Counties Manukau

Found property August 2018

Pukekohe Police are holding the following items: 1 x Silver necklace found in Ward Street Pukekohe 1 x Silver bracelet found on Nelson street Pukekohe 1 x Gold bracelet found at Pukekohe 1 x Gold Bangle found in Pukekohe A tradesmans tool belt A yellow and black rugby bag and contents 1 set of Weight Lifting equipment Property belonging to […]

All Blacks captain returns to play for Counties Manukau

All Blacks captain Kieran Read made his long-awaited return to rugby when he played for Counties Manukau in a warm-up match against Tasman on Wednesday 27 June. The Tasman Buccaneers and the Counties Manukau Cavaliers played at Manurewa Rugby Club, with the teams featuring academy and club players wanting to press their claims for final selection to the Mitre 10 […]

Backing champions

Pukekohe High School’s First XV team handed over a shirt to Pukekohe Toyota’s Gavin Murdoch last week to thank him for their support. “Gavin has been an integral part of our programme and he has helped support us. He’s a great community man,” said first XV coach Greg Stanford. Gavin said Pukekohe Toyota were proud to sponsor the team. “It’s great […]

Counties players in Black Ferns squad

Several Counties Manukau Players representing New Zealand have made history by being among the first paid women in a rugby team. The announcement of the 28 women who would received paid contracts was made last week on Wednesday 23 May. The Counties players include Victoria Subtitzky-Nafatali, Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate, Leilani Perese and Aroha Savage. NZR Head of Women’s Rugby, Cate […]

Arrest made following spate of fires

  Police have now arrested and charged a 21-year-old male following a spate of arsons in Counties Manukau South. Counties Manukau South Area Commander Inspector Dave Glossop said he faces 15 charges of arson and one of burglary. The man appeared in the Papakura District Court today.  “Our investigation is ongoing and we cannot rule out the possibility of further […]

Love rugby? Take up the whistle and help our kids

Our Counties Manukau rugby refs will be sporting a snazzy new look this season when they take to the fields. For the first time in quite a few years, the dedicated refs will be stepping out in new gear. One problem though. There’s a bundle of stylie uniforms just waiting for a new home, but not enough ref’s to pop […]

Yana’s Yarn— 20 March 2018

What a joyous week. There was plenty of greenery around for St Patrick’s Day and having an Irish last name myself, I was more than happy to join in the festivities. On Saturday night, we went out for a lovely birthday dinner for one of my friends, only to be caught up in the singing, dancing and entertainment from the […]

Polocrosse tournament excites

To watch a horse traversing a polocrosse ground, is similar to watching a Lord of the Rings battle scene! The thundering hooves, the eerie sound of oxygen being snorted deep into lungs to feed glistening muscles and the mad dedication of the riders. I attended the recent Polocrosse Club Championships hosted by Counties Polocrosse at Abderry Farm near Glenbrook. It […]

Counties Sevens top the table

Counties Manukau were crowned 2017 Northern Regional Sevens Men’s Champions at Memorial Park in Cambridge on Saturday 9 December. They won each of their games against Northland, Bay of Plenty, Auckland, North Harbour and Waikato. Caption: The winning Counties Manukau Sevens side.

Police Patch – 21 November 2017

This week staff had to deal with two incidents in the main street of Waiuku involving youths. In the first incident, a shopkeeper was assaulted. In the second, a male was the victim of what appears to be an unprovoked assault.  Two 14 year olds have been referred to Youth Aid for these matters. You may be aware that there […]


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