Pukekohe pump station on track

Improvements to Pukekohe's wastewater network are one step closer with construction of Watercare's new Pukekohe pump station and associated pipework almost complete. The Post Newspaper got to see the site on Buckland Road last week.  The pump station which forms part of the $54 million Pukekohe wastewater network upgrade sits alongside Pukekohe Racecourse and has taken more than 15 months to […]

Pageant winner ready for Vegas

By Emma Sharplin – emma@thepost.nz The final countdown is on as Pukekohe's Louise Dunn prepares to compete in the prestigious Miss Continents 2017 pageant in Las Vegas. The spirited teenager has just flown out to compete in the international pageant, under the Miss Teen Continents 2017 category, this week after being invited by a pageant director in Australia. "This is […]

Trust offering silver linings

By Emma Sharplin – emma@thepost.nz Trying to get so many hours of sleep wont be enough if your soul is tired. Sometimes, we all just need a break from life, and this where the committee behind the Franklin Silver Lining Trust can help. Formed in March 2008, the Franklin Silver Lining Trust was originally the brain child of well known […]

When the sea gives back

NIWA puts a lot of things in the ocean—instruments tied to moorings, floats that dive up and down measuring what’s going on in the water, and video cameras that monitor fish. But this is a story about something that accidentally ended up in the sea and thanks to the wind, ocean currents, good luck and good people, came back. NIWA […]

Overwhelming response to carseat check

Emma Sharplin – emma@thepost.nz The demand for regular car seat check is growing in Franklin, after more than 150 cars went through the check point organised by Auckland Transport, Plunket and the Franklin Road Policing Team. Held at the Pukekohe Netball Courts on Friday 16 June, vehicles with child restraints were directed by local police to professionals who were able to […]

Community projects make council finalists

Little libraries, poppies and the country’s largest roading alliance have led to the Waikato District Council being named as a finalist in two categories at the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards. Waikato District Council’s Placemaking Programme is a finalist for the Creative New Zealand EXCELLENCE Award for Best Creative Place. The Placemaking Programme focuses on Council working with community […]

Green light for transport meeting

Auckland Transport senior officials met with around 80 members of the community as part of an information evening on Tuesday 13 June. Andrew Bayly, MP for Hunua, hosted the night as a way of allowing Auckland Transport officials to hear the community's  pressing transport related issues. Matthew Rednall, Anthony Cross and Jenni Wild, were representatives from Auckland Transport.  Held at […]

Barry hangs up the spray guns after 50 years

By Yana O'Gorman yana@thepost.nz  After 50 years in the business, Pukekohe Car Painter's Barry Walden is saying farewell to his customers and their cars and taking up retirement. While he won't be operating the shop, he'll still be pursuing his passion for cars from home. "I've got plenty of cars to work on at home, so that's what I'll be […]

Small steps to Great Wall of China

By Emma Sharplin – emma@thepost.nz Rosie Walker has achieved a goal she never thought she would complete, and it all started by taking one step at a time, literally. The Post Newspaper originally caught up with the Pukekohe resident when she first began her journey to better lifestyle in April 2016. Just as the dawn service finished on ANZAC Day, […]


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