Pukekohe Lions support Lifesavers foundation

Pukekohe Lions donated a cheque to the Lifesavers Foundation at their meeting on Wednesday 5 September.   The money will go to an improved digital radio network for Surf Livesaving clubs in the Northern Region, including Karioitahi and Sunset Beach.   Lions Clubs throughout this region are undertaking fundraising to provide $12,000 so that the two local Surf Livesaving clubs can update […]

Glenbrook Vintage Railway extending

Glenbrook Vintage Railway (GVR) is in the process of gaining easements from Auckland Council to extend the railway a further 450 metres to Tamakae Reserve in Waiuku, crossing “Lions Lake” (Crown land) and Centennial Park (Council land). This process has been in motion for some time, but good process is on the way now!  GVR applied to the Franklin Local Board […]

Synlait Pokeno’s upgrade continuing

Despite the original contractors for the Synlait dairy factory extension in Pokeno, Ebert Construction Ltd, recently going into recievership, Synlait has confirmed construction will continue.  Tetra Pak, Synlait’s contracted partner for the projects, has confirmed both projects will be delivered as originally planned and will remain on track and are forecast to be completed on time and on budget.    The […]

Surprise Pokeno! You’re about to become a tourist mecca..

Ferry rides? A tourist farm experience? In Pokeno? Based on recent reports, Pokeno looks set to become a tourist mecca, even if many locals didn’t know a thing about it! As if having fantabulous mountainous ice creams wasn’t enough, the little rural town of North Waikato is in the sights of developers as the location for a major tourist farm park. The ever popular Agrodome farm park in Rotorua, operated by Ngai […]

Statement from The Post Newspaper

The Post Newspaper experienced a devastating burglary on Friday 7 September 2018. Unfortunately this means that we are unable to publish a paper for Tuesday 11 September. This is the first time in 26 years that we have been unable to publish due to circumstances beyond our control. We have attempted to contact all of our clients to advise them […]

Where business and community share an important relationship

An executive with one of the biggest jobs in our region, is Gretta Stephens, who has recently completed her first two months as Chief Executive of New Zealand Steel, based at Glenbrook. Having moved from the deep south, where she was boss of the NZ Aluminium Smelter near Invercargill, Gretta says the past two months have been extremely busy, meeting […]

Sold! Castaways Resort has new owners

The popular resort on the stunning cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach, is now in the hands of Marsden Resorts, an Auckland based accommodation provider who took ownership of the business in June this year. Michael Osborne, one of the four directors of Marsden Resorts says, “As an experienced accommodation and hotel operator, our focus will be on how to continue to […]

Air Chathams inaugural flight to Kapiti Coast

By Darren Masters Sunday 19 August 2018, is a day that will go down as aviation history in New Zealand. Earlier this year, in April, the national carrier decided to pull the pin on regional flights from Auckland to the Kapiti Coast, North of Wellington. It angered Auckland residents and quite a lot of Franklin residents who were flying there […]

Two Pukekohe businesses finalists in Westpac Business awards

Two Pukekohe businesses have been chosen as finalists in the Westpac Auckland Business Awards South – East this year. Conveyancing Shop Lawyers and Wise Advice were both selected by a panel of independent judges. Conveyancing Shop Lawyers was named as a finalist in two categories, Excellence in Strategy and Planning, a category which they won in 2015, as well as for […]

The Goodness Grocer fair on all fronts

The Goodness Grocer won the ‘Fair on All Fronts’ award at the first ever Auckland Community Zero Waste Awards 2018. This award is for an innovative community or social enterprise that is converting waste into a resource and improving social, environmental and local economic outcomes. Steph Martin, owner of Goodness Grocer, said, “Someone nominated us and we have no idea […]

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