Why do they bully?

Geoff Smith, operations manager of Budgeting & Family Support Services Tuakau, and Chair of the Franklin Community of Social Services, shares his view on the reasons why children bully others. A common reason that a child is a bully is because he or she lacks attention from a parent at home and lashes out at others for attention. The thought that a darling child could bully another child […]

Pukekohe woman calling for change

A Pukekohe woman is asking the Ministry of Social Development to end bullying in schools and adopt a programme borne in Finland that educates bystanders to step up. After asking a Pukekohe Principal and the Ministry of Education to step up and stop bullying in her school for the past year, and it falling on deaf ears, recent events have pushed Ms Swanwick to demand change. “Instead of protecting […]

Unfair and irresponsible

In The Post article last week titled ‘When will the bullying stop?’ criticism has been laid about the article and the way it portrays all headmasters as doing nothing. A number of people contacted the Post Newspaper and applauded the fact that we were highlighting a real issue that is hurting both children and their parents. However, several of our readers felt what we had printed was unfair, […]

1600 tonnes of mangroves

The Waiuku Estuary Restoration Trust (Mudlarks) held its annual meeting in Waiuku on Wednesday 7 June. A good attendance of members and public heard the chairman Ian Scobie give an account of the magnitude of the project to control mangroves in the Rangiwhea and Waiuku Rivers of the Manukau Harbour. Ian, in his annual report, gave figures to illustrate the […]

Matai Street another area for speeders

Community members are saying that the problem with reckless drivers and speedsters isn’t just limited to Hamilton Drive. A resident on Matai Street, who doesn’t wish to be named, contacted the Post Newspaper shortly after the incident that occurred on Hamilton Drive last week. He stated that a similar incident happened to his granddaughters recently, however, they were lucky and […]

Mitre 10 still recalling BBQ

Last month, Amalgamated Hardware Merchants Ltd and Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Ltd voluntarily recalled a 4 Burner Hooded Black BBQ due to concerns it could be a fire risk if not assembled correctly.  Another recall has been put out just last week for the un-branded 4 Burner Hooded Black BBQ, sku 295689 and model number: G11400. It was sold by […]

Young grower aims high

At 16 years old, Austin Singh was an entrant in the 2017 Young Vegetable Grower New Zealand competition. Austin, a Year 12 student at Pukekohe High School, was the youngest of the seven entrants to compete. The day-long competition held in Pukekohe recently saw competitors engage in a series of practical and theoretical challenges designed to test the skills needed to […]

Found property at Pukekohe station

The Pukekohe Police have a range of property that has been found recently, and would like to reconnect the items with their rightful owners. In particular, the Police have found several greenstones and an unusual pair of cufflinks. Another unique item is an old watch, which was found on Helvetia Road. It has special engraving on the underside, and looks to […]

First place for local body builder

Waiuku College teacher Tony Nelson placed first at the INBA federations Natural Bodybuilding competition, in the Masters 50+ category, in May.  When Tony arrived in New Zealand he weighed 200 kilograms. He has lost 114kgs, with a stage weight of 86.5% and 11% body fat. His goal for 2017 was to come into the competition leaner with more muscle mass […]

Onewhero Ladies pennants 2017

The Onewhero Golf Club fielded a successful women’s pennant team that took out their section in a nail biting final day in the Auckland Golf Women’s Midweek 18-hole Match Play competition held at the Royal Auckland Golf Club on Thursday 1 June. Playing fortnightly over a period of sixteen weeks against eight other Auckland clubs in their section, Onewhero won […]

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