Franklin County News

Pukekohe man wins national vege growing title

Scott Wilcox is thrilled with his latest achievement - a national title in vegetable growing.

Pukekohe's Scott Wilcox has emerged victorious against six other entrants to be named New Zealand's Young Vegetable Grower of 2017.

Patrolling the streets to keep community safe

Rosemary Mills, left,  Graham Mills and Janet Wallington, from Pukekohe Community Patrol.

A long-serving volunteer group which keeps an watchful eye on the Pukekohe community is apart of Z's Good in the Hood scheme.

New pathway for Te Marama Hou Ministries Trust

Ken Reid, Desna Baker, Grace Van Den Brink at the Hamilton Estate community garden.

A small but hard-working Waiuku community group is in the running for a slice of funding in Z's Good in the Hood scheme.

More training for Waiuku Family Support Network

Waiuku Family Support Network builiding May 2017.

Waiuku Family Support Network is looking forward to a belated birthday present thanks to Z Energy's Good in the Hood. 

Cook-a-thons on the menu for charity

Bellyful Franklin's Leanne McMurtrie, left, and Erin van der Gulik.

It's crucial that we fill our bellies with food to make sure we retain good energy levels, however, as a stressful mother, the prospect of eating can often be forgotten.

"Embarrassingly nice" to be recognised

Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade community education and promotions officer Darryn Pritchard said it was great the ...

Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade, which is one of "New Zealand's busiest volunteer fire brigades", is among the four recipients from Z Energy's Pukekohe station charity initiative.

Bombay hitting top form in McNamara Cup

Onewhero's Hunter Jack tackles Waiuku's Kato Nganeko.

Three-time defending champs claw their way back to top of standings in Counties Manukau premier rugby.

Good in the Hood 'a good thing'

Franklin Hospice chief executive Ric Odom looks forward to improving the charity.

Franklin Hospice is being recognised for its constant support in the community. 

New survival suits for lifesavers

Richard Udy, left and Peter Dodd from Waiuku Coastguard are looking forward to upgrading the charity's gear with Good in ...

Waiuku Coastguard will soon have better gear to keep volunteers safe.

Changing lives one ride at a time

Alfie Farrell loves going for rides at the South Auckland Riding for Disabled centre. His dad Jeremy says it has huge ...

For kids with disabilities, riding ponies isn't just horsing around.

House ablaze in Pukekohe

Fire crews were called to a large house fire in Pukekohe on Wednesday night.

Six fire crews are still battling a large house fire on Wednesday night.

Rep netballers set to take to the court

Pukekohe Netball Centre Under 17 representative players, from left, Julia Hira, Phoebe Tumata, Bailee Bignell, Jessica ...

Pukekohe Netball Centre is looking forward to the hotly contested representative season ahead.

All Blacks triple challenge

All Blacks captain Kieran Reid leads out his team at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe in 2016.

All Blacks chose Pukekohe as warm-up venue for Investec Rugby Championships.

Father and son will perform together for first time

Father and son Barry and Daniel Robinson will take to the stage together for the first time on Friday.

A father and son duo will play brothers in an upcoming theatre production, and it will be the first time they have performed together.

Man paralysed at work

A worker was left paralysed after being hit by a harvester which harvested pumpkins and squash.

The man was hit by a harvester and left undiscovered for many hours. He now needs 24-hour care.

Tough battle staying on top

Pukekohe's Sam Vaka tackles Karaka's Walter Fifita.

The battle to finish in the top four delivers tight clashes as second round of McNamara Cup progresses.

Driving more women into golf

Christina Randell, left, Margaret James, Lal Craig,   Gweneth Baird, Rosemarie Tomlinson and Carol Craig.

Waiuku Golf Club looking to bolster numbers and encourage more women to take to the green.

30 years of fun, friendship and fitness

Pukekohe Fitness League's Nina North has been an instructor for 60 years. 30 of those have been with the league, which ...

From throwback hits, to plenty of friendship, the Pukekohe Fitness League has it all.

Lotto player $1m richer

The Powerball prize was not struck on Wednesday, and has rolled over to Saturday night.

Powerball was not struck on Wednesday, making Saturday's jackpot $22m.

League club's pride on the line

The club currently has seven junior rugby league teams.

Pukekohe league club is determined to build a clubroom facility it can be proud to call home.

Steelers' favourites return home

Tim Nanai Williams will return home to play for the Steelers in 2017.

Two Counties veterans to help guide Steelers squad in 2017.

Big clown face down on road

A large clown blocked part of Mill Rd this morning.

It was big, it was scary and it blocked a busy Pukekohe road.

Swimmers make waves in Australia

Kiana Swain, left, Zac Dell and Tavarnya Howe from the Pukekohe Swimming Club.

Pukekohe teens contribute to record medal haul for New Zealand at Australia age group swimming champs.

Franklin eggs set to soar

FRENZ director Rob Darby says the business will expand global exports with its new egg grader.

A new egg grader could open up a world of opportunities.

TV falls on toddler

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter crews discuss their next move after a television fell on a toddler, injuring her leg.

Rescue crews busy as TV injured a toddler, a bike flipped and a rider fell from a horse.

New CEO for Counties Manukau Rugby

Bart Hoggard has been named as Counties Manukau Rugby Union's new chief executive officer.

New CEO knows his way around international corporate law and the rugby paddock too.

Ardmore Marist back in winner's circle

Ardmore Marist's Isileli Falekaono eyes Manurewa's Tim Nanai-Williams as he sprints down the lefthand touch on his way ...

Top four stretch out lead on the ladder in McNamara Cup.

Delivering a silver lining

Donna Miller has left the Franklin Silver Linings Trust after nine years of working for the charity organisation.

One of the original trust members of the Franklin Silver Lining Trust is moving onto next chapter.

Tuakau rower takes to the international stage

Ben Tyson will be heading to Bulgaria on July 9 for the 2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.

 Despite having never left the country, Ben Tyson is excited to compete in Bulgaria.

Swimming star taught by the best

Janaye Burns, centre, was thrilled to have met Nikita Howarth and Andrew McMillan at the Jetstar Super Swim Squad Camp.

Pukekohe's Janaye Burns was thrilled to have been coached by swimming Olympians and Paralympians.

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