Andrew Bayly

Franklin officers honoured

Franklin police officers were among those receiving commendations and long-service medals at Friday’s Counties Manukau Police District medal and awards ceremony. Among them were Sergeant Tod Kirker who received an area commander’s certificate in recognition of his commitment to organising an annual police committee event; Inspector Rod Honan, who was awarded his 21-year police clasp for service; Sergeant Wayne Paxton […]

Mill Road petition lodged in Parliament

MP for Hunua Andrew Bayly, and MP for Papakura, Judith Collins presented their petition pushing for a complete upgrade of the Mill Road corridor, in Parliament on Tuesday 19 June. Andrew said the petition shows significant public support for what is a key regional roading project under threat. The Government and Auckland Council plan to upgrade only the first part […]

MP Andrew Bayly pays tribute to volunteers

MP Andrew Bayly has paid tribute to volunteers who dedicate countless hours to helping their communities. On Monday (June 18) he hosted a special National Volunteer Week morning tea along with the Salvation Army for volunteers from throughout the Hunua electorate, including some from Waiuku and Clarks Beach, to thank them all for their fantastic efforts and community involvement. In […]

Medals for Pukekohe brigade members

Over the weekend, Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade celebrated the long service and good conduct of four of its members by holding a presentation ceremony at the station. The four members received their Long Service and Good Conduct Medals with the ceremony attended by Brigade members and family, as well as local MP Andrew Bayly, Local Board chair Angela Fulljames and […]

Do some good in the hood

Good in the Hood is an annual campaign where every vote goes towards helping community organisations. Eight local groups and charities who will be receiving shares in $4000 as part of Z’s Good in the Hood, met at the First Drop event on Monday 30 April 2018. In Pukekohe, Z customers can vote every time they fill up at the […]

Mill Road gets the ‘go’, but is it enough?

Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced a $500 million upgrade for the Mill Road corridor as part of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project, on Thursday 26 April. The money will be allocated to Mill Road in the next ten years and will work on stage one, at the northern end of the project. Phil said they would add capacity to the […]

National leader visits electorate

Simon Bridges, leader of the National party visited Pukekohe and Waiuku on Thursday 19 April. At both the Pukekohe breakfast and the Waiuku morning tea, he answered questions from his constituents about transport plans, Labour’s decision to end offshore oil exploration, and MMP. At the Waiuku morning tea function, Simon said it was a great privilege to lead the National […]

Changes happening at Pukekohe North School

The Board of Pukekohe North School are leading some major changes under Chair Denise Proctor. The first, the appointment of Jim Stafford-Bush, a very experienced Principal. Over the years Stafford-Bush has raised the profiles of Ararimu School, Puni School and Bailey Road School in Mount Wellington, all of which have had their struggles. He finished at Bailey Road School in […]

Protecting our elite soils and food security

Pukekohe’s elite soil and the future of food supply for Auckland has been the hot topic for Auckland Council, concerned horticulturists and MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly. “In the Franklin area there are elite soils that, together with a temperate climate, mean growers can produce crops at all times of the year when many parts of New Zealand can’t. For […]

Buckland Bowling Club opening day

On Saturday 23 September 2017, over 50 people attended the official opening of the Buckland Bowling Club. Needless to say, the weather was fine even though the greens could not be played on as they were still recovering from the incessant rain that has dogged the area for a long time. Andrew Bayly, MP for Hunua, Bill Cashmore, Deputy Mayor […]


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