Auckland's highest most remote lighthouse is open daily until 5pm.One of the hidden gems of Franklin.Enjoy breathtaking views of the treacherous Manukau Bar which sank the HMS Orpheous in 1863, spectacular vistas across to Auckland and to the western horizon.This is one of the few lighthouses where you can climb to the top.You can make a donation to assist with the ongoing maintenance of this beautiful piece of history.For directions go to their website listed here.On route make a stop at one of the lovely sleepy bays lining the east coast of the peninsula, Awhitu Regional Park or the rugged west coast.Other places of interest in the area; Pollok Co-op Art Gallery with it's unique local arts and crafts where you can enjoy a coffee in the sculpture garden, Awhitu Wines where you can taste beautiful boutique wines and take some home with you to enjoy.
Marama Hou Ministries Trust has been operating since 1985 in the Waiuku Community. It was first founded by Pastor Richard Taikato as a Christian School in Bicultural Studies. It is based on Christian beliefs, principles and values.The Trust was set up for Christian Faith and Fellowship and later a provider of Social Services for families living in the Waiuku areas.Services:It offers Whanau Support and Care for Children, Youth and Families, based at the Hamilton Estate Community Hall.A provider of WINZ and CYFS approved 'Before and After School' care programmes, based at View Road School Hall.Managers of WRLFC League sports and a free community Playgroup for under 5 year olds.Organises youth group social nights, camps, Up & Go playground activities and family events.Managers of volunteers at the Waiuku Community Gardens.
I own a Mike Pero Mortgage and Insurance Business in Waiuku. I’m a qualified financial adviser and have 30 years experience.
Ove the years I’ve helped many families and couples find solutions and strategies to help when times are tough as well as assisting first home buyers and existing home owners looking for advice about getting onto the property ladder or buying that investment property.
I have built, bought and sold properties so have first hand experience with investment and new build lending. I also know what the banks are looking for and which one would be a good match for each of my customers based on their current situation and future goals. I understand that the world of finance and mortgages can be overwhelming so make the process as simple as possible by doing all of the work for you, and my service is FREE.
I also have great relationships with other local professionals that you may need like solicitors, valuers and building inspectors so can easily recommend someone.
I live locally and am the Treasurer of your Business Association. I enjoy being involved in the Community and have supported Waiuku College, Waiuku Rugby and Womens Refuge and Children in Need. More recently I was involved in the Business Association / St Johns initiative to help get groceries to our over 70’s during Covid 19 lockdown levels 4 and 3. What an amazing experience and group to work alongside.
I am also a parent and passionate about safety for families and community development that creates a positive community spirit. Joining the WBDA was an opportunity to be more involved with this, as a member of a dedicated and experienced team with a passion to see Waiuku continue to grow and flourish as a town.
So often I see facebook comments from people who say they are proud to live in, or be from, Waiuku. That’s really nice to hear and something to be proud of.
I teach the art of self improvement to change the way you think about yourself and others around you. I help you to take charge of your health and happiness in these challenging times by way of coaching one on one sessions or courses which will be held at a venue in town. This is a new business designed to help those in need of direction. The website is about to be launched.
