Silent achiever recognised

Described as the quiet achiever, Dheru ‘Dee’ Makan has been recognised for his service to the community by an well respected accolade. The Tuakau Lions member has been involved with the club for 38 years, and was recently presented the Melvin Jones award, the highest distinction in lionism where their moto is ‘We Serve.’ “I am really humbled to receive […]

Mike Pero Waiuku donates defibrillator

The team at Mike Pero Waiuku have recently donated a defibrillator to the Waiuku Health and Fitness Centre. After a medical event that occurred earlier in the year, the team thought it would be a good idea to have a defibrillator installed where there was 24 hour access. “A percentage of our sales goes towards the Mike Pero Foundation, which […]

75th reunion for settlers

The Tuakau and District Old Settlers’ Association held their 75th Annual Reunion luncheon recently, and many took a trip down memory lane. The reunion originated in April 1941, when a sports day was hosted on the property of Mr C Smeed by the Tuakau Patriotic Committee. This incorporated a reunion of former and current Tuakau residents and the Tuakau and […]

Key message from Sergeant Santa

As the final part of the New Zealand Police campaign, We want you here for Christmas, was released last week, the Post Newspaper was able to catch up with the star of the videos, our very own Road Policing Supervisor, Pukekohe Sergeant Wayne Paxton. Sergeant Paxton has played the important role of Sergeant Santa. Donning a big blue suit and […]

Heritage submissions extended

Last week, the Post Newspaper ran a story on the future of the Pukekohe railway station. The building is not protected in the heritage act by Auckland Council, despite it being 104 years old. We asked what you would like to see happen to the train station. Here is just some of the feedback we received via email and social […]

Opinion: Fighting crime vs patrolling Karioitahi Beach

It seems that confusion still reigns over the policing of Karioitahi Beach. Since late October 2015, the number of stories that I have written with regards to ongoing ‘activities’ on the beach, the rules and the regulations surrounding the ‘permits’ accumulate to an average one per every six months. However, it seems as though people still need to be reminded […]

Patumahoe Fire Brigade—November round up

Patumahoe Volunteer Fire Brigade had a fairly busy November, with eight call outs. These included an alarm activation, a bonfire incident, a house fire, a medical assist, two motor vehicle accidents, a road wash down and a vegetation fire. During November, the crew used their Monday night training sessions for several scenarios, including refreshers on entry control and preparation for […]

Port Waikato Fire Brigade November round up

By Leah Fry It was a slow start to the month but was quickly followed by a medical. Our next callout was an MVA with a family ending up in the river, luckily they escaped the car unharmed. The month rounded off with two more medical callouts. The final one we were at Onewhero conducting a shared medical training evening […]

Pukekohe Fire Brigade November round up

Last week Pukekohe reached 500 calls for the year. This is the same as last year and has included a huge variety of calls. It has been great to be able to work with the extended family of Brigades in the Franklin area as well as paid staff from around the Auckland region and the Operational Support Units who provide […]

25 years of adventure

Bringing babies into the world. Helping those in need, or in pain. Holding the hands of those departing this world. As he clocks up 25 years of service with the New Zealand Fire Brigade, John Allen of the Awhitu Rural Fire Force looks to have experienced the full spectrum of joy and heartbreak. So what lead John to become involved […]


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