Local photography talent

The Waiuku Camera Club are inviting the community to attend their exhibition, which opens this week. It is timed with the opening of the Auckland Photographic Festival, and has been organised to showcase a range of the members' work.  The Waiuku Camera Club began in 1956 and encourages anyone with an interest in photography to become a member. "The exhibition […]

Three charged for ram-raids

Two adults and a 16 year old from Waiuku were arrested last week, Tuesday 13 June in relation to a spree of ram-raids and thefts to surf stores.  In the early hours of Saturday 3 June, Ultimate Surf & Skate in Rosedale was ram raided. The owner of the store said more than 10 skateboards were stolen, and damage was […]

Plane lands at Pukekohe Park

A small plane flying over Pukekohe was forced to land at Pukekohe Park Raceway on Sunday 18 June. Emergency services were called to the raceway just before 6pm where the plane landed on an old grass airstrip. Two people exited the plane unharmed. A Police spokeswoman says the plan made a precautionary landing at the racecourse due to fuel issues. […]

Nominations close for Counties Power Consumer Trust

Nominations closed at 12pm Tuesday 13 June 2017 for the Counties Power Consumer Trust Election of Trustees. Elections are being held for two positions on the Trust on Saturday 5 August 2017. Those nominated are: BROOMHALL, Nigel; EYES, Alan; JACKSON, Glenn; MARR, Michael; SPRATT, David. Voting documents will be delivered from Friday 14 July 2017 to approximately 35,000 consumers in […]

Police Patch – week ending Monday 19 June 2017

It has been a busy week for the Waiuku Police Last Tuesday morning, Waiuku staff assisted the North Shore Tactical Crime Unit to execute a number of search warrants in the Waiuku area. As a result of this, four local youths aged between 14 and 17 years have been charged in relation to a number of burglaries and stolen motor […]

$240m Auckland school property investment unveiled

Two new schools in Franklin are part of a $240 million investment in Auckland school property under the 2017 Budget.  Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced details of the investment on Thursday 1 June. “This is another huge investment in schools in our fastest growing city, which follows on from $162 million for Auckland school property under last year’s Budget,” says […]

His Word – Written in the Sand

Here is a deeper look into a well-known story from the Bible for us to ponder and to contemplate. Our story is found in the Book of John, John 8:2-11 “And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees […]

Local film director in top ten

Joe Hitchcock is a Pukekohe based film-maker and commercial video director. With clients from all over the world, he has based one creative project on a subject close to home. Along with producer, Morgan Leigh Stewart, the idea for a series called ‘Starship Kids’ was forged, basing the ‘Blood Sugar’ episode on Joe’s daughter Dahlia, who was diagnosed with type one […]

Sunset over River Road

Leonie Parker of Tuakau took this stunning picture of a sunset over River Road in Tuakau. It certainly captures the beauty of a crisp winter's evening. Do you have a photo to share with our readers? Email us news@thepost.nz 

Students top of the world in Te Reo

In May 2017, Language Perfect, a global language learning website held its annual World Championship. The competition ran for ten days with hundreds of schools from all over the world taking part.   Pukekohe High School’s team, competing in the Te Reo Maori category, placed first in New Zealand and first overall in the world. The online competition aims to test […]


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