Tuakau Youth Hunt

I was extremely disappointed to read that the Tuakau Youth Hunt took place again this year. With all the animal cruelty cases currently highlighted in the media, I would have thought it was about time we reassessed what we are teaching our youth. Through interactions with animals we should be fostering and encouraging compassion and empathy in young people, rather […]

Letter: HNZ Houses some very very good neighbours some not so good

Some thoughts about your column re: HNZ houses. My husband and I are very aware of HNZ houses in a street. YES, you can get very, very good neighbours in HNZ homes, but there are always the ones who never mow their lawns, wreck the HNZ house they are in, and have no consideration for anyone else. They use their […]

Letter: Intimidation

It sounds like some people are too scared to report people doing donuts around seals on Karioitahi beach and hitting and killing one. On the ‘You know you’re from Waiuku’ Facebook page you can find in the comments (from Claire Kendall (“update 5:55 pm”)) that “this has been reported but the witness did not want to make a statement.” Are […]

Letter— Feedback on front page regarding Envirofert

Steve Douglas’ feature article regarding Waikato Regional Council allowing Envirofert in Tuakau to allegedly bury contaminated material is to be commended for its detail, its insight and its directness. Too often Councils recommend complainants take them to court, knowing full well that they have the use of ratepayers’ money and the complainant by and large will not have the resources. […]

Letter—Future operation and management of the Waiuku Town Hall

As you will have seen in last week’s Post Newspaper article “Hall goes from being Condemned to Community Resource”, the West Franklin Community Trust (WFCT) has managed to obtain the rights to “occupy and manage the Waiuku War Memorial Town Hall/Back Stage Theatre complex for the community.” One of the conditions of the licence is that interested residents/representatives/users from the […]

Letter: New (uncompleted) Pukekohe station transport hub opens

Most people in Pukekohe will have been unaware that last Wednesday (6th June) the new Pukekohe station transport hub was officially opened – although why it has occurred when the project is still far from finished is baffling. While all the dignitaries from central and local government and Auckland Transport were patting themselves on the back for a job well […]

Letter: Tuakau train station a great idea

I read your article on the new train station in the pipeline for North Waikato in the local news paper the other day. This is an issue I feel very passionate about as my family and I have just moved to Tuakau recently, however due to both of our jobs being in Auckland we have no other choice but to commute […]

Letter: Our kids are precious

As a regular visitor to the Onewhero Golf Club I have recognised this SH22 problem for over fifteen years. No matter how often you drive this stretch of road, the hazard area comes up without much warning. It annoys me that the WDC spokesperson in speaking about their bureaucratic hoops that need jumping through, completely misses the point that action […]

Letter: Speed limit around Pukekawa school

In response to your Tuesday edition front page story regarding Pukekawa school speed limit being reduced, I have lived in Pukekawa for 27 years and had two children attending school there. In all this time I have never heard of or seen any accidents involving cars or children. This stretch of road has good visibility and most drivers are watchful […]

Letters regarding the possibility of a new railway station

Last week in our 29 May 2018 edition, we wrote an article regarding the possibility of a new railway station in the area. At a Regional Council hearing, Councillors were interested in a possible station at Mercer, however others are more interested in Tuakau and possibly Pokeno as well. Below are some thoughts from the community; North Waikato Train Station […]

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