Politics

Pukekohe the real winner

National Party policy announcement of $130 million injection to electrify line between Papakura and Pukekohe. National is committing up to $267 million of investment over the next three years in the Auckland and Wellington commuter rail networks to support future passenger growth, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “Pukekohe commuters are set to save around 11 minutes in travel […]

Hunua electorate seat contested

Ian Cummings has announced that he will be campaigning for electorate votes as an Independent MP for Hunua. “I look forward to the opportunity to engage voters and win their confidence to represent them in parliament as their local member of parliament (MP). I believe I can give Andrew Bayly, the sitting MP, a good run for his money. As […]

Andrew Little in Pukekohe

The local Labour Candidate for Hunua, Ms Baljit Kaur, said she enjoyed welcoming the leader of the Labour Party, Andrew Little to the Pukekohe Markets  on a wet winter Saturday 8 July. Ms Baljit Kaur was there to greet him, and along with a team of supporters, took a walk around the market, chatting with most of the stall holders […]

National Party breakfast in Pukekohe

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman was the guest speaker at a breakfast in Pukekohe attended by 110 people. He answered a range of questions involving his Cabinet portfolios of Health and Sports and Recreation. Afterwards he faced a few bowls on a new artificial cricket pitch surface, 2G Flick, which is being promoted by local resident, Neeraj Kumar From L-R Andrew […]

Winston Peters in Pukekohe

The Hon. Winston Peters attended a fundraising event last weekend, which saw a large crowd from the Franklin area attend. The mid-winter Christmas Luncheon was held at the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club on Sunday 18 June, and saw a large attendance from farmers, market gardeners and business owners who raised concerns about the new Resource Management Act legislation and Iwi Authorities controlling […]

Baljit selected as candidate for Hunua

Baljit Kaur has been selected as the Hunua Labour Party candidate for the 2017 General Election. Baljit, a proud immigrant from Punjab, arrived in New Zealand 15 years ago, and says she has been deeply involved in working with the community. “Currently, I am serving as chair of the New Zealand Sikh Women’s Association, an organisation that provides support for […]

First visit to Awhitu for Deputy Speaker

Hon. Chester Borrows, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, was treated to the spectacular sights of the Awhitu Peninsula last week. This was the first time Mr Borrows had visited the area, and MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly, was able to take him on a tour to the Lighthouse and the Awhitu Landcare Nursery on Tuesday 18 April. After speaking to the Waiuku […]

Bakers Banter – Column

There has been a bit reported in recent weeks regarding possible changes to how Auckland Council operates in Pukekohe. The fact is, as Bill and I included in our responses to questions from the Post, Council is not closing its office in Pukekohe. There are proposed changes to how parts of council operate but these are in response to complaints […]

Council invites youth to ‘Govern Up’

Waikato District Council is looking for young people with an interest in their community to take a lead in bringing ideas for youth projects and events to their local community boards and committees. The Council has received $10,000 funding from the Ministry of Social Development to support the establishment of volunteer ‘youth action groups’ with representatives on local community boards […]

Amy Adams visits Franklin

The Hon. Amy Adams visited Franklin last week, in particularly the Waiuku area. Hosted by MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly,  Hon. Ms Adams attended a breakfast at 7.30am in Pukekohe on Friday 24 March, before travelling to a Tony and Marlene Walters’ farm in Aka Aka. Hon. Ms Adams was shown the importance of how technology, particularly broadband, has been incorporated into […]