Theft And Destruction To Vehicles

The owner of Waiuku Motor Court is frustrated after his car yard was broken into last Saturday. A set of 19inch black DTM mags were stolen off the red club sport and a silver SS car was smashed. This incident is not the only one that took place on Saturday night or early Sunday morning. A vehicle parked on Bowen […]

Fire Damages Family Home In Waiuku

Emergency fire crews and police were called to a property on Sunday afternoon in Waiuku after a house fire had been reported. This follows another fire recently on Kitchener Road, Pukekohe where another family was also devastated by the loss of almost everything. Social media sites have been extremely active and have come to the aid of these two families […]

A note from Emma’s desk

Am I the only one who complains that they are on holiday? It is so frustrating being in another country when there is so much happening in the Franklin district, as I desperately want to be amongst it. I thoroughly enjoy writing and being able to share some-one’s story or news. So sitting behind my phone and temperamental tablet, scrolling through feeds and seeing possible links and not being able to act […]

The state of car parks

I would like to know who is responsible for the car park adjoining Supervalue and Franklin Vets, on the corner of Queen Street and Court Street in Waiuku. It is absolutely disgraceful with all the weeds (flea bane) growing and often rubbish. I can’t believe that these business owners can’t do something about it, or is this ARC’s responsibility? Does not give a good impression. […]

The rules of the road

I swear since the introduction into Auckland City the people of Waiuku have “learned” to drive like those who haven’t got a clue in the city proper. Don’t people know how to read signs? At the end of the one way portion of Bowen St there is a sign to the left telling motorists not to turn right into Mitre 10 carpark: not even […]

Response to Steve’s Soapbox on transport issues

I sit here tonight and read your front page article on the ’Post’ with a wry smile on my face. That is exactly what happened to me last Wednesday for the premium ODI against the Aussies at Eden Park. I live just outside Pukekohe in Buckland and caught a morning train up to Newmarket and jumped platform to get the connection out to Kingsland for Eden Park. No problem […]

Cross stitch skill a life changer

Chris Wills may not be able to read or write but when he holds a needle and thread he is capable of producing a magic result. Helen Reardon Around 50 of his beautiful tapestries will be on show at the Franklin Art Centre in Pukekohe from Friday, March 4 to Saturday, March 19 and most of them will be for sale. Chris was born in […]

GVR volunteer there from the start

Nigel recalls helping cut the gorse and ti tree when work began on restoring the track from Pukeoware to Glenbrook in the early 1970s. “The rails were still there but were completely hidden by the gorse. It took about four years to clear and upgrade the line ready for the opening day at Labour Weekend, 1977.” Nigel’s duties included being assistant guard, later being promoted to full guard duty where he would keep to the timetable, carry […]

Journeymen from Germany visit Waiuku

The Post caught up this week with two carpenter journeyman from Germany, Henning and Luzi, who have being travelling around New Zealand for the past three months. The journeyman years (Wanderjahre) refer to the tradition of setting out on travel for several years after completing apprenticeship as a craftsman. The tradition dates back to medieval times and is still alive in German-speaking countries and in France. In the British Isles the tradition is […]

Jacob honoured with Young Achiever’s Award

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Arthritis New Zealand and outstanding contributions were acknowledged at a special ceremony held on the February 11. Jacob Toresen from Clevedon was presented the Young Achiever’s Award by the Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae. Jacob has a maturity beyond his years and has become a valued member of Arthritis New Zealand. A diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), uveitis and Crohn’s […]


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