"We tend to pull people apart in the second half," said Ardmore Marist coach Julian Stone, which is exactly what they did against Onewhero on Saturday.
"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.
Karaka have edged their way into the top four after keeping Papakura scoreless in their 69 point haul.
The third round of the BNT V8 SuperTourer 2013 series will give race Pukekohe fans a classic confrontation between the King of Pukekohe Greg Murphy and the young pretender to his throne, Scott McLaughlin.
Neighbourhood rivalry was at its best on Saturday as Pukekohe edged out fierce rivals Patumahoe.
Bombay's 125th anniversary year could not be going better after they nailed their fourth win in a row on Saturday.
Ardmore Marist picked up three pieces of silverware and secured their place on the top of the table after they beat Manurewa on Saturday.
Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club has won the Northern Region Rescue of the Month award for March after off-duty lifeguards pulled eight swimmers from a rip.
Back back in shape for next event
Recovering from a slipped disk in her back was not enough to keep Tuakau's Ashlee Caskie, 18, from qualifying for the Junior Rowing World Championships which will send her on an adventure of a lifetime.
The Super Rugby champions are coming to Pukekohe to take on the Western Force on Friday May 10 at ECOLight Stadium.
The last two Counties Power Games of the Week have been outstanding match-ups and this one will be too when Ardmore Marist Premier Reserve host Manurewa.
Last Wednesday at Pukekohe Park may have been a benefit race day for Claire Donachie but it was also a benefit day for the country's leading rider, Opie Bosson.
Last week's Counties Power Game of the week went down to the wire with Onewhero securing a narrow one-point victory over Patumahoe U19s.
As the Sydney Autumn Carnival came to a close over the weekend Waiau Pa owner Brian Broom was rewarded with a win in the Group III Frank Packer Plate with Usainity.
The return of the V8 Supercar circus to Pukekohe Park Raceway feels like a case of perfect timing.
The year is 2001; Greg Murphy leaps on to the top step of the podium. Fists pumping, soaked in champagne, and with a grin wider than the breadth of the V8-mad antipodes.
Fifty years ago saloon car champion Ross Jenson suggested something which ultimately transformed Pukekohe into the heart of motorsport.
Shuka's well deserved win in the J Swap and Co Te Aroha Cup on Saturday has more than likely earned him a trip to the South Island to contest the group three Canterbury Gold Cup this month.
Pukekohe scored a try in the last 10 minutes against Karaka on Saturday, putting them on the top of the table once again.
Bombay didn't get the result they were looking for in the Counties Power game of the week when they lost to Patumahoe 28-24 during their 125th anniversary celebrations on Good Friday.
Pukekohe-Metro left the Weymouth Oval with enough trophies to fill the boot of a small car after the Counties Manukau Cricket Association 2012/13 Premiership concluded on Saturday.
Counties Power club rugby is an unpredictable and exciting competition again this year.
Racing over Easter weekend provided a few local highlights, with successes at the Auckland Racing Club meeting at Ellerslie.
After both teams were handed yellow cards on Saturday, Pukekohe and Waiuku will be working on their discipline for their upcoming games.
Shandream was back in the winner's circle for Clarks Beach identities Gerald and Bruce Shand over the weekend when she took out the feature sprint event at Tauranga on Saturday.
The Duthie Challenge Cup, Counties Manukau's premier one-day cricket competition, provided an entertaining end to the season.
This week's Counties Power Game of the week marks the special occasion of Bombay hosting Patumahoe during their 125th anniversary celebrations over Easter Weekend.
Medals, trophies and posters adorn her room and after recently being accepted into the Allstar Cheerleaders Junior Team NZ, more accolades are likely to follow.
This week's Counties Power Game of the Week is a rural affair between two premier reserve sides from the clubs on the hill.
A formidable front row was the result of strong recruiting according to Ardmore Marist coach Julian Stone, proving the club has converted a weakness into a strength over the off season.
Bombay coach Darryl Suasua said pressure was to blame for their loss to Pukekohe, but it was a learning curve for the team.
Karaka scored a comfortable 67-12 win over Papakura and hold the Counties Power Cup.
After Manurewa dominated possession and territory in the first half with a score of 8-6, Waiuku made a strong comeback in the second half to win the first game of the season.
Counties Manukau Swimming Association is showing the rest of the country how it's done, winning 13 medals and 37 places at the New Zealand Age Group Championships.
It was a fleeting, action-packed visit by United States shotokan karate instructor Ray Daulke last month, but in that time he was impressed by the calibre of students he saw in Franklin.
What the youngest crew competing in this week's New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships lack in experience, they make up for in determination.
After going through the local riders' prospects at this weekend's New Zealand Motocross Championships third round at Harrisville, Andy McGechan looks at the leading title contenders.
Targa New Zealand's new one- day rallysprint event on Saturday was well-received with 50 crews taking the opportunity to spend the day running through a 9.9km stage on Kohekohe-Karioitahi Rd at Waiuku.
A little local knowledge could be all that is needed to turn a good season into a brilliant one - at least that is what a contingent of Pukekohe riders will be counting on this weekend.
Braving the sea, pedalling past the beach and running around town is what's in store for children taking part in the Franklin Primary Schools Triathlon, held at Clarks Beach Reserve.
Revving engines, flying dirt and community spirit will be present at the Motocross Maize Paddock Scramble on March 17.
Easter is coming and what better way to enjoy a fun family evening out than with an Easter Orienteering Adventure!
BREAKING NEWS: Pukekohe rally legend Peter ‘Possum’ Bourne’ was inducted into the Rally Hall of Fame in Canberra this week.
An extreme outdoor challenge that has engaged more than a million competitors worldwide, is coming to Mangatawhiri.
Diabetes specialist nurse Kate Smallman has unfinished business with Ironman New Zealand and will hopefully achieve what she set out to do so long ago.
Work is progressing on schedule on the $6.6 million upgrade of Pukekohe Park Raceway before April's ITM 400 Auckland V8 Supercar event.
Sunset Coast BMX Club hosted the first two rounds of five for the 2013 world qualifying races for New Zealand 's elite BMX riders on the weekend of February 9 to 10 at Puni.
Dust off your helmet, get your bike out of the garage and make sure your running shoes still fit because Pokeno Schools annual Wheels and Heels Cycle Challenge is back.
Running through pain, fatigue and hallucinations while most of the country sleeps is second nature to Kim Allan, who has recently been selected to compete in the IAU 24 Hour World Championships.