Community engages with skatepark

They came, they saw and the youth of Tuakau have picked their designs for the possible skate park coming to the town. On Friday 24 November 2017, a meeting was held at the Tuakau Youth Centre at the Dr Light Body Reserve, where the community were presented with possible options for the proposed skate park. The Waikato District Council Wellbeing […]

Baker’s Banter – December 2017

I know a lot of people saw the video footage of the guy getting driven into on Karioitahi Beach last week and the things leading up to that moment and the things afterwards. As an ex cop I am worried when well meaning folk try to take the law into their own hands It might seem like the right thing […]

Aka Aka students planting for the future

Aka Aka School’s year 7 and 8 students have been helping make a difference in the community recently. Earlier this year, the students signed up for the Student Volunteer Army through School Kit. The aim of the programme is to task students with volunteer projects in their local community. The Aka Aka students have been involved in riparian planting at […]

Men, we need you

Confessions first: The headline I’ve used here is a blatant appeal to the male ego. Studies show that women want to be wanted, and men, well, they need to be needed. Men, I need you to read on. It could change the lives of those you love and you could help save the life of a friend. During the last […]

Students sign on

Often teens get a bad wrap, receiving criticism for being self absorbed, “grunty” and lazy. However, a number of Waiuku College students have been applying their artistic skills in support of keeping our beaches beautiful. At their annual week long camp held last month on the Awhitu Peninsula, the year 10 students led by teacher Jane Patterson, put word power […]

Matt still proud over historic win

What has been described as a flawless debut at the ECB V8 Utes series in Newcastle, Pukekohe’s Matt Griffin has been marked as one to watch in the near future. Matt got the call up from Australia to race after his great performance at the Pukekohe round of the V8 Supercars in the NZV8 support class. Many didn’t realise that […]

PHS Stage Band takes on Taiwan

By Justine Gustafson Eighteen members of the Pukekohe High School (PHS) Stage Band are currently completing a two week tour of Taiwan. During this time they will perform at eight junior and senior high schools as well as participating in music workshops with Taiwanese students. The Pukekohe High School Stage Band has a reputation of being one the best high […]

Carrot truck retraction

In the edition of Tuesday 28 November, the Post Newspaper stated that the driver of a carrot truck lost control of the vehicle. This was incorrect and it was a tail-gate hinge that broke and caused the carrots to spill onto the road. The driver did not lose control of his vehicle. The Post apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Christmas comes to Franklin Memorial

On Sunday 26 November the residents of the Franklin Memorial Hospital had their Christmas party. A small group of singers from Waiuku Theatre Group treated the residents to a lovely musical afternoon. The group performed the usual Christmas classics, White Christmas, First Noel and Jingle Bell Rock, with a stunning heart-warming rendition of Silent Night. Waiuku Theatre Group President, Glenda […]

Letter – Solar panels stolen from cenotaph

What can one say? This act of vandalism is so heartless? What has happened to our society of youth today, or pardon me it, could have been an older person who thinks these solar lights belong in their garden. My god what is our community becoming? As for the thugs that robbed my local petrol station, I’ve lost count on […]

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