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Stars power helps close out Future Ferns season

The Future Ferns programme at the Waiuku Netball Centre is over for another season and the finale went off with a bang. Undeterred by intermittent showers and decked out in their most colourful garb (including delightful tutus) some 45 young netballers, who have spent the past nine weeks learning the basics of the game and working as a team, did […]

Onewhero students ANZ Future Captains

Tanika van Dijk and Megan Pearson, both Year eight students from Onewhero Area School, were the ANZ Future Captains at the Trusts arena for the ANZ Premiership game between the Sky City Mystics and the Northern Stars on Sunday 8 July. Tanika said, “It was a really cool experience and I enjoyed meeting the captains and being on court to […]

Auckland Council’s fleet going electric

Auckland Council is reducing its vehicle fleet and going green with the purchase of 10 new electric vehicles (EVs). Mayor Phil Goff said, “Council has reduced the size of its vehicle fleet by 57 vehicles in the last year and replaced old petrol cars with electric vehicles. It saves ratepayers $600,000 and sends a clear signal that we are serious […]

Online calf club saving farmers beef?

Mycoplasma Bovis has had a big impact on the dairy farming industry and is currently threatening our calf clubs. Calf Club NZ, an independent calf club run by farmers for farmers, have organised an online calf club for kids so that they don’t miss out. Joshua Herbes and Michelle Burgess, creators of Calf Club NZ, said “calf clubs help link […]

Hall goes from being condemned to community resource

The Franklin Local Board celebrated another important milestone in its strategy of empowering local communities as the West Franklin Community Trust took on the management of the Waiuku Memorial Town Hall. As part of Auckland Council’s rural halls programme, local boards support communities to manage and make decisions for their local facilities, as those based in a community are often […]

Waiuku community shows the way with trails plan

The Waiuku Walkways Committee presented a thorough run-down for how it will deliver the initial stages of the Waiuku Trails Plan at the most recent Franklin Local Board business meeting. The committee detailed how it will spend Franklin Local Board’s $300,000 budget allocation with the help of community volunteers and community contractors. Local businesses will provide discounted materials to start […]

Local RC racers off to Worlds

Kelly O’Connor and her husband Shane, from Patumahoe, are avid remote controlled car racers and are off to compete in the IFMAR World championships in Perth, Australia, from 1 to 10 November. Kelly is the only female racer in the group of nine people going from New Zealand. Five of those racers are from the Counties RC Car Club, based […]

Waiuku Kindergarten’s creative success

Waiuku Kindergarten placed second in the ‘Eye on Nature Creative Arts Competition’ which was held on Saturday 7 July 2018. The annual event is organised by the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust in association with many of New Zealand’s leading environmental organisations, with the assistance of Auckland Council and local boards. This year the theme was Healthy Trees, Healthy Me – […]

Buried: – greed or incompetence?

Exclusive Investigation Report The Post is calling for all work at Envirofert to stop, for senior Waikato Regional Council staff to be suspended and for an independent forensic audit into the noncompliance at Envirofert in Tuakau. The role of both Waikato councils needs to be thoroughly investigated, and if they have allowed contaminated material to be buried due to a […]

Fatal crash closes Pukekohe roads

One person has died in a collision between a car and a truck in Pukekohe this morning. The crash occurred on Stuart Road about 5.45am, Monday 16 July.  One person died at the scene, another sustained minor injuries. Diversions are still in place. The Serious Crash Unit has been notified.

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