Franklin County News

Groovit's international dance debut

Groovit Pukekohe placed 12th in the recent World Supremacy Battlegrounds competition held in Sydney.

Groovit Pukekohe has made a splash in international dance waters.

Lily's hear and now

Lily Fuller-Sandys was able to have significant hearing damage repaired through the help of The Hearing House.

At just five years of age, Lily Fuller-Sandys has overcome a lifetime of challenges.

Parking losses worry building owner

Business owner Min Zheng, building owner Neil Young and Citizens and Ratepayers Association chair Ian McDougall are ...

A local building owner is seeking an injunction after learning Pukekohe's planned traffic lights will require the removal of 13 carparks outside his building.

Train parking at a premium

Pukekohe commuters can no longer park behind The Zone to catch a train.

 Pukekohe commuters who catch the train will have to find somewhere else to park their cars.

House burnt to the ground

Fire crews say there is uncertainty over what type of building has burnt down.

Firefighters search charred rural property to see if there are any people inside.

Pukekohe's newest sporting facility open for business

Pukekohe's Bledisloe Park Sports Centre is now open. The building is a shared facility for the local cricket and ...

Pukekohe's newest sporting facility is officially open for business.

Ducks being targeted on roads

Waiuku resident Siobhan Renall, said she's seen an increase in drivers purposely running down ducks and ducklings.

Young Waiuku vet nurse concerned about drivers purposely mowing down ducks on roads.

Generous bequest benefits Franklin St John

Siblings David Kana and Vanita Hira with Franklin Area Committee members Reg O'Connell and Dave Gummer, and a photo of ...

A generous bequest of $25,000 has been made to Franklin St John Ambulance.

Camp Adair is all for family

The Family Camp initiative helps families access the outdoors and build lasting memories.

 Favourite holiday destination Camp Adair has been recognised at the New Zealand Recreation Association Outdoor Awards.

The Dentist offers new tongue-tie treatment

Dentist Yvonne Vannoort, lactation consultant Cherie Roberts and dental assistant Shirley Rae are helping babies with ...

A Pukekohe dental team has a new way to treat the common condition known as tongue-tie.

Netfit Netball on its way

Laura Langman's Netfit Netball is coming to Franklin.

Laura Langman's Netfit Netball New Zealand Tour is coming to Franklin.

Grab a ride in a hot rod

Tony Antonievich, front and Kevin Sarginson are gearing up for a special fundraiser for Franklin Hospice.

The Pukekohe Hot Rod Club is inviting the public for a spin in a hot rod to help raise funds for Franklin Hospice.

Franklin hip hoppers claim bronze

Sarah and Whyte and Siyanna Yarr, hip hop stars who claimed a bronze medal in Las Vegas.

Sarah Whyte and Siyanna Yarr, 15 were part of the third-place winning crew competing in the Hip Hop Internationals in August, in Las Vegas.

Man in serious condition after quad bike roll

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter rushed two seriously injured men to hospital after incidents at the weekend.

A man was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after rolling a quad bike on Waiheke.

Dash for ducklings down drain

Constable Sophie Gannon rescued 13 ducklings from a drain in Pukekohe.

A whopping 27 ducklings have been rescued from perils around Auckland in the last two days.

Eno Sisters bring nostalgia back to Franklin

Nostalgia trio The Eno Sisters will be returning to the Franklin Positive Ageing Expo on September 30.

If you're attending the Frankling Positive Ageing Expo on September 30, be prepared for a touch of nostalgia.

Norwood generates support for fire service

Josh Vroombout and Hamish Lim of Norwood present the generators to volunteer firefighters Bharat Ravji, Darryn Pritchard ...

The Pukekohe Volunteer Fire Brigade has been presented with two brand-new emergency generators.

Volunteers made it all worthwhile

Graeme Longdell, CEO of Franklin Hospice, is retiring after an eight-year tenure.

It's the end of an era for Franklin Hospice's CEO. Graeme Longdell retired on September 9 after over eight years in the role.

Two-way battle in Onewhero Te Akau Ward

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Two candidates looking to ensure rural areas get their fair share are seeking election to the Onewhero Te Akau Ward.

Region's growth needs careful planning

Awaroa ki Tuakau ward councillor Jacqui Church.

Ensuring growth in North Waikato is managed well a big issue for Awaroa ki Tuakau Ward candidates.

Evening in partnership with Tear Fund

Carter Quinley will be speaking at Crossroads Church on September 13 at 7pm.

Carter Quinley has spent the majority of her life fighting human trafficking. She will speak at Crossroads Church this month.

Pro-wrestler speaks up for Aucklanders

Mayoral candidate Mario Alupis isn't pulling any punches with his campaign rhetoric.

Mario Alupis is the plain speaking pro-wrestler from South Auckland with a simple message: "Listen to the people, for the people".

Candidates look to foster Franklin's growth

**** Local Body Election vote counting in Christchurch on Friday. Picture: Martin Hunter Local Body Election vote ...

Four Team Franklin members will face off against three independent candidates in the race to represent the Pukekohe Subdivision.

"Eating good food", the secret to long life

Pukekohe's Iris Congerton turned 100 on Monday.

Eating good food could be the secret to a long life

Students eye success at AIMS

Pukekohe Intermediate School  has 147 students competing at the NZCT AIMS Games in Tauranga this week.

A team of 147 students from Pukekohe Intermediate are vying for success at this week's NZCT AIMS Games championships.

RSA ladies ready with sandwiches in hand

The culinary wizards from the RSA Women's Section will be preparing sandwiches for the Franklin Positive Ageing Expo.

The Franklin Positive Ageing Expo truly is a volunteer-run initiative.

Cat seeks owner

Do you recognise this cat?

Lost: one home. Please call if found.

Community focus for Pukekohe Park

Pukekohe Park chief executive Lance Bickford says a new cycling club will help to boost membership numbers.

Franklin community key a part of Pukekohe Park's future success.

Special raincoats for Paerata students

Warriors league star Bodene Thompson with Paerata School students after they received their new raincoats.

Paerata School kids surprised with Warriors visit and new raincoats.

The Wizard is on his way to Bombay

Rico Oliver, Evan Anderson and Samuel Van Tiel prepare for a trip to the Emerald City.

There's no place like home, as the saying goes - and these kids would know.

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