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From the Mayor’s chair—12 December 2017

Mayor Allan Sanson Waikato District November was a busy month with a lot going on across the Waikato District Council. I was at the Lakeside Christmas Carols in Huntly last weekend. This is a great event every year where families and kids get together to celebrate Christmas. This year there were a few hundred people who came along to sing […]

Soul Nourishment

By Megan van Lieshout Lifestyle Coach meganvl.pi@gmail.com W for WHAT’S WORKED and WHAT HASN’T IN 2017? At this time of the year, we often start to reflect back over the past twelve months thinking about what worked well during the year and what perhaps didn’t work so well. We start to reassess our year and begin to weigh up what […]

Baker’s Banter – December 2017

I know a lot of people saw the video footage of the guy getting driven into on Karioitahi Beach last week and the things leading up to that moment and the things afterwards. As an ex cop I am worried when well meaning folk try to take the law into their own hands It might seem like the right thing […]

Police Report—05 December 2017

As most will be aware there was an incident at Karioitahi Beach recently, where a person was struck with a vehicle. Some of you may have seen the videos of the incident. It doesn’t make for good viewing. I know I have said it before, but obviously people don’t seem to listen or care— the beach is a road and […]

A note from Emma’s desk— 28 November 2017

When I look at how the community I serve and live in rallied together to help Hazel raise funds for the Cancer Society, my heart swells with pride. I can’t express my gratitude for how generous and supportive Franklin, my friends and family have been. Together, Hazel, Helen and I have raised more than $12,000 for the Cancer Society. That […]

Gone Fishing with Smudge— November 2017

It’s hard to believe that only a month ago we were struggling to get a chance to get out fishing. Since then we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to make the most of it and catch a few fish in the process. The harbour is fishing very well for trevally but they take a […]

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 […]

Police Patch – 14 November 2017

You may have heard, or seen, reports about the recent high number of road fatalities around the country. One thing we can all do locally that will make it safer for yourselves, and other road users, is to slow down. The speed limit is set for a reason. For example, around town it is 50km. There is a lot of […]

Baker’s Banter 7 November 2017

It has certainly been an intriguing couple of weeks with some things floating around in the various forms of media that collectively we as a community use to gather information. The first thing I need to do is a bit of myth busting. A couple of Fridays ago, the head of a large infrastructure organisation that acts, amongst other things, […]

Police Patch – 7 November 2017

Two weeks ago, police staff had to deal with a number of people who had been smoking synthetic cannabis. These people had lost all control of their senses, and had no knowledge of what was going on around them. One of the group ended up in hospital because of his self inflicted stupidity. I wonder how much this cost the […]


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