Who says golf is a hard game?

Waiuku’s Frank McGrath is making golf look easy at the moment. During last week’s The Post Open at Waiuku Golf Club, he drilled a hole-in-one at the Par 3 seventh. It must be the practice – a few weeks ago he played a similar shot to score a holein-one on the same hole, although with differing wind conditions he used […]

Pukekohe law firm set to fight Council tickets

A Pukekohe Law Firm says it will fight parking tickets for Franklin residents who have been ticketed by Auckland Council for parking on their grass verges – and if they lose the case they will pay the tickets themselves. “The reason that we have taken this approach is because the ticketing process is not only a blatant revenue gathering exercise, […]

Wins for The Post at awards

The Post Newspaper was among the trophy winners at the weekend’s Community Newspaper Association of New Zealand’s annual awards ceremony in Queenstown. Co-owners of The Post, Bill Deed and Steve Douglas, travelled to Rydges Conference Centre last week for the event, and were delighted as The Post scooped Most Improved Newspaper in its class (over 15,000 circulation). They were even […]

Awards a win for Franklin

As a region, Franklin punches above its weight in terms of its lifestyle opportunities, its businesses and their service levels, and its successes on the international sporting stage. So when we, as your local newspaper, went up against the top community newspapers in the country at the annual New Zealand Community Newspaper Awards on the weekend, we aimed to carry […]

Right event, wrong day?

Does such a wonderful event as Steels n Wheels have to be held on Mothers Day? As we were driving out of Waiuku towards the motorway we were watching all of those beautiful cars going the other way, my 12 year old son was absolutely gutted (as was I) but unfortunately family commitments had to come first. I also hear […]

Church bell saved for township

As a local historian, when it was announced that Holy Trinity Church (Waiuku) was to be closed and the fittings were to be either sold or moved into storage at the offices of the Auckland Anglican Diocese Council, I requested that the bell be removed and placed into the care of the Waiuku Museum Society. For as long as I […]

No salespeople after dark, please

At 6.45pm on May 18 we had a knock on the door but for obvious reasons I would not open it, but spoke to the person on the step. It was a rep from Nova Power. He was told to go away and not come back. We are not young, and unwanted people are not welcome at that time of […]

Man dies, three rescued, after capsize

A man was killed when a group of four friends, believed to have been out duck shooting, were thrown into the water when their small river boat capsized on Sunday. Waiuku Coastguard’s Nigel Griffiths said the three men saved were pulled from the water by Waiuku’s Carl Hill, who had been on the water in his own boat. Griffiths said […]

‘Too early’ for costs after path collapses

A large section of the seawall footpath beside the Sandspit Reserve in Waiuku collapsed last week, leaving gaping holes along the esplanade area and indications are that the risk to other areas is high. Over time, sea water has eroded through the base of the structure, washing away the sand underneath the footpath and leaving a void area which the […]

Diesel spill

An early morning large diesel spill on Waiuku Road last Thursday caused a number of crashes. The spill stretched from Patumahoe Rd to Tramway and Baldhill Roads and into Waiuku. Council and police attended with road speeds reduced on the area for several days.


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