Reduce risk of meth addiction – spend time with your kids

This was one of the key messages that shone through during a presentation by meth expert, Peter Thorburn. Hosted by Waiuku Family Support, Peter delivered...

New Envirofert CEO engaging community

Is the time running out for Envirofert to win the support of their neighbours as they need to reapply for their Cleanfill consent which runs...

KaineO race ready

Four years ago, a nine year old Kaine Riley-Armon had just got off the school bus on Ponga Road, Drury, when he was hit by...

Mount Ruapehu Eruption remembered ten years on

   Ten years ago, two outdoorsy friends from teachers’ college were staying the night at Dome Hut on Mount Ruapehu. James Christie, now a teacher at...

Busy Sunday for Auckland Westpac Helicopter

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter had a busy weekend with a total of 11 missions between Friday 9:36am to Sunday at 11:55pm. Sunday 24 September 2017,...

News

Beryl votes for 30th time

Age was no excuse for Waiuku’s Beryl Baguely who voted in this year’s election. The 108 year old, along with residents at Franklin Memorial Hospital...

Nats take it out, but Labour makes the big gains

“Let’s do this!” was Labour’s byline. On Saturday night as the election drew to a close, it seemed the message had gotten through. At least...

Happy handover for Hospice

It was a joyful occasion on Monday 18 September as Franklin Hospice received a generous donation from the Pukekohe Hot Rod Club. Each year, the...

Fun garden projects for the school holidays

National Gardening Week returns 6th-13th October and it is the perfect time to educate children about the joy of gardening and all the fun things...

Opinion

His Word – Who Created God

I came across a short film clip, where an average Christian Joe was being seriously mocked by a University Professor...

Yana’s Yarn 26 September 2017

Last week I mentioned I voted in my second election. You might think that’s not much,  however one person who...