Politics

Senior minister visits Pukekohe

On Sunday 3 December, Senior Government Minister, the Honourable Shane Jones who is Minister for Regional Economic Development, Forestry and Infrastructure visited Pukekohe to speak at a luncheon along with his colleague and one of the newest MPs in Parliament Jenny Marcroft. The luncheon, which was organised by Jon Reeves of New Zealand First Hunua Electorate, enabled the public and […]

Senior Government Minister to visit Pukekohe

One of the new Governments most senior Members of Parliament, the Honourable Shane Jones will be visiting Pukekohe on Sunday 3 December. Jones who holds the Ministerial roles of Regional Economic Growth, Forestry and Infrastructure as well as Associate Ministerial roles for Transport and Finance will be the guest speaker at a Christmas luncheon being held at the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club […]

From the Mayor’s Chair

The Post Newspaper would like to welcome aboard Waikato District Council Mayor, Allan Sanson, who will be contributing a regular monthly column on topics from across the area. I’d like to focus on a few of the great places we have in our district. I think we’d all agree that the Waikato is a fabulous place to live. I’m really […]

Introducing Wincinda…

Just like Brangelina, Kimye and TomKat, New Zealand now has its very own “power couple”. Wincinda. Last night, NZ First’s Winston Peters waved his magic wand and bestowed Labour Party’s Jacinda Ardern with her wish. With a sparkle of flashing teeth and a wave of her hair, she became the Prime Minster elect. It was definitely Winston’s night, but the […]

Baker’s Banter- 03 October

So the election is done, the voting over and now we sit back and wait to see who we have as a Government. Where we head in a variety of directions, what will be delivered from all the promises and most importantly when. For us in Franklin, it is within the ‘when’ that the biggest differences lie. The incumbent Government […]

Nats take it out, but Labour makes the big gains

“Let’s do this!” was Labour’s byline. On Saturday night as the election drew to a close, it seemed the message had gotten through. At least to many in the Hunua and Waikato electorates. With a party vote increase from 13.1% to 20.9%* in the Hunua electorate, and 14.7% to 23.2%* in the Waikato electorate, Labour made the big gains on […]


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