Your Post, delivered to the North Pole!

Andrew Bayly, MP for Hunua popped by our new office before his trip to the North Pole. Picking up a copy of the Post, he snapped a few pictures, before (we like to think) gifting a copy to Santa and his elves. It was an exhilarating moment to see that the Post and both Waiuku and Pukekohe rugby teams made […]

Police credit their award to the community

POLICE involved in Operation Daydream have received a coveted Problem Orientated Policing (POP) award for their hard work, thanks to the help from the community. Waikato District staff, were honoured for their work which involved detectives planning and executing a campaign against methamphetamine dealers in their area. The operation culminated with nine arrests, including a man and woman arrested behind […]

A note from Emma’s Desk

I have a love hate relationship with social media. On one hand, it is an incredibly resourceful tool, where I can touch base with family who I don’t see often, and source potential human interest stories for The Post. On the other, it is a weapon of mass destruction that can completely ruin a person. Welcome to 2016, where you […]

Richardson’s Jewellers farewell

Richardson’s Jewellers have been a stalwart business in Waiuku for nearly a century. Their reputation as a prominent watchmaker over the years would certainly have made Herbie and the Richardson family proud. From all of us here at the Waiuku Business and Development Association, we would like to express our sadness for a unique business closing their doors and wish […]

Wahine Story

I sent a link of the Wahine story published in the Post a couple of weeks ago to my friend, Murray Robinson, who lives in Raumati near Wellington. He is the godson of Captain Robertson who was the captain of the Wahine at the time of it sinking. Murray is presently about half-way through writing a book about Captain Robertson and […]

Lucky escape after car accident

The Waikato resident was travelling to visit her mum in Glenbrook Beach on Friday, May 6, when her Suzuki Swift hit a bank, flipped, hit a tree and landed in a ditch. “I remember coming around the corner, and seeing the school bus coming in the opposite direction. I thought, I must give them more room, and went to move […]

Week of accidents on the roads in Franklin

Franklin drivers were prone to many accidents this week. Emergency services were called to an accident on Morgan Road in Pukekohe just after 1am on Thursday, May 12, after a truck hit a power pole. The driver was initially trapped as the vehicle was entangled in power lines. The crash resulted in a power outage for a short time, but […]

Retired — That’s no excuse for one Waiuku woman

Despite being retired, she isn’t winding down. You can find Maggie every morning outside Waiuku Primary School, assisting the young locals on road patrol. It’s something Maggie does, walking there, every school day. She started volunteering about five years ago when her granddaughter went to Waiuku Primary School, but even though her granddaughter, 15, moved off to high school, she […]

Valley School benefit from fun run

On Friday, May 13, Michelle Costello, General Manager of Jennian Homes Franklin awarded Valley School with their Rebel Sport vouchers, a total of $2500 that will go towards new sports gear. Rebel Sport donated $50,000 for primary schools throughout New Zealand allowing participants of the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk to nominate a local school. Valley School received 29 […]

Fundraiser for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The team atWestpac in Pukekohe donned their aprons last Friday, as they held a sausage sizzle to raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. With the support of Pukekohe Toyota, who donated the use of their special purpose built BBQ trailer, the team cooked up a storm as part of this month’s nationwideWestpac Chopper Appeal. The appeal is aimed at […]


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