Wesley College receives generous donation

Methodist preacher, Reverend Roger Hey, surprised everyone who attended Wesley College prizegiving last Friday. In a gesture that has been described as overwhelming and humbling, Reverend Roger and his wife, Cathy, announced that they would be donating $250,000 to Wesley College. Principal, Steve Hargreaves, said they were humbled by the offer. “A donation of that amount is unreal. We are so incredibly […]

Letter – Two vehicles involved in Pukekohe crash

In the Post Newspaper dated  November 8th is an article about two vehicles being involved in a crash in Pukekohe and a woman was injured.  Would someone please explain to the writer (or the compositor) of this article that one woman is just that, a woman, two or more women becomes  women.  I may appear to be a bit pedantic […]

Letter – Supermoon wows Franklin locals

A wow photograph of the Supermoon taken on Sunday 13 November by Wayne Blackwell

Mauku School receive rugby post pads

Mauku School children are looking forward to getting on the field and safely playing rugby, thanks to a kind donation from the Waiuku Rugby Club. Scott Rhodes from the club donated old post pads for the rugby goal posts, on Thursday 17 November. The students will be making the most of their new additions to the field and practicing their […]

Crash near Baldhill Road

 In the early hours of Saturday, 11 November, a vehicle collided with a power pole on Waiuku Road, near Bald Hill Road. The incident occurred around 2.30am, and the driver was extracted from the vehicle and taken to hospital with serious head injuries. The Police Serious Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

Counties Manukau Police attend fatal Clarks Beach crash

Counties Manukau Police attended a fatal crash on Clarks Beach Road on Saturday, 19 November, shortly before 5pm. One person died, and the road was closed while the Serious Crash Unit investigated the cause of the incident. At the time of print, there were no further updates to the incident.  

Dylan finalist inHyundai NZ Young Driver Shootout

Waiuku’s Dylan Thomson is among five young drivers have been selected to compete for the inaugural Hyundai NZ Young Driver Shootout and Scholarship, a programme developed by Kiwi world rally star Hayden Paddon and Hyundai New Zealand. The collaboration aims to give one young New Zealand rally driver a major step-up with their motorsport career aspirations.  It will also provide […]

Celebrity shares anti-bullying message with students

Those who are familiar with the Disney and Nickelodeon Channels on TV will recognise the name Meredith O’Connor, who is an internationally known singer and actress from the USA. However, they may not realise that the teen icon is also an advocate for anti-bullying, and has recently brought her world tour ‘I Am’ campaign to Waiau Pa School. Last Friday students […]

Police Patch

In late October a vehicle rolled on Karioitahi Beach and a passenger was thrown from the vehicle requiring her to be airlifted to hospital by the Westpac Helicopter. Fortunately she received no serious injuries. The Driver of the vehicle is appearing before the Court on a Driving and Drink Driving charge. As I have said before the beach is a […]

Waipipi Bowls results

The November Open Optional Triples Tournament was held on Thursday 17 November at Waipipi with a full house—all greens were used. The winners were the Waiuku team of Paul Miller, Barry Swain and Gloria Swain. Second was a Waipipi team of Frank Hagenson, Ted Doell and Ann Thomson. The third place was also a Waipipi team of Roy Hopping, Dave […]


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