In Focus 26 September 2017

Even though this photograph was taken in the heart of winter by Alan Dodunski, he felt that a stunning sunset at Karioitahi Beach could help lift away the winter blues.

Doggone it

Last week, concerned dog owners took to social media to express their anger over what they viewed as unfair actions by Waikato District Council (WDC) dog control officers. Examples included: dogs about to be snatched from their kennels, overzealous rangers, and one person who was looking to move to an area in the Waikato, but was now worried their dog […]

Pukekohe plane crashed on maiden flight

A light plane that crashed on Pukekohe’s Runciman Road in June this year, was on its first flight after being made airworthy. An investigation into the crash by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand found that the plane suffered engine problems. The plane landed upside down on Runciman Road around 2pm on Sunday 11 June, 2017. The pilot, who […]

Nadia Lim comes to Pukekohe

Celebrity Chef, Nadia Lim was in Pukekohe for the launch of her 7th cookbook – Let’s eat. It was a great evening with over 300 people who got to learn quite a bit about Nadia and her journey from Masterchef to where she is today.

Road Crash Statistics for August 2017

Twenty-nine people died on New Zealand roads in August. This is 2 fewer than August 2016 and is 5 more than the average August road toll for the last five years. To the end of August this year, 253 people have died on New Zealand roads. This is 35 more than at the same time last year. During August, 20 […]

Bye bye roof!

When Hayley Parsons answered the phone last Monday afternoon, she was shocked to hear that a mini tornado had torn through her Clarks Beach home. Wind gusts of more than 100km whipped around the Clarks Beach property. Several windows in the house were blown in, a section of the roof blew off, and scaffolding took a tumble. “She’s a pretty […]

Mudlarks extend pest control areas

The Waiuku Estuary Restoration Society (the Mudlarks) have extended their pest control areas, baiting more of the area surrounding Waiuku Estuary. The Mudlarks are contracted by Auckland Council to eradicate pests, so that shore birds such as the Spoonbill can nest, wade and be safe. The group have been patrolling the estuary shorelines, recently baiting in Rangiwhea Creek, from Elsie […]

Hampton Downs Go Kart Giveaway

There is nothing more exhilarating than a blast on the Hampton Downs Go-Karts! Challenge your friends or bring the family, and set your fastest lap time on our 530m Go-Kart track. Great for individuals or groups! Family Holiday Pass!  5 Rides for $150.00 – Mates Rates!  3 Rides for $100.00 Bookings essential.  Ph 09 280 6593 The Post Newspaper has […]

Children sing their hearts out

More than 380 children from 15 local schools warmed up their vocal cords, and sang their hearts out at last week’s Franklin Choir Festival. One particular song, ‘We are Aotearoa’, was a standout. Written in 2016 by school girls Hannah Milo and Ella Dale, the song connected strongly with the festival’s theme of “We are strong” and was performed vocally […]

Murder accused pair to be trialled in August 2018

The pair arrested in August over the murder of Chris Bush at Maramarua’s Red Fox Tavern in 1987, appeared in Auckland High Court on Wednesday 20 September. The two men, aged 57 and 58 are being charged with murder and aggravated robbery. Justice Graham Lang ruled that the men’s identity can remain unknown until a hearing later next month. A […]

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