Franklin

Man found dead in Pukekohe

A man was found dead at an address in Pukekohe earlier today. Acting on information received from an Ambulance crew, officers made the discovery on Seddon Street at around 1:21pm. The matter is being treated as sudden death, however the Coroner...... Read More

Clarks Beach cyclists have the drive

Joanna Sharpe and Bronwyn MacGregor are preparing to represent New Zealand at the Amateur Cycling World Championships (UCI Gran Fondo World Championships) in France later this year. Joanna has lived in Clarks Beach for 13 years, and the upcoming championships...... Read More

Devin shines in Starlight Express

Waiuku student Devin Gregory is performing a principal role in St Peter's Cambridge's upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical Starlight Express. He is playing the diesel race train ‘Greaseball’ – known...... Read More

Pukeoware School supports firefighters

A school in Franklin is doing their bit to help the local fire brigade and the Sky Tower Challenge. Initiated by two students, Owen and Marissa Jane, the children made a gold coin donation in return for being allowed to wear mufti. "Owen and...... Read More

Glenbrook cheesemaker nationally recognised

What began as a way of using up left over milk from a house cow has now become an award-winning cheese. Nearly ten years ago, Lyn Haycock of Glenbrook struck a friendship with 'neighbour' Sue Cole, after helping milk her cow that was producing...... Read More

Mike proves it’s cool to korero

Mental health educator and motivational speaker, Mike King, proved its 'cool to korero' to students at Pukekohe High School last week. Mike visited the school to give a talk on the topic of mental health, including anxiety, depression and suicide...... Read More

Young singer hitting the right notes

Anouk van Dijk may only be 13, but she already has a bright future. The Onewhero Area School student has not only scooped a national singing competition, but her song will be taught in schools during New Zealand Music Month in May. Anouk was the...... Read More

Medical clinic pulls after hours care

Franklin's only accident, emergency and after hours medical clinic is closing its doors. Pukekohe Family Health Care has announced that its accident and medical clinic on West St will close from July 1. The clinic, which provides after hours care...... Read More

Next generation of pop punk

Meet the next generation of New Zealand's answer to a pop punk band, The Me-Mes. Homegrown in Waiuku, these teenagers created a video to accompany a song which was written for fun, in two hours. Little did they know it would turn into a local Facebook...... Read More

Police appeal after Pukekohe assault

Pukekohe Police are seeking help from the public as they attempt to indentify two young men involved in an assault on a woman in Hickeys Reserve. The victim was walking home through Pukekohe North, between Dublin Street and Ranch Place, on Tuesday,...... Read More