Sur-pies! Franklin crowned pie champions again

The team at the Post Newspaper would like to say a massive congratulations to Crown Bakery & Coffee, Counties Bakery and Target Bakehouse & Cafe on their award winning pies! It has just been announced at the 2017 NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards that Crown Bakery & Coffee have taken out Gold for their Mince and Cheese category, as well […]

Suspicious approachings to be reported immediately

Police would like to remind the community that any matter concerning a suspicious approach to a child or teenager should be reported immediately. Local Police are aware of an incident involving a suspicious approach to a female teenager in Waiuku recently, and have spoken with the male involved. However no charges have been laid. All matters are thoroughly investigated and […]

Awhitu Golf Club open day

A glorious sunny mid winter’s day saw a good number of visiting and local players partake in Awhitu’s monthly open day event, held at the end of July. Karl Pye continued with his good form this season with the best nett of the day, a 62, to take the Division One prize. Onewhero’s Brenda Tulp was the best ladies player […]

Franklin Utd match report- 29 July

Franklin headed to Seddon fields on Saturday evening, 29 July, knowing a tough task was ahead. Western Springs team scattered with National League and NZ Rep Players really showed their class. Right from kick off they showed their intentions testing Franklin keeper Glen Pascoe. The first 25 minutes were pretty even with Franklin soaking up the Western Springs’ attacks although […]

Waiuku take out gutsy junior rugby game

On Saturday the Waiuku Under 11 Open Rugby team trekked out to Maraetai to take on a hefty Beachlands/Maraetai side. The Waiuku team had been having a pretty tough season so far, not quite hitting their straps. But on Saturday, the team stepped it right up, putting in place the defensive lessons from coaches Waka and James, and running away […]

New kits for ‘home of the hearty’

 Thanks to Grassroots Trust, the Wesley College rugby teams have been given fresh new kits for the season. After applying for funding earlier this year, Grassroots came through, granting enough for the Pukekohe school to purchase six new kits for their teams. Having a proud rugby tradition, Wesley College is the most successful first XV in New Zealand with five […]

Spotted around town

This beady-eyed Franklin family spotted Dyls and Dylz outside The Post Newspaper office. Quickly pulling up before the boys headed off, the fan whanau managed get a quick snapshot with them.

Matariki at the Port

By Glennis Paton A day of crafts, fun and food brought nearly 100 people together to celebrate Matariki at Port Waikato on Sunday 9 July. Held at Brasell’s rustic riverside woolshed and organised by Art @ the Port, it was a great free day out for the whole family. The day began with a karakia and welcome from Matthew Brown and […]

Waiuku Women out, but extremely proud

The IMG Waiuku Women’s rugby team played in their plate semi-final over the weekend. They were the only senior team from Waiuku Rugby to make it to a semi-final this year. Unfortunately the women’s team lost to Papatoetoe at their home game on Saturday, but they were first to score on the day. Despite the loss, the team were stoked […]

30 years of walking and friendships

What began as a couple of friends taking a regular walk has since spanned to 30 years of walking kilometres around Franklin, talking and friendship. Three days a week, the Walkie Talkies as they like to call themselves set off for a five kilometre walk around Pukekohe. Ranging from late 50s to mid 80s, the group of ladies say it […]


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