Report shows need to protect Pukekohe food hub

Horticulture New Zealand commissioned Deloitte to report on New Zealand’s food story: The Pukekohe hub, detailing the significant contribution Pukekohe’s horticulture industry makes to the health and wealth of New Zealand, and in particular its largest city, Auckland. The report was released at a function at Parliament on Tuesday 14 August 2016 and outlines the possible economic hit that could […]

Tuakau crazy for KidsCan

Rainbow tights, crazy hair, face paint and lots of colour were seen at Tuakau Primary School on Thursday 9 August as the students celebrated KidsCan crazy day. Nationwide, the day was held as a fundraiser for KidsCan which provides food, clothing, health care for students in 732 schools across the country. Teacher in charge, Dianne Stokes, said it was great […]

Glenbrook students build their skills

Glenbrook School students put their thinking caps on and completed a number of challenges as part of the Vector EPro8 challenge last week. On Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 August, the students took part in the challenge, a series of activities where points are given. The idea is to allow students to think critically to problem solve, by using maths, engineering […]

Onewhero girl shortlisted for NCEA Make your mark competition

Eleven year old Maia Kervin, from Onewhero Area School, was recently shortlisted for the NCEA Make Your Mark competition. Maia, who entered the ‘Young Minds, Young Dreams’ category could win $1000. Maia, whose dream job is to be a heart surgeon, described what education means for her in her entry. Her entry shows the learning areas that are important, including […]

Pukekohe Fire Report – Week ending 14 August 2018

02/08 Motor vehicle accident (MVA) 04/08 Private Fire Alarm (false alarm) • Scrub fire 06/08 Car fire • Domestic Fire Alarm (false alarm) 08/08 Car fire on motorway SAFETY MESSAGE: Over the next couple of weeks you will see ads running in the paper from Fire and Emergency NZ. The ads are not just pretty colours and words reminding us […]

Looking twice at train tracks may save your life

Look right, look left, look for trains. That’s the message NZ Police and the NZ Transport Agency are supporting this Rail Safety Week, and it could save your life. Inspector Peter McKennie, Operations Manager for Road Policing, says Police will be supporting the week by spreading the message to look first before you cross train tracks. It only takes a […]

Never too young to read the news

In an age where digital media is so prominent with most news online, it was quite heart warming to receive this photograph of eight year old Charlie Lamb reading the Post. According to his Mum he reads it every Tuesday. You’re awesome Charlie, thanks for the support.

UPDATE: Four injured in Kingseat Road crash

Roads have reopened following a serious crash in Kingseat this morning, Monday 13 August 2018. At 10am, crew of the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter were tasked to the corner of Glenbrook and Kingseat Roads to assist multiple patients involved in a car versus car accident. Attending crew say it appeared to have been a head on collision. One patient was […]

Serious crash in Kingseat

Police and emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash on Kingseat Road, Kingseat that occurred just before 10am this morning, Monday 13 August.  Three vehicles are involved and two vehicles have gone down a bank.  Occupants are still in trapped in vehicles (11.12am). One person is in a critical condition, two people have serious injuries and one person […]

Police investigating aggravated robbery in Kingseat

Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a dairy on Kingseat Road. Just before 3pm on Monday 6 August three people, a man and two women, entered the store and threatened the attendant with a knife. “They stole cigarettes and left the scene in a blue Subaru station wagon,” a Police spokesperson said. The store attendant was not injured. The trio had […]

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