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Your views on getting from A to B

By Kylie Hall | February 13, 2018

On Tuesday 30 January, the Post Newspaper printed a story on Auckland Transport’s price increases that have now come into effect. We shared some thoughts from community members who use public transport to get to work on the fare changes. The following are responses we received regarding the changes. I have been using public transport for many years, as I […]

Flying hooves and hurling rackets coming our way

By Kylie Hall | February 13, 2018

By Kylie Hall kylie@thepost.nz The Polocrosse Champs are coming! Great—but what is polocrosse? For the uninitiated, all knowing Google tells us that it’s a team sport combining polo and lacrosse. Players ride on horseback at high speed, hurling a stick with a loose netted racket head attached, and attempt to pass a ball between players, before slamming it between the […]

One of the best birthday gifts

By Kylie Hall | February 07, 2018

Last month I turned 45 and as a woman living in New Zealand, I received a rather unique birthday gift from the health services. My first free mammogram. Mammograms are all about trying to reduce the volume of breast cancer deaths in New Zealand. According to Breast Cancer Foundation stats, breast cancer is the most common cancer among Kiwi women, […]

January was a scorcher!

By Kylie Hall | February 07, 2018

A few weeks back as the temperatures soared and sweat ran down my cleavage even while I was trying to sleep—I say “trying” because not many of us have been getting a lot of sleep lately—I took an emergency trip to one of the big stores in search of a sanity saving fan. There were none. I nearly cried. I appreciate […]

Getting from A to B is becoming dearer

By Kylie Hall | January 30, 2018

Auckland Transport have advised that bus, ferry and train fares will be changing from 11 February 2018. Colin Homan, Group Manager, AT Development says they have a target to recover 50 percent of the cost of public transport from fares, but this is currently at 46.2 percent. Not all fares are going up. There are a few that are even […]

Nominate now and save a child’s life

By Kylie Hall | January 23, 2018

According to Water Safety New Zealand, drowning is the fourth highest cause of accidental death in New Zealand. Add in the fact that drowning related hospitalisations have been increasing every year for a decade, and the picture is not a good one. International research notes that the most powerful tool to help tackle the drowning problem, is teaching more Kiwi […]

Waiuku athletes shine over summer

By Kylie Hall | January 23, 2018

Whilst many of us have been soaking up the sun at the gorgeous beaches around the region this summer, the athletes from the Waiuku Athletics Club have been hard at it training and competing at various events. The North Island Colgate Games sees athletes from all across the North Island fighting it out on track and field to see who […]

Playing is under threat

By Kylie Hall | January 23, 2018

Say what? That was my response as an email crossed my desk last year announcing that Sport NZ had released a new set of principles, recognising and protecting the right of young New Zealanders to play. Sorry, but whilst raising my kids did I miss some important ruling saying Kiwi kids are not allowed to play anymore?Say what? That was […]

Better than a hole in one

By Kylie Hall | January 23, 2018

All golfers dream of sinking a “hole in one” and Brent Dawson has been lucky enough to have achieved this feat twice. However, being recently awarded the honour of Life Membership by the Waiuku Golf and Squash Club, now sits as one of his greatest golfing achievements. Brent was appointed as Club President of Waiuku Golf back in 2012, and […]

Get your nominations in

By Kylie Hall | December 19, 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Franklin Junior Sports Awards. Organised by the Counties Manukau Sports Foundation in association with the Franklin Local Board, the awards recognise outstanding talent in the community. Categories include; Under 19, Under 16 and Under 13 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, and Team of the Year. Youth that assist with optimising and supporting […]