Pukekohe grower places second in national horticulture competition

Scott Wilcox from Pukekohe has been awarded runner-up at the Young Grower of the Year annual awards dinner in Christchurch tonight. Scott, 23, a fourth generation grower at Pukekohe family company AS Wilcox, was also awarded the Best Practical title tonight after winning the hands-on challenges. He was named Young Vegetable Grower 2017 back in May. After two days of activities in the national competition, […]

New World coming to Pukekohe

Plans are in place for a new Foodstuffs supermarket in Pukekohe. A New World is being planned to be built on Paerata Road and Comrie Place. The current site houses Counties Inn. Auckland Council have informed neighbouring properties of the possible changes. Catherine Reiss of Foodstuffs, who operate New World, Pak ‘n Save and Four Square, says they are seeking […]

Local businesses backing High School

Local businesses are getting on board to help Pukekohe High School’s 1st X1 boys football team. A1 Homes and DMI Plumbing have both made significant contributions to assist in outfitting the boys with their new playing uniform. Pukekohe High School is adopting a newly designed sports uniform to modernise its look and incorporate the kohekohe leaf symbol into playing strips. […]

Local youth given help into workforce

After six weeks of paid training in the kitchen of HELL Pukekohe, local youth Tegan Pearce has graduated from HELL Pizza’s ‘Active in HELL’ programme—a scheme to support youths with intellectual disabilities and enhance their job prospects. Active in HELL was launched in 2013 as a joint initiative between HELL and IHC’s IDEA Services. 24-year-old Tegan is one of the […]

No sur-pies here- Franklin crowned pie champions again

The team at the Post Newspaper would like to convey a massive congratulations to Crown Bakery & Coffee, Counties Bakery and Target Bakehouse & Cafe on their award winning pies! On Tuesday 1 August, at the 2017 NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards, it was announced that Crown Bakery & Coffee took out gold in the Mince and Cheese category, as […]

Paper Plus Pukekohe pioneers in Lotto

Lotto New Zealand is pleased to announce record funding of $272 million for New Zealand communities for the 2016/17 financial year—coinciding with its 30th anniversary. Since its first draw 30 years ago on Tuesday 1 August, Lotto New Zealand has given away a whopping $10 billion in prizes and $4.3 billion to Kiwi communities. Paper Plus Pukekohe and Paper Plus […]

Partnership battery trial in Franklin

Counties Power and Genesis Energy have joined forces on an innovative partnership to trial energy trading, using radical new battery technology. Last Wednesday, the partnership was signed at the Tuakau substation, which feeds the Tuakau, Pokeno, Onewhero, Pukekawa and Port Waikato areas. Counties Power’s grid-scale battery has a capacity of 250kW and stored energy capacity of 500kWh, is the size of […]

Sur-pies! Franklin crowned pie champions again

The team at the Post Newspaper would like to say a massive congratulations to Crown Bakery & Coffee, Counties Bakery and Target Bakehouse & Cafe on their award winning pies! It has just been announced at the 2017 NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards that Crown Bakery & Coffee have taken out Gold for their Mince and Cheese category, as well […]

WDC launches cadetship scheme

A partnership between a local council and a tertiary education facility has been described as a win-win situation. Waikato District Council has initiated a joint venture with Wintec to create employment opportunities for civil engineering students and develop highly-skilled and well-rounded staff members. The two organisations will launch a cadetship programme next year which will aim to nurture and develop students […]

Counties Power CEO announced

Counties Power announced last week the appointment of Judy Nicholl as its new Chief Executive. Ms Nicholl replaces Sheridan Broadbent, who left the business in June. Currently a key member of the Auckland International Airport executive and leadership team, Ms Nicholl has been General Manager Aeronautical Operations since April 2010, where she leads a team of 200 employees. Announcing the appointment today, […]