Calf Club season wraps up

Two weeks ago saw a blur of activity in local schools, as the final calf club days wrapped up before the grand finale of Group Days, held in Pukekohe and Waiuku last week. Pukeoware, Waiau Pa, Sandspit and Bombay were just a few that were held over the last week before group day, and the Post Newspaper managed to get […]

Enjoy the outdoors this summer

Join the Post newspaper as we take a journey through the largest area of your home – your outdoor room. It’s your refuge, your sanctuary, your entertainment area around the barbecue, and a play area for your children. If you have a well stocked vegetable garden it’s your larder, a pool or spa can let you soak away your cares, […]

Franklin locals presented with their QSM Medals

 New Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, presented John Harlick of Tuakau and Karnail Badhan of Pukekohe with their Queen Service Medals last Thursday, in the final investiture ceremonies for the year.  Held at Government House in Wellington, Mr Harlick was presented his QSM for services to the New Zealand Fire Service and the community, while Mr Badhan was awarded his for services to the Indian community.  Mr Harlick […]

Fishing Report October

  The last time my boat got wet was over two weeks before writing this report and I wasn’t even on board! However Arron and his crew had a great catch of snapper in 50m from off the coast. Others who were out have generally been successful too, especially if they are going out wide to 50m or more. In […]

A note from Emma’s desk

The growth in the Franklin area is massive. Every time I drive to an area that I haven’t been to recently, I am shocked at just how much land is being developed into housing. With growth comes the demand for more services, and this was evident at the official opening of the Tuakau Emergency Services Centre last Thursday. It was […]

Waiuku Meth dealer jailed for six years, two months

A meth dealer from Waiuku who was arrested in November last year has been sentenced to jail for six years and two months. Anna Muir, from Waiuku pleaded guilty to charges of offering to supply methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for supply, supplying methamphetamine and possession of cannabis for supply. Justice Paul Heath noted that as well as being a dealer, […]

To Obey is better than Sacrifice

We will develop this concept from a very valid verse, an insightful concept that often can get; “a little too close to the bone,” as they used to say.  This verse comes to us from 1 Samuel 15:22 “And Samuel said, Hath the LORD [as great] delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? […]

Glenbrook Kindy has New Zealand’s most inspiring teacher

By Yana O'Gorman yana@thepost.nz  Most early childhood teachers are dedicated to doing their job well, but one teacher has been recognised for her enthusiasm, skill and caring nature towards her students.  Claire Shackleton has been teaching in Franklin for thirty years, and has recently won the title of New Zealand's most inspiring teacher, an initiative by Warehouse Stationery which recognises […]

Pukekohe sells winning lotto ticket

One lucky lotto player from Pukekohe will be half a million dollars better off after being one of two people to win the Lotto First Division in the live Lotto draw on Wednesday October 19.  Another winner from Whangarei has also won $500,000, the winning tickets being sold at Countdown Pukekohe South and Countdown Whangarei.  Anyone who bought a ticket […]

WOW Award

This week’s wow award must go to Estele Armstrong, who has closed her typewriter lid and passed production of the popular Peninsularama magazine on to Glenn Knight and Audrey Buel. Estele has collated stories about the Awhitu Peninsula and its people into the monthly news for the past 28 years. She will still be available to help the new owners but […]


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