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Bakers Banter – 17 July 2018

A few weeks back, I was at a sporting club enjoying afternoon sport. The club is located about 10 minutes drive from the nearest Ambulance station and A & E clinic and 25 minutes from Middlemore Hospital. During a game a young competitor suffered a broken ankle. As is the practice now, he was made comfortable, the game shifted to […]

Police Patch—10 July 2018

This week another search warrant was executed at a local Waiuku address. A large quantity of drugs were located all nicely prepared for sale. Two people will be in Court shortly on Possession of Cannabis for Supply charges. It would have been good while it lasted, all that quick money, but it comes with a number of risks. You may […]

Yana’s Yarn— 10 July 2018

I was chatting with some friends last week about the power of words. We could all recall moments where people had spoken into our lives with passion and encouragement. Likewise we could also recall moments where negative words had been spoken to us or about us. Realising that we could remember both the good and the bad we decided where […]

$300 Million Dollars

It was only a few years ago I contacted the manager of a record producer and an industry leading musical director to find out how they achieved their success and to learn and gain some inspiration. Richard Adlam AKA Fiasco is a hit record producer and re mixer who worked on albums by Rudimental, Avicii and Bruno Mars. Adlam remixed […]

Yana’s Yarn 30 June 2018

On my travels to the supermarket recently, I have noticed a lot of people using their recyclable bags. It’s cool to care for the environment and do our best to reduce waste. And it’s okay if you take another supermarket’s recyclable bag to a competing supermarket. At least you’re making a difference. (Speaking to myself here). Even opting out of […]

Waste changes coming to Franklin ward

By Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor, Bill Cashmore. Waste, Rubbish and Recycling. Auckland creates mountains of rubbish each year. How will Council deal with this? Our new waste strategy aims to have zero waste in our landfills by 2040. It’s a tough ask, but I reckon we can do it. We are rolling out a new three-bin system, which […]

Yana’s Yarn

As you know, The Post is 100 per cent locally owned and operated. Each year we have the opportunity to enter the Community Newspaper Association Awards (CNA). Other independently owned newspapers and magazines from around New Zealand also enter. This year, we were lucky enough to take out a number of awards, runners up and special mentions. The Post took […]

Baker’s Banter – 19 June 2018

I was talking with my mother some time ago and marveling at how much change in the world she has seen in her lifetime, how we do things, what products and services are available now. The pace of change in technology in particular is mind boggling. Every day we find new things able to be done via our mobile phones […]

Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here?

We know the prominence social media has in our lives. It’s easily accessible, quick and has so much content and information floating around. However, sometimes, as we all know, social media gets it wrong. As is the case last week. A power pole was downed, and the guess is that the Police decided to have a bit of fun and […]

Drivers do right by our kids

One in four road deaths in urban areas are pedestrian deaths. Last week the topic of pedestrian crossings stepped on up into local social media pages once again. A Waiuku mum was voicing her concern over the lack of driver consideration at pedestrian crossings, and the danger this creates for children. She felt compelled to vent after witnessing not one, […]


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