Sophie a finalist in SUSO

Year 13 student Sophie Hamer from Waiuku College has made it to the finals of the 2017 Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO) competition. She is one of the five finalists in the solo instrumental category, who have soared above 700 hopefuls from Auckland, to perform in the event which showcases the best of high school talent in music and dance. […]

Pukekohe Fire Report 17-23 August 2017

Pukekohe Fire Report 19 Aug 17    Motor vehicle accident                    Oil spill from car on road 20 Aug 17    MVA 20 Aug 17    Medical 22 Aug 17    Alarm sounding – false alarm                    MVA 23 Aug 17    Small bush fire Our safety Message: You may have seen in the […]

Police patch – week ending Monday 28 August

Over the last couple of weeks, we have executed a number of search warrants relating to several ongoing investigations. One was in relation to a stolen motor vehicle we had recovered. When the search warrant was done we found more than what we were looking for in the form of a substantial amount of cannabis plants. A local 20 year […]

King Street, no longer ‘holey’

After months of numerous complaints to Council, the Waiuku Business and Development Association and the Post Newspaper, the giant pothole on King Street, Waiuku was finally fixed on Thursday 24 August. However, the fixture came as a bit of a catch 22, as motorists were left frustrated and running late when contractors picked the school rush time to fix the […]

Daily Missions – week ending Sunday 27 August 2017

Friday 25 August 2017, 5.11am W1 Awhitu Crew tasked to Awhitu to assist a male patient in his 40s suffering a medical complaint. He was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition. Saturday 26 August 2017, 11.48am W2 Port Waikato Crew tasked to Port Waikato to assist a male patient in his 70s who had suffered a fall from a ladder. […]

Smoke alarm scam

The following is from an article in the NZ Herald, although this thief seems to be operating in West Auckland, Fire Emergency would like to raise awareness within Counties Manukau. If you have anyone come to your door offering to service your smoke alarm, ask to see ID and if you are suspicious at all, do not let them in […]

Accident at crossroads

Police attended a crash at the intersection of Attewell, Patumahoe and Waiuku Roads on Tuesday 22 August at 3.49pm. The crash involved three cars and two of the cars blocked the intersection for some time. One person suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene. Police are currently investigating the cause.

Delivery delays for the Post Newspaper

Editor’s note: You are certainly made to realise just how much you rely on technology when it you aren’t able to use it. As we all arrived into work on Monday morning last week, the unspeakable had happened—our network had crashed. The team’s efforts from the week had all but disappeared into thin air, which meant that we were unable […]

A note from Emma’s desk 29 August

I can’t believe that this time next week, I am going to be lost somewhere in Canada. I say lost, as it will more than likely happen. I am geographically impaired and still don’t know my full itinerary—I’ll leave that up to ‘tour guide’ Kaitlin. On Friday, I am stepping out of my comfort zone and onto a long haul […]

Long journey ahead for Grayson

Franklin was bright with yellow for the Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day on Friday 25 August, and for one family, it had extra significance. Earlier in the month, three year old Grayson Swann from Waiuku, was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. It has been a “whirlwind experience,” says his mum, Angela Swann, as the family of six adapt to all […]


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