Something in the water

The dedication required to be a top swimmer has always intrigued me. All of those hours spent swimming up and down a pool. It’s definitely one of those sports where you’ve got to handle the head game well. When a top swimmer is just 13 years of age, you have to wonder if there’s something in the water? Libby (Elizabeth) […]

Counties place, but not at the top

Counties Manukau men’s sevens were named bowl champions for 2018 at this year’s Bayley’s National Sevens. Playing at Rotorua International Stadium on 13 and 14 January, the two-time reigning champions were unable to retain their title. They won their first game 45-12 against Wanganui,then lost the next two 19-12 to Waikato and Taranaki. Counties Manukau went on to beat Canterbury […]

Year in Review: April – June 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community between April and June last year. April The community came together to support Bryan Millar after his workshop was ransacked by thieves. He was donated lots of tools to make up for the ones that were stolen and allowed him to […]

Junior Counties players celebrated

The 2017 Counties Manukau Football Union junior awards were held at ECOLight Stadium, last night, Thursday 19 October. Sam Furniss and Liam Daniela from the Counties Manukau PIC Steelers attended the evening as guests to present the awards. Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to all of our award winners! Below is a list of the 2017 CMRFU […]

Wheelie good event for charity

There’s a new challenge for serious cyclists as well as a fun day out for casual riders right here in Franklin on Sunday 19 November. Organised by the Rotary Club of Pukekohe Inc. as a major fundraiser, The Counties Cycle Classic will start and finish at Pukekohe Intermediate School , 44 – 74 Queen Street. A significant beneficiary from this year’s […]

Counties Power reaching great heights with drone technology

Counties Power has begun surveying their network assets for the first time with drone technology. The drone is currently working through the network area surveying 57 switches.  The switches, which control power flow, are located at the top of power poles. Counties Power GM Field Operations Dale Carline says the consumer-owned lines company sees the many benefits from using drone […]

Thousands raised for charity at races

On Sunday 24 September, Pukekohe Park hosted their annual charity race day for the New Zealand Spinal Trust (NZST). The NZST is a registered charity that helps people with spinal cord impairments, and is a cause close to a lot of racing participants hearts. The profit from the 2017 raceday just been has been totalled at over $16,000 going directly […]

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