Our Bride of the Year

Hundreds gathered for an evening of glamour, style and beauty that was the Franklin Bride of the Year 2015, held at The Pukekohe Indian Hall on Friday night. The winner, Michele and her groom Andrew Chawner, share a moment before they paraded along the catwalk. The Post Newspaper took hundreds of photos which are all available online at: www.facebook.com/districtpost

Petition launched

We wrote last week that it was time to take a stand and to help stop bullying by talking about it. We decided to do more than just talk – we started a petition and we need you to sign it. We really believe that more needs to be done. Bullies seem to get away with it because good people stand by and just watch, listen and do nothing. […]

A note from Emma’s Desk

I believe I am one of the lucky ones who can honestly say they wake up in the morning and are looking forward to their day at work. This issue marks my fourth paper as Editorial Manager for the Post, and it is great to be back. I am incredibly excited to be a part of our team and am looking forward to future issues. There have been a […]

Park and ride at Paerata

With all the transport issues being experienced in the Franklin region and the apparent lack of funding for electrification and more motorway lanes, a cheaper easy fix solution in the meantime would be to build a new rail station and park and ride at Paerata. Every week day I drive through Paerata and have often thought how much easier and simple it would be to create […]

Lost suburbs of Franklin?

Are we Auckland Transport’s lost suburbs? I ask myself this every afternoon when I drive into Waiuku and see the weeds growing over and in the gutters, blocking any chance of the rain water getting into the cesspits most of which are blocked with silt, footpaths nearly completely closed over by the grass growing in from both sides. I think to myself ‘well it’s Waiuku […]

Why it’s cool to walk to school

Do you walk to school? I do something called the walking school bus and every day, unless it’s raining, we walk to school. We all meet at the corner and get our tickets clicked by our friendly conductor and then we head off to school. We usually ride our scooters, which makes walking to school a whole lot more fun. We have an awesome route which […]

Joeli and his mega-watt smile return

Joeli Vidiri and his mega watt smile are now becoming a more permanent fixture at Mitre 10 Mega, Pukekohe. The former All Black wing underwent a kidney transplant just over three months ago, and has recently returned to his position as floor manager at Pukekohe’s Mitre 10 Mega. Joeli says that while he is enjoying being back at work, he is taking one day at a time. “It’s like […]

Police Report By Sergeant Graeme Wood, Waiuku Police

This week Police executed a number of search warrants in the greater Waiuku area regarding property thefts that have been occurring. As a result of these a 22 year male is appearing in Court for theft of a camera from the CBD in late August. A 39 year old male is also due to appear in Court in relation to the thefts that have been occurring at boat ramps on the peninsula. […]

The reason to be loud on Friday

This Friday marks the annual fundraising campaign for Loud Shirt Day, where money raised helps deaf children with cochlear implants or hearing aids learn to listen and speak like their hearing friends. Without the support of Loud Shirt Day children, like Waiuku’s Angus Thomson, wouldn’t be able to receive the therapy provided at The Hearing House, Greenlane, who directly benefit from the funds raised by the campaign. Angus was the first New Zealand baby […]

Te Hihi School begin preparations for Christmas in Karaka

Te Hihi School are very pleased to again host the bi-annual Christmas in Karaka event taking place on Saturday 21 November 2015. Visit a selection of fabulous local homes in the Karaka area. CIK Committee Chair Kylie Bosanac and her team are working hard to deliver this well known festive experience. “We are really excited about our wonderful homes participating in the event this year. Each has its own style and unique flair and everyone is looking […]


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