Fishing report- August 2017

While the weather hasn’t been too pretty there is no reason to wait until summer to get out fishing. Here are six good reasons why you should take every opportunity you can get: 1 – It’s whitebait time! 2 – Scallop season opens on September 1st 3 – There are some fat gurnard in the harbour 4 – The coast […]

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, […]

SPCA Auckland launches new desexing initiative

SPCA Auckland is launching a new desexing initiative to help animals across the city. From July 1, SPCA Auckland has been helping local rescue organisations fund the cost of desexing pets in Auckland. This project will desex all species in any location across the city and was started with the aim of reducing the number of animals being abandoned, abused […]

Thanks to the community

There are many organisations in our community that operate due to the hard work and dedication of volunteers and support from community members. The Post Newspaper has had members of the community drop off cat food for Franklin Cat Rescue and Waiuku Colony Cats Inc, to allow the organisations to feed, fix, foster and adopt out these kittens and cats […]

Fury celebrates 40 year milestone

Last week, horse owners across the nation celebrated their equine friend’s birthdays, as 1 August marks the official date of the ‘horses’ birthday’ in the southern hemisphere. While it is a known fact that ponies tend to outlive horses by many years, Fury the Standardbred has reached a grand milestone that owner, Angie Warren is incredibly proud of. Fury has […]

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 […]

Pukekohe grower vying for national young grower title

Pukekohe’s young vegetable grower champion is set to battle it out in Christchurch next week for the national title of Young Grower of the Year 2017. Scott Wilcox triumphed over six other young vegetable growers back in May when he was named New Zealand Young Vegetable Grower of the Year 2017. Scott, 23, is a fourth generation grower at the […]

Bombay Lions support Hospice

Earlier this year, the Bombay Lions Club held their annual Bombay Pioneer Settlers Fun Run. One of the beneficiaries from the proceeds of the run was Franklin Hospice. “We are extremely grateful to the Bombay Lions Club for supporting Franklin Hospice” said Hospice CEO Ric Odom. “While we do have a contract with Counties-Manukau DHB to provide palliative services to […]

August is Heart Kids month

12 Kiwi kids are born with a heart defect each week. August is Heart Kids month and aims to bring about awareness, particularly for children with Congenital Heart Disease. Heart Kids NZ is the only charity that supports Kiwi kids and families affected by CHD. CHD usually happens by chance, during the development of the heart. Treatment of CHD has […]

Do you take a statin?

By Gary Parker Waiuku Unichem Do you take a statin? CoQ10 production will be reduced. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat soluble antioxidant vitamin that we naturally make in our body. It plays a significant health role with energy, cardiovascular and overall well-being. CoQ10 levels are vital for us to maintain as it helps to convert our food into usable […]