“Don of Tequila” ambushed by Mexican outlaws at Waiuku station

Thursday last week at around 4pm, six New Zealand bartenders, including Jon Cresswell from Auckland rolled into Waiuku station on a steam train followed by two Jose Cuervo carriages. Four Mexican outlaws lay in wait for the train in an attempt to ambush the next “Don of Tequila”. The six were competing in the finals of a national competition to find the next ‘Don of […]

It’s all in the numbers

  Hunua is likely to grow by around 30,000 people over the next six years with Beachlands set to double in size, says Andrew Bayly.   Local Hunua MP A n d re w Ba y l y i s convinced that based on the numbers and his research, there is a strong likelihood that the projected population g row t h a l l a c r o s s Hunua will far exceed expectations and […]

New website goes live

If you are looking for the latest news, or have news of your own to share, want to send a letter to editor or submit a press release with a photo you can do that right now online at thepost.nz. If you have school news or club news and want to get it in the paper and online, just submit it using our new website. If you need to place […]

Treasury recommendations

The recent statement from Treasury, recommending that New Zealand’s rail network be shut down due to the ongoing funding KiwiRail continues to require, should be seen as a need to reform the rail system. Former Minister of Railways Richard Prebble is correct in saying that the rail network should be funded by the NZ Transport Agency out of the national land transport fund. KiwiRail needs […]

Y O U R W O W AWA R D

This week’s Wow Award goes to a person who hardly ever sleeps! Go Graphics’ Darryl Deed is a man of many facets. He is the ‘go to man’ for IT problems at the Post as well as keeping the server and computers running smoothly at Action Office Products Ltd and Go Graphics in Waiuku and Pukekohe. He also is the designer of all Go […]

Zen Zone opens in Pukekohe

Franklin’s Justin Joseph, driven by his passion and love for Bonsai and Zen Culture has opened a new store in Pukekohe called ‘Zen Zone’ this past Saturday. Justin says having grown up in the area, he holds Franklin “dear to his heart”, so that, paired with his passion for bonsai trees and having Zen culture close to him on a personal level is what led him […]

Robbed Again

Waiuku’s GAS service station has been robbed again, the second time in less than a month. A frustrated owner, Pankaj, spoke to the Post and confirmed that at around 3.47am on Thursday morning July 23, four masked individuals, wearing hoodies and gloves, ram-raided the station’s front door, sending glass flying everywhere. They were driving a dark red or maroon MPV Mazda and got away with a number of items from the shop, including cigarettes.

Police Report By Sergeant Graeme Wood, Waiuku Police

In the last few weeks Waiuku has had its share of serious incidents and thankfully no one was hurt in these incidents. In early June there was a robbery incident at the Subway restaurant. A 31 year old male from Manurewa was arrested, charged and is in prison awaiting sentencing. The day after the robbery at the ASB a 28 year old male from Papakura was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. Just the other […]

Fe Fi Fo Fum! Come to Waiuku and have some fun!

It’s that time of year again, time to be entertained at the Waiuku Theatre Group’s annual pantomime. This year the group puts their own spin on the well known fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. Written and directed by Shane Hartley, the story follows the poor farm boy Jack and his adventures with a kindhearted mouse, a giant with a complex, a sassy goose, the ‘Handsome’ Sir Cumferance, a confused Wizard and many more fun […]

Tuakau is home to pie master

One of Tuakau’s newest business owners, Srieng Choeu of the Fresh Bun Café in George Street, won two gold medals and a bronze at the Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards last week. His chicken and vegetable pie and butter chicken pie won a gold medal each while the mince pie got him a bronze medal. Mr Choeu says there is no secret to his perfect pie making. No secret […]


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