Franklin United Football Report 5 August

Mt Albert Ponsonby 2 – Franklin United 0 Franklin United visited Anderson Park on Saturday afternoon knowing a win would help ease their relegation battle. Unfortunately, they came up against a Mount Albert Ponsonby side that were going to do them no favours, taking the lead after only seven minutes. The Franklin defence were caught out when a great throw […]

Netballers trained by former Silver Fern

Former Silver Fern and former Northern Stars netball captain Leana de Bruin held a training clinic at Waiuku Netball Centre on Sunday 6 August. The day was part of ‘Leana de Bruin Netball’. A business she has set up to train young athletes, and also tied in with the final celebrations of the Waiuku Netball diamond jubilee. The girls at […]

Pukekohe Fire Round Up ending 2 August

Pukekohe Fire round up weekly summary 27 Jul 17: Medical, Truck fire 28 Jul 17: Rubbish fire, Chimney fire 29 Jul 17: Car v house (car on fire) 30 Jul 17: Medical 31 Jul 17: Truck fire, False alarm, MVA, Alarm sounding 2 Aug 17: Child trapped, False alarm Safety message for the week: Smoke alarms are a key part […]

Tall dreams for young sportsman

Twelve year old, Blake Manning has represented his school and region, and also his country in an array of sports. Now his future is about to get brighter. The year eight student from Waipipi Primary school has been to Melbourne twice in the past 12 months, as well as North Carolina, USA, and has received a full scholarship to attend […]

Fury celebrates 40 year milestone

Last week, horse owners across the nation celebrated their equine friend’s birthdays, as 1 August marks the official date of the ‘horses’ birthday’ in the southern hemisphere. While it is a known fact that ponies tend to outlive horses by many years, Fury the Standardbred has reached a grand milestone that owner, Angie Warren is incredibly proud of. Fury has […]

Manukau Road motorists seeing red… again

With talk of new pavers hitting headlines this week, Pukekohe locals will be pleased to know that the new footpaths installed on Manukau Road do not involve pavers like that of King Street. While the signs posted say the upgrades will take place from April to late July 2017, there are still cones firmly in place, as work has only […]

Golf Results week ending 7 August 2017

Onewhero Men’s Haggle Results for Wednesday 19 June M Thompson      37 J Hubert              34 P Curtayne          34 L Johns               33 T Bell                  33 G Dell                 33 J Godden             31 B Day                  31 G Bell                  29 A Dingle              29 Waiuku 1-8-17 Tuesday Haggle : 1st Alan Stichbury 37, 2nd Frank McGrath 36. Two’s Louis King , Kevin James . 3-8-17 Thursday […]

No sur-pies here- Franklin crowned pie champions again

The team at the Post Newspaper would like to convey a massive congratulations to Crown Bakery & Coffee, Counties Bakery and Target Bakehouse & Cafe on their award winning pies! On Tuesday 1 August, at the 2017 NZ Bakels Supreme Pie Awards, it was announced that Crown Bakery & Coffee took out gold in the Mince and Cheese category, as […]

CM Steelers learn three ways

The children at Pukeoware School were delighted to meet six players from the Counties Manukau Steelers recently. Sam Henwood, Riley Hohepa, Ronald Raaymakers, Sepuloni Taufa, Jhu Nabara and Sam Furniss entertained the children with games and competitions, and answered questions about how fit they needed to be, what province they would play for if they weren’t a Steeler, and which […]

Pukekohe hosts national duathlon champs

More than 130 up and coming dedicated young athletes from across New Zealand took to the track at the Pukekohe Raceway on Sunday 6 August to compete in the NZ Schools Duathlon Championships.  The event saw students compete in a classic run/bike/run contest with a chilly head wind down the starting straight, and a tail wind pushing them into the […]


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