No Rest For The Mudlarks As Mangrove Removal Begins

After a brief break over the Christmas period, the Mudlarks, a local group of mostly retired men who volunteer to take out the mangroves from the Waiuku Estuary, have begun with their removal activities for 2016. Christmas 2015 saw the completion of a clearance of mangroves on West Side of Tamakae Estuary, and the team have since begun clearance on […]

Mum Discouraged From Breastfeeding At Work Begins Her Own Business

The lack of support within her workplace in regards to breastfeeding has since turned into a positive for Waiuku mum, Briar Irwin, as she has since left her job and began her own home-based business. Briar returned to work after the birth of her son Ethan, who was then three months old, and planned to breast feed him at her […]

Tuakau Kids Fuel February With Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Two Tuakau early childhood centres have accepted the national 5+ A Day Early Childhood Education Challenge that is shaping up to be a hit this summer. Tuakau Little Stars and Tuakau Kindergarten are ready to take part in the initiative, which promotes healthy eating by encouraging youngsters to eat at least five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day. […]

Local Students Ace Cambridge Photography Exam

It’s been one out of the box for the Cambridge International Examination students in the ACG Strathallan A2 photography class. Each student has received either an A or A*, which is a grade higher than 80 percent. Exam results coming out are always a nerve-racking time for students and teachers alike. For Photography teacher, Jo Palmer, she is as delighted […]

Shedding New Light And A New Home Years Later

The Post recently caught up with Archie Hiscock, a long-time and now retired farmer, who will celebrate his 100th birthday in December this year. Although now residing at the Glenbrook Rest Home, Archie still has fond memories of his farm, recalling that the last time he milked cows was around the 1980’s. However, with recent developments at the Waiuku Museum, […]

100 Years Just A Number

Reece Rogers may be nearly 100 years old, but he still regularly mows his lawns, plays a mean game of pool and has just renewed his driver’s license with flying colours. The sprightly Waiuku resident’s 100th birthday is on Monday, February 15, and the Post was able to catch up with Reece before he disembarked to Nelson last week to […]

Manned Police Stations 24/7

SAFER Communities Together’ is the motto or guiding principle for the New Zealand Police. However, I personally am finding it very hard to believe. The Post, on a number of occasions have called the Police for incidents in Waiuku, only to find that the Police just don’t show up. We as a community are not safe if we call 111 […]

Mighty River Power Purchases Local Leading Solar Company

Mighty River Power is purchasing one of New Zealand’s leading solar businesses, locally based What Power Crisis. The Ramarama based company has expertise in solar installation outside of New Zealand, particularly in the Pacific, delivering both on and off grid solutions with storage, including the Fred Hollows Foundation Eye Hospital in the Solomon Islands, and commercial solar solutions for the […]

Third Deployment For Awhitu Firefighter

Battling out-of-control fires along coastal Victoria, Australia, isn’t for the faint hearted, but for Awhitu Rural Fire Force’s Billy Torpey, it is all in a day’s work. Billy had only just returned from being part of a contingent of 20 fire fighters from New Zealand, who had been sent over for a three week deployment to help to relieve the […]

Band Of Brothers

it has been no secret that Franklin is home to incredibly talented football players. This year, an outlet where they can harness and improve their skills to become elite in their profession has been made available through the establishment of Franklin United. Franklin United, a collaboration between Pukekohe AFC and Waiuku AFC football clubs, has just held their first set […]

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