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Gambling a growing problem in Waiuku

According to the HPA (Health Promotion Agency), it’s likely that 186,000 Kiwis are experiencing a level of gambling-related harm. Waiuku is no exception to the rule. Recently, the Waiuku Networking Group (for those working in health, education and social services) welcomed Bonnie Lovich-Howitt and Narelle Nichelsen from the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGF) who spoke about the local statistics for […]

Council investigate new uses for golf course

“Selling golf facilities is not part of the discussion,” according to Franklin ward councillor Bill Cashmore. A story was released by the New Zealand Herald stating that Auckland Council are looking at Clarks Beach Golf Course as a possible site for housing, causing uproar and anxiety in the community. However Auckland Council have since said that they will not be […]

Pukekohe Lions support Lifesavers foundation

Pukekohe Lions donated a cheque to the Lifesavers Foundation at their meeting on Wednesday 5 September.   The money will go to an improved digital radio network for Surf Livesaving clubs in the Northern Region, including Karioitahi and Sunset Beach.   Lions Clubs throughout this region are undertaking fundraising to provide $12,000 so that the two local Surf Livesaving clubs can update […]

Synlait Pokeno’s upgrade continuing

Despite the original contractors for the Synlait dairy factory extension in Pokeno, Ebert Construction Ltd, recently going into recievership, Synlait has confirmed construction will continue.  Tetra Pak, Synlait’s contracted partner for the projects, has confirmed both projects will be delivered as originally planned and will remain on track and are forecast to be completed on time and on budget.    The […]

Surprise Pokeno! You’re about to become a tourist mecca..

Ferry rides? A tourist farm experience? In Pokeno? Based on recent reports, Pokeno looks set to become a tourist mecca, even if many locals didn’t know a thing about it! As if having fantabulous mountainous ice creams wasn’t enough, the little rural town of North Waikato is in the sights of developers as the location for a major tourist farm park. The ever popular Agrodome farm park in Rotorua, operated by Ngai […]

Glenbrook-Waiuku Road crash

Police were called to the scene of a two-car crash on Glenbrook-Waiuku Rd on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at about 4.30pm. It appears one person is injured. Fire and ambulance are also in attendance. A diversion is in place down Brookside Road and Mission Bush Road. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Police Eagle…is watching!

If you’ve ever wondered exactly what Police Eagle is doing up in the sky when you see them flying over, read on. Thanks to Sergeant Callum Young and some of his fourteen collegues at the Police Air Support Unit, I was able to fly onboard Police 2, one of three Eagle helicopters.  My journey began from the Police Air Support […]

Statement from The Post Newspaper

The Post Newspaper experienced a devastating burglary on Friday 7 September 2018. Unfortunately this means that we are unable to publish a paper for Tuesday 11 September. This is the first time in 26 years that we have been unable to publish due to circumstances beyond our control. We have attempted to contact all of our clients to advise them […]

Good deed makes duathlon possible

“I know you like making dreams come true for kids, and I wondered if you could help me?” This was the cracking opening line from a Franklin woman when she approached a local bike shop, to see if they could help with a challenge she was facing. We can’t identify this awesome woman, nor the child she was trying to help, as their identities […]

Emergency Services Honoured

One Tuakau man is very lucky to be alive, thanks to the dedication of his wife and emergency services. 47 year old David Seaman, had a cardiac arrest on Sunday 8 July at 8.30 pm. His wife Pauline, did CPR for four and a half minutes before emergency services arrived and they continued for a total of 46 minutes. David, […]


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