Thames Valley get first crack at Ranfurly Shield at Pukekohe

If you ♥ this story, please share it. Thank you. Thames Valley will play the Counties Manukau Steelers on Wednesday evening, July 2, in the first Ranfurly Shield challenge for 2014. The game is one of two pre-season matches, both of which are Ranfurly Shield challenges – the...
Posted On 30 Jun 2014


Counties and Auckland in “the game of the century”

Lindsay Knight was one of New Zealand’s most talented sports journalists during the build-up to Counties winning the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2013


Keeping spirit of St Stephen’s School alive

If you ♥ this story, please share it. Thank you. Paul Puna of Papakura has been involved with the St Stephen’s School Old Boys...
Posted On 09 Jul 2014

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Spare a thought for the workers

If you ♥ this story, please share it. Thank you. As Christmas Eve approached, it was evident that the retail trade was finishing with a flourish in

Animal Shack joins unique buying group – benefits pet owners

If you ♥ this story, please share it. Thank you. Section: Pukekohe business news The Animal Shack, situated at 7 Paerata Road, is a popular Pukekohe pet

Smart meters allow Counties Power customers to monitor usage

If you ♥ this story, please share it. Thank you. Section: Pukekohe business news Around half the meters in the Counties Power area are now smart meters and

‘Vertigo-the place to go’ in Pukekohe

If you ♥ this story, please share it. Thank you. Readers may remember the TV series ‘Cheers’ where everyone felt welcome in the bar; everyone

‘Weather is our mistress’ says Lance Caddy

Caddy Ag, owned by Lance and Sandra, has a long history of service to Franklin’s rural community. It was started by Lance’s father, Gordon

LJ Hooker still offers ‘good, old-fashioned service’

If you ♥ this story, please share it. Thank you. The name of LJ Hooker is well known in real estate but it is Dylan Turner’s goal to make it the

Franklin mortgage market not so scary

If you ♥ this story, please share it. Thank you. October 1, 2013 was a bad day to be a first home buyer. That was the day the Reserve Bank announced its

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