Wastewater Treatment Plant to double capacity

You might think it all ends with a flush, but for the wastewater, it is only the beginning. Jess and I went to the Pukekohe Wastewater Treatment Plant on Parker Lane where earthworks have begun to prepare for the new upgrade which will see the plant double its capacity. We got to go on a tour of the plant, that […]

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 […]

Budding electrical engineer wins scholarship

Lines company Counties Power has teamed up with a local electrical engineering student. Buckland resident Ashley Croudis-Bonniface 22, studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) at Auckland University of Technology, is the recipient of the inaugural Counties Power Scholarship. The 2018 Counties Power Scholarship was open to students who are enrolled this year for second or third year study in electrical […]

Waipipi Bowling results

Waipipi Bowling Club had another successful tournament on Thursday 15 March. Winners being first a composite team Peter Moulden, Barry Williams, John Inkster, second from Buckland Mike Stone, Peter Lawn, Martin Wijdevan and third from Pukekohe, Paul Millar, Chris Walker and Len Corney.

Tournaments galore for Buckland Bowling Club

Buckland Bowling Club held its inaugural Hangi tournament on Saturday 3 March. The weather turned out fine although there was a challenging breeze to contend with in the morning session. Prize-money for the event was the largest for some time promising $1000 to the winning team. Twenty teams entered the event comprising of bowlers of many skill levels hence a […]

Buckland Bowls results

The first tournament of the new year was the ever popular Pairs Medley held on Wednesday 3 January. However, the chances of any play being possible on the day looked remote after a deluge prior to lunch the previous day (20-25mm). The head green-keeper Allan Brash and his trusty assistant, Bob Main were determined and after much work on the […]

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 achievement to be recognised. For Steve Danes, it was love at first sight when he met his future wife, May. The couple met at a local dance, and May said they clicked straight away. “Love […]

Buckland Bowls off to a glorious start

Buckland Bowling Club held their first Triples tournament of the season on Wednesday 4 October, without any interference from the weather. Given the enormous volumes of water that the greens had absorbed over the previous three months, the two green-keepers, Allan Brash and Bob Main did a sterling job in providing greens with good pace and reliable draw. Many favourable […]

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