New Head for Counties Manukau Rugby

Counties Manukau Rugby Union’s new chief executive officer, Bart Hoggard has officially taken the helm today. Hoggard joins Counties Manukau directly from the United Arab Emirates where he was a partner at Clyde & Co, the largest international law firm in Dubai. The 44-year-old has practised corporate and commercial law in New Zealand, London and Dubai.  Whilst in Dubai over […]

Black Sticks victorious

The New Zealand women's Vantage Black Sticks team took on India at Rosa Birch Park on Sunday.  About a thousand hockey enthusiasts gathered around Counties Manukau Hockey's number two field to watch an exciting game of hockey. The Vantage Black Sticks scored the first two goals and it was 2-0 at half time. They enjoyed most of the possession in the first two quarters of the […]

Little Ants celebrate

Saturday 6 May saw Little Ants Childcare Centre in Waiuku celebrate their one year birthday in style.  The day started with fun on the bouncy castle and bubbles from Eran, The Highland Joker. Inside, the Little Ants team had set up an environment for the families to be able to explore and interact with the teaching team and each other. […]

Laurinda wins Gold

By Emma Sharplin – emma@thepost.nz Laurinda Lewis may have taken up running only recently, but that has not stopped her from claiming gold at the World Masters Games recently. The Pukekohe resident was up against 21 others in her age group, and while she had completed and placed in full marathons before, she found the task of competing in the […]

His word – Batteries not Included

In this Article we are exploring an interesting concept; so here goes, and our Title is the big give-away to where we are going. “Batteries are not included,” so, our, “Going to Church without Jesus is just like a toy without a battery.” We can appear “just right,” wave flags, make great orations, promises and speeches, appear to be the […]

Brigade ‘vital cog’ for 75 years

The Tuakau Volunteer Fire Brigade have reached their 75 year milestone. On Saturday 6 May, the dedicated group of volunteers celebrated their 75th Jubilee with an open day for the community, which was followed by a dinner for past, current and life members of the brigade at the Tuakau War Memorial Hall. Appliances from Tuakau, Mercer, Papatoetoe 344, 348 and […]

Coresteel Franklin scoop awards

Coresteel Buildings Franklin have scored a hat trick at the national building conference. The local business has come away with three prizes for the for highest regional growth, highest value kitset and highest volume of sales in 2016. The awards were presented to Grant Donaldson, Trevor Harris and Karl Lipscombe at the annual Coresteel Buildings National Conference, held 1-2 March […]

FRENZ unveil new grader

By Yana O'Gorman yana@thepost.nz  A 'shiny new toy' was opened in Pukekohe last week as FRENZ (Free Range Eggs New Zealand) opened their state-of-the art egg grading machine in front of 100 guests.  Rob Darby, FRENZ Director, says the new machine increases the number of eggs that can be checked, sanitised, sorted and packaged, from 8000 eggs per hour on […]

Pa 5000 breaks record

The weather was cloudy, but it didn't deter a record number of participants for the Pa 5000 Fun Run/Walk event, held each year as a fundraiser to support the Waiau Pa netball club. 192 people crossed the finish line on Sunday 7 May, at the annual event. A barbeque was a hot favourite while the runners and walkers waited to hear if […]

Harry’s amazing stats recognised

By Duane Ranger Harinder Singh Dhindsa’s 2016-2017 season stats are hardly cricket, in fact they border on ridiculousness.The man they call ‘Harry” amassed more than 1,000 runs in just 16 innings for his Pukekohe Metro Cricket Club in the Counties-Manukau Cricket Association’s Senior-B competition just gone. Modest as ever, the 25-year-old said he loved the game from his childhood days […]


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