Batman to the rescue

Port Waikato Volunteer Fire Brigade Bat Mobile In the cab – Nick Bartosiak driving, Barbara Keith & Joy Milne in the back Above – Alan Binnie, Kim Carati, Dave Binnie, John Johnson, Leah Fry, Diane McCormack, Bruno De Carvalho. More photos on page 17. Photo courtesy: Jacqui Church

Pukekohe recycling facility shutting down

According to Mr Saunders the motivation behind the closure was due to increased safety concerns for his staff. He feels the site can no longer operate safely due to increased recycling volume and traffic flow. He acknowledges it was a tough decision but a necessary one given the current circumstances. What does this closure mean to you as a resident of Franklin and how will this impact on you and the […]

A note from Emma’s desk

Another year done and dusted and it only feels like yesterday that I started back here at the Post. The last couple of months has seen me totally enveloped into a whirlwind of all things community, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. This week has been a mission for us, as we have two issues to complete in the time frame that it usually takes us to complete one. But […]

Thank you to Discovery River Cruises

I would like to sincerely thank Judy and Ian Simpson for the amazing time they gave some very special children, and their carers on the December 9, on their Discovery River Cruises boat. We were all treated to a BBQ lunch and dessert prepared by the Rapid Relief Team (RRT), then the children were divided into two teams, to be entertained by Guy the magician, […]

The Post’s Purrfect Christmas Appeal

The Post has been inundated with amazing donations of all things kitty related for our Purrfect Christmas Appeal. We would like to thank the Franklin community and the anonymous donators for their kind contributions to the Waiuku Cat Colony Rescue – Zoe Thomson was completely overwhelmed by the generosity. Zoe Thomson – Thank you to the community for all your support over the year. I […]


Congratulations to Maree Newson from Papakura and Ian Hender from Patumahoe for winning our Rainbows End double pass giveaways.

Science forum rewarding for Waiuku’s Adam

Adam Good has returned from the Powering Potential forum, held in Wellington last week, and says that the experience was incredibly rewarding. Adam was selected as one of the 40 brightest secondary school science students from the inaugural forum, which was organised by the Royal Society of New Zealand and supported by Freemasons New Zealand. The forum brought together New Zealand’s most promising science students to work out how to solve challenging issues facing the country. Adam’s group was […]

Kayakers rescued from Waikato River

Two men were rescued from the Waikato River after their kayak sank just before noon last Saturday. The Fire service was notified after someone on the shore noticed that the kayak had sunk and the people were in trouble. A significant rescue operation was immediately put in place. Fire fighters commandeered a private rescue boat to reach the pair, who were drifting towards the river mouth, […]

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Pollok – On Thursday December 17, at 1.17 pm, W2 responded to Pollok for a teenage female patient suffering a medical complaint. Transported her to MMH in a serious condition.

Update on Murphy case

The Police have made a second arrest in the investigation into the murder of Lance John Murphy, 56, who was last seen on Saturday, November 21. His blood soaked car was found five days later on a property owned by Steve Gunbie, located on Goatley Road, Warkworth. His body was found two weeks later lying in a field near Wellsford. A 51-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder, appearing in Manukau District Court last Monday […]

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