Pukekohe Christmas tree vandalised

Pukekohe’s Christmas tree was vandalised last week, with CCTV camera capturing images of a male smashing baubles from the tree, on to the ground. Kendyl Sullivan, manager of the Pukekohe Business Association (PBA) said the PBA installs and maintains the Christmas decorations around town. “We are incredibly disappointed by the senseless vandalism of baubles from our Christmas tree over the […]

Bike stolen from church

A 66 year-old female was the victim of theft whilst attending church. The Pukekohe local left her electric bike in the entrance of the Anglican Church on Queen Street, only to come out twenty minutes later to find that it had been taken. The incident happened around 8.20am on Sunday 3 December 2017, and Sergeant Jonathan Ziesler from the Pukekohe […]

No leads on stolen sound gear

Last week, the Post Newspaper reported how Road Policing Supervisor, Pukekohe Sergeant Wayne Paxton, had his sound gear stolen after helping out Parkside School with their end of year performance. Since the news broke, Wayne has received an overwhelming response from the community. “It has been really cool to see their support. I have had people offer to donate their […]

Golf Club frustrated over vandalism

The team at the Waiuku Golf and Squash Club are at the end of their tether over the constant vandalism of their facilities, and are now asking the community to help.  Over the last couple of months, their buildings have been tagged, the greens have been vandalised and property has been stolen or destroyed. “It is completely, and utterly pointless. They […]

In Focus

The tide was high on the West Coast on Tuesday 5 December as the King Tide arrived. Bart Rushton took these photos of the especially high tide, which eventuates when a full moon occurs at the same time as the moon is at its closest to the earth. King Tide is a term for the highest tides that occur over […]

Letter—Local to the rescue

I had a shredded tyre on Glenbrook Road on Wednesday 13 December, and local, Bruce Cameron, did a ‘u-turn’ and got himself covered in oil after he put the tyre on for me. I would like to thank him for being a knight in shining armour. Thankful Resident.

A note from Emma’s Desk— 19 Dec

Being the queen of procrastination, I will admit that writing this column, in this very issue, has to be a new record of mine. As Bossman Steve says, ‘Eat the ugly Monkey first.’ Yet the struggle of bringing myself to write my last Editor’s Note has been very real. I have handed in my resignation here at the Post Newspaper, […]

Thousands spent on illegal dumping

Following on from Leah Minhinnick’s working bee last week on Alder Road, Waikato District Council have also expressed their frustrations over the illegal dumping in the area. Customer Support Manager, Sue O’Gorman, says it’s a huge problem and people have had enough. “Like you, we are completely fed up with people dumping their rubbish. These people are ruining the environment and […]


Lawson most consistent racer

Making the grand final of the Road To Indy Shootout in Arizona has showcased the talent of young Pukekohe racer Liam Lawson, and led to numerous inquiries from American race teams and global management companies. Lawson, 15, represented New Zealand in the two day competition that attracted 17 champion drivers from nine countries, all vying for a $US200,000 prize package. […]

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