Year in review: July – September 2017

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


  1. Pokeno community unveil a defibrillator donated by the Mercer Volunteer Fire Brigade.

    Pokeno community defibrillator unveiled

  2. The Post introduced Inspector Dave Glossop, the Area Commander. He wanted to see safer town centres, and Police and the community working together.

    Introducing Inspector Dave Glossop

  3. Te Kohanga School were given new books, sports gear, and new uniforms thanks to the support of St Kentigern’s College and the Breakfast Club Kids.

    Community spirit alive in Te Kohanga


  1. Phil Goff signed off on a development for 700 houses and a business park in Drury South.

    New infrastructure fund to benefit Franklin

  2. The Block fan favourites, Dyls and Dylz popped in to Pukekohe to help the Pythons rebuild their rugby league club facilities as part of the Haier Help roadshow.

    Spotted around town

    Community joins forces for rebuild

Police put the call out for people to become Youth Aid officers to help young people in trouble.

Youth Aid calling for community assistance

4. Two crashes in one weekend due to wandering livestock, left Port Waikato residents asking the question, ‘who will be held responsible if someone is seriously injured, or at worst killed?’

Cows causing crashes in Port Waikato


  1. 606 pairs of shoes were lined up in rows at Pukekohe’s Town Square to represent the 606 New Zealander’s lost to suicide. It was part of a roadshow taking the shoes all over New Zealand and to government grounds.

    Taking a minute can change a life

  2. Local building companies visited the site of Paerata Rise where an expected 4500 homes will be built. The majority of the building partners are local Franklin businesses.

    Local build partners visit Paerata Rise

  3. The Essilor Vision Foundation, in association with Optik Eyecare handed out eye glasses to several Pukekohe North students.

    Students graduate with new glasses

  4. 108 year old Beryl Baguley voted for 30th time in this year’s election.

    Beryl votes for 30th time

  5. Members of Fire and Emergency brigades from all over Franklin took part in the 9/11 Memorial climb up the Auckland Skytower in honour of the 343 fallen firefighters who lost their lives in the terror attacks in New York 16 years ago.

    Franklin firefighters complete 9/11 memorial climb






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