Wesley – a new town for Franklin

On 1 October this year, a ground-breaking ceremony will take place on a site adjacent to the Wesley College recreation centre.  It will mark the beginning of the new town of Wesley with new homes and schools, a transport hub, specialty retail, hospitality and recreational facilities. Wesley College has a remarkable history with some legendary students and several philanthropic benefactors.  […]

Waipipi soldier serving in Korean war remembered

The last surviving local Waipipi man to head off to the Korean War in 1950 passed away last month. One of six children, Calvin Max Eisenhut, known as Max, was one of four men from the Waipipi area who went off to South Korea. Along with Russell Shepherd, Lloyd Wells and Alf Furniss, Max spent three and a half years […]

A note from Emma’s desk

Last week I was able to catch up with my good friend, Mike Johnson. Since I began at the Post, many moons ago, I have followed Mike’s success through his Paralympic shooting career. From winning world champion titles, to setting new shooting records, I am completely in awe of how far Mike has come. He has to be one of […]

LETTERS – Waiuku College students and our beautiful area

Having read both views of Waiuku College students behaviour in the town centre on their unexpected day off, I can appreciate both points of view. One thing that did stand out, however, is that Principal, Tom Van Der Laan, did not express any sympathy for the unfortunate lady who was knocked over by these students. L Mingins, Waiuku  EDITORS NOTE: […]

Safe driving on Franklin roads

As I sit here and write this the national road death toll since January 1st, 2016 sits at 178 (NZTA). A disturbingly high number of these crashes were in the Waikato region. Per capita, New Zealand is worse than the UK, Singapore and our neighbour Australia. We take a look at Sweden where there are just 2.8 road deaths per […]

Tuakau Bridge painting put on hold

Work to repaint the Tuakau Bridge has been put on hold for the winter period. The painting of the bridge was always going to be a complex job due to the nature of the structure, the need to keep it open at all times and to ensure the safety of both users and contractors. Despite trying a number of innovative […]

Strathallan primary students take to the musical stage

Aspiring musicians from ACG Strathallan primary school showed off their talents, performing a range of musical numbers at a concert last term. More than 200 students from all five ACG schools came together to perform in the biannual event held at the Raye Freedom Performing Arts Centre. The event encourages collaboration and cooperation between the schools.

Awards highlight Patumahoe farmers good work

Entering the Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards gave Patumahoe dairy farmers, Brian and Pirkko Gallagher, a chance to showcase some of the good work they’d been doing on their farm. “We’d only recently finished installing our new effluent system and so we were keen to show that off to the judges and see what they thought of it,” Brian says. […]

Three Franklin students take to the stage

Three Franklin students have been selected to participate in the National Shakespeare Schools Production. Devin Gregory from Waiuku College/St Peter’s College, and Taniela Prescott and Sione Tuliakiono from Wesley College will be performing in Dunedin at the end of September. Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ) will be presenting the National Shakespeare Schools Production (NSSP) from Wednesday, September 24, to […]

Franklin on Fire

Emergency services had a busy week in Franklin, with two major blazes ripping through a family home and businesses in the heart of Pukekohe. At approximately 6pm on Wednesday, August 17, the Waiuku Fire Brigade were called to an address on Pukeoware Road, Waiuku. Upon arriving the whole house was fully involved. Speaking to neighbours of the home, Darren Masters […]


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