Why are schools failing to deal with bullying?

With all the guidelines, tools and programs available to help schools deal with bullying why are they still failing to protect our most vulnerable. We spoke with the education department who has guidelines for schools to follow, we spoke to headmasters about certain issues but we are not convinced that all the guidelines are being implemented at the schools that we have received complaints about. We asked the education department to comment on our […]

Keeping an eye on parking

Infringement notices for parking, rego and expired wof’s were dished out by the truck load. Waiuku residents may want to keep a close eye on their letter boxes this week, as the township was treated to not one, not two, but three parking wardens from Wednesday through to Friday last week. The wardens were notified about Waiuku’s car parking issues by complaints from the public, and they handed out many tickets for […]

A note from Emma’s desk

I often get asked what makes a community newspaper so different from the rest, which is a question I love answering. I hope this column can give bit of insight into how we actually work here at the Post. Community newspapers help look after the local economy through both advertising and news coverage. They showcase community businesses at a time we need to be shopping locally, investing in the community and protecting local […]

Rates transport levy and freeloaders on trains

The new transport levy recently added to Auckland rates bills to pay for a transport funding shortfall, is a painful sting to already rapidly increasing rates bills with Auckland’s out of control housing market. I recently rode on the train from Papakura to Auckland and back and was shocked at how easy it is to not pay, and noted the majority of people at nearly […]

Car Parking in Waiuku

I don’t think retailers should be able to park in the main streets at all. I have not been able to park there ever since we adopted the one way system in Bowen Street. My father, who is nearly 80 years old and still works in Waiuku, parks at the bottom of town and walks to work. I think that it is a case […]


Congratulations to Alan Taylor for being drawn as the winner of the SelectaDNA kit. Also congratulations to Jim and Raewyn Matheson of Clarks Beach who were drawn as the winners of the Operatunity tickets – we look forward to hearing how the concert went.

Another Gold for local paralympic shooter

Waiuku’s Michael Johnson has done it again and taken out a gold medal last Thursday evening in the 10m air rifle standing mixed SH2 at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Sydney. Johnson nailed a perfect 10.9 on his final shot to win gold with a total score of 211.7, taking him clear of Slovenia’s Gorazd Tirsek (210.4). Fellow Kiwis Grant Sharman (625.3), Grant Philip (620.8) and Phillip […]

Robbie’s campaign scoops Fundraiser of the Year

Robbie Ritchie’s One Dollar Warriors fundraising campaign has taken out an accolade at the recent Pride of New Zealand National Awards. Held at the Auckland Museum last Thursday night, Robbie was presented with Fundraiser of the Year, after taking out the regional awards earlier this year. The former Patumahoe resident, who was up against the other finalists from the regional awards, says the accolade is a huge honour. “We […]

Speed, alcohol and complacency

This time last year, there was only one fatal crash on the roads in Counties Manukau South. Fast forward to now and the toll is currently sitting at 13, with speed, alcohol and complacency being high factors in most of the accidents. Sergeant, Andy Heath, says the results are disappointing, especially when majority of the accidents are local people who drive these roads on a regular basis. “It is the ‘she’ll be right’ attitude. Drivers […]

Epic row in Guinness Book of Records

Waiuku’s Tara Remington’s epic 4000km row across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles to Waikiki last year has made the Guinness Book of World Records. The Waiuku resident, who is a professional teaching fellow at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work, rowed across the Pacific Ocean from Long Beach, Los Angeles to Waikiki in Hawaii with American Paralympian, Angela Madsen. The pair left Los Angeles on May 20, 2014, […]

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