We remember – William Henry Woods

In memory of William Henry Woods, the son of T. W. Woods, of Patumahoe. Died of wounds in France. Unknown date of birth – Died 11 October 1916 FORENAMES William Henry AWMM SURNAME Woods AWMM SERVICE NUMBER 23466 AWMM GENDER Male AWMM OCCUPATION BEFORE ENLISTMENT WW1 Farmer AWMM NEXT OF KIN ON EMBARKATION T.W. Woods (father), Pukekohe, New Zealand AWMM   […]

Awhitu Golf Club Open Day

A good number of both visiting and local golfers participated in the Awhitu Golf Club's March Open Day on Sunday 26 March. Prizes were generously provided by the event co-sponsors Waiuku Village Butchery and Baker's Shoes and More. Both Aaron Harper and Bryan McLeod recorded the best gross scores of 76 with Aaron winning the prize on a countback and […]

Fire Brigade celebrating 75years

The Tuakau Volunteer Fire Brigade are gearing up for their 75th Jubilee this May. The celebrations beginning on May 6, with the community invited to an open day at the station on Hall Street in Tuakau.   From 12pm, fire appliances will drive past main street Tuakau, which will be followed by static displays and live demonstrations at the station. […]

Class of 1941 reunite

The Standard Two Class of 1941 from Pukekohe Primary School have held a reunion every year since 1973.  At the time of of the school centennial celebrations, there were 31 pupils present from the original class of 1952. It was decided then that annual class reunions would be held. They have been held over the years at Counties Inn, and […]

Yana gets the need for speed

By Yana O'Gorman yana@thepost.nz Portergroup was holding a V8 Ute Hot laps session last week and I was lucky enough to get to take part.  I'd been looking forward to this hot lap ever since I heard about it. The date was set for Wednesday 29 March. However, as Wednesday arrived, so did a downpour of rain.  The date was […]

Andrew raises questions over water quality

During Andrew Little's ongoing State of the Nation tour around the country, water quality has been raised as an issue by local people again and again. Andrew believes it’s really important for political parties to put their ideas for solving the issue out there.  "Having a dip at your local river or lake to cool down in summer is a […]

Covic Golf Numbers are on the rise

In a day and age when any increase in playing numbers would be deemed a success, a 17% annual increase in rounds played during 2016, was great news for the Counties-Manukau Veterans Inter Club golf conveners when they met for their annual meeting on 17 March 2017. In announcing the result, COVIC Convenor Russ Ford noted that the increase represents 1309 […]

Pokeno wastewater contract awarded to Fulton Hogan

A major milestone has been reached in the Pokeno Township Wastewater Reticulation Phase II project. Waikato District Council has awarded the contract for the installation work of the wastewater system to Fulton Hogan. A reticulated wastewater network will service the existing Pokeno township and any future development of the township. In early 2014 an environmental assessment was commissioned in relation […]

From wild youngster to rising star

By Emma Sharplin – emma@thepost.nz Holly Thompson always knew that there was something special about her horse, Jack. After two years of literally blood sweat and tears, Jack and Holly have taken out the New Zealand title of Verbac Rising Riding Horse of the Year. Described as an emotional win, Holly couldn't believe it when her name was announced over the loud […]

New chairman for trust

Life Education Trust Counties Manukau is thrilled to announce a new Chair, Pukekohe lawyer, Gavin Arnet from Arnet Law. Gavin has been involved with the Trust for over three years and last week succeeded retiring Chair, Paul Cressey of Howick. Paul has led the Trust for the past 16 years, and under his governance the Trust has grown from one […]


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