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ANZ helping local cricketers

ANZ is giving keen cricketers from Franklin and North Waikato a helping hand to get on top of their game this summer. Whether it’s with new team uniforms or replacing tired gear, giving the pitch and clubrooms a makeover, or the chance for a one-on-one coaching session with a BLACKCAPS or WHITE FERNS player, ANZ is supporting cricket at every […]

Award tops off great year for Kurtis

Christmas came early this year for local teen Kurtis Shuker. Earlier last month, Kurtis received notice that he’d been named a finalist in the 27th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards, run by College Sport Auckland. Judith Coe, Sports Coordinator at Waiuku College, had nominated Kurtis for his achievements in orienteering, which included thrashing the Australian field at the […]

Jump Jam teams nationally recognised

The two Jump Jam teams from Awhitu District School (ADS) were awarded Runner Up New Zealand National Champions in their divisions at the 2017 National Jump Jam Championships. The finals held at Westlake Boys High School at the end of October, with ADS Principal, Kristie Thomas, saying it was an outstanding achievement for their small school. The teams had to […]

Amanda wins Gary Pye’s $1000 draw

Gary Pye’s Halloween Night saw the weird and wonderful arrive at his Waiuku store on Tuesday 31 October. Amanda Tingle was the winner of the Panasonic $1000 promotion draw. Prizes for best dressed went to Chloe Barker who was the winner of $10 and some delicious chocolates, while Cora Baker was the recipient of a Vodafone voucher.

Hampton Downs Go Kart Giveaway

There is nothing more exhilarating than a blast on the Hampton Downs Go-Karts! Challenge your friends or bring the family, and set your fastest lap time on our 530m Go-Kart track. Great for individuals or groups! Family Holiday Pass!  5 Rides for $150.00 – Mates Rates!  3 Rides for $100.00 Bookings essential.  Ph 09 280 6593 The Post Newspaper has […]

Topp Twins roadtripping to Pukekohe

World famous in New Zealand, the Topp Twins are on the road again and bringing their Heading for the Hills tour to Pukekohe. Lynda and Jools Topp are well-recognised and well-loved comedians, musicians and classic Kiwis, and Franklin fans will be lucky enough to see them live. Speaking with Lynda, she says she is very excited to be returning to […]

Nadia Lim coming to Pukekohe

Come along to the Pukekohe Indian Hall for the rare opportunity to hear Nadia Lim, winner of MasterChef NZ 2011 and head chef of My Food bag inspire you with the story of her journey so far, from a 12 year old watching Jamie Oliver to a successful businesswoman and mum. At the end of her talk Nadia will have […]


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