The Future of newspapers in good hands!

When The Post newspaper visited Tuakau College last week, Year 12 and 13 students enthusiastically shared their ideas of what they wanted to see and read in a community newspaper. The aim of the visit was to explain how the business of newspapers works and their future sustainability. Pictured are some of the Year 12 students who shared their views and opinions during a very informative couple of hours. One of these will soon be joining The Post as a Gateway […]

Goat complex aims for quality

With 2400 dairy goats about to kid, the staff at Oete Farms in Patumahoe are in for a busy few weeks. Owners of the 120ha complex, Matt and Sarah Bolton, celebrated their partnership with nutrition and health products provider New Image at an official opening of the complex last Thursday. Guests at the well attended event included the Minister of Food Safety Jo Goodhew as well as representatives from […]

When the cat’s away

Hey, Nigel is away this week and it’s my turn to share a few secrets from the past. Yes, believe it or not, once upon a time Nigel was an innocent young reporter who turned up at a local newspaper. Of course, we were all much older and wiser than young Nigel, but he made up for it by being a little on the cheeky side. It’s hard to imagine […]

Waiuku needs new sports park

Following on from Nigel Ward’s editorial column last week I agree that the proposed sports complex needs to go ahead immediately, before the Franklin Council funding allocation disappears, on the land bequested by the O’Hara family for that purpose. With most Waiuku ratepayers facing annual rates bills well in access of $2,000 I guess a targeted rate of $100, or $2 a week added onto that […]

Twinkles re-united with family

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to The Post newspaper team for running the found kitten ad for us this past week. Thanks to the ad in the Post this awesome little kitten has been reunited with her very happy owners. They had been very worried since she disappeared and thought they may never see her again, particularly due to the kitten […]

Great service and personal attention

In reply to Darren Masters, Waiuku in The Post June 16th, my personal opinion to this is – I will still support our “Z” Service Station instead of the new kid on the street as Mr Masters mentioned. Mainly, because at “Z” we receive great service, personal attention (not necessary to fill our own tanks) and the bonus of course is the enclosure if pelting down […]

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Franklin Family Support Services has moved to a new location at 9 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe. Geoff Smith (pictured) says the premises are accessed from Roulston Street and right beside the bus terminal and car park. Family Support will occupy the first floor above the IHC offices.

Historic Maori canoe found

Ngati Te Ata iwi representatives are happy at the prospect of having discovered a historic Maori canoe in the Waiuku Forestry area. The canoe was found by Leo Jackman while walking in the area. George Flavel was contacted by Peter Power, Manager Forestry Operations who then put together a recovery party.


Many of you have been talking about the new public transport planned for Waiuku and wondering about pricing. Local Board member Jill Naysmith has supplied some figures obtained from Auckland Transport for their proposed new fares which she believes is good news looking ahead to the roll out of the Waiuku bus service next year. Travel from Waiuku to Pukekohe, using the HOP card, is set at $1.70-$1.80 adult (one way) and 99 cents-$1.10 child. Tertiary, $1.25-$1.45, From […]

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Andrew Bayly, MP for Hunua recently visited Concretec, a fast growing company which is relocating from Manukau to Bombay. Once the new factory is complete late this year, Concretec will employ 80 people and manufacture a range of concrete products for new buildings. Bombay Concretec is ideally positioned to service projects across the Auckland & Waikato regions, and has competitively completed projects reaching as far as […]

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