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Yana’s Yarn— 20 February 2018

It was all go in Pukekohe over the weekend, with the Pukekohe Show and the Rebel Round up on. The rain stayed away for the most part and instead everyone was hit with the glorious summer mugginess and over 90 percent humidity. I was lucky enough to go to the Pukekohe Show on Saturday and had a great time looking […]

It’s on like Donkey Kong

Five way scrap for Supercars supremacy makes for an intriguing race weekend. Mark my words—this will go down in history as the best addition of the Pukekohe Supercars leg since the original event back in 2001. Never before has the competition for the series crown been so tight heading into the closing stages of a Championship. The sense of anticipation […]

A note from Emma’s desk- 15 August 2017

If you don’t vote or speak up when you are given the opportunity to, it could lead to serious repercussions, or consequences in the near future. Yet, the answer is quite simple, isn’t it? If you do not vote, you cannot complain. The same goes for when our local council’s give ratepayers the opportunity to discuss options over their wasterwater […]

A note from Emma’s desk 08 August

We have had a great response to our Caramilk giveaway, and while we wish we could have given everyone who entered a block of this tasty treat, we have selected our winners with great deliberation. Here our four winners with their Cadbury experiences – we hope our readers enjoy them as much as we did! Diane Tyson – Attending University […]

T for try new things

By Megan Vanlieshout Soul Nourishment Old ways won’t open new doors. The spice of life is doing new things. As kids or even young adults we are prepared to try new things and give different things a go. Then later on in life some of us appear to become afraid of giving new things a go or a chance. To […]

Baker’s Banter 1 August

In my role and with my involvement in sport and across various other community based organisations and groups, I get to see and hear the best and worst of what our society has to offer. I am constantly amazed at the people’s generosity of spirit and willingness to support and get involved in things. It makes me proud to be […]

Police Patch- week ending 31 July

Last week, staff attended a crash on Masters Road, Waiuku. On seeing the scene, staff were surprised that there was no fatalities in this accident. Over the years there have been a number of crashes along this road. It is narrow and the road surface is not too level, but it is easy to drive at speed along there. Drivers […]

Fishing with Smudge

Manukau and West Coast fishing report Finally gurnard have come out to play in the harbour. Snapper have all but disappeared although kahawai are also still around. Gurnard are a fish favoured by many for their great eating qualities and right now they are at their absolute best, fat and full of roe. I like to leave the skin on […]


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