$100,000 raised for Big Buddy programme

The sale of a G.J. Gardner Home in Pukekohe is expected to raise over $100,000 for the mentoring program Big Buddy. Big Buddy, a New Zealand organisation that partners fatherless boys with a positive male role model, hopes to expand to more regions across the country. But with only 9% of funding coming from the Government, they rely on the […]

Fishing for a cause

September 1 and 2 saw the Mudyz Mega Classic Fishing Competition held at Muddy Waters in Mercer. The weigh-in on Saturday afternoon saw a huge crowd  and the fish caught were auctioned, raising $1220 which was donated to the Port Waikato Volunteer Fire Brigade towards purchasing helmet lights. Results: Snapper – 1st  – Tony Wong 10.87kg, 2nd – Greg Mathews […]

In Focus

This week’s photograph was taken by Frank Male, from Pukekohe. He recently took this photo of a Kereru (native wood pigeon) sitting in a tree in his niece’s garden at Pollok on the Awhitu Peninsula.  

Franklin Bride of the Year

The Post Newspaper is proud to present this year’s contestants for Franklin Bride of the Year. To be held at the Pukekohe Indian Association Hall on Friday 1 September, the local brides will be judged on a number of categories, including personality, photography, best gown, deportment, people’s choice and bride’s choice. To commemorate the tenth anniversary, a special category has […]

S for Smart goals- Megan Vanlieshout

Megan Vanlieshout – Soul Nourishment Having Goals helps us to keep moving forward. They give us something to strive for, a sense of satisfaction as we progress towards them and then a feeling of achievement when we actually reach them. Goals aren’t something you set and just arrive at. It takes SMART PLANNING and SMART THINKING. The main key to […]

Working with a small space

I have just embarked on the challenge of moving onto an 11 acre property. Being born and bred in the city, I am a country girl at heart and have always dreamt of living the “little house on the prairie” lifestyle. What drew me to the house is the potential that screamed from every room of the 120 something year […]

Gardening with Ruth

At this time last year my flower garden was well in bloom. Not the same this year for some reason. The roses are late and the dianthus, that usually is in full bloom, has about three flowers on it. Even the dahlias are late coming up. The geraniums are doing well and our deep burgundy climber is beautiful.     […]

Shop Local – your Christmas Guide

The holidays are just around the corner, and that means you’ll most likely have some shopping to do in order to cross off the items on your to-do list. Luckily, by shopping close to home, you can save yourself some trouble and a lot of stress. Here are three reasons why shopping local during the holiday season makes sense. 1. […]

Dreams do come true

Earlier this year, we were able to cover the touching story about Shivana Rickards and how her dream of having her dad walk her down the isle on her wedding day came true. Furthermore, unbeknown to the newly weds a family member had entered them into a competition to win their all expenses paid honeymoon. Unfortunately, Shivana’s father, Graham Rickards […]

Trust and communication the key to 60 years of wedded bliss

It took Robert Collie a whole evening to sum up the courage to ask Dot (nee Dynes) for a dance. But over 60 years later, he is sure glad he did. The Glenbrook couple recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary, which is 60 years of marriage. Family and friends surprised the Collies, who thought they were going out for a […]