Nikau Coopworth leader for parasite resistance

A leading sheep breeding operation in Waikaretu, has just taken out the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Maternal Trait Leader for Parasite Resistance Award. Coopworth, was recognised at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill on Wednesday 5 July. Now in their sixth year, the Awards celebrate the top performers in the field of science, innovation, […]

Remembering women around the world

Last week, BPW Franklin celebrated the international Candle Light Ceremony with a gathering of members and visitors. This is an annual event when BPW recognises the women around the world. While New Zealand is lighting candles for the women of other countries, they are also lighting candles for the women of New Zealand and celebrating their successes. Adding to the […]

Waiuku Lions help make a difference

June was a busy month for the Lions Club with the sixth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast being held on Thursday 20 June. This saw survivors and supporters being treated to a warming breakfast with friends. Also well attended was the annual Living Alone Mid-Winter Christmas Lunch where the Lions Club spoil members of the community who may at times […]

Upgrade to park and ride begins

Work began yesterday, Monday 10 July, on the construction of the new park and ride area as part of the Pukekohe Station upgrade. As part of the upgrade, the KiwiRail land near the V8 bridge, unofficially used for car parking, will be closed indefinitely. Public access to the overbridge will however, be maintained by the footpath running along the fence […]

Emerson moves up in ROK

More than 130 karters were attracted to this year’s Hampton Downs Top Half Series opener at Te Puke Auto Electrical Raceway on Sunday 25 June. (130 entries across seven classes). The Top Half series, which was set up more than 24 years ago, runs in conjunction with KartSport clubs in the northern half of the North Island. Young karter Emerson […]

Council adopts Annual Plan

The Waikato District Council adopted its Annual Plan 2017/18 on Wednesday 28 June 2017. The plan will see targeted wastewater rates rise to allow for preparation of long term plans to protect waterways and environmentally sensitive areas from overflows. The adoption of the Plan comes after a month-long consultation on wastewater services options that attracted 465 submissions and presentations on […]

Matt wins third in round two

After the success of the first round, the Matt Griffin Motorsport team headed for round two of the Eneos North Island Endurance series with high expectations of getting a good result. The Mortimer Motorsport E46 was given a front to rear check over by the team. A few extra modifications were added to help the car perform even better, as Pukekohe […]

In Focus

Despite the terrible weather that plagued the Franklin District last week, Kath McCall from Waiuku managed to capture this stunning picture of a full rainbow that bridged over the Waiuku township. Send your images of our stunning area to:

Media gremlins

In light of several grammatical errors and spelling mistakes in last week’s issue of the Post Newspaper, it was incredibly refreshing to see that even the ‘big guns’ get it wrong sometimes. Reporting on Sonny Bill Williams’ red card two weekend’s ago, the BBC UK just couldn’t quite get his name right. ‘Billy Son Williams’ was used instead, which led […]

Community spirit alive in Te Kohanga

By Emma Sharplin – A small plea for help from a local rural school has seen an Auckland community go above and beyond the call of duty. Earlier this year, Te Kohanga School experienced severe damage after floods wiped out their vegetable patch, sports gear, and library resources. This saw the school closed for most of term one to […]

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