Waikato District growth surpasses Wellington

Waikato is confirmed as the highest-growth district council in the North Island according to the latest figures from Statistics NZ, and housing affordability may be part of the reason. Positioned in the ‘golden triangle’ between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, Waikato District Council is issuing more consents for new dwellings each year than any other North Island council apart from its […]

Liam takes handy lead into final rounds

  Pukekohe racing driver Liam Lawson takes a comfortable lead into the final two rounds of the New Zealand F1600 championship. Liam was only been beaten once over the first nine races, and then he finished second. The 14-year-old rookie has dominated the national series so far, and turned in outstanding performances in wet conditions.  The final race of the […]

Ex-soldier still seeking stolen medals

Waiuku’s Karl Neilsen has been overwhelmed by the response he has received since the theft of his war medals. On Saturday 21 January, ex-New Zealand Defence Force soldier’s medals were stolen from his friend’s vehicle, which was parked on Richfield Crescent, in the north-west Auckland suburb of Westgate. The four medals that were stolen (a medal for service to the New […]

Weather bomb didn’t stop Polocrosse Champs

The weather Bomb didn’t distract the 132 Intermediate and Junior Polocrosse riders, who came from across  New Zealand to compete in the National Championships two weeks ago. This was following the U21 coaching camp which had been held at Counties Polocrosse Club grounds at Abdery, which saw the scene set for the prestigious Championships to take place. On Saturday 21 […]

Unique vessel leaves Waiuku

Last week the unique British lifeboat Diana White which has been on the hard on Colombo Road Waiuku for some years was taken by road transporter to a new home. The vessel owned by John Fairburn, was transported to a farm at Mangatangi as a temporary home until John can relocate the vessel back to Tauranga. While John still has […]

Fifth speaker theft disheartens Waiuku Netball Centre

In an act that can only be described as completely disheartening, the Waiuku Netball Centre have had their speakers stolen for the fifth time. On Sunday 22 January between the early hours of 1am and 4am, someone cut the fence and climbed up nearly ten metres to take them. The last time they were stolen was in October last year. […]

Castaways Resort expansion feedback

After breaking the exclusive story last week on Castaways Resort expansion, The Post Newspaper received a staggering amount of feedback. Many took to social media to express their views, including our local MP, Andrew Bayly, who took the time out of his busy schedule to congratulate owner, Gavin Shine, and view the area where the expansion is set to take place. Situated on the […]

Bruce Glenny celebrates reaching ninety

Bruce Glenny was hoping that his 90th birthday would slide by without too much fuss, but the team at the St Andrews Op Shop made sure he celebrated in style. On Monday 23 January a special morning tea was held for Bruce, who has volunteered for over 25 years at the Op Shop.  Bruce is in charge of looking after […]

Alex swims the Manukau Harbour for charity

32 year old Alex Asher is a man on a mission—and all for a cause.  The chairperson of Sustainable Coastlines has been running, walking and swimming around the West Coast of New Zealand to raise awareness for our coastlines and waterways.  His target is to cover 1100 kilometres in 31 days.  He began on 2 January, leaving Wellington and will […]

Burning car causes motorway mayhem

For those who were trying to escape the traffic before the long weekend were caught short last Friday. Located by the Drury off-ramp, just south of the Bombay Hills, a car had caught fire, causing traffic to back up past the Papakura off-ramp. Fire Brigades were called around 12.45pm, to which on arrival, the vehicle was fully engulfed. Fire appliances […]


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