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Swimming Pool

Yes the temperature did affect me a lot. The water temp dropped so much that I couldn’t join the aqua classes, I did try and straight away had a cold the next day. I’ve had a membership for years and I kept on paying my monthly payment. There was/is no compensation or anything offered to the members. Not even a word of sorry! I felt very sorry for the people who really need the warm pool for their health and young kids, it was absolutely ice cold water. We need a proper management who keeps you informed. Annet van Dorsser In response to our story on Franklin Pool and Leisure’s broken heating system on Tuesday 30 May, we received many letters about the temperature of the pools and lack of communication about it. On Wednesday 14 June, pool temperatures dropped, with contractors called out to check the system. The next day the toddlers pool was open and by Friday 16 June, a statement was released saying the problem had been fixed and temperatures would be back to normal by that...

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Delights of the Soul

Hausmusik NZ presents Delights of the Soul on Sunday 25 June 2017 at St Andrew’s Church in Pukekohe. The Hausmusik concert includes chamber music by four of the leading German High Baroque composers– J.S. Bach, Handel, Telemann and Heinichen. The concert presents a range of their chamber works, ranging from secular to spiritual. It is also believed that their performances of the Handel cantata, the Telemann Fantasia and the Heinichen Quadro are New Zealand premieres. Performers are Rita Paczian (mezzo and harpsichord), John Green (baroque oboe and oboe d’amore) and Polly Sussex (baroque cello and gamba). More information on...

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Local film director in top ten

Joe Hitchcock is a Pukekohe based film-maker and commercial video director. With clients from all over the world, he has based one creative project on a subject close to home. Along with producer, Morgan Leigh Stewart, the idea for a series called ‘Starship Kids’ was forged, basing the ‘Blood Sugar’ episode on Joe’s daughter Dahlia, who was diagnosed with type one diabetes. The short film documentary, which was made last year, has made it into the top ten of TVNZ’s New Blood web series competition. The winning series will receive $100,000 to fund the rest of their episodes, however it’s...

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1600 tonnes of mangroves

The Waiuku Estuary Restoration Trust (Mudlarks) held its annual meeting in Waiuku on Wednesday 7 June. A good attendance of members and public heard the chairman Ian Scobie give an account of the magnitude of the project to control mangroves in the Rangiwhea and Waiuku Rivers of the Manukau Harbour. Ian, in his annual report, gave figures to illustrate the size of the undertaking: “Since starting the project in 2010, the Mudlarks have removed close to 16 hectares of mangroves, which equates to 1600 tonnes. Each barge load of mangroves weighs six tonnes, so this equates to 266 barge loads. “The group estimate their total accumulated input on the project, including time spent servicing equipment would amount to 25,000 hours. “At the end of April, we had removed all the adult mangroves, with the exception of the retention area determined by Council in the Rangiwhea Estuary. “We are currently working north from below Estuary Village, but will have to take a break from 1 September because of possible bird nesting and the project will resume 14 February 2018 to complete this area.” Guest speaker at the annual meeting was Peter Thompson from Warkworth. Peter has been instrumental in completing many community projects in his town including dredging the river, restoration of the wharf, estuary planting, restoration of the Jane Gifford to name a few. Peter’s drive for his community...

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Matai Street another area for speeders

Community members are saying that the problem with reckless drivers and speedsters isn’t just limited to Hamilton Drive. A resident on Matai Street, who doesn’t wish to be named, contacted the Post Newspaper shortly after the incident that occurred on Hamilton Drive last week. He stated that a similar incident happened to his granddaughters recently, however, they were lucky and were not hit. “They were riding their bikes around our house and onto the front lawn. They had only stopped briefly for a drink, and just as they did, a driver lost control of their vehicle and ended up...

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Mitre 10 still recalling BBQ

Last month, Amalgamated Hardware Merchants Ltd and Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Ltd voluntarily recalled a 4 Burner Hooded Black BBQ due to concerns it could be a fire risk if not assembled correctly.  Another recall has been put out just last week for the un-branded 4 Burner Hooded Black BBQ, sku 295689 and model number: G11400. It was sold by Mitre 10 MEGA stores and selected Mitre 10 and Hammer Hardware stores between October 2016 and April 2017. The Post Newspaper was able to confirm with Mitre 10 MEGA staff in Pukekohe last month that five BBQs have been sold during this time. “We have identified that if the regulator hose that connects the BBQ to the gas bottle is not correctly tightened, gas may leak out which could cause a fire. Customer safety is paramount to us and we are recalling all of these BBQs as a safety measure,” the company said. Customers should cease using the BBQ immediately and return the product to their nearest Mitre 10 or Mitre 10 MEGA store. A full refund will be given. Customers can obtain the address of their nearest Mitre 10 store by calling 0800 4 MITRE 10 or by visiting www.mitre10.co.nz/store_locator.  ...

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