Tiny Trek arrives at Glenbrook School

Excitement was in the air on Friday 27 October as the BlueLight Mini Trek arrived at Glenbrook School. The Trillian Trek has been running for 20 years and this year was no different as they brought their crazy, colourful vehicles and a very special gift. Four students received new BMX Bikes and helmets, with one remarking, “I can’t believe it’s […]

Parents- Keep an eye out for Irlens

“When you read a page in a book, do the words wiggle like a wave?” “Do you have to stop often when you read and do you lose your place?” “And do you wonder how the kid next to you can read that book so quickly?” These were the opening lines, of a school speech written by nine year-old Waiuku […]

Second place for Waiau Pa Jump Jam team

Students at Waiau Pa School are relishing in their second placing at the Jump Jam Nationals. The 2017 Jump Jam Nationals competition was held on Saturday 28 October at Westlake Boys High School. Waiau Pa School entered two teams, the year four to six ‘Waiau Pa’s Monopolizers’ and the year seven and eight ‘Thriller Freaks’ who came in second place […]

Satellite Town vs Paerata Rise

It seems that there has been confusion over a discussion for a satellite town in Paerata, and the original development of Paerata Rise. Paerata Rise (originally called Welsey New Town) is a development that began last year. With work expected to take over 15 to 20 years, Paerata Rise aims to have approximately 4500 houses, and state that they will […]

Franklin U3A celebrates 20 years

On Tuesday 17 October Franklin U3A celebrated its twentieth birthday. Fifty three current members enjoyed an excellent lunch at The Franklin Club. Three founder members, Elizabeth Moyle, and Bruce and Dorothy Hyland, were also present and Andy Baker, Deputy Chairperson of the Franklin Local Board, was an invited guest. Franklin U3A was originally started by Bob Bettison who is well known for […]

Baker’s Banter 7 November 2017

It has certainly been an intriguing couple of weeks with some things floating around in the various forms of media that collectively we as a community use to gather information. The first thing I need to do is a bit of myth busting. A couple of Fridays ago, the head of a large infrastructure organisation that acts, amongst other things, […]

Police Patch – 7 November 2017

Two weeks ago, police staff had to deal with a number of people who had been smoking synthetic cannabis. These people had lost all control of their senses, and had no knowledge of what was going on around them. One of the group ended up in hospital because of his self inflicted stupidity. I wonder how much this cost the […]

Students return from European adventure

After three years of extensive fundraising, the students at Tuakau College have returned from an ‘experience of a lifetime’ in Europe. Once every three years, the local high school offers an overseas adventure to its students, with this year’s destination seeing them visit Italy, France, Germany and Dubai. The 64 students and 39 staff and parents embarked on their journey […]

WOW!! What a week

It has been an amazing week, jam-packed full of different events, and the Post Newspaper was there to cover them all. The week of events began with the Franklin Baptist Church hosting their annual Pumpkin Party for the children in the community. Imaginations went wild with the costumes ranging from Captain America to clowns, princesses and more. On Wednesday 1 […]

Clarks Beach Bowling Club

Clarks Beach Bowling Club’s second tournament of the season was held on Thursday 26 October. The day dawned cloudy, but while morning tea was in session, the rain started. Although the weather was not so good the club managed to play four games. Results were: First, the Travellers, B Goldfinch, R Woodbridge, D Watters; Second, BPR, P Sinclair, Barry Williams, Richard Sheehan; Third, Motley Crew, Paul […]


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