The Pollok Arts and Crafts Co-op presents arts and crafts mainly from the Awhitu Peninsula.These range from fine art, glassware, ceramics, jewellery, fabric art, right through to cards and organic foodstuffs. There is also the Sculpture Garden where you can sit down in the shade with a freshly ground coffee, and admire the fine selection of ponga, kauri, and stainless steel sculpture.Opening Hours:Winter: Thursday to Monday 10:0am - 4:00pmSummer: 7 days, 9:30am - 5:00pmJust follow the orange signs to Pollok
Waiuku - Mauku - Pukekohe - Tuakau - Auckland See the website for details of class locations and fees. Community and ZOOM classes. Tai Chi & Qigong is an ancient style of Chinese exercise, practiced to achieve the full potential of our health & well-being. Regular tai chi & qigong practice has been scientifically proven to: increase physical strength, flexibility, fitness and body awareness; help manage and reduce stress and the effect it has on our health; improve immunity, balance, concentration, confidence, productivity and teamwork; encourages relaxation and effective breathing and can be very FUN! Contact: Master Trainer Tamara Bennett 021-255-1087
St. Andrews Church will once again be celebrating the festive season with Advent Boxes in the Waiuku town centre this Christmas. There will be 12 boxes opened at various businesses from Sunday 13th December until Christmas Eve. Bring the children and join in this special community event.St Andrews Centre is a community friendly facility offering church services and many group activities catering for a wide age group. Church services are each Sunday at 9.30am.Mainly music and Play group caters for preschoolers. Kidz Alive and Youth group.School holiday programmes.Home and Fellowship groups for all ages. Mens group, Fridays, 6.30am.Monthly concerts, Sunday @ St Andrews featuring talented guests from wider Auckland area. The Opportunity Shop offers a wide range of goods.
The Mudlarks are a very special group of people in our community who are passionate about our waterways and keeping them healthy for future generations.
Since resource consent was approved they have resumed their work, tirelessly cutting mangroves, to clear and beautify our waterways.
They are now under way working under the terms of a new, 35 year, 75ha consent that covers, with a few exceptions, all mangroves down to the needles.The Mudlarks are always looking for volunteers to help with this huge undertaking. If you would like to support them but don’t have the time or health to get out there, you can join the Waiuku Estuary Restoration Trust.This is an incorporated society and membership is $10 per annum, per household. All these funds go into the operational costs of clearing the mangroves.You can donate or become a member at the Waiuku Information Centre.If anyone is keen or willing to contribute half a day's work now and again, or more often, please contact Chairman, Ian Scobie 09 235 2246 or Dave Gribble 09 235 8867
Every Thursday between 10am – 2pm an informal group of artistic painters gather to offer fellowship, inspiration, encouragement and challenges for each other. Each person provides their own materials. All painting mediums are used and individuality is respected.Bring a gold coin donation for Tea & Coffee and Parking is available.Anyone who is keen to pursue their artistic learnings in this friendly environment, please do call in at the Christian Fellowship Centre on any Thursday from 10am – 2pm.Or Please Contact: Peter Budd 09 235 5706 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the mirth mystery & mayhem at Dingle Farm. Meet A clever house keeper, scantily clad girls, clients, a vicar, a confused solicitor, and a run-away horse What could go wrong?Much hilarity, confusion & chaos, for just $16 & our cash bar opens at 7.30pm. Book on Eventfinder, like our Facebook page,call 020 4148 9219, email@example.com or visit www.waiukutheatre.org
We are a charitable volunteer-run organisation which aims to provide well-designed, educational toys, play equipment, puzzles and more for local children up to the age of 8 at a minimal cost to their families.We love to meet new members so check out the below details and pop in for a chat and view our toy range for yourself.Location:Pollok Cottagebottom of Queen Stnext to Hartmann HouseWaiukuOperating Hours:Thursday 9:30am - 11.30amSaturday 9.30am - 11.30am(Subject to change at the discretion of the Waiuku Toy Library Committee)Membership fees from $35... please get in touch for more infoWe use Facebook as our main form of communication so please click the link and like us to keep up to date with new toys and other exciting news!Please also check out our Party Hire services (Waiuku Toy Party Hire) - no need to be a member of the library. Discounts for members.
West Franklin Breeze is a community newspaper developed out of local pressure to have a professional and constructive news reporting and information services.
Bill and Ngaire Deed have had many years of former newspaper experience and head this quality enterprise.
The West Franklin Breeze is unique that is the only newspaper in New Zealand which will be owned by a community trust with any profits being returned to the community. (Working details on the administration of this charity process are currently underway and will be advise in due course).
News items and advertising are the newspaper's life blood, and we urge your contact.
The West Franklin Breeze of professional writers and advertising specialists welcome your contact.