Franklin County News

Kids helping kids at Pukekohe High School

Guidance counsellor Sita Bakker with Pukekohe High School's peer mediator team.

Mike King to address community about youth suicide, mental health issues and helping each other out.

Bombay back in control

Ardmore Marist player Jonathan Taumateine goes to ground playing against Papakura.

Bombay put horror performance behind them to claim Counties Power Cup.

Seniors’ surprising stories sought for project

Left, Julia Johnson, Linda Grigg and Dianne Smith wish to change the perception of what it means to be an elderly person.

A Franklin life-story and photography project is seeking seniors with an unusual anecdote to tell.

A safe space

New mums have been benefiting from Space, which is an initiative that supports mums and explores ways to help their ...

For new mums wanting to vent, learn more about babies, or meet other new mums, Space allows them to do so.

Brigade's new boss

John Robinson is happy to be in charge of Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade has a new Chief Fire Officer.

Janaye's off to a super swimming camp

Pukekohe's Janaye Burns, second from left, can't wait for the camp.

Pukekohe's Janaye Burns has earned a place in a coveted national junior swim squad.

Shorebird cut-outs turn heads

Bar-tailed godwits and red knots in their beautiful breeding plumage.

  The flock, a project to raise the awareness of endangered shorebirds are, has come home to roost in Miranda.

South Auckland neighbours take to field

Papakura will be hoping for an improved performance against competition pace setters Ardmore Marist.

Papakura will look for big improvement against Ardmore Marist in McNamara Cup.

Medal haul for Sunset Beach crews

Sunset Young Guns on the podium in first place with Sunset Hipsters in second.

Two Sunset Beach surf boat crews have claimed national titles.

National wins for Franklin riders

Lily Tootill, and Ulysses NZPH beat big names to conquer the nation's biggest showjumping event at Horse of the Year

A Karaka rider has become the country's latest equestrian hero, after she won the prestigious Olympic Cup at Horse of the Year.

Upsets strike early in McNamara Cup

Kalim North dives over for one of Patumahoe's four tries.

Week two results even out the field in Counties Manukau premier rugby competition.

Swimmers impress at Division 2 meet

Pukekohe Swimming Club members impressed in the recent national Division 2 competition.

Swimmers shine in national competition.

Steel, wheels and tyre squeals

The Nightmare dragster will wake you up during its two scheduled start ups at next month's festival.

Last year was good, but this year will be even better.

Chuck's wish comes true

Chuck Matene from Pukekohe had his wish granted of a family holiday in Coromandel granted by Race4Life.

Pukekohe man with terminal cancer wanted to cast his fishing rod with his family one last time.

Expo will be bigger and better

The Franklin Home and Lifestyle Expo has plenty of exciting things to see.

With more than 100 exciting exhibitors, the Franklin Lifestyle and Home Expo is set to impress.

Boosting Counties coaching stocks

Counties Manukau rugby development officers Jeremy Wara and Grant Hesson want to recruit more men and woman to high ...

A shortage of high school rugby coaches in Counties Manuaku is leading to young players slipping out of game.

Out and About: Manukau Harbour clean-up

Spots in South Auckland including Weymouth and Mangere Bridge were cleaned up.

Environmental charity Sustainable Coastlines led 33 clean-up events around the Manukau Harbour with school pupils, community groups and businesses.

Patumahoe reign supreme

Mick Hussey, left,  Glenn Hunter, Peter Schreuder, Chris Hobbs and Logan Martinovich celebrate Patumahoe 1's win at the  ...

It was a thrilling competition at the Counties Tennis Centre.

Graduates set to take on the world

TrainMe and Vision College graduation at East Tamaki on March 10, (from left) Auckland campus manager Andrew Gillgren, ...

Successful students of TrainMe and Vision College are proud to receive their national certificates.

Franklin family feud their way to top

Jason Russek, Claire Bowes, Val Russek and Nicole Russek-Lake with their new Suzuki Swift.

Franklin family hits top form on Family Feud.

93-year-old rower keeping pace

Cliff Taylor won three gold medals at the 2017 New Zealand Masters Games in Wanganui.

Cliff Taylor's not ready to row merrily down the stream just yet.

Swimming through the pain

Sam Muir James swam more than 40km across Lake Taupo.

With his hands, feet and face swelling up Sam Muir James clawed himself out of Lake Taupo and onto land.

Tempest marks start of rugby season

Bombay's Patrick Masoe makes a break past Onewhero's Elijah Koaneti.

It was a wet and wild start to the Counties Manukau premier competition, 

Tempest smashes weather records

0803017 Feature Photo: JASON DORDAY/FAIRFAX Aerial photo of flood damage around Clevedon, South Auckland.

The Tasman Tempest dumped more rain in some places in six days than is usually expected for entire month of March.

Man thrown from car

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew flew a man to hospital after he suffered critical head injuries.

Four people were injured, one critically, after a Waiuku crash.

Pukekohe station reopens

Security guards at the entrance to the Pukekohe train station.

Full train services are due to resume on the Pukekohe line on Friday afternoon.

Science teacher wins sport award

Sharon Grass has received an accolade for her dedication towards athletics in Pukekohe.

A science teacher wins $2000 and is in the running to win $10,000; for a sports award.

Collecting for a cause

Collectors will out in force to support the Child Cancer Foundation on March 17.

Professionals Pukekohe is assembling the troops to raise money for the annual Child Cancer appeal.

Shona's breast cancer battle

Shona Kelway knows all too well how cancer can affect a family. This photo was taken before her chemotherapy treatment began.

It will be a bittersweet moment when Shona Kelway walks the survivor's lap at the Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Clubs fired up for start of McNamara Cup competition

Cameron Skelton will be a key player for Pukekohe this season.

It's time to gear up for Counties Manukau Rugby club competition season.

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