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…

VIDEO: Why you shouldn’t Text & Drive!

What harm can it do? I usually go for a daily walk around Pukekohe CBD for exercise and have noticed a disturbing amount of drivers with their head down looking at their phones. Some driver’s I’ve watched travel 20-30 metres without looking up. I found this video below about the horrors of what can happen as…

2017 Children’s Day

The day started off pretty overcast but by lunchtime the sun showed up and shined it’s rays over Samuel Millar Reserve, Pukekohe and the 100’s of kids and parents that had turned up for the international day for children. Organized by the Franklin Youth Advisory Board, Auckland Council, local Police Blue Light & Fire Brigade…