Calf club season in full swing

Blake Robb from Buckland School with his calf, Buttercup. More Ag Day pictures on page 16.

Liam ready for championship debut

Recently crowned SpeedSport Scholarship winner, Liam Lawson, will make his racing debut in the New Zealand Formula First championship this weekend, when the series begins at the Manfeild race circuit. The talented 13 year old from Pukekohe High School heads into the first round with confidence after scoring ten podiums from 12 races at the same circuit during the recent Manfeild Winter Series. While Liam appreciates how important the […]

A note from Emma’s desk

I know I am not the only one who is struggling to get out of bed in the morning since daylight savings has stolen an extra hour of much needed beauty sleep from me. The only benefit from the extra hour of daylight is that it is a great reminder that summer is fast approaching. I believe there is no better way of spending your time waiting for our […]

Auckland congestion & school and retail start times

With Auckland’s ever worsening traffic congestion, the Government and Auckland Council need to look outside the square for solutions to address this. One solution would be to change school and retail trading hours to a later start time of 10am instead of 9am. This would result in a more staggered peak period in the morning with other businesses and industries which start earlier, and in the […]

Great Operatunity

The Post so kindly gave us tickets for the Operatunity show recently and Raewyn and I thoroughly enjoyed the non-stop event. We arrived at 10:45am to a packed house, so sat in the very front row. Great for a live show! The mainly over 50 audience cheered, clapped, and sang along with the artists to over 28 well known songs. A dramatic change of costume […]

Lilly proud of World Ranking

Howard Lilly of Karaka believes he has the best team ever. He managed the champion trio of Ben Townley, Cody Cooper and Kayne Lamont in the Motocross des Nations in France. They came away with an eighth world ranking last weekend. Janine Baalbergen “From not qualifying in the last season, to being inside the top ten the next, I’m blown away,” said Howard Lilly, after Sunday’s final race at the steep […]

Fatalities on local roads at all time high

FOLLOWING on from the article the Post published last week with regards to the fatalities on our local roads, there have been a further two crashes within two days of each other, resulting in the death toll now increased to 15 people killed on Papakura and Franklin roads this year. Compare this to the road toll at this time last year, when there […]

Local St John’s divisions take lead

The Regional St John Competition was held last Saturday at Camp Morley in Clarks Beach. Pukekohe and Waiuku youth divisions competed against 14 other teams and came away with some outstanding results. After both teams were placed in the Counties District competitions, Pukekohe were named Regional Champions, and Waiuku went on to claim a close second overall. St John youth competitions are an opportunity for cadets to test their […]

125 years celebrated

The community turned out in full force to celebrate the Waiau Pa School 125th Reunion last weekend. special occasion included an open day and concert at the school on Friday, with formal speeches and presentations, photos and the unveiling of a remodelled flagpole and official plaque on Saturday. A special church service combining three local churches was held at the school on Sunday. The ceremonial cake was officially cut by past pupil Clarice Clark (92) and Chloe Kidd […]

Third art exhibition for Franklin Baptist Church

The Franklin Baptist Church Art Group will be having an exhibition and sale of art work from October 10 through to October 22, and everyone one is invited to attend. Held at the church, the art group has been running for almost seven years, with this being the third exhibition to be held. The members of the group consider themselves as amateurs, however, have had excellent teaching from professional local artists and teachers and are keen […]


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