Letter regarding offensive words

So pleased you bought this subject into the public arena. I would have been horrified if I had been in the supermarket with my grandchildren.  It would also have offended me.  I am sure most of the shoppers that day were offended too. Did you know that it is an offence under the Summary Offences Act to use or display […]

Yana’s Yarn

Pukekohe’s five aside football competition kicked off last week, and I got the call up. The last time I kicked a ball was last season’s competition. However you can’t be ‘rusty’ when you can’t kick a ball on a good day anyway. I am effectively there to make up numbers, but my team are very supportive of my attempts. It’s […]

Response to ‘Offended’

Regarding the man with the offensive word on his shirt—it shows he doesn’t respect anybody, or respect himself. If I saw that and I was in charge, I’d ban him from the supermarket. – Pukekohe resident.

No choice for no paywave

This is part of a letter of complaint I have just sent to my bank having spoken to them regarding the fact that I am now unable to have a choice whether my credit card or eftpos card is with or without paywave. I am told that my bank has no control over this? It is a bit sad to […]

Police Patch for 17 October 2017

This week we had a relatively easy catch of a burglar.  He made the mistake of burgling a house really close to where he lived in broad day light. What he didn’t count on, was all the people that saw him. What these people did, was alert Police to it straight away. This enabled a quick arrest to be made […]

Feedback on wandering stock

Last week we followed up on the story of wandering livestock that were killed after a car ploughed into them on Karaka Road. Six were killed. Here is feedback we received on the story, with suggestions of what could be done to combat this issue on our rural roads. What are your thoughts? news@thepost.nz How fast are you going to plow into […]

Trust in God

Here is a summary of a long Sermon that I was sent recently, and it made so much sense, that I was compelled to share it with you all. In 1 Corinthians 1:10-15, it says that there was division in the Corinthian Church, where each ministry was contending with dominating all the others as the most superior, and then not […]

Police Patch 10 October 2017

This week we got another indication that Auckland is getting closer. Like it or not, we are part Auckland. You will have noticed a lot more new people in the area and on the Glenbrook Road in the morning or afternoon. It is a steady flow of traffic heading in or out of town. So as the sprawl of the […]


I consider myself to be pretty open minded. But a recent experience caused me to question just how open minded I should be. Having drawn the short straw, it was my job to traipse through the supermarket aisles, replenishing the endless amount of food my kids seem to devour these days. They’re only nine and eleven. I hate to think what […]

Butter prices

The price we pay for New Zealand butter is $6 or more for 500 grams. We all need a certain amount of butter a day, to balance body functions. Fonterra just paid $8million to Theo Spierings their executive. This equals a $160,000 per week raise. Have they lost the real plight in this country? Let’s get sane—drop the butter price. […]