Queens Guide award for Waiuku Rangers

Natasha Salter and Meighan Clatworthy are the latest Rangers from Waiuku to gain their Queens Guide Award. The Queens Guide award is the highest award that a member can receive in the Girl Guides.  It takes approximately four years of hard work, commitment, time management, leadership and people skills. Natasha chose to do the Unit Leadership Certificate and has worked […]

Waiuku AFC appoint new coach

Waiuku AFC are pleased to announce that long time player and club legend Derek Sinclair has signed on as the Men’s First team Head Coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Derek has been an instrumental part of the playing squad over the last eight seasons, and now steps into the coaching role. Vice President Rob Thornton said, “To have Derek […]

Golf results

Onewhero Golf Club Men’s Haggle Results for Wednesday 20 December 2017: G Deighton 45, R Doidge 45, G Dell 43, C Kendall 43, L Johns 43, P Skinner 40, D Spencer 39, P Curtayne 39, R Avery 37, T Bell 37

Franklin new year honours

The New Years Honours were released on December 30, with several Franklin and North Waikato residents being recognised by the Queen. Fred Graham, from Waiuku is now an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to Maori art. He has been involved in New Zealand art since the 1950s and has contributed to the growth, development […]

Feedback closing on draft District Plan

Feedback will soon be closing on Waikato District Council’s draft District Plan. Last year, workshops were held around the Waikato, providing an opportunity for the public to discuss the draft with council staff. Waikato District Council’s District Plan Review has been three years in the drafting and is coming to its closing stages. The review integrates the Franklin and Waikato […]

Letter: Crammed in like sardines

As many in Pukekohe will have noticed, the new Belmont Estate subdivision is quickly being built, with it’s controversial narrow roads, including the narrowing of the main arterial road through the area, Victoria Street West, to the displeasure of the community and local board, as was highlighted in the The Post last year. On a recent drive along this road, […]

‘Thrilling’ award for 52 years of service

Fifty-two, the number of years Waiuku’s Jim Snedden has been an active member of the Waiuku Fire Brigade. Jim was awarded a Queens Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand, in the New Years Honours. It’s an award he said was extremely humbling. “I’m very thrilled. My family are also very proud.” At the age of 12, […]

Saving lives over the summer break

Once again, emergency services were kept busy over the holiday period with many call outs. The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter team were called to a number of missions in the Franklin area between Christmas and New Year. In 2017, the Auckland team, who operate 24/7, attended 1039 missions, heading off to their last mission at 11.58pm on Sunday 31 December […]


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