Pool vandalism not tolerated

Excitement soon turned to anger for View Road School students and teachers, after their pool was vandalised less than 48 hours after it was erected. The school has proudly been supported by the Pools in Schools New Zealand initiative, and were provided with the teaching pool for Term Four and Term One of next year. Principal, Cris Hull, says parents, children and teachers were all incredibly excited […]

A note from Emma’s desk

There aren’t many things that can get me out of bed before my alarm, not even the rugby. I am very fond of my beauty sleep, however, when invited to go whitebaiting before work with my hunter-gatherer husband, it was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse. I’m never welcomed on these outdoor excursions anymore, as apparently I’m too loud and scare the deer or fish away, or it suddenly becomes a boy’s […]

Electrification to Pukekohe

This critical infrastructure project is held up in Wellington, not by Auckland Council. The line is owned by Kiwirail and before it can be electrified, it will need to be upgraded and re-signalled, quite apart from the civil works such as the road bridges which will need to be modified or replaced. Auckland Transport will have to rebuild the stations, which they are already doing […]

Waikato Council to step down

Through your pages may I request that the Waikato District Council and its General Manager seriously consider stepping down. If they really expect North Waikato residents to accept that the Council “did not designate Pokeno as a growth area” then neither Manager nor Council appear to have the capacity to generate a 30 day plan, never mind a 30 year one. Leonie Parker

Aligning education and growth

Education needs are under the spotlight. A visit to ensure the governments growth plans are aligned to what is actually happening on the ground across Hunua schools. Last Friday Hunua MP, Andrew Bayly hosted a visit by Associate Minister of Education, Hon Nikki Kay. The focus of this meeting was to discuss the future growth projections for Hunua. It has been a very busy few months for MP Andrew Bayly as […]

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter Missions

16 October | 1:49pm W2 Waiuku – Tasked to a road traffic crash in Waiuku. A car, travelling at speed, had lost control, spun, and struck a tree. Transported two 18 year old male patients (1 in a moderate condition and 1 in a serious condition) . 18 OCTOB ER | 12:20pm W1 Orua Bay – Responded to Orua Bay near Wattle Bay, Manukau Heads, for a near drowning. Landed […]

Dutch treat for St Andrews

St Andrews Centre in Waiuku will reverberate with the sound of three Dutch tenors who have been performing at churches & rest homes from Te Kauwhata to Dargaville. The concert begins at 2pm on Sunday, November 1, followed by afternoon tea. The three Dutch tenors, Kees van Duin, Harry Bennenbroek and Gerard Jansen, were all born in Holland and were originally members of the well-known Dutch choir. The trio will perform a variety of old favourites which will appeal to all […]

Waiuku illustrator contributes to adult colouring trend

After seeing a gap in the New Zealand market, Jo Pearson put her artistic talents to use by creating a colouring book for adults. Little did she know just how popular the trend would become. The Waiuku resident has recently launched All Good, a New Zealand Colouring Book, themed around a New Zealand summer holiday. “Colouring books for adults were becoming more and more popular in the UK late last […]

Pokeno school prepares for 150th Jubilee in March

Janine Baalbergen Pokeno’s school will be celebrating 150 years next March. The school has been around in various forms and on several different locations within the town. “The jubilee will be more about 150 years of education rather than the existence of a school building on Pokeno Road”, says the school’s Principal, Blair Johnston. The current school building dates back to 1961, there were a few classrooms on that site […]

Grease revival a success

Be prepared to fall in love with your favourite group of high school kids in the 1950s all over again, as the Pukekohe Performing Arts brings you the fantastic performance of Grease. The ladies at the Post were fortunate enough to be invited to last Thursday’s performance at the Harrington Theatre, and were completely blown away by what was presented on stage. The singing was outstanding and we felt each actor suited their roles, […]

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