Port Waikato Fire and Emergency roundup December 2017

December was quite a busy month for us with two major call outs on Christmas Day!  In total for December we had one motor vehicle accident, two fires (one structural and one scrub fire) and four medicals. Of the seven call outs, three required the Westpac Helicopter as well. This ended our year on 62 call outs which is a […]

Out of the box with Tim – Summer camping

This week’s topic: Summer Camping. If you think about it, we are a funny wee bunch, us Kiwis. Summer rolls around each year and the first thing we are desperate to do is leave our air conditioned houses—that we pay inflated rent or mortgages on—to pack up the family and stay in sweltering dome shaped abodes known as a ‘Tents’. […]

Police report – 6 February 2018

Last week we executed a search warrant at a local address and located a large cannabis growing operation. A local resident will be appearing in Court on a Cultivation of Cannabis charge. Any drugs are an absolute blight on any community. They are also a driver of crime. People become addicted, crimes are committed, such as burglaries and thefts, to […]


Solving illegal rubbish dumping

The significant increase in illegal dumping across Auckland comes as no surprise as the city continues to rapidly grow with houses being squeezed onto every available piece of land with tiny sections, leaving people nowhere to store rubbish and inorganic material. The cost of using privately owned transfer stations can also be prohibitively expensive for many on low income being […]

Waiuku water quality

I saw the article in The Post dated 30 January 2018 and I would like to add our concern and unhappiness of the quality of the water. 1. The water is not drinkable and we have to spend money on a water filter. 2. Our washing machine is not washing the clothes properly. 3. We have already replaced water floss […]

Yana’s Yarn – 6 Februray 2018

Today, Tuesday 6 February is Waitangi Day. We celebrate the founding document that was signed on this day in 1840. While it is a public holiday, it’s important to remember the historic moment of New Zealand’s timeline. We’re a young nation in comparison to other countries, but our history is special.

In case you missed it: The Post Newspaper moved homes last week. We’re now located at 7 Hall Street, Pukekohe. It’s just around the corner from our old office, but still nice and central to Pukekohe. Our phones will be back on line this week, so if you haven’t been able to get in touch with us, we apologise. We […]

Waiuku water – A matter of taste

Waiuku residents are disputing the cleanliness and drinkability of their water. Watercare responds after Waiuku residents launch a petition calling for better drinking water. The Post contacted Watercare for a comment and explanation for the murky water. Priyan Perea, Watercare’s water supply operations manager has responded to questions surrounding issues raised about the source, the quality, discolouration, limescale buildup and […]

Name release – death at Awhitu Regional Park

Police are now able to release the name of the man who died at Awhitu Regional Park, Manukau Harbour, on Sunday afternoon, 4 February. He was 40-year-old Imtiaz Aziz from Papakura. Police extend their condolences to Mr Aziz’s family. The death has been referred to the Coroner.

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