Buckland School

Ezra Bush getting school kids dancing

Ezra Bush, co-founder and CEO of ‘Dances for School’, an in-school dance programme, is currently teaching at Valley School, Pukekohe Intermediate, Patumahoe School and Buckland School. The ‘Dances for School’ company, which travels around the country, provides children aged 5 to 13 with the skills and benefits of dance. About 80,000 children in New Zealand and Australia are taught by […]

Letter: Speed limit around Pukekawa school

In response to your Tuesday edition front page story regarding Pukekawa school speed limit being reduced, I have lived in Pukekawa for 27 years and had two children attending school there. In all this time I have never heard of or seen any accidents involving cars or children. This stretch of road has good visibility and most drivers are watchful […]

Petition driven by Pukekawa School speed limit

Pukekawa locals are sick of the speed limit outside Pukekawa School on Highway 22, and have taken action to change it. The speed limit past the school is 70km/h, however few people slow down to that speed and some overtake right outside the school. So, the local community have started a petition to try and get a flashing 40km/h sign […]

Significant Milestones and Days in 2017

2017 has been a year full of magnificent milestones, memorable moments and events that will go down in history. Here are a selection of the anniversaries, jubilees and birthdays that were celebrated this year. Milestones 1.Pukekohe couple Steve and May Danes celebrated 70 years of marriage. Steve said it was love at first sight when he met May at a […]

Record numbers at duathlon

Clouds threatened, but nothing was going to stop more than 490 committed kids as they hit the V8 track last Tuesday, for the Pukekohe Raceway Kids Obstacle Duathlon. The event was a classic run-bike-run challenge with a twist, featuring fun obstacles incorporated into the final run leg. Bombay School took out seven podium spots, followed closely by Karaka School with […]

Buckland School celebrates 125 years

Buckland School celebrated their 125th anniversary on Friday 17 March. Past and present students, teachers and school supporters went along for the day which included a range of displays and presentations from the current Buckland School students. It was well-received with the students spending the lead up to the event learning about their school, and New Zealand, in the early […]


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