An incredible dream for local couple!!

I’d heard something vaguely on the radio, but didn’t realise that the dream that became a reality was one that happened to a local couple!!

Our local paper reported on the incredible dream come true. Such a wonderful and amazing gift by an insurance company, through one of our popular radio stations, The Hits, helping a family through a difficult time….I have added the article from the paper……

Dreams come True The Post 20 July 2016

Flag battle in Franklin….

The flag debate has made headlines in Franklin!

One of our local papers has this story to tell………..

Franklin RSA flag story Dec 2015

Hunua Falls

Some local updates from our board..

Franklin has a page or two of updates in the monthly Auckland publication, telling us of one or two things that have happened or are happening.

So here’s a wee copy of the latest….

A Word from Bill Cashmore November 2015

is Auckland Council helping Franklin?

A local Franklin resident has put out some information on intended water upgrades in the area

Waikato River

Will this really help? or will it be more of a concern for the future of the area?

Watercare update Nov 2015

Old southern motorway pic

Southern Corridor Update

Another update on happenings for the Southern Corridor, including part of the Franklin region, has now been published and delivered.

Auckland Mayor, Len Brown turned the first sod on the 21st October of this year – 2015.

The project will see –

  • improved safety and journey reliability on Auckland’s Southern Motorway

and extends 9.5 kms from Manukau to Papakura along SH 1.

Walking and cycling improvements have also been factored in to the improvements

Southern corridor improvements Nov 2015

Southern corridor imp Nov 2015

Getting noticed…….??

Franklin’s northern Waikato region of Tuakau, is talking, among other things, about a local information centre.

Tuakau's promotion
Tuakau’s promotion

The idea of an information centre in Tuakau has been floated, off and on, for many years now, but it will need  the support and communication of local businesses, groups and other entities.

The community and businesses will need to discuss where and what they want for the area,  for this to come to fruition for the benefit of not only Tuakau, but the wider region. There will be questions to look at and answer – Is it best to continue along the current path of many businesses working to promote themselves on a slightly more individual basis, either through Waikato and/or Franklin as a whole? Should all of the regions businesses and tourism interested groups, all communicate to make one over-arching place with whom to work as a Southern Auckland/Northern Waikato region??

Many areas will have been through similar procedures when trying to get the best for their areas.

Maybe the issue here though, is how to deal with promotion and “getting noticed” since the “Franklin” region became split, with the Supercity structure officially putting Franklin’s southern areas into the Waikato.

Much food for thought!

Tuakau of olden times
Tuakau of olden times
a more modern Tuakau
a more modern Tuakau