WOW!! What a week

It has been an amazing week, jam-packed full of different events, and the Post Newspaper was there to cover them all. The week of events began with the Franklin Baptist Church hosting their annual Pumpkin Party for the children in the community. Imaginations went wild with the costumes ranging from Captain America to clowns, princesses and more. On Wednesday 1 November, Harrisville School hosted the last Group Day, marking the end of school calf club season.

Thursday marked the beginning of what motorheads had all been waiting for – the ITM SuperSprint fan day, where fans were able to get up close and personal with their idols. Friday signed off with the local children showcasing their car-board creations for the Cardboard Rally competition. Friday also saw the 11th Annual Festival of Flowers begin at the St Andrew’s Centre in Waiuku.

There was a variety of displays, all depicting different aspects of the area we are so lucky to live in. Well done to all in their achievements.

The weekend ended with plenty of thrills and spills on the tarmac at Pukekohe which drew thousands of spectators to our town to enjoy the action, and see Jamie Whincup take out the Jason Richards Memorial trophy. Whatever way you look at it, one can agree that we are lucky to have so many options and activities to enjoy on our doorstep.


Nathan Gundersen flexing his guns as Captain America at the Franklin Baptist Pumpkin party.

It was a blooming success at the Festival of Flowers, with many floral displays and arrangements on show.
1: Raewyn McConnell created an amazing representation of the Awhitu lighthouse.

2: Jo Palmer proudly presents her Pukekohe Longkeeper Onion display.

3: Fletcher Kiely of Onewhero School and his goat, Butterfly, make leading look easy at Group Day.

4: Eli Gregory at the Cardboard Rally proudly displaying his car-board creation, taking out second place in his category.

5. Fans from far and wide couldn’t contain their excitement over meeting their race heroes.

6. Joel, Joseph and Elizabeth Jenkins having fun at fan day.

7. Rory and Petra Cordes with their ribbon winning calves Andy and Sheeprat.

8. Cowboy Bailey Walker gives the thumbs up to a great party.

9: Kaitlyn Brown and Simar Sanger dress to impress at the Pumpkin party.

10: Saxon Jamieson from Harrisville School sharing a quick cuddle with his calf Armitage.




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