Buckland

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 […]

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 […]

Calf Club dates 2017

It’s a favourite time for children and parents alike as Franklin schools put on their annual calf club days. Here is a list of schools holding calf club/agriculture/country life days this year. Go along and check out the fun on offer while supporting your school, and don’t forget to say hello to the friendly animals and celebrate the hard work […]

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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