Auranga attracts 700 visitors

Sunhats, walking shoes and dogs were some of what was seen at Auranga’s Celebration Day on Saturday 20 January. The new development, near Drury, held the day to celebrate the first stage of the five kilometre coastal walkway opening. The community was invited to share in the festivities, with around 700 visitors arriving throughout the day. Dog owners brought their […]

House prices up 5.8% in December

Median house prices across New Zealand rose by 5.8% while Auckland’s median house price increased 1.8% in December to $870,000 up from $855,000 compared to December 2016. Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at REINZ says: “This increase defies the predictions of many commentators who 12 or 13 months ago were adamant that house prices would fall in 2017.” Waikato experienced record […]

Historic building to be relocated

Pukekohe’s 104 year old railway station building will be relocated according to an Auckland Transport spokesperson. “It has been agreed to relocate the building and investigation into relocation works are underway,” the spokesperson said last week. “Unfortunately, at this stage no further details are available.” The Franklin Heritage Forum who have been advocating for the building to remain, are disappointed […]

Looking down the pipes

Waikato District Council will be getting a good look into their pipes after appointing a contractor to continue the cleaning and inspection of their wastewater network. HydroTech, the contractors, will be using camera technology, by placing cameras on the end of a jetting hose before it is put down the pipes. They will be inspecting and cleaning 40 kilometres of […]

Petition launched to save Mill Road corridor

MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly has launched a petition to save the Mill Road corridor project from Manukau and Flat Bush to Papakura and Drury, which is now under review by the Labour Government. Andrew believes that this project is vital to meet the needs of the increasing population and business development in the Franklin area, and the pressing need […]

Franklin shows off Fuchsia

The 19th Franklin Fuchsia show was held last Friday and Saturday with many coming through the doors to see the displays and purchase flowers. The highly anticipated show, held at Waiuku’s Civic Centre was yet another success and saw fuchsia fans from all over the North Island attend. Gloria Underwood from Dargaville was the champion of the show with her […]

Dairy owners concerned for safety

Story by Haylee Robbins Local Tuakau and Pukekohe dairy managers and store owners speak up about the recent spate of vicious robberies last week which left Papakura, Onehunga and Hamilton communities shaken. For security reasons, these store owners and managers wished to remain anonymous but spoke freely about their concerns. “Don’t hurt people!” came the anxious cry of one Pukekohe […]

Counties Power A&P show coming up

Keep your diary clear for Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 2018 for the Counties Power Pukekohe A&P Show. Counties Power will be bringing along a display with a complete power poll, demonstrations and information. Add to that Auckland Museum and the NZ Army are attending. The Woodchopping competition is back on, and regular favourite – Counties Strongest Man competition. […]

Auranga open day

Auranga—the new residential development at Drury West—is putting its money where its mouth is, launching community amenities before the first homes have even been started. This month, a stretch of land on the water’s edge, which has been privately owned for decades, will be accessible to the public for the first time as Auranga celebrates the official opening of the […]

Letter: Crammed in like sardines

As many in Pukekohe will have noticed, the new Belmont Estate subdivision is quickly being built, with it’s controversial narrow roads, including the narrowing of the main arterial road through the area, Victoria Street West, to the displeasure of the community and local board, as was highlighted in the The Post last year. On a recent drive along this road, […]

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