Franklin County News

Young sports star in the making

Maraekaiti Nepia took home three accolades at the Franklin Junior Sports Awards.

Not many people play five different types of sports, let alone juggle the physical load amidst coaching.

Student to recite ode in Te Reo

Pukekohe High School's Logan Soole is honoured to have been nominated to recite part of the ode in Te Reo Maori on Anzac Day.

Logan Soole believes he will be the first teenager to recite part of the The Ode to the Fallen on Anzac Day in Te Reo.

Urgent care services remains in Franklin

A designer's impression of what Urgent Care Franklin will look like at its Manukau Rd base in Pukekohe.

A new accident and emergency centre in Pukekohe eases concerns about urgent care medical services in Franklin.

Sky high challenge awaits fire fighters

The Tuakau Volunteer Fire Brigade has been training hard for the Skytower Stair Climb.

Tuakau Volunteer Fire Brigade is taking on the Sky Tower Challenge.

Patumahoe power their way to upset

Waiuku's Tevita Nabura looks to fend off Pukekohe's Gregor Christie.

Teams in close pursuit of each other as rugby's McNamara Cup standings tighten.

Golf tournament will help save lives

The Pukekohe Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament will be held this Friday.

Gold tournament will contribute to saving lives in Franklin.

International hockey comes to Pukekohe

Coach Mark Hager is bringing the women's Black Sticks to Pukekohe in May.

The Black Sticks will play three tests in Pukekohe next month.

'Some friend you turned out to be'

Michael Joseph Waipouri, left, and Steven Gunbie in the High Court at Auckland during their trial.

A man who kidnapped and murdered his longtime friend will spend 19 years behind bars.

Sewage sweeps through gymnasium

Stacey Buckland, left, Jo Johnson, Vanessa Craig and Bev Eastman from Franklin Gymsport have had to deal with flooding ...

A month of flooding boils over when sewage floods Pukekohe gymnastics centre.

Eyes on World Junior Rowing Champs

Patumahoe's Regan Bernasconi has been selected to trial for the New Zealand junior rowing squad next week.

Fifteen rowers will be chosen for World Junior Rowing Championships and Patumahoe's Regan Bernasconi hopes he is one of them.

Another accolade for Grace

Grace Schroder was named the Under 16 Sportswoman of the Year at the Franklin Junior Sports Awards.

Grace Schroder is a rhythmic gymnast with a jet-setting lifestyle.

Pukekohe jeweller's diamond touch

Gary Wright, Rhian Wright and Ben Paul from Wright's Showcase Jewellers which has celebrated 105 years in business.

One of the oldest businesses in Pukekohe is still shining bright 105 years on.

New hub could provide A&M care

Pukekohe Family Health Care's accident and medical clinic is closing.

Counties Manukau Health officials planning for future after closure of Franklin's only after hours medical clinic announced.

Beetle design beats the competition

Johlida van Schalkwyk models Lianna Shaw's winning grand beetle baron design.

Franklin student wows with bug inspired recycled attire.

Waiuku siblings set to take the plunge

Susannah Peverley, Daniel Peverley, Jesse Peverley and Zoe Peverley will be competing in this weekend's King of the Bays ...

 On Saturday the Peverley family will be taking the plunge in the final event of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.

Easter Sunday open day at historic church

Pukekohe East Church.

The Pukekohe East Church Preservation Society is hosting an open day at the church on Easter Sunday.

Accident and medical clinic to close

Pukekohe Family Health Care's accident and medical clinic is closing.

 Franklin's only accident, emergency and after hours medical clinic is closing its doors.

Ardmore aiming high

Onewhero's Sam Shuker manages to catch Karaka's Jamie Gilbert-Clark as he makes a break downfield.

Ardmore Marist continues to pull ahead of the pack in McNamara Cup.

Exciting expo this weekend

Aynsley Graham, Gary Pye, and Jo Edwards are looking forward to this weekend's Franklin Home and Lifestyle Expo.

The Franklin Home and Lifestyle Expo is just around the corner, which is set to be an exciting event.

Woman grabbed in park

Police are seeking two men involved in a Pukekohe park assault.

Two men assaulted the woman in a Pukekohe reserve - police are seeking the public's help in tracking them down.

Missing the connection

Train connections between Pukekohe and Papakura can be as short as three minutes.

Franklin train users struggle to keep up with quick connection times between Pukekohe and Papakura services.

Filipino baking from the heart

Marji Talwar-Langit shows off one of her Filipino desserts, buko pie.

 She's only been baking for a year, but Marji Talwar-Langit's sweet treats are a hit in her community.

Three car crash in Pukekohe

Three cars were involved in the crash on Mill Rd, Pukekohe.

A person is in a critical condition following a crash involving three cars south of Auckland.

Nine trapped motorists saved video

Cameron Vernon came to the rescue of nine motorists stuck in their cars, towing them from floodwaters.

'It's what we do': Humble hero to the rescue as floodwaters rise to a metre deep on rural Auckland roads.

Celebrating loved ones at Relay

Ina Murphy and Scott Dales will take part in this weekend's Relay for Life.

Ina Murphy and Scott Dales know all too well the impact cancer can have on a family.

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.

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