Waiting for perfection….

Mercer cheese story April 2016

A story in our local paper tells of our local cheese maker, Albert Alferink, who owns and runs Mercer Cheese along with his wife.

Some years ago, a news item and video were broadcast telling of Albert and his award winning cheeses.

The Mercer Cheese store was opened in 1981, and Albert will be able to celebrate his more than 35 years in business.

If you are heading south from our area, toward Hamilton then, check out the business hours and pay a visit to try some wonderful cheeses!!



Another win for Franklin….

Well – the Commonwealth Games have been and gone ……

…and didn’t li’l ol’ Franklin’s Richie Patterson do well!!
All of the athletes are so very dedicated and have all done a fantastic job to get to the levels that they have, but we can feel especially proud of “our” boy.

Richie Patterson gold medalistRichie is a former student of Pollok Primary school on the Awhitu Peninsula in Franklin Country, and this time around, managed to score the GOLD in his weightlifting class.

Richie was one of New Zealands’ team who won a total of 45 medals – 14 of those medals being gold!

So well done NZ and well done Richie! 🙂 (and congrats on the wedding too )