Veteran Ev Otto receives a suprising letter

  Waiuku born,  RSA Franklin’s stalwart and World War 2 veteran Everard ‘Ev’ Otto (95) served in the New Zealand Army Service Corps and was situated at the ‘Battle of Monte Cassino‘ which ran from 17 January – 18 May 1944. He and many of his fellow soldiers were aged in their early 20’s. The battle…

Inside the Tuakau Museum

After visiting the Pukekohe’s Pioneer Cottage, I thought it would make sense to pop out and have a look at the Tuakau & District Museum. What I saw there was mind blowing and took me back to when I was a kid growing up in the 70’s/80’s.

What’s the future of Franklin?

From 1861 to 2010 the Franklin District was controlled by it’s own local body government. A lot of residents still refer to the ‘Franklin’ name’s existence believing that becoming part of the Auckland ‘supercity’ would somehow rob the people of their historical identity. So what is the future plans and how will the influx of immigrants…