Weather forces cancellation of A&P show

By Emma Sharplin – For the third time in its 108 year history, the recent wet weather has forced the committee behind the Clevedon A&P Show to cancel last weekend's event. The committee had to make the 'heart-breaking' decision to cancel the 103 annual show a week out, due to the untenable grounds and the lack of drainage. "The […]

A note from Emma’s desk

You cannot judge a book by its cover. So why do we do it to people? Over the past three months, I feel as though I have been watching from the window. I have witnessed some truly great examples of judgment, and it hasn’t been pretty. There is always three sides to the story – opinion one, opinion two and […]

His Word – Memorize Scripture

Over the past months there has been coming out of the USA more and more cases where Bible Preaching Pastors and Lay Preachers are being harassed by the Government to hand over every Bible with any hand written margin notes, every scrap of paper, every sermon outline, every sermon preached or not yet preached, every Megabyte of Data Storage and […]

Franklin farmers urged to enter Dairy Industry Awards

 Franklin district dairy farmers are being urged not to let the “big wet” put them off entering the Dairy Industry Awards. “This season has been extremely challenging for employers and their staff,” said Waiuku sharemilker Gavin Roden. “It’s not one you’d want to repeat in a hurry.” Mr Roden and his wife Sally were named Auckland/Hauraki Sharemilkers of the Year […]

Axeman Carnival success

The 46th annual Axemen Carnival took place over the weekend at the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club Grounds. “We had talented Axemen and women competing from all over New Zealand, along with Canadian and Australians complementing our own Franklin axemen and women,” says organiser, Majorie Steiner. The wet weather conditions didn’t deterred the men, who travelled far and wide for this annual […]

Pet of the Month

Don’t be fooled by those piercing blue eyes, as Terah Dogz isn’t as innocent as she looks. Having just turned two years old, Terah is a purebred Husky and loves to give her dad grief by escaping and playing chase with her granny’s sheep and the neighbour’s calves. She has a particular taste for chicken and anything else that is […]

Alesha our local Cookie Time girl

The Cookie Time Cookies are a sign that Christmas is near. Onewhero's Alesha Guard has been named as Franklin's local Cookie Time Christmas Seller for this year. The bubbly former Onewhero Area School student was selected from over 6000 applicants. "There were 110 seller positions available, and I am so excited to be the representative for Franklin," says Alesha. While most of […]

Waiuku in lockdown

The rumour went into overdrive last Thursday evening, as a large police presence saw the Waiuku township come alive on social media with many theories of what was taking place. From gang wars, to hearing gun fire, the Post Newspaper even received reports from 'neighbours' that two people had been killed, and one was injured.   However, what really happened […]

Pest Free Patumahoe – support Whakaupoko Landcare

Can the village of Patumahoe be the first mainland village in NZ to be predator free – including rat free? That is the hope of Whakaupoko Landcare and they need your vote to help fund the project. Many believe that it is impossible especially with rats. However, Budapest, the capital city of Hungary has been rat free for over 40 […]

Letter – Bus Service that we cant use

You report that Auckland Transport were abuzz at seeing people waving as the bus went past. The travesty is they were trying to signal to catch the bus, but alas the bus does not stop unless there is a designated bus stop i.e. there are not any stops between the three towns, so we are unable to use this service, […]

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