Baby George on the beat

Constable Nick Richards is seen here holding a very seriously looking baby George who hopefully grows up with less repeat burglaries in his neighbourhood. Baby George went along to check out the new SelectaDNA caravan and to find out what all the fuss was about. He really looked the part in his blue tracksuit and stern look . We think he was actually there for the tractor which […]

No vehicles allowed on Karioitahi Beach

New bylaw bans the use of vehicles on the beach outside of a designated horse truck / float loading area and the car park areas. On the September 1, a new bylaw know as Animal Management Bylaw 2015 comes into effect. This new bylaw takes the place of the former FDC bylaw that controlled activities on beaches. The bylaw bans the use of vehicles on Karioitahi Beach outside of a designated horse […]

Politicians to blame

The present state House crisis is the result of rental funds being absorbed by Government, the closing of the local State Housing offices that controlled (under supervision) those who occupied them, collecting the rent and maintained them to an acceptable standard – not always easy when dealing with people who have multiple problems. Redundancy became a new word. Rogernomics closed the car assembly factories which made […]

Amusement over Auckland Transport

I read with amusement in the latest edition of The Post of how our local National MPs Andrew Bayly and Judith Collins recently took the Minister of Transport Simon Bridges on a tour to highlight the appalling transport issues in the Franklin and Papakura regions. These issues of course, are no joke those that have to live with it every day. What amused me is […]

Cat in the hat vandalism

With reference to the Cat in The Hat structure on Waiuku Road, I am angry and disappointed to learn that the aforementioned item has been vandalised. I live locally and like to see The Cat in the Hat on my drives to and from work — (EMPLOYMENT for the benefits of you oxygen thieves). Now enough of the touchy-feely. The fact of the matter (big […]

Waiuku no longer the poor cousin of Pukekohe

I would be the first to admit I actually submitted an opinion over buses and trains in the Franklin area. I happen to agree that a bus service to Papakura is far better for Waiuku to connect with city bound trains and buses. It gives us more flexibility for workers — travelling from Waiuku to Pukekohe, then on to destinations would be more costly, more […]

Improvements to Pukekohe rail shuttle

AUCKLAND Transport says after the initial disappointing start there’s been a big improvement in the performance of the train shuttle between Pukekohe and Papakura. Reliability is now averaging between 97 and 98 per cent with punctuality at a similar level. In the week 10 to 14 August reliability was at 100 per cent. The shuttle was introduced in late July to connect with the electric train network. […]

Excellence in sport award

Olivia Gillott of Pukekohe High School was presented with the Overall Sporting Excellence award by Malcolm Wrigley, of Malcolm Wrigley Insurance Services. The following are the results from the Junior Sports Awards: Coach/Official of the Year: Kailesh Leathem; Team of the Year: Pukekohe High School Orienteering Team; Top All-round Sportswoman: Maxine Rawnsley; Top All-round Sportsman: Kurtis Shuker; Young Sportswoman U16: Niketa Wells; Young Sportsman U16: […]

Round two for cage egg farm fight

Craddock Farms’ appeal to build a massive colony cage egg farm in Patumahoe will be heard in the Environment Court on 30th November. This follows a limitednotification hearing held by Auckland City Council almost a year ago where the company’s proposal was declined. Animal activists from the campaign group Stop Craddock Farms have worked alongside Patumahoe locals over the last year in the fight to stop the farm. “We’ve been working hard to stop Craddock Farms building what will be one […]

SelectaDNA and how it works!

With the Police doing a drive in the local area on SelectaDNA kits, it is a great opportunity to get more information and find out how you can mark and identify your valuable property using an invisible ultra-violet (UV) solution that includes a unique synthetic DNA code. Acting Assistant Commissioner Richard Chambers says the kits are being distributed at identified burglary ‘hot-spots’ across the three Auckland Police districts. “They will go to […]

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