2017-05-09 E-Edition

Still no ‘relief’ in sight

In what has to be seriously embarrassing on behalf of Auckland Council and the Local Board, the Waiuku toilets remain closed. It has been over a year and Auckland Council can’t manage to open a set of toilets in Waiuku. The Post is still awaiting a response, and there is still no relief in sight for those needing to go!

Community robbed of first response vehicle

Members of the community in Tuakau feel they have been ‘robbed’ by St John. They believe St John has taken their money, enjoyed the publicity and accolades from the Prime Minister for their commitment to rural New Zealand, only to turn their back on Tuakau and ‘steal’ the response vehicle from them. The above are the issues that have been […]

A note from Emma’s desk

Since when did we arrive in May? I can’t believe we are nearing the middle of the year already. Since we never had a summer, and autumn arrived six months early, I suppose it is about time to drag my boots out of hibernation. I have no idea where my gumboots have disappeared to either, so another pair of those […]

Letter – social media toxic for local businesses

Having read yet another social media post criticizing a local business I can no longer keep quiet. As a lifetime Waiuku resident and former business owner, I’ve been increasingly disturbed (and sometimes upset) to read public complaints and criticism about people and businesses serving our town, running a business is hard enough without being undermined – and each and every […]

Blue reign supreme

With a 5 – 1 lead mid way through the second half, most sides would feel comfortable with such an advantage. Perhaps Waiuku AFC found themselves in unfamiliar ground, and took the foot off the gas? Whatever it was, the lads from Pukekohe Football made the last 20 minutes very uncomfortable for the home team. Frustrating them into mistake after […]

Counties Power Club Rugby Results 6 May 2017

It was another action-packed weekend of club rugby Saturday 6 May.  In the Counties Power game of the week, Waiuku Brian James Contracting lost to a too-strong Manurewa Kidd Contracting team 17- 31 during the Pat Walsh Memorial match. It was the last match for referee Simon Brown who has been reffing for 18 years.  Bombay Gough Cat beat Te Kauwhata Envirowaste […]

His Word – Ingratitude

I came across this quote recently and it got me thinking, so it is now time to share this with you all. Quote; “Ingratitude is regarded by the LORD as among the most aggravating sins.” It seemed a little unfair at first, but let us decipher this slowly. Ingratitude; (Collins Dictionary) “to act in order to bring oneself into favour […]

Napping on the job?

By Emma Sharplin – Emma@thepost.nz Pukekawa resident, Chris Taylor put this photo up recently on social media for a laugh. While driving home along SH22 from Tuakau, just before the turn off to Mercer, he spotted this piece of road marking. Judging from the comments left on this post, road markers painting over roadkill is quite a common occurrence in […]

Dairy awards a life changing experience

By Emma Sharplin – emma@thepost.nz The Post Newspaper was given the opportunity to attend the elite New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards on Saturday evening at the Sky City Convention Centre, where the overall winners were announced after grueling rounds of competitions took place throughout the year.  Of the 400 entries that were received, they were narrowed down to 33 finalists […]


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