Year in Review: April – June 2017

We take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the stories that we shared with the community between April and June last year.


  1. The community came together to support Bryan Millar after his workshop was ransacked by thieves. He was donated lots of tools to make up for the ones that were stolen and allowed him to continue his work.

    Community spirit alive in Franklin

  2. Liz Alexander from Onewhero donated one of her kidneys to a stranger after being inspired by other ‘Good Sorts’ around the country.

    Liz’s selfless gesture

  3. Four granite plaques were unveiled at Pukekohe East Church at the commemoration of the first service that was held on Easter Sunday in 1863.

    Preservation Society unveil new plaques

  4. Columbus Coffee at Mitre 10 MEGA Pukekohe came away with awards for Giving Back to the Community, Brand Engagement and Manager of the Year at the annual Columbus Coffee Awards.

    Pukekohe cafe cleans up at awards


  1. Around 100 people marched in Waiuku to raise awareness and stand against the use of methamphetamine in the community.

    Community stands up against drugs

  2. Northern Stars, Leana de Bruin and Sulu Fitzpatrick helped to train junior netballers in Franklin.

    Northern Stars train local netballers

  3. All Blacks captain Kieran Read, who grew up playing rugby in Drury signed with Counties Manukau rugby.

    All Blacks Captain signs with Counties Manukau

  4. Waiuku graves vandalised: The community were outraged after two grave sites belonging to Returned Servicemen were vandalised, and the plaques taken from their headstones.

    Waiuku graves vandalised

  5. Two former Pukekohe High School students travelled to Antarctica as part of their University studies. They spent 14 days on the ice, exploring and researching.

    Trip to Antarctica gets seal of approval


  1. Three Franklin pool players, Geffrina Hardwood, Zabian Jeram and Danny Kerkhoven, attended a competition in Pennsylvania, USA and came back winners after competing in the World Pool Junior Champs.

    Franklin pool players represent in Pennsylvania

  2. Eden Christian Academy opened their new teaching facilities which included science and ICT classrooms.

    New classrooms for Eden Christian Academy

  3. When will the bullying stop? This article sparked further discussion and feedback on what is being done in schools to prevent bullying from happening.

    When will the bullying stop?

  4. The Post got to see Pukekohe’s wastewater network revamp, as part of the $54 million project to service 48,000 people, double the capacity.

    Pukekohe pump station on track


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