Parking wars – business owners at fault

In Waiuku the sign says sixty minutes – People park for up to three hours and nothing happens A local business owner says enough is enough, and asks when are people going to start respecting the parking laws around town? In most towns parking is problematic, however in Waiuku the problem seems not to be with amount of parking but rather with who is using the parking and for how […]

Shutting down rumour mill

Andrew wanted to make one thing extremely clear, they may be chasing fifty million dollars in cost reduction but they will never compromise the safety of their employees. He says “we won’t sacrifice the environmental side of our business and the role we play in the region or in New Zealand” There are two points here 1) Everyone (except the government), accepts that the Emissions Trading Scheme, set up as a […]

Public Transport

I would like to reply to David Slack’s letter. I understand you are frustrated with what you see as a waste of your rates but I have a few pointers for you. First, you are welcome to drive your car but if you want less traffic, public transport is the way to give you your freedom. If the 550 to 600 passengers on those […]

Another perspective on Karioitahi Beach

Adding another perspective to vehicles on the beach discussion. The bylaw is necessary to control the impact of Franklin’s increasing population which increases the number of people who use the beach. If we want to preserve the unique character that draws people to Karioitahi, then measures like the bylaw need to be put in place to ensure that the dunes and foreshore remain intact, not just […]

Local fashion designer scoops major wins

Former Pukekohe High School student, Antoine Ogilvie, has taken out two major wins at the recent New Zealand Fashion Week, after being involved within the industry for only seven months. The last time the Post caught up with Antoine he was making a name for himself in the equestrian scene. Now, studying at New Zealand Fashion Tech, the 18 year old budding designer was not only the winner of the High Fashion category, but the overall winner for […]

Police call for witnesses to Waiuku crash

Counties Manukau Police are seeking information from the public regarding a fatal crash which occurred on Karioitahi Road in Waiuku. The dark coloured, small four wheel drive was travelling south in the early hours of August 28, 2015 when it appears the driver has lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a bank. The driver, a male in his 30s died at the scene. A member of the public […]

Tuakau’s unsung hero – Koro Paul is recognised

One of Tuakau’s unsung heroes has been placed in the limelight recently when he received the Insignia of an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Mr Te Wahapu Rapana, or Paul Brown as most Tuakau locals know him, was awarded this merit for services to Maori, from Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae in late August at Government House in Auckland. He has lived […]

SelectaDNA campaign received great response

The SelectaDNA Operation, which was launched in Pukekohe on Tuesday, August 18, is now complete after receiving an overwhelming response. Staff visited and delivered 160 SelectaDNA packs throughout the Franklin area including a number of addresses in Waiuku and the surrounding rural areas of Otaua, Patumahoe, Waiau Pa, Glenbrook, Clarks Beach and Kingseat. These were predominantly aimed at local rural residents who had previously been victims of […]

Nick wants you!

Nick’s Cafe of Waiuku is currently in the lead for the Cafe of the Year and he needs your help. Public voting is open until Friday, October 9, and Nick’s Cafe is currently ranked number one for the Auckland Region. With his larger than life presence and enthusiasm for creating honest and sincere home-style food, owner, Nick, is asking for your vote. Following the mantra […]

Waiuku celebrates 100 years of scouts

Jo Brightwell Waiuku Scouts encourage everyone to come to the Tamakae Reserve this Saturday, to help celebrate their scouting centenary. The celebrations begin at 10am, and there will be plenty of activities to enjoy, including a bouncy castle, catapults, tandem bungee, rope bridge, knot tying, pioneering and a blind burma trail. There will even be the chance to row in a cutter, which will be operating in the morning. The […]

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