Rural

Dairy Industry Awards ramping up

The 2018 Dairy Industry Awards are approaching and organisers received 374 entries prior to Christmas, across three of the categories. The Share Farmer of the Year, Dairy Manager of the Year and Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions are hotly contested. With a range of sponsors on board, it’s all go before the regional winners are announced. “It is up […]

Presenting the best New Zealand has to offer

With the upcoming Karaka sales being held at the end of January an expected 700 horses will be sold with an estimated $85 million changing hands over the week-long selling extravaganza.This year 1247 yearlings have been cataloged, presenting the very best horses the New Zealand industry has to offer. The sales follow the Karaka Million which will be held on […]

Counties Power A&P show coming up

Keep your diary clear for Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 2018 for the Counties Power Pukekohe A&P Show. Counties Power will be bringing along a display with a complete power poll, demonstrations and information. Add to that Auckland Museum and the NZ Army are attending. The Woodchopping competition is back on, and regular favourite – Counties Strongest Man competition. […]

Year in Review: October – December 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community between October and December last year. October Tuff Mudder: Police working with Auckland Transport and Pukekohe High School organised an event for the year 13 students at PHS. Franklin’s Special Olympic athletes joined Police to run with the Flame of Hope […]

Year in review: July – September 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community between July and September the last year. July Pokeno community unveil a defibrillator donated by the Mercer Volunteer Fire Brigade. The Post introduced Inspector Dave Glossop, the Area Commander. He wanted to see safer town centres, and Police and the community […]

Awards 2017

We have an incredible community, and 2017 has seen a haul of many awards that we should all be proud of. Here are a selection of just some of the prestigious acknowledgments made this year. 1. Terry Hatch received an Order of Merit for his service to horticulture and conservation. He has worked on local projects including planting pohutukawa and […]

Port Waikato Fire Brigade November round up

By Leah Fry It was a slow start to the month but was quickly followed by a medical. Our next callout was an MVA with a family ending up in the river, luckily they escaped the car unharmed. The month rounded off with two more medical callouts. The final one we were at Onewhero conducting a shared medical training evening […]

25 years of adventure

Bringing babies into the world. Helping those in need, or in pain. Holding the hands of those departing this world. As he clocks up 25 years of service with the New Zealand Fire Brigade, John Allen of the Awhitu Rural Fire Force looks to have experienced the full spectrum of joy and heartbreak. So what lead John to become involved […]

Thousands spent on illegal dumping

Following on from Leah Minhinnick’s working bee last week on Alder Road, Waikato District Council have also expressed their frustrations over the illegal dumping in the area. Customer Support Manager, Sue O’Gorman, says it’s a huge problem and people have had enough. “Like you, we are completely fed up with people dumping their rubbish. These people are ruining the environment and […]

Topp Twins celebrate Fisken’s 60 years

Reaching 60 years in business is a great reason to celebrate, and the team at HR Fisken and Sons did just that last week. On Tuesday 5 December, John Fisken hosted an entertaining evening for his customers and suppliers to thank them all for their continued support over the last 60 years. “It was time to have a party, and […]


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