  Hannah Cassidy did an amazing job of capturing this photograph using her iPhone, of Hamiltons Gap in February this year.

Opinion

What has happened to all of our state houses and pensioner flats?

There was someone once very wise, who seeing a need in our great country, used some of our taxes to...

His word – Greatly Advantaged 6/8

Jesus took objects in the view of his listeners as emblems by which to teach his truth. The people had...

Police patch – week ending Monday 28 August

Over the last couple of weeks, we have executed a number of search warrants relating to several ongoing investigations. One...

A note from Emma’s desk 29 August

I can’t believe that this time next week, I am going to be lost somewhere in Canada. I say lost,...

Meetings imperative to making an informed decision

OPINION; Last week saw several opportunities for the community to meet their candidates who are standing for the Hunua electorate,...