Franklin County News

Most famous goat in world rugby dies

Poppy the goat, pictured with owner Stephanie Lee, left, and Counties Manukau Rugby chief executive Andrew Maddock in 2012, has died.

Poppy the goat, Counties Manukau Steelers' unofficial mascot, has passed away.

FAST stars turn up the speed

FAST (Fulton Amateur Swim Team) members who collected medals at an impressive showing at the recent Counties Age Group Swim Championships at Papatoetoe. From left, Blake Elliot, Matthew Waddell, Ethan Langit, Leon Duke, Nathan Hickmott, Elizabeth Murphy, Erin O'Mara, Molly Kaio and Shontelle Dally.

FAST members tore up the pool at the recent three-day Counties Manuaku Swimming Age Group Championships at Papatoetoe.

Teen grows 10cm overnight

Fourteen-year-old Sam Hansen grew 10cm overnight, after undergoing surgery to correct scoliosis.

Sam Hansen, 14, became taller than her big sister in just one night.

More Waiuku bus services on the way, if public proves they are necessary

Around 100 people attended the public transport meeting on Wednesday, where Auckland mayor Len Brown answered Waiuku residents' questions about the future of public transport for the town.

They won't come as soon as some would like, but an extra bus service is due for Waiuku if the public proves it is necessary.

A&P show competition takes to shearing shed

Around 25 shearers are set to compete in the Franklin A&P Show's shearing competition on February 21.

Franklin world-record holding shearer Emily Welch is expecting an exciting shearing competition at this year's Franklin A&P Show.

Living traffic light-free

Blenheim won't be giving the green light to these in a hurry, with its three town-centre roundabouts working just fine.

Blenheim may be the envy of Aucklanders as the last large town without lights.

Vandals trash family's Christmas decorations gallery

The vandals turned to children's toys after attacking lights and decorations.

Family's $2000 of Christmas lights trashed by those not so merry.

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