Iconic leader passes away

The Nation is in mourning over the loss of the beloved iconic wahine toa, Ngati Te Ata i Rehia leader Kahurangi Nganeko Minhinnick. On Thursday 15 June, the Waiuku Kaumatua passed away at the age of 77. “Dame Nganeko was a magnanimous leader who spent a lifetime dedicated to the pursuit of justice on whenua and environmental issues for her […]

Stories shared at public exhibition

By Yana O'Gorman yana@thepost.nz  The You Might Be Surprised to Know exhibition was launched last weekend, with a special opening for friends and family of the featured 'storytellers'.  The project involved photographing and interviewing 20 people aged 65+ who live in Franklin. Linda Grigg began the exhibition after being inspired by the Humans of South Auckland Facebook page, and book. […]

Celebrating Volunteers

 Volunteer week is 18-24 June and Waiuku Family Support Network (WFSN) want to celebrate and acknowledge the support they receive from their many volunteers. They currently have more than 25 volunteers working with the organisation which, in the past year has equated to more than 1575 hours of time. WFSN offer counselling, social work, budgeting and support to families in the local […]

Pukekohe Probus celebrates 30 years

The Pukekohe Probus Club celebrated their 30th anniversary on Saturday 10 June at the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club.  The meeting was chaired by the current president, Paul Radley, and was attended by 86 members, friends and guests.  Pukekohe Probus was formed by the Pukekohe Rotary Club in 1987 and was one of the first Probus Clubs in the Franklin District. Since then, […]

Memorial match for Graham Eddy

Pukekohe and Waiuku premier rugby teams played in a memorial match on Saturday 17 June for the late Counties Manukau referee Graham Eddy who passed away last December.  The teams played at Pukekohe for the 'Graham Eddy Memorial Trophy', a tribute to a 'top bloke who loved rugby and refereeing'.  Pukekohe took the 28-7 win against Waiuku, winning the trophy, […]

First Steps reaches ten year milestone

First Steps Waiuku Preschool reached their ten year milestone at the end of May, and there was no better way to celebrate other than holding a party. On Friday 26 May, a fun-filled afternoon with past, present and future families was enjoyed. As part of their celebrations, the team had a bouncy castle, a  disco with a DJ, sausage sizzle, […]

Bellyful meals a boost for mums

By Yana O'Gorman yana@thepost.nz Bellyful Franklin provide hundreds of meals to families each month. Families with newborns, or those struggling with an illness.  That number has been increasing rapidly as Franklin continues to grow. For recipients of the meals, it's often a well-timed sanity-saver. Vanessa Southey and her young family, have been on the receiving end of the meals and say the once […]

Scottie has new titanium implant

Dr Paul Eason BVM&S MANZCVS Franklin Vets Damage to the cruciate ligament in dogs’ knee joints is an extremely common injury, and we see cases every week. In most cases, these require surgery to stabilise the joint in order to get a good outcome. There are many different operations available, but in the last 15 years the move in larger […]

Lollipops celebrates Jammies in June

The children at Lollipops Educare Waiuku were extremely excited to be taking part in the Jammies in June initiative last week. On Tuesday 13 June, the students and their teachers dressed up in their pyjamas for the day, raising awareness about the children who are admitted to Kidzfirst with cold-related illnesses, including Rheumatic Fever, which is prevalent in Counties Manukau. […]

Power for Coastguard Waiuku

Coastguard Waiuku and local electricity distributor Counties Power have announced a new partnership. The three-year sponsorship deal sees Counties Power become the naming rights sponsor of Coastguard Waiuku’s 4.8m rescue vessel—now known as Counties Power Rescue—and a sponsor of their main towing vehicle. The sponsorship was officially signed on Wednesday by Counties Power Chief Executive Sheridan Broadbent and Coastguard Waiuku […]

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