Serious Crash, River Road Tuakau

Part of River Road in Tuakau is closed following a serious crash involving a quadbike and a tractor, which occurred just after 12pm. The driver of the quadbike is in a serious condition and being taken to hospital by a rescue helicopter. The driver of the tractor is uninjured. Police and Emergency services are at the scene of the crash. […]

Police Advice On Phone Scams

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_post_title admin_label=”Post Title” title=”on” meta=”off” author=”on” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”on” featured_image=”off” featured_placement=”below” parallax_effect=”on” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”center” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” title_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] [/et_pb_post_title][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant after the re-emergence of phone scams from callers claiming to be from government departments. In recent events, the […]

Free Advice For Business People In North Waikato

North Waikato business people can now access free advice, support and potential funding to help their enterprise grow. Waikato District Council, as part of its Open Waikato economic development service, has partnered with Waikato Innovation Park to offer the free business service from Tuakau. The service offers support for startups plus advice on business expansion, export market development, research and […]

Connecting With JobCafe

Hunua MP Andrew Bayly and JobCafe NZ’s Adrian Coysh recently visited Gallagher Group’s manufacturing business in Pukekohe. JobCafe connects disabled people with businesses and facilitates them into work. Gallagher’s has employed blind man John Dolores for 26 years and are a leading example of how employers can utilise and support disabled people. Co-worker Warren Jones has driven Mr Dolores to […]

Mayor For The Day

With the upcoming Council elections, The Post Newspaper is launching a new column asking everyday Franklin people what issues they would tackle if they were Mayor for the day. This week we bring you Sean Joyce from Pukekohe who addresses transport issues. lTraffic congestion has far reaching consequences on the community and their health, this would be my biggest priority. […]

Christchurch’s Loss Is Pukekohe’s Gain

Meg Hargraves is one of the stars in Pukekohe Performing Arts season of Seussical. Since she was small Meg has loved being on stage and performing. She had taken drama since she was eight years old, but didn’t take part in shows. Until she moved up from Christchurch a year ago, where her acting started to bloom in the Franklin […]

International Opportunity Calls

Promising sports star James Daniels is heading off on an international competition next month. The wheelchair basketball player has played in many competitions and now has the chance to represent New Zealand in the Under 23 team. After suffering bone cancer as a young teen, James lost his leg and was left in a wheelchair. The 20 year old thought […]

Local Victim Of Youth Offence Wants No Law Change

The Green Party’s decision to join with youth, justice and disability groups to call on the National Government to raise the age of youth justice from 16 to 17 years old has sparked debate within the Franklin Community and across New Zealand. The change in act will mean 17 year olds will be trialled in Youth Court, rather than District […]

Police Report

We have been contacted by local residents about the speed of vehicles on a number of roads around town. They are Colombo Road, Sandspit Road and Racecourse Road. All these roads have posted speed limits of 50 kilometres an hour but the team have stopped drivers doing well in excess of this speed limit. One of the team stopped a […]

Meals On Wheels Rolling Downhill Fast

Volunteers from meals on wheels are stirring the proverbial pot by pushing for better meals for the sick and elderly. Meals on Wheels Pukekohe celebrated their 50th anniversary several weeks ago, a huge achievement, but one that has seen them having to make many changes in the last few months. Nearly a year ago in August 2015 Compass Group took […]

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