Top tips for heat pumps

Heat pumps are very popular but it’s important to choose an efficient model and use it properly, according to EECA ENERGYWISE. Technical Expert Christian Hoerning says heat pumps can be very economic if used correctly; they are convenient and produce instant heat. Types of heat pump Single-split systems are the most common heat pumps in New Zealand—they are air-to-air, with […]

Concerns raised over Freedom camping

Last week, the Post Newspaper received concerns from readers about freedom camping in the Onewhero Domain. In particular, that if the domain had been confirmed as a place for freedom campers to use, what toilet facilities were available? As the public toilet block had not been completed. The Post Newspaper contacted Waikato District Council, who confirmed that the Onewhero Domain […]

Op Shop celebrates first milestone

The team at the St Andrew’s Op Shop in Waiuku cannot believe that it has been a year already since the new premises opened. Located on Queen Street, right next door to their former building, the new Op Shop was a highly anticipated build, and one year on, manager, Sharron Levestone, says she believes they are finally settled in. “We […]

Donate your blood this week

Did you know that your blood donation can save the lives of up to three people? With that in mind, the New Zealand Blood Service is visiting Pukekohe this week, From Wednesday 19 July, until Friday 21 July, and will be at the St John Ambulance Hall on Roulston Street. The team will be there from 1pm until 7pm Wednesday […]

Drury resident exhibiting at Franklin Arts Festival

Drury resident, Susan Ewen, is excited to be exhibiting in the Franklin Arts Festival. A lifelong enjoyment of painting persuaded Susan in 2006 to attend a painting workshop in America given by equine artist, Lynn Maderich, who is internationally regarded as a tutor. Maderich emphasised the necessity for exact observation of a subject and detailed study of its form.These two […]

Letter – shortages in health care

What the hell is wrong with New Zealanders? I’ve placed these words to try and gain your attention—to South Middlemore Hospital’s plight. I visited a relative who had been admitted the day before—by 2.30pm, they had not been washed or had their bed made, their head was at an awkward angle and needing another pillow (which was requested). The response was ‘oh we will […]

Exhibition opening at Franklin Arts Centre

For the past six months, three Franklin artists have worked on a collaborative exhibition, which will open on Saturday 15 July and runs until 19 August at Franklin Art Centre. The artists, Suzette van Dorsser, Lois Templeton and Stephenie Collin all work in different mediums, with different processes. Lois working in ceramic, Stephenie in media and installation of found materials and […]

RSA Franklin’s newest business venture opens

The Pukekohe and Franklin communities can have the pleasure of enjoying another family-orientated venue in ‘The DISPENSARY Bar & Diner’—a partnership between RSA Franklin and Affordable Catering of Pukekohe. Formally opening at 4:00pm, Saturday, 22 July 2017, at the RSA clubrooms on Pukekohe’s Edinburgh Street, it will offer diners an uncomplicated seasonal menu of familiar dishes ranging from $15.00 to […]

Pukeoware School celebrates Matariki

Last week Pukeoware School celebrated Matariki with their annual Whanau day. Throughout the day the children completed seven cultural rotations, including ti rakau (rhythmically tapping and throwing sticks), weaving, designing korowai (maori cloaks), drawing waka, playing mahi whai (string games) and creating Matariki stars. Family members were invited to join in the activities and help their children to further develop an understanding […]

Bombay and Karaka to battle in McNamara Cup Final

For the third time in four seasons Bombay Gough Cat and Karaka will play for the McNamara Cup in the Premier 1 final at EcoLight Stadium. Bombay will be hunting a fourth straight championship while Karaka will try once again for their maiden title after the top two sides in round robin play advanced to the decider. Bombay have dropped […]


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