Winners November 2017

  Growing More than Grass: Helen Bell, Patumahoe Fibre One Salted Caramel Squares: Michelle Bishop, Tuakau; Judy McKee, Pukekohe; Tracey Lee, Papatoetoe; Grant Bartlett, Waiuku; Emma Oliver-Harwood, Clevedon Yates...

Community Calendar – January / February

MUSIC, MUSICALS & THEATRE Luck of the Irish February 1, 11am-1pm, Hawkins Theatre, 13 Ray Small Drive, Papakura.  Offering a little bit of (old) country...

Over the Gate with Frankin A&P Society event co-ordinator Jacqui Wadham

It may take a village to raise a child but it requires the efforts of folk from both town and country to pull off...

There’s something about Mary

From singing along to The Wiggles to dreaming about performing at the Met, young Franklin soprano Mary Laing is a diva in training. She...

Billy the kitty gunning 4 bunnies

So, with that, it’s onwards and upwards for 2018 – enjoy! Well, as usual I will start with a comment on the weather. Last...

Get down to the Round Up

It’s time to rev up, put your foot down and head to Pukekohe Park Raceway when the Rebel Round Up nostalgia festival bursts into...

From the editor February 2018

One nasty storm aside, the summer so far has been fabulous. While on holiday I thought all those sunny days would spur me to...

Orange and Kumara Salad

Orange you glad we said kumara? At first thought, they may seem to make strange table mates but, as this recipe proves, oranges and kumara...

Summer loving – Fun times

The fabulous weather made my holiday break really enjoyable and, as it was too hot to do a lot, I managed to read a...

Of high-goal hopes

Many a sport involving horses is referred to as ‘the sport of kings’ but, considering its right regal pedigree, polo is perhaps the most...

Cookies & Cream Dream

This slice is a little bit outrageous – I think it’s the equivalent of the Snickalicious Slice from Scrumptious, actually.

What’s bugging you?

After the long, wet winter most people are loving the summer sunshine but with the warmer weather, fresh air, longer days, and more time...

Sun-dried Tomato and Sweetcorn Polenta

Believe it or not chocolate and popcorn are both regarded as 'brain food'; chocolate for its antioxidant-rich cacao beans and popcorn for vitamin B6...

Raising the standard (breds)

In simple terms, when it comes to the 'gee-gees', success quite literally begets success. But ensuring the right begetting is being done often comes...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

RECIPES