Sold a lemon with the “Super City”

We all know we were sold a lemon with the ‘Super City’. Did anyone really believe we were going to save millions? I had to check my calendar in case I had been drinking too heavily and skipped six months of my life and woken on April 1. Nope. It’s true. We now have the Animal Management Bylaw 2015. This bylaw is designed to […]

Super City What?

Always read your paper with interest and enjoy your coverage of local events that concern a lot of us. One big question that I have, as we in this area are being treated as second class ratepayers, is – How do we get out of this Super City mess and back into Franklin as we knew it. Feel sure that if there is a […]

Pukekohe Rail

Just read the Train Network Performance table published 25/8/2015. I’m staggered by the figures, could you check them for me. On a weekday, roughly 550 to 600 passengers board the train to travel from Pukekohe and return. There are 32 return services – 64 trains one way. So patronage is averaging less than 10 per train @ $10.50 for a fare all the way from […]

Blinded by Design

I agree with the comments of concern about the Kitchener Road / Collingwood Road intersection. When approaching the intersection on Kitchener Road, it is an awkward angle to look for traffic which often speeds around the blind corner down the hill on Collingwood Road. This is made worse during election periods when all the election signs are erected on the grass reserve next to this intersection. […]

Chris Wills’ a ‘Love letter to New Zealand’ wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate map of New Zealand, embroidered on linen by Auckland artist Chris Wills has won the IHC Art Awards 2015 and a $5000 prize. Chris, 42, who lives in Waiuku, used counted cross-stitch to illustrate the map, complete with the New Zealand Coat of Arms, place names and extras including boats and a lighthouse. Auckland cartoonist and illustrator Dylan Horrocks, one of three judges of […]

Shutting down the rumour Mill

Andrew says he will be working closely with employees and suppliers to minimise the impact while achieving the savings needed. Andrew appreciates that this way is far better than the possible alternative which could see hundreds leave the mill. He is confident that the employees understand the situation the mill is in, and have demonstrated their support to make the savings needed. When asked if the steel mill would ask the government […]

This Thursday, September 3, marks New Zealand’s Merchant Navy day.

While two main ceremonies will be held in Warkworth and Wellington, Waiuku will also host a short ceremony at the Cenotaph. At 6am, the Red Ensign and the New Zealand flag will be hoisted and at 6pm they will be lowered. The date was chosen some years ago to mark the sinking of the first Merchant Navy vessel in September 1939 in the Second World War. In 2010 […]

No vehicles allowed on Karioitahi beach

My wife and I have walked 4km of this beach most days of the last ten years. I think we’re pretty expert witnesses to make comment about Waiuku’s surprise announcement of the anti-vehicle bylaw revealed in last week’s ‘Post’. 1. The beach is part of the New Zealand Highway network. It is the only access to the western Awhitu Peninsula. Waiuku’s local bylaw […]

Is council horsing around?

Today, September 1, a new bylaw known as the Animal Management Bylaw 2015 comes into effect which bans the use of any vehicles on the beach. We have received countless calls, visits and a large number of emails with some people even asking if this was a hoax as nothing in the Animal Management Bylaw 2015 seemed to clarify this or make any sense. We had people quoting bylaws and no […]

Pukekohe Christian School crowned Bridge Building Champions

Pukekohe Christian School was crowned New Zealand’s bridge building champion at Aurecon’s Bridge Building Competition recently. Aurecon runs the annual school bridge building competition involving year eight and nine students in Australia and year nine and ten students in New Zealand, to raise awareness of the engineering profession among students . Students Hamish, Jack and Jason constructed the winning bridge that withstood an outstanding load of 78.1kg on competition day. The trio […]

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