Letter – faulty street lights

In January this year I filed a Customer Request Management (CRM) with Waikato District Council (WDC) to fix the street light outside my home in Martindale Lane, and also asked why the lights in the new subdivision next door were not yet operating. Since then nothing has been done, I have filed  three CRM requests, made four phone calls to […]

Community supports Maaka’s challenge

Exhaustion and body ache wasn’t going to stop Maaka McKinney from completing the final leg of his challenge. Beginning his quest at the bottom of the South Island at the end of April, the Auckland based volunteer firefighter rolled into the Bombay Caltex at 9.30pm on Friday 12 May to a huge support crowd of local brigades and off duty […]

Goals moved a nuisance

Irritated is just one way to describe how the team at the Waiuku Association Football Club feel after they had their goals moved over the weekend. Sometime during Saturday evening, someone moved their goal posts from Massey Park over to the skatepark. Fortunately, no damage was done, however, Robbie Thornton says the club may have to look at ways to […]

Waiuku Netball Centre honour sponsors

The Waiuku Netball Centre's annual sponsors dinner was held last Wednesday night, 10 May.  The evening was held to celebrate the sponsors and was a mix and mingle event. Sponsorship committee member, Anne Walters says the night was a success and a great opportunity to celebrate their supporters.  "It recognises the loyal support of local Waiuku businesses," Anne says. "This […]

Waiuku centre clean up

By Yana O'Gorman yana@thepost.nz  The Waiuku township got a touch up last weekend as 93 volunteers took to the streets armed with brooms, paintbrushes and rubbish bags.  On Saturday 6 May, the volunteers powered through the clean up, as part of the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust's (MBCT) attempt to beautify Auckland's Southern region town centres, as part of the Town […]

Unique recycling scheme comes to Pukekohe

Pukekohe residents can now take advantage of a unique recycling service for child car restraints thanks to support from a local business. More than 40,000 child car restraints reach their expiry date each year in New Zealand. Most end up in a landfill, despite around 90 per cent of a typical seat being recyclable. “Many people aren’t aware that car […]

Local grower wins national title

Scott Wilcox from Pukekohe has emerged victorious against six other entrants to be named New Zealand’s Young Vegetable Grower of 2017. Scott continues AS Wilcox’s winning streak, becoming the third employee in three years to take home the award. The day-long competition in Pukekohe saw competitors engage in a series of practical and theoretical challenges designed to test the skills […]

Missing Port Waikato man found

Police located missing man,  78 year old Paul Thomas Ellery, on Monday 5 May. Mr Ellery was last seen on Razorback Road, Pokeno, that morning, and Police had serious concerns for Mr Ellery as he suffers from a medical condition. He was found safe and well in Port Waikato. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.

Police Patch – 16 May 2017

Recently there was another fatal motor vehicle accident on the peninsula.  A male died as a result of a motorcycle accident.  I have worked at Waiuku for two and a half years, and I can recall six fatal accidents and a large number of serious crashes on the peninsula in this time.    This is a shockingly high total of […]

Circus rolls into town

After eight years abroad, Weber Bros Circus is back in New Zealand, and will be bringing their performance to Pukekohe.  Promising an unforgettable experience, the team will be located at Pukekohe Park from Thursday 18 May, with their internationally recognised show, Adrenaline.   Andrenaline is said to showcase some of the most exhilarating and sensational acts from all over the […]


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