2017-05-02 E-Edition

Expressway closed at Pokeno following crash

The Waikato Expressway has been closed in both directions at Pokeno following a one vehicle crash which occurred at approximately 6:40am. Two people have received critical injuries and one person has received serious injuries. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating and the road will be closed until at least midday with diversions in place through Pokeno. The Police would like […]

Gardening with Ruth

I have now planted cabbage, cauli, spinach, carrot, parsnip and spring onions in the vege garden and have mulched them well with old straw to keep the weeds down and the soil a bit warmer. You can continue planting out seedlings for a few more weeks yet but keep them well sheltered and use slug and snail baits carefully. The […]

Mark brings his expertise to Pukekohe

Waiuku's Mark McDonagh knows the business of selling.  Having worked in various sales roles for nearly 20 years, he is continuing to share his knowledge and expertise with his customers. He started in Waiuku, before heading to work in Takanini, before going back to Waiuku. He has now taken up a new position at Pukekohe Toyota, and while he is […]

Letter – Feedback on the Moth Plant

Upon reading your article on the above subject I was somewhat angry to be made aware that the moth plant is not classed as a controlled weed throughout the whole of Auckland – indeed the whole of New Zealand. I’m appalled to regularly see this terrible pod plant flowering on property, rail and road boundaries when travelling about Auckland. To […]

Weekend of crashes in Franklin

The end of the school holidays saw several crashes take place in and around Franklin over the weekend. The turn in the weather probably didn’t help with the incidents either. The morning of Friday 28 April was the beginning of the weekend’s incidents, where a massive rubbish spill just south of the Bombay’s caused traffic disruption, and a messy job […]

Celebrate the Century through the dance ages

Don’t miss this chance to attend and celebrate Waiuku War Memorial Hall's 100 year birthday. In an aim to celebrate her past and her future, the Waiuku Theatre Group have worked tirelessly on a performance that is dedicated to the hall's 100 year anniversary. Celebrate the Century is a caberet show, which is set to be filled with song and […]

Refurbished and purpose built

On Thursday 27 April the Waiuku Family Support held an official opening of their newly refurbished premises on Queen Street, Waiuku. Waiuku Family Support offers general advice and budgeting. They are involved with Foodbank, youth anger counselling, organising Christmas gifts for children who would otherwise miss out, and offering free clothing and household goods when needed. The organisation was established in 1987 by Jeanette Cooper and Sue Ushaw […]

Franklin Wedding expo a highlight

The Franklin Wedding Expo was a hit for brides and grooms to be over the weekend.  On Sunday 30 April, the Wedding Expo, held at Pukekohe Park saw people lining up waiting for doors to open.  Organiser Fleur Johnston says the goodie bags for the first 200 guests were gone within the first hour.  The expo even saw people travel […]

Nanaia Mahuta – Column

Nanaia Mahuta, MP for Hauraki-Waikato, has offered to regularly contribute to the Post Newspaper on topics she believes our readers may find interesting. This month, she discusses mental health and the crisis within. There is a tipping point in mental health and our system is in crisis. We need to do more as a society to ensure that the necessary […]


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