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 […]

Locals feature in national Kiwi cuisine book

A newly published book featuring the behind the scenes of the food world is out on shelves this week. While the book, Source New Zealand, shares stories from all over the country it also features several locals including Hori Watson, a keen whitebait fisherman from Port Waikato, eel fisherman Mike Holmes and the NZ Eel Processing Company in Te Kauwhata […]

RSA Franklin’s newest business venture opens

The Pukekohe and Franklin communities can have the pleasure of enjoying another family-orientated venue in ‘The DISPENSARY Bar & Diner’—a partnership between RSA Franklin and Affordable Catering of Pukekohe. Formally opening at 4:00pm, Saturday, 22 July 2017, at the RSA clubrooms on Pukekohe’s Edinburgh Street, it will offer diners an uncomplicated seasonal menu of familiar dishes ranging from $15.00 to […]

A delicious combination

By Yana O’Gorman A group of business students from Onewhero Area School have recently competed at the Dragons Den finals in Auckland. The group, who are participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme, came up with the idea to sell premix baking in jars. ‘Combination’ offer a range or flavours from rocky road, gluten-free ginger crunch, afghans and s’mores. Sheree […]

Pukekohe grower recognised as world-class innovator

Allan Fong, the Pukekohe market gardener and face of The Fresh Grower, who’s introduced New Zealanders to an exciting menu of versatile and flavourful vegetables, has been recognised as an outstanding leader and innovator winning a prestigious Australasian agribusiness award for all-round excellence. “Our seasonal selections reinvent familiar veges but with a fresh take and grown to fit the current […]

Entries open for Steak of Origin competition

Entries have opened and the search is on for New Zealand’s most tender and tasty steak. The competition is open to beef farmers from all around New Zealand and right now they will be selecting their very best for entry into the 15th annual 2017 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin competition, held in association with PGG Wrightson. […]

Kiwi cuisine from a food truck

Franklin based Geordy and Jodie Booth operate the Home Grown Food Truck. The husband and wife team have more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry and are passionate about good food and delivering a gourmet kiwi food experience. As well as attending markets, they offer catering for events such as weddings. The freedom of a mobile food outlet […]

New farmers market right here in Franklin

What began as an idea discussed with friends soon became a reality—there is now a farmers market at the Red Shed Palazzo Cafe in Drury. At the beginning of February, the owners of the Red Shed Cafe and Albert’s Kitchen, Pukekohe, discussed the idea of starting up a farmers market in Franklin. With plenty of available space at the Red […]

International Chocolate Cake Day

Not many would have known that last Friday, January 27, was International Chocolate Cake Day. The team at the Post certainly didn't, which is quite disappointing, as we are all self confessed chocoholics. However, our former team mate, Kim Grindlay, didn't let us down. She arrived, just because she loves us, with a delicious chocolate malteser cake. That girl certainly […]

Aucklanders see how much food they waste

Auckland Council displayed two huge toast towers at Britomart recently to show the scale of food waste that occurs each day. Aucklanders waste 15,000 loaves bread every day—enough to cross the harbour bridge three times. New Zealanders on the whole throw out about 79 kilograms of food each, totalling around 122,547 tonnes.  “Food waste is a massive issue in New Zealand and […]