Privet growing rampant in Franklin

Hayfever playing up? You may be in the presence of a privet bush. Privet, a green shrub that some may consider its flowers to be pretty, is in actual fact a poisonous plant to animals and people, and is a common, as well as wide spread, in the Franklin area. Its pollen and scent is believed to contribute to respiratory disorders such […]

Ports of Auckland interested in unmarked graves

Last year, the Post Newspaper ran a Letter to the Editor about the ‘unmarked graves of the pioneer children at the Manukau Heads Lighthouse’ (December 20 2016). Jeff Pyle, a direct descendant from the original family who took up position at Signal Station in 1874, approached the Manukau Heads Lighthouse Trust with the idea of a tribute plaque in remembrance of not only the […]

Franklin Junior Sports awards return to community

The Franklin Junior Sports Awards are back, and nominations are now open. After a hiatus last year due to funding being diverted into greater Auckland initiatives, Counties Manukau Sport are hosting the annual Franklin Junior Sports Awards in March this year. These awards recognise the outstanding sporting talent within the youth of the Franklin community. They also believe that recognising and celebrating […]

Franklin United to focus representing community in football

It has been one year since the formation of Franklin United, a collaboration of local football clubs that provides an outlet for promising Franklin players to harness and improve their skills to become elite in their profession. The Post Newspaper was able to chat with Franklin United’s Operations Manager, Jim Evans, about how the first season went under the new banner, and […]

Local trainers win Rotorua Cup

By Duane Ranger Bernie Hackett and Michelle Wallis only train one pacer at Karioitahi Beach just west of Waiuku—and that six year old gelding won the Franklin duo their first ever Rotorua Cup on Sunday last week. Renown for their expertise in trotting, Hackett and Wallis train a team of about a dozen and were delighted that Full Speed Ahead finally got the reward he had been […]

Women’s free street smart self defence workshop

The Women's Street Smart self defence workshops have been taught throughout New Zealand for just over seven years and in February the workshop will be in Waiuku. The free weekend workshop is open to females aged 13 and older, and is being held on the 11 February at the Glenbrook School Hall. This hands-on workshop teaches females how to deal […]

Infrastructure requirements highlighted

MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly, recently took the opportunity to drive around the Electorate with Margaret Devlin, the new Chair of Watercare and CEO Raveen Jaduram, together Angela Fulljames, the recently appointed Chair of Franklin Local Board. The purpose was to allow them to see the extent of the growth in new sub-divisions and housing developments, and assess first-hand the […]

New owners at Groovit

The popular dance studio Groovit, that celebrated ten years last year, still has the familiar faces but new owners. With mother-daughter duo Rochelle and Caitlin Browne taking over in late December 2016. Caitlin, has been a member of Groovit for seven years, while Rochelle has always been on hand to help out. Now they have taken the opportunity to take […]

Letter – Auckland Anniversary fishing

The look on Tasha Riddle's face says it all! The nine year old Franklin resident went fishing over Auckland Anniversary weekend with her Uncles Erin and Beau, where she managed to snag herself a whopper. Caught off Raglan, this snapper weighed a massive 15lb! Well done, Tasha!  

Andy baker – Column

The bit of road that we all know as State Highway 22 between Drury and Paerata has, over the years, been the scene of some of our worst vehicle crashes. In my years as a cop in Pukekohe I attended several crashes, all of them caused either by speed or just bad driving and decision making. The road is recognised […]


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