It's been 90 years in the making, but new land and funding options mean residents are confident Tuakau will have its own functioning ambulance station within the next 24 months.
Shortlisted for book awards
One night in 2010, Bombay author Sharon Hannaford was almost asleep when an epic scene played out in her mind like a movie.
The Karaka-Weymouth bridge briefly became reality the week of May 6 after Google jumped the gun on the controversial crossing.
Counties Power carried out upgrades to the local network last week, causing power outages in central Pukekohe, Cape Hill and the Valley area of town.
Police have concerns for the safety of a Pukekohe woman who was last seen almost 100 kilometres north of her home.
The $80 million set aside by the Government for regional irrigation in last week's budget is a "step in the right direction", according to Federated Farmers.
An extra $46.8 million should improve the process of accessing income support, provided the Government can resource its Work and Income centres, a local support worker has said.
"It was a tussle between two sides desperate to keep moving up the ladder," said Waiuku coach Chris Bean, but Manurewa showed they had a bit more fight in them than Waiuku.
Bombay's winning streak was finally broken by Pukekohe, but coach Darryl Suasua said it wasn't all bad news.
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