Golden accolade

Tuakau country music star Dennis Marsh has received yet another accolade just weeks after major heart surgery, with his two latest albums having gone gold. Sony presented Dennis with the awards recently, and they mark the latest achievement for a performer who already has a wall covered in similar trophies at his base in Tuakau’s La Valla Estate. La Valla hosts a purpose-built theatre, constructed on a former music room, and […]

‘My eyes were open, but I couldn’t see’

Sunday May 30 was a day likeany other. It was around 8am and 19 year old Ashleigh Taylor-Wyatt was driving to her job at Animates in Pukekohe. The early morning dew had left a wet slick on the road surface and that, combined with a momentary lapse in concentration at a notoriously bad corner, was all it took to send her sliding across the centre line into the path […]

So long, and thanks for the memories…

It’s a weird feeling writing my last editorial for the Post Newspaper. After a decade in the chair, it seems surreal to think that by the time this paper is delivered I won’t be here. I’ve been given an opportunity to take on a new role in a council communications position in Hamilton, which has a certain irony given my regular rants about Auckland Council. One local elected […]

Arrest made following Waiuku bank robbery

A man has been arrested after a robbery at the Waiuku branch of the ASB last Friday. Police said the man indicated to staff he had a weapon, although one was not seen, after entering the bank around 2pm. The robber is believed to have slipped between neighbouring properties after leaving the bank, before making a getaway in a green Subaru station wagon. The man […]

Crash info wanted

Counties Manukau Police is seeking information on a fatal crash which occurred last Sunday (12 July 2015) in Waiuku just before 6pm. A motorcycle was travelling east bound along Constable Road, it appears the driver has attempted to overtake a car in front of him, and has then collided with an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the motorcycle, James Matiu, aged 26, died at the scene. […]

Million dollar cemetery purchase for Tuakau

Waikato District Council has secured additional land to develop Tuakau’s new cemetery. Service Delivery General Manager, Tim Harty, says Council has purchased an eight hectare property on Whangarata Road at a cost of $1,048,000 which is good news as there had been genuine concerns about the lack of suitable Council space for future burials. “There is quite a long checklist when purchasing land to develop a cemetery including a suitable […]

Franklin arts festival bigger and better than ever

The Franklin Arts Festival being held at the Pukekohe War Memorial Town Hall between August 28 and September 7, will showcase the work of talented artists, not only from the Franklin District, but all over New Zealand. This event has grown year on year and organisers are expecting the coming 2015 event to be the biggest yet. The Franklin Arts Festival Society was formed in 1989 as a […]

Franklin squash to host top event

The Franklin Squash Club is holding one of its marquee events of the year in a few weeks, announcing the Transvisual A2 tournament, being held over August 6-8. Entries for the tournament close at the end of July, and there are both senior and junior divisions available. The event is expected to draw an excellent entry list, and features entertainment on the Saturday evening with a dinner and DJ until late. A courtesy van, supported by Franklin Car and […]

Stallions parade at Karaka sale

The Karaka Stallion Parade will be held for the third time at New Zealand Bloodstock prior to the commencement of the Winter Mixed Bloodstock Sale at noon on Friday July 31. With the new breeding season just around the corner, studmasters are offered the opportunity to parade their sires, young or established, at the Karaka Sales Complex. Amongst the stallions scheduled to visit Karaka this year are El Roca, Proisir and Little Wonder, three sires commencing their first […]

Cow flips car

Police and other emergency services attended a collision between a car and a cow on Mill Rd, Bombay last week. The incident happened at 6.45 am. The cow died in the collision. The car flipped but police said the two occupants were not seriously injured.


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