Photo: Kennedy Anderson (Karioitahi Beach)

Welcome to the Summer Holiday Edition issue of the Post Newspaper

By the time you are reading this, we all hope to be in a food coma from a massive Christmas feast and wistfully lounging by a pool or at the beach, celebrating summer and Christmas the traditional kiwi way. What an incredibly year 2015 was. Even though I joined over half way through the year, I can see just how busy the team has been […]

Tim Gregory

Tim Gregory is a local icon within the Franklin community. Marketing and Events Coordinator for Smart Bar, Tim’s passions include sport and not just the actual event . He enjoys finding out the back stories, the politics involved and the real life theatre it brings. Tim likes writing, and says that he is naturally very fidgety, and writing helps him slow down and […]

Billie Douglas

Intern Billie Douglas is 16 years old and has just completed her second to last year of high school. She has thoroughly enjoyed her experience here at the Post, writing and proof reading articles, as well as attending interviews and taking photos. Her interests include writing, anything involving an adrenaline rush, skiing and music. She plays the piano and is part of a […]

Kennedy Anderson

Kennedy Anderson is a vibrant and bubbly Waiuku resident who has a passion for photography. He took our stunning front cover for the Holiday edition. The 18 year old has his own photography business, www.kjaphotgraphy.com, and says that he much prefers being behind the lense than in front of it. Kennedy is looking forward to studying Design at Auckland University next year, […]

Always going the extra mile

Giving back to the community is something that Osborne’s Realty pride themselves on. They are incredibly proud to be able to give back to the community in the form of sponsorship and donations. Over the past couple of years, Osborne Realty has supported many Waiuku clubs and nonprofit organisations, including the bowling club, Rotary and the football club. They have also been involved in many fundraising initiatives. Brian Barrett, […]

Drowning factors preventable

With a number of kiwis planning to spend their summer holidays on the beach, Surf Life Saving New Zealand fears a repeat of last year’s high drowning record. According to Allan Mundy, Surf Life Saving New Zealand National Life Saving and Education Manager, it has been estimated that most drownings are in fact preventable. “A large number of beachgoers put themselves into unnecessary danger last […]


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