Franklin County News

Pythons rebuilding club pride

Nathan Poroa and Tammy Potini have been the project managers for the Pukekohe Pythons clubhouse rebuild.

Block TV favourites to lend a helping hand to Pukekohe league club.

Pukekohe chef undertaking culinary test

Palms Lifecare chef Shelley Upfold.

Palms Lifecare Pukekohe chef Shelley Upfold is set to take centre stage at a national culinary competition.

Op shop not a rubbish dump

Items that were dumped at the Hospice op shop in Pukekohe included a dirty old mattress and an old bathroom tub.

Pukekohe's Hospice op shop is not a charity dumping ground, but some people seem to think so.

Addicted to thrill of chasing storms

Kim Watson experienced amazing lightning while on a storm chasing expedition in the States.

"Mother Nature could kill you, right then and there."

Steelers digging deep

Steelers players Jhu Nabura, left, Sam Furniss, Sesimani Tupou, Sam Henwood and Matt Vaai.

Counties Manukau Steelers turning to gardening for a bit of pre-season motivation.

Kupe Scholarship for aspiring leader

Gardenia Tafao Tuu'u applied for the scholarship to help influence other Maori and Pacifica students to achieve big things.

She was "nagged" to become a teacher, now she hopes to change the future for Maori and Pasifika youth.

History repeats as Bombay crowned champions

Joshua Stol, Jordan Goldsmith and Liam Daniela celebrate the Bombay victory.

Fourth straight title for Bombay rugby empire in Counties Manukau McNamara Cup club rugby final.

Battery-powered trains on the way

Phil Goff says the trains will take pressure off Auckland's transport system.

Mayor Phil Goff says the new trains will bring major benefits for south Auckland commuters.

Operation makes girl 5cm shorter

Bethany Mahoney can't wait to get back on the netball court.

Bethany Mahoney, 10, will soon be 5cm shorter thanks to a series of operations but that's all good with her.

RSA Franklin relaunches diner and bar

World War 2 veteran Roye Hammond came up with the name for the new RSA Franklin eatery.

World War 2 veteran helps to inspire re-branding of RSA Franklin bar and diner.

Classic finals clash awaits in McNamara Cup

Bombay's Sepu Taufa makes a run at Karaka's Baden Kerr. The two sides will meet to contest the McNamara Cup on Saturday ...

History on the line in this weekend's Counties Manukau McNamara Cup club rugby championship match.

Exciting new programme for youth with disabilities

Tamara Gotty of Pukekohe in action in the women's para discus.

 Pukekohe's Tamara Gotty is looking forward to a new initiative which will see youth with disabilities get involved in athletics and swimming.

Family's house of memories demolished

The Storey family home will soon be nothing but a memory.

It was their family home for over 70 years. Now, its just a section full of rubble.

Photographer picks up prestigious award

Harry Janssen won a gold and two silver distinctions, two silver and two bronze awards and was named grand master at the ...

Pukekohe photographer Harry Janssen has once again proven his creative flair.

Weaving a career pathway

Student, Sian Roberts, left, will showcase her outfit during New Zealand's most prestigious fashion shows.

A Waiuku student shows her silk skills at the pinnacle of New Zealand fashion shows.

A sudden case of Tourette syndrome

Chase Black wants people to come up and say hi, rather than staring from afar.

In the space of a few hours Chase Black developed severe Tourette Syndrome.

National netball tournament coming to town

Pukekohe Netball Centre will see 38 teams compete for the Netball New Zealand Under 17 Championships title for the first ...

Pukekohe will host the Netball New Zealand Under 17 Championships.

150 years for Bombay church

Bombay Anglican Church celebrates 150 years.

Celebrating 150 years of service to the community.

Leadership woes plague Pukekohe School

Stock Photo - Empty classroom with chairs and desks.
academic, black, bright, brown, chair, class, classroom, clean, ...

Former principal resigns from Pukekohe School in the middle of ERO review.

Manurewa High School pip college rivals

Rugby league ball, Greymouth, West Coast, New Zealand, Friday, November 03, 2006. Credit:NZPA/Ross Setford

Manurewa High School squeezed past St John's College 25-23,

Teens' funky Polynesian music blend

Kayz Davis, left, Xelestial Tangi, Dodavah Niko, Anaru Tupuhi and Ezrah Lavea from the band Kadex.

Pukekohe High School band offering a dose of Polynesian funk flair at 2017 Smokefree Pacifica Beats.

Couple's surreal roadside birth

Baby Willow Wackrow from Pukekohe made an unexpected entry into the world.

Acting on instinct, Jess Wackrow's focus narrowed to one thing - getting the baby out.

Housing shortages hitting Franklin

Franklin Family Support Services general manager Jessica Timmins has been in her new role for two months.

Franklin social service organisation working to bring awareness of issues facing community.

Destination skid row

Rebecca Chaplin nervously waits for her flight to the United States.

It's a dangerous job, and a North Waikato woman's going to do it.

Carpentry dreams

There are around 11,000 carpentry apprentices in the country, and approximately 300 are females. Pukekohe's Megan ...

When Megan Young-Cathcart goes to work, she stops traffic. 

Exercise programme targets needs of cancer patients

Sue Hull, Becky Onyett, Jeanette Irwin and Shona Oates are looking forward to the new exercise programme coming to ...

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An award for volunteers

Sarah Cole said she was pleased to have represented her fellow iMoko volunteers in this years' Minister of Health ...

Volunteers from one of the leading health charities are being recognised for their commitment to the organisation.

Charming country cooking classes

Natalie Pitfield is looking forward to hosting cooking classes in her own home.

Great food and great company is Natalie Pitfield's vision for her new business venture.

Weekend of upsets ahead of rugby semifinals

Joe Reynolds dives over to score a try for Pukekohe.

A round of upsets means an exciting weekend or club rugby ahead.

Auckland homes hard to sell

GJ Gardner is building 12 'affordable' homes in Okawa Avenue, Papakura.

A major developer says it's getting harder to sell 'affordable' homes to the city's first-home buyers.

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