Author: Emma Sharplin

Sam’s fight to win against cancer

Our readers may remember Samantha McPherson from the Franklin media sector several years ago. I first met Sam when I was covering an opening of a business in Pukekohe. She was a reporter from our opposition paper, and it is a general rule of thumb that you don’t mingle with them. But not Sam and I, we became quite good friends – with her infectious smile and bubbly personality, it was hard not to be! From offering each other advice on how we were capturing our photographs, to discussing angles we would take on our stories, it soon became a...

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Sarah Miskell leads Thinking Forward

Sarah Miskell is proving herself to be a lady of many talents, and is fast becoming a household name not just in Franklin, but across the nation. Not only is she a director and chartered accountant with Pukekohe’s Campbell Tyson accountancy firm, Sarah is also front lining the television series, Thinking Forward. Currently in its second season, with the third about to begin filming, Sarah says idea came when discussions between the Campbell Tyson’s directors highlighted that there was a lack of local business stories on television. “We have ‘reality’ TV, but nothing really focused on every day people in business.” Joining...

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Vision clear for Muddy Waters

Liane and Jamie Oliver can now breathe a sigh of relief, as the doors for their iconic pub reopen this Friday. The Muddy Waters Irish Pub and Restaurant has been out of action for the last two years, after an electrical fault in the hot water cupboard sparked a major fire, damaging over 70 percent of the building. It has been an emotional roller coaster for the Mercer couple, as they have been without their business, and their home, since June 2014. “It was so frustrating, as we had just had the fault fixed, and it started leaking again. We had called the...

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Bringing home the bacon

Pokeno Bacon has gone from being world famous in Franklin to recognised on a national scale, with the locally and owned and operated company scooping three major placings at the New Zealand Pork Awards. The 9th annual 100% New Zealand Pork, Bacon & Ham Awards were held in Christchurch last week, with the team at Pokeno Bacon coming away with two silvers and a bronze, only just missing out on a gold for their streaky bacon. The annual awards celebrates New Zealand’s finest home-grown pork products and assist consumers to identify and appreciate sustainable pork, bacon and ham which...

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Taekwondo for Tuakau youth

Since being resurrected this year, the Tuakau Youth Centre is going from strength to strength. Bursting at the seams, the dedicated group of volunteers were offered the Tuakau Town Hall to be able to fit all their children in during the wet weather months, which saw the opportunity of new activities being introduced. Just last week, the children were treated with a visit from Taekwon-do instructor, Robyn walker, who will be offering free lessons every Wednesday indefinitely. Volunteer, Megan Groom, was ecstatic to have Robyn come through the Centre. “We would like to introduce as many opportunities to our kids as possible, and couldn’t believe Robyn was willing to come out from Takanini each...

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New Gold AT HOP card causing confusion

OPINION While it is said that Auckland Transport are pleased with the new roll out of the Gold AT HOP Card that replaces the SuperGold Card, our readers are of a different opinion. Those who have contacted the Post Newspaper are frustrated not only with the new system that replaces the original SuperGold card, but with the lack of outlets in the South Auckland of where they can be purchased, and Rt Hon Winston Peters, says cardholders have a right to feel ripped off over the changes. “Basically the Government is deceitfully undermining the SuperGold Card’s value. First, it capped the funding available for the...

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