Attitudes differ between renters and landlords

Ignorance is bliss, unless it concerns waiting for your landlord to fix rental properties.  Latest results from the State of Home survey conducted by Auckland University of Technology and HRV, highlight the big difference in attitudes between renters and landlords. The survey found that almost 70 per cent of renters said their landlord either didn’t respond, failed to fix a […]

NZTA need your feedback

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is seeking community feedback on proposed improvements to the Southern Motorway between Papakura and Bombay. Planning is already underway but NZTA are looking for advice from communities to develop their plans further. “Up to one million more people are expected to call Auckland home within the next 30 years, with the largest growth in South […]

Quilters square up for exhibition

The Counties Country Quilters are preparing for their biennial exhibition from 8-10 September. “It’s simply to showcase what we do and to encourage people to join us,” said show organiser Marion Bentley. There are more than 40 quilters in the club, and the group has been together for 25 years. The quilters hail from all over Franklin and beyond. The […]

Footpaths and driveways- Who is responsible?

The Post Newspaper was contacted regarding the responsibility of footpaths, berms and driveways. If driveways need repairing, it is the property owner who is responsible, not the council or Auckland Transport. “Ongoing maintenance and repairs remain the responsibility of the property owner,” Auckland Transport’s website reads. For rural properties with a culvert pipe under the vehicle crossing, the owner of the […]

Poets at Pukekohe High

By Justine Gustafson Pukekohe High School students were treated to performances from acclaimed authors and poets Apirana Taylor and Te Kahu Rolleston two weeks ago. “Their presence in our school was hugely significant and left a huge impression on our students,” said Julie Brien. Apirana Taylor, of Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Ruanui descent, has published six collections of […]

Positive response for Pukekohe pump track

Pukekohe could be home to a new pump bike track if the community and local board can drum up the support. While the planning is in the beginning stages, Clinton Williams, president of the Franklin Mountain Bike Club presented a proposal to the Franklin Local Board earlier in August. Along with his wife, Anne, Clinton would love to see a […]

Waiuku Sports Park upgrade nearing completion

The lights are in, the toilets and changing rooms are near on complete—the Waiuku Sports Park facilities will be soon be available for the community to use. Earlier last year, the Franklin Local Board, the Waiuku Districts Rugby Club, and Waiuku College all agreed to guiding principles for a partnership that will encourage better recreation and sports facility use, thus […]

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

At approximately 1.30pm on Friday 18 August, Police received reports of an aggravated robbery at the Post Shop/Kiwi Bank in Takanini. Inspector Shawn Rutene from Counties Manukau Police stated at the time an unconfirmed number of offenders entered the shop and weapons were presented. “The offenders left the shop with an undisclosed amount of cash.” While no one was seriously […]

Crash on Glenbrook Road

A two-car crash at Glenbrook Road near Gearon Road occurred on Tuesday 15 August. Detours were in place, but no further information about the crash is available, according to a Police spokesperson.

Man from Takanini assault identified

Police were able to identify a 26 year old man last Friday after he was seriously assaulted in Takanini on Tuesday 15 August 2017. The man is still recovering from serious injuries after being severely beaten and left on a Great South Road footpath in Takanini at approximately 10.20pm on Tuesday night. Police would like to thank the public for […]


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