On Wednesday 3 May the Commerce Commission ruled against the decision of a proposed media merger. Media groups NZME Limited and Fairfax NZ were hoping to combine forces and unite under common ownership. While the announcement was a disappointment for the media groups CEOs, the Commission's unanimous decision was unchanged from the draft rejection last year. In last week's decision, […]
Wesley old boy and All Black legend Doug Rollerson passed away last week after a seven year battle with cancer. Doug grew up in Papakura, attending Wesley College. His skills saw him represent Counties Schools in a range of sports, including rugby. He moved to Palmerston North after high school, and joined Manawatu provincial rugby. Doug was selected for the […]
Rally driver Dylan Thomson has taken his second consecutive win in the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC), held last weekend at the International Rally of Whangarei. The second win means Waiuku's Dylan and co-driver Amy Hudson from Christchurch, have extended their championship lead with four rounds remaining. They both say it wasn't an easy result. They had to contend with […]
Communities are calling on drivers to Slow Down this week as part of UN Global Road Safety Week from 8 May to 14 May, 2017. To mark the week, Road Safety Education Limited (RSE) along with partners BOC, NZ Steel, Bosch, Bridgestone and Rotary clubs are calling on everyone to pledge to #SlowDown and wear yellow to help raise awareness […]
Police were notified on Thursday morning, May 4, that access had been gained to classrooms at Waipipi School some time since late the previous afternoon. Laptops and other electronic equipment had been taken. It was agreed that the classrooms concerned would be locked and not used by teachers or students on Friday, a Police spokesperson said. Inquiries are ongoing.
The IMG Waiuku Women were knocked off their position at the top of the table by a rampant Waitakere team on Saturday. The Waitakere side were strong and well drilled but the main difference between the two sides was a flyer who had too much pace for the Waiuku women and out-sprinted them to score almost every time she was […]
Thursday 4 May, 2017 378 10.44am W1 Otaua Crew tasked to Otaua for a male patient in his 60s who had been run over by his tractor. He was not trapped. He was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition, suffering shoulder and pelvic injuries.
I read with bemusement the front page article of The Post about the Prime Minister and Waikato National MPs visiting Tuakau but offering no solutions to the transport issues which were the main concerns raised by locals. Transport issues and in particular, the lack of a train service to serve the rapidly growing Tuakau, Pokeno and North Waikato region, has […]
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) reissued and extended a public health warning against collecting shellfish on the Waikato west coast due to Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins being detected at levels of concern. The affected area includes the Waikato River mouth (Port Waikato) southwards to Tirua Point south of Kawhia Harbour. The warning includes Raglan, Aotea and Kawhia Harbours. […]
Either Tuakau, Pokeno or Meremere residents aren't aware of the proposed extra costs to their rates or the just don't care, as less than 200 people have attended the 12 Waikato District Council drop-in sessions to learn more about the Annual Plan. The proposed changes will see those who are connected to wastewater system have their rates increase anywhere from $47 […]