Franklin County News

SBA's focus on clients nets award

SBA Pukekohe franchise owner Lisa Holten has won the SBA Franchisee of the Year award for a third time.

Think of an accounting firm and the first thing that comes to mind is a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, right?

Winning customer support for Glenbrook cafe

Gareth Rattray, left, and Paul Atkinson are the owners of award-winning Calendula Cottage Cafe.

Community support saw Calendula Cottage Cafe and Gardens take out the Auckland region Puhoi Valley People's Choice Award.

Working bee spruce-up delights kindy

Centre manager Charlene Grace-Dare looks on with Pfizer's Alison Clark and Variety's Emma Burton as the centre receives ...

Te Hononga Puna Reo Centre has had a facelift, thanks to the generosity of strangers.

Santa's heading for Tuakau

Tuakau Learning Centre gets ready for the Tuakau Christmas Parade.

The Tuakau Christmas Parade rolls into town this Saturday, and it's shaping up to be a cracker.

FFSS stands up to domestic violence

Suzanne Edwards and Mosi Fakalangi from Franklin Family Services helped to raise awareness of family violence on White ...

Franklin Family Support Services leading community to speak out against domestic violence.

Playcentre is ready to roll

The Pukekohe Playcentre community is getting festive - preparing its walking float for the Pukekohe Christmas Parade on ...

The Pukekohe Playcentre community is getting festive - preparing its walking float for the Pukekohe Christmas Parade on Sunday.

Marek's inspiration to lead

Marek Townley with the other Kiwi 33sixty delegates.

The next generation of leaders is well on the path to success, if 18-year old Marek Townley is anything to go by.

Farmers mull water rules

"A robust understanding" and "appropriate evidence" is needed before run-off rules are created, Auckland Council's Craig ...

Hundreds of Franklin District farms and lifestyle blocks could be affected by a new waterways clean up initiative.

Have your power tools gone missing?

Trailer loads of stolen power tools were found at a Pukekohe address.

Police uncover massive haul of power tools and farming equipment inside shipping containers.

A special movie event, first for Franklin

From left, Cinema 3 operations manager Kurt Goldsworthy, Parkside pupils Eleanor Latham and Tegan Gilbert with event ...

Ophilia MacRae knows the struggle of taking her son to the movies and the "dirty looks" from strangers. On December 11, she won't have to worry, attending an autism-friendly movie screening in Pukekohe.

Teens unlocking career pathways

Brandon Kirkness and Mikayla Panapa graduated from Auckland Trade and Commerce in Pukekohe.

Pukekohe automotive course helping local youth find career lane.

Road rage killer in court

Bio O'Brien sits in the dock in the High Court at Auckland for sentencing after the manslaughter of 78-year-old ...

He was released from prison for one man's death, then told another he would shoot him.

Frustration over pizza shop vandalism

Jacob's Pizza has been targeted by vandals three times in the last two months.

Pukekohe pizza shop left with big-clean up after store front smashed three times in the last two months.

Patumahoe School's safe swimming message

Patumahoe School has worked hard to encourage the community to be safe around water.

Franklin school certified water safe as summer season approaches.

Sunset Coast BMX Club captures North Island titles

The Sunset Coast BMX Club has recently returned from the North Island BMX Championships

Franklin BMX club rolls into new season in title winning form.

Spiderman and sidekick rob bar

The men - one donning a Spiderman mask - robbed a bar on Friday night.

Police are on the hunt for two men who donned masks and robbed a bar at gun point.

Homemade goods for Christmas

The club makes all sorts of goods, from wig stands to bowls to salt and pepper grinders.

The Franklin Woodturner's Club is gearing up for their big annual sale.

Deanna ready for Chile

Deanna Ritchie will compete at the Junior World Hockey Cup in Santiago, Chile later this month.

Pukekohe hockey player looking to strike top form at Hockey Junior World Cup in Chile.

Chilean tourists' curly predicament

Dave and Craig Mills from Curly's Salvage in Pukekohe.

Pukekohe towie goes the distance to help stranded Chilean tourists.

'One of the good ones'

Much loved friend and trail runner Steve Neary died after a crash in Waiuku in rural south Auckland

Renowned trail runner remembered after fatal crash in rural south Auckland.

Modern vets to march in Pukekohe

RSA Franklin has planned a march on  the main streets of Pukekohe to honour modern day veterans.

Modern war veterans to be honoured in Pukekohe this weekend.

Green, yellow and red in Pukekohe

Pukekohe has received its first set of traffic lights.

Pukekohe is no longer a town without traffic lights.

Fatal crash victim named video

Alcohol a possible factor in fatal Auckland crash

Pukekohe man killed in crash in Auckland suburb of Otahuhu on Monday was 63-year-old Desmond Wigg.

Tuakau teen shoots for Australia

Tuakau teenager Shannon Loo has made the U15 Koru Tour Squad, and will be playing in a development competition in ...

Tuakau basketballing teen Shannon Loo is heading to Australia to compete.

Valley School to celebrate 50 years

Valley School's house captains look over old school photos ahead of the 50th Jubilee.

Pukekohe's Valley School will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, and it's holding a jubilee to celebrate.

Holiday park up for sale

Waiuku's Big Bay Holiday Park is up for sale.

Yet another coastal campground goes on the market - this time in Auckland.

Fulljames elected Franklin Local Board chairperson

Angela Fulljames is chair of the Franklin Local Board for the next council term.

Angela Fulljames to lead Franklin Local Board as chairperson for the next three years.

Fan day arrives at Pukekohe square

Shane van Gisbergen will be chasing the silverware at the ITM Auckland Supersprint in Pukekohe this week

Pukekohe race fans get set for full Supersprint experience.

Golden Gala to welcome all

Valley School pupils are excited about the gala and are looking forward to some tasty Hellers sausages.

Valley School is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Pukekohe this year with a Golden Gala day on Saturday, November 12 from 10am till 2pm.

Fashion parade encourages local shopping

Maree Trow from Stirling Sports, Marie Richardson from Footloose, Vanessa Lepper from K & K Fashions, Heather Morgan ...

Fashion lovers - this one's for you.

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