Waiuku ladies dominate!

After laying dormant for the last ten years, the first game of the season for the newly revitalised Waiuku Women’s Rugby team saw the ladies dominate Waitemata with a score of 45 – 5. Held on home turf on Saturday, the ladies put on a strong performance in the first game of the Womens Auckland Development grade right from kick […]

A note from Emma’s Desk

Mother’s Day is quite bitter sweet for me. While I am a firm believer that you should acknowledge that special person in your life every day, it was also a get out of jail free card for us. We were able to make up for all the wrong and bad decisions we had made over the past year by a […]

Crowd Behaviour during the Anzac Parade

Year after year, I have seen the same behaviour repeat at the Waiuku Anzac Parade, and to say I am disappointed is understatement. The adults, teenagers and children representing the community groups are incredibly proud to take part in this annual parade. However, the audience who come to watch don’t let the whole parade go past before taking over the […]

Police station closures

I am writing regarding the recent revelation of planned closures of your local police stations in your paper. Once Health and Safety rules were made public, it was on the cards that these closures would or could occur. I have relocated to Pukekohe from Waikanae Kapiti Coast and the police base there has been closed recently. I worked as a […]

Waiuku Z station ram raided last week

During the early hours of Friday, April 29, a vehicle ram raided the Z Energy service station in Waiuku. According to a source a large number of offenders entered the premises and made off with cigarettes and cash. Fortunately no employee was injured in the raid . The Post spoke with Z retailer, Wayne Kennerley, about the incident. “What the […]

Wheels ready the weekend

Waiuku’s popular Steel ‘n’ Wheels Festival is back on Sunday May 8th. It is promising to be bigger and better with some fresh new attractions, exhibits and entertainment for the whole family according to Sharlene Druyven, Town Centre Manager. Some of the new attractions include a Car ‘squash’, a car-cutting demonstration, Police Dog displays, Police Forensics Unit, St. John Ambulance, […]

More roadworks continue to frustrate

According to Mark Hannan of Auckland Transport, “The work on the two roads was supposed to be done back to back but some re-working was needed on Kitchener Road due to unexpected ground conditions that required further design work.” Tempers were further frayed when Counties Power also carried out a major upgrade last week, which involved a large section of […]

Introducing Yana O’ Gorman

Yana is the newest member of our team, a 21-year-old Bachelor of Communication Studies graduate. She studied at AUT for 3 years, majoring in Journalism. Pukekohe has been home for Yana for the past six years, moving to ‘the big smoke’ from little, but lovely Levin. She’s excited to get out in the community and meet the people behind the […]

follow in Danyon’s footsteps

Thirty six young swim stars headed to Auckland last week for a national weekend swim camp, led by a coaching team which included past and present Olympians. Pukekohe’s Janaye Burns was selected having qualified for the squad by winning her age group at one of the six events in the NZ Ocean Swim Series 2015-2016 season. Janaye said she thoroughly […]

Andrew crowned New Zealand’s best young vegetable grower

Andrew Hutchinson from Pukekohe has beaten off tough competition from three other entrants to be crowned NZ Young Vegetable Grower of 2016. The day-long competition in Christchurch last Thursday saw competitors battle it out in a series of practical and theoretical challenges, designed to test the skills needed to run a successful vegetable growing business. Andrew, who is 28 years […]

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