About Kylie Hall

Confused about the RFT?

By Kylie Hall | July 03, 2018

What’s that you say? What is the RFT? It’s a clever little tactic – taking a title with the word “tax” in it, and turning it into a sexy little abbreviation. RFT stands for Regional Fuel Tax, and a tanker load of confusion. I undertook a quick stake out at a local petrol station last week. ‘Had you heard of […]

Young ref right into it

By Kylie Hall | June 26, 2018

By Kylie Hall kylie@thepost.nz Kaleb Midgley (Year 9 student at Waiuku College) blows the whistle as the Waiuku Under 12 Open team snag a try during a recent match against a strong Manurewa side. You’ll see Kaleb reffing several games for Counties Manukau Rugby most weekends, after he caught the reffing bug from a course held at his college. Manurewa […]

Sporting volunteers shine

By Kylie Hall | June 18, 2018

You’ll find them sideline at the chilly rugby fields, in the pouring rain at the netball courts, corralling kids at the athletics track and in the wet at the swimming pool. Volunteers in sport—what would we do without them? They’re often the people who already have jam packed schedules with their own family and work commitments. But somehow, they manage […]

Barefoot bash

By Kylie Hall | June 12, 2018

A bundle of energy descended on the Waiuku Rugby Fields on Friday last week, as hordes of local primary school children took to the fields for the Franklin Tackle Rugby tournament. The tournament was planned for the Wednesday prior, but the touch of rain nature delivered pushed the event to the save day. With the sun streaming down, the spectator’s […]

FAST – faster than ever before

By Kylie Hall | June 12, 2018

For a small club, the Fulton Amateur Swim Team (FAST) have been churning up the pools across the North Island this swimming season. At the New Zealand Junior Festival in February, more than 80 per cent of the competing FAST team came away with personal bests. In March, seven swimmers travelled to Rotorua for the NZ Division II event where […]

Kurtis contributes to Kiwi’s win

By Kylie Hall | June 12, 2018

If I’m ever on the hunt for an expert navigator, I’ll be calling Kurtis Shuker. On Queen’s Birthday weekend, 2 to 4 June, as the rain hammered much of the North Island and many of us crawled a little deeper under the duvet, Kurtis was traipsing through mud and bush in the depths of West Auckland, as he continued challenging […]


By Kylie Hall | June 11, 2018

You may be excused for the double take, for stopping in your tracks thinking you are seeing double, because you are. Pictured below is up to 50 sets of Waiuku twins. Most parents will tell you that raising a child is one of the most challenging experiences they’ve ever faced. So when expectant parents hear they’ll be having twins, their […]

Flavours worth talking about

By Kylie Hall | June 05, 2018

I’m a lover of ‘tasty’. My food expectations are high on the taste front. I can’t be bothered with bland boring basics—life is too short, give me a serving of delicious tastiness please! So it was at Yakety Yak, one of Pukekohe’s thriving main street cafés. I was treating my Mum to a brunchy lunch to say thanks for all […]

Drivers do right by our kids

By Kylie Hall | May 31, 2018

One in four road deaths in urban areas are pedestrian deaths. Last week the topic of pedestrian crossings stepped on up into local social media pages once again. A Waiuku mum was voicing her concern over the lack of driver consideration at pedestrian crossings, and the danger this creates for children. She felt compelled to vent after witnessing not one, […]

Fiddling the books

By Kylie Hall | May 29, 2018

On Thursday last week, I travelled to Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the “West Island” (aka Australia), free of charge and all within the space of an hour! May was NZ Music Month and I had spied that my local library in Waiuku was hosting a musician, so thought I’d head along and check it out. Tuakau’s Harriet Eyres had me […]