Colour fun run

Colour Onewhero Area School student leader, Maia Thackham, teacher, Keryn Chitty, and student leader, Elysha Ehrhorn, celebrate a successfully organised Colour Run last Friday. The trio organised the event as a fundraiser for the student leaders who will be attending Outward Bound in Akaroa later this month. More photos can be found on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ districtpost

Are narrowing roads putting lives at risk?

Plans being passed by Auckland Council do not seem to take the nature or use of our rural roads into consideration, according to local ratepayers. One has to wonder what the true cost of rapid development will be, or what the real impact of speedy approvals for special housing areas will have on our lives going forward. Steve Douglas – […]

Ghost cleaning suspected

Both Pukekohe and Waiuku rely on Auckland Transport putting an annual budget in place for the cleaning of the streets and sidewalks within the townships. Auckland Transport appoints the contractor who will do the cleaning according to a cleaning schedule. The only problem with this is you have no say in the schedule or what should be done, or when. […]

A note from Emma’s Desk

I cheated over the weekend. I may have been the first back to the Sand to Mud Fun Run finish line, but that was because I was in Kelly’s ute. That’s right, I didn’t actually run it. Instead, I positioned myself quite nicely on the back of the ute, and caught some great shots of the several hundred people who […]

Cornwall Road – More dangers highlighted

In response to your article regarding the road safety on Cornwall Road, Sgt Wood also overlooked another significant hazard that many people don’t think about. That being the railway crossing of the GVR about 100 m from the intersection of Glenbrook & Cornwall Roads. As suggested, drivers often enter Cornwall Road well in excess of the posted 80km/h speed limit, […]

Police warn on hunting safety

The Post would like to offer their sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Danny Rion Jordan, 23, of Waiuku, who was shot accidentally last Thursday in a hunting accident. Mr Jordan was shooting in the Ruahine Ranges with two Army friends when he was shot by another hunter who was not part of his hunting group. Detective Sergeant […]

Lilatoni’s contagious smile to be missed

Lilatoni Vetemotu, who got into difficulty whilst swimming at the Hunua Falls swimming hole Easter Monday, was farewelled in a large service last Friday. The bubbly Tuakau College student was at the swimming hole with members of his extended family when he got into difficulties in the water. Another member of his family tried to rescue him, however was unsuccessful. […]

61 of engineer, New Waiuku noise control

I am 61 years age, an a New recently relocated to Waiuku for professional reasons. My professional activity has started to suffer recently due to poor sleep caused by the noise of the very loud alarm sirens. This is sometimes three times a week, in the middle of the night or early hours of the morning. I would wake up, […]

Employment opportunities for the youth

A came into our to place an advert seeking employment. The Post decided to giver her the opportunity of having her advert placed for free if she could send us an editorial as to why we should do so. Selena came up with this brilliant response which highlights the need for employment opportunities for our youth; ‘Why should we print […]

Waiuku Footpaths

I hope the town centre road works spill over onto the footpaths most of which are hazardous pedestrian traps – if footpaths exist at all. Just look at the number of streets with a footpath on one side only and then look at the design of those that do, look at the car access ramps ( most of which appear […]


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