Best friends, 70 years later

A Pukekohe couple have just celebrated 70 years of marriage, and while they didn’t want a fuss, their daughter in-law thought that it was an...

Cycle club donate bike to future Paralympian

One of the regions oldest cycling clubs have gifted a recumbent bicycle to a future Paralympic champion. Eleven members of the Manukau Veterans Cycle Club,...

End of an era for Pukekohe Station

It was a bittersweet moment for the team at Pukekohe railway station last week. At 12.10am on Saturday 18 November, the last train arrived at...

Auckland Westpac Helicopter missions for the weekend

The weekend saw Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter attended to 11 missions over the weeekend, with two of those being in our distribution area. On Saturday...

Tuakau incident attended by Westpac Helicopter

On Thursday, 23 November 2017 at 1:30pm, W1 Crew were tasked to Tuakau to assist a female patient in her 40’s who had been crushed by...

Westpac Helicopter tasked to Port Waikato

Om Monday at 8:55pm, W2 was tasked to tasked to Port Waikato  to assist a child patient who had fallen off a seesaw and injured his...

News

50 years of Waiuku Swimming Club

Waiuku Swimming Club was formed 50 years ago, after the opening of the Whiteside Pool in 1967. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the Club is...

Waiuku College celebrates top scholars

Waiuku College celebrated their senior prizegiving recently with awards handed out to top students. There were three top year 13 students for 2017, with the...

Cross country fun

Aka Aka School are one of the few Franklin schools that get to really run ‘cross country’ for their annual sporting event. Students jumped for joy...

Piece of South Africa in Waiuku

November has certainly been Mona Francis’ birthday month. On Wednesday 22 November, the local socialite, who has lived in Waiuku for 20 years, officially celebrated...

Opinion

Letter: Thoughts on petrol tax

I am not quite as young as I used to be and don’t drive. I have various health problems and...

Community response over pet ownership

Two weeks ago, our editorial manager, Emma Hyde Richards, shared her thoughts on responsible pet ownership after nearly 2846 dogs...

A note from Emma’s desk— 28 November 2017

When I look at how the community I serve and live in rallied together to help Hazel raise funds for...

Letter: Road courtesy and disability parking spaces

I would like to acknowledge and thank motorists here in Waiuku, and many in Pukekohe, for their consideration and thoughtfulness....

Gone Fishing with Smudge— November 2017

It’s hard to believe that only a month ago we were struggling to get a chance to get out fishing....