Onewhero Rugby introduce new coach

The Onewhero Rugby Football Club (ORFC) is proud and honoured to introduce Lesley Vainikolo as the Head Coach for the Onewhero Premier team. Lesley is an international rugby and rugby league player.  He has played for the New Zealand Kiwis in Rugby League and England in Rugby Union.  Lesley has a wealth of knowledge and experience from his playing years, which saw him […]

Pukekohe Fire and Emergency weekly report

2/11        Motor vehicle accident (MVA) 3/11        MVA 4/11        MVA               Fire in bark               Bonfire               Trees on fire 5/11        Van on fire                Alarm activation (false alarm)                Report of a house fire (was actually a controlled rubbish fire)                Alarm activation (false alarm) 6/11        Alarm activation (false alarm) 7/11        Alarm activation (false alarm)                Traffic incident […]

Pukekohe growers our history and our future

By Josie Vidal, Horticulture New Zealand Josie.Vidal@hortnz.co.nz Horticulture New Zealand was busy in Pukekohe at the end of October, visiting growers and attending meetings. That included catching up with fine culinary herb grower Jeanette Rae and hearing some of the Reynolds’ family history. Onion and potato growers, the Reynolds family has had a connection with the land in Pukekohe since […]

Inkster and Winn claim victory number four

Claiming their fourth event win in as many years, this year’s Targa New Zealand winners, Patumahoe’s Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn from Howick, have matched the consecutive event record of previous event ‘King’ Tony Quinn and his co-driver Naomi Tillett. The pair did it in some style this year too. In their Mitsubishi Evo 8, the duo won the […]

No more battery-powered trains for Franklin

Plans that were made earlier this year to order 17 independently-powered electric multiple units (IPEMUs) to replace diesel units on services to and from Pukekohe, have been halted. Instead, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and Auckland Council will work with Spanish company CAF for an additional 15, three-car electric trains on a multi-million-dollar contract. It means that diesel trains will continue […]

Synthetic Police Report

Reading The Post Newspaper, edition 7/11/17, I was dismayed to see the use of the term ‘synthetic cannabis’ in the police report, on page 3 by Sergeant Graeme Wood. These synthetic substances have no relation to cannabis and in fact actually confuse the general public and they then think its the same as natural cannabis. The correct term is synthetic […]


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