96 days ago

Pōkeno 'buzzing' after $42.2m Lotto ticket sold at local Countdown

Melanie Earley Reporter from Franklin County News

Kia ora neighbours, Pōkeno is abuzz with excitement after a $42 million Lotto ticket was sold in the town.

It is the second largest amount of money ever won through Lotto in New Zealand. The biggest Powerball Lotto win in New Zealand history was $44m in November 2016.

The winning ticket was sold at the town’s Countdown supermarket, and the store’s manager, Jatinder Chahal, said staff were “walking on air”.

What would you do with $42million?

Read the full story below.

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1 day ago

Here are some of the best ideas of summer living

Acacia Cove Village

A busy year to look back on and an exciting 2022 ahead. On behalf of the Team at Acacia Cove, the very best of wishes to everyone for a wonderful & safe days and months ahead.

Here are some of the best ideas of summer living.

Explore the local countryside:
The site of our retirement village isn't random – they’re inspired! Our village is surrounded by beautiful local countryside, so you can explore the area and enjoy the summer sun in gorgeous surroundings. You could take a morning walk, an evening stroll, or even a bike ride if you want to pick up the pace.

Good times with friends:
At our retirement village, we pride ourselves on creating a sense of community and bringing you to the heart of it. We have a whole host of activities on offer in the village center – which is perfect with music events and much more. What’s better than spending the summer months doing fun activities, eating good food, and lapping up the lovely weather with friends new and old.

First-class facilities:
Our retirement village has a variety of excellent on-site facilities to enjoy all summer long, including spa and restaurants. We also have a wide range of exciting activities to get involved in

Lock up and leave!:
With restrictions on their way to being lifted, holidays and trips away are – at long last – back on the cards. You can head out on your summer adventures knowing that your home is safe and secure in our village.

So here’s to 2022 and wishing you all a happy New Year!
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1 day ago

Auckland is at Red – here’s what you need to know

The Team from Auckland Council

Tāmaki Makaurau and the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand is now under the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework’s traffic light system.
For what you need to know to stay safe and enjoy Auckland at Red, click on 'Read More'.

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1 day ago

If anyone is looking for a 4bedroom place

Talia from Pukekohe

In pukekohe I'm looking for someone to take over my lease. Text message Me 0220437365 for more info