Body discovered in Ardmore fire

A person has died following a fire in Ardmore.  Emergency services were called to the address on Papakura – Clevedon Road at around 03.28am. Detective Senior Sergeant Graeme Fleming said, “A body was discovered in the remains of a rural dwelling this morning. A formal identification process is underway.” The fire is being treated as unexplained at this stage and a […]

Diamond anniversary for local couple

Gary and Shirley Dickey, are celebrating 60 years of marriage this year. This Thursday, in fact. The Waiuku couple, aged 81, met at dance at Pukeoware Hall. Gary was farming and Shirley, then Shirley McNaughten, was training to be at teacher at Ardmore. They were married at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Waiuku on May 24, 1958 and 60 years […]

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, based in Ardmore, won an auction last year during a Wellington to Auckland race, in which a recumbent bicycle was the prize. Sue Pickles, Club President at the time suggested they bid for the bike […]

Warbirds Open Day

Ninety Nine years ago Armistice Day marked the signing of the agreement that ended World War I. On Sunday 12 November NZ Warbirds will commemorate this event and the sacrifice of those who served by opening the doors of their hangars to display their huge variety of flying warbird aircraft from all eras. The centrepiece of this year’s event is […]

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