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Taking things to a new level

By Lynn Douglas | April 03, 2018

The Post Newspaper was invited along to a rehearsal of Spirit Level, the new production from Waiuku Theatre Group that opens on Friday 13 April. Written by Pam Valentine, the production follows a famous crime writer, Jack Cameron, and his wife Suzie, who are haunting their cottage after being declined from heaven, because Jack was an atheist. Spooking the estate agent for […]

Lucky Easter hamper winners

By Lynn Douglas | April 03, 2018

Whitney, Harlie and Regan from Waiuku were the lucky winners of the Osborne Realty Ltd Easter Hamper draw.

Easter Hunt for a Forest Friend

By Lynn Douglas | April 03, 2018

On Wednesday, 28 March, Porse invited Franklin families with children under five years old, to join some of their in-home educators, nannies and children for a fun-filled Easter Hunt at Schlaepfer Park, on Ostrich Farm Road. With blankets spread out on a patch of grass, 64 young children and their respective grown-ups enjoyed a shared morning tea and an Easter […]

Easter Missions for Auckland Westpac Helicopter

By Lynn Douglas | April 03, 2018

On Thursday 29 March 2018 at 8:39pm, W2 crew were tasked by police from mission 275 to Karioitahi to assist with the search and rescue of person possibly in the water. Crew were stood down enroute after the person had been located with no injuries and returned to base.  

SH1 near Mercer – roads congested

By Lynn Douglas | March 30, 2018

Police have advised at 12pm today, Friday 30 March 2018 that Waikato Expressway travellers  on SH1 north and south of Mercer, may experience delays due to busy holiday traffic – not as a result of road works by NZTA as first reported. There are extensive delays at the moment so please re-plan or delay your journey. Police are urging motorists to take their […]

Three arrested for drug related offending in Huntly

By Lynn Douglas | March 29, 2018

Three people have been arrested after Police carried out two search warrants at an address in Huntly west and a rural Huntly property early this morning. At the rural Huntly property Police located evidence of the manufacture of methamphetamine, class A and class C drugs, and a number of firearms. The occupants, a 35 year-old man and a 27 year-old […]

Fishing Report- March 2018

By Lynn Douglas | March 27, 2018

Autumn provides some of the best fishing you will see, especially for snapper so do not put your boat away yet! While my favourite time to fish the west coast for snapper is spring, autumn generally has more consistent weather and there are far more options regarding localities and species. For example the coast has some great snapper and gurnard […]

Steel’n’Wheels at “the hop”

By Lynn Douglas | March 27, 2018

Just in case you missed it, the 2018 Waiuku Steel’n’Wheels Festival is coming! Last week the Steel’n’Wheels car took the message to the people at the Whangamata Beach Hop. The 2018 Steel’n’Wheels festival will be held on Sunday 29 April and another great line up is planned. For the motorheads among us, there’ll be cars galore of every vintage and […]

Nigel ready for final round

By Lynn Douglas | March 27, 2018

Pukekohe’s Nigel Lucas, is about to embark on the final round of the TradeZone GTRNZ race series. After four rounds, he is currently sitting in second place, just ten points behind current leader Shane Whitley. It’s his second season in the GT3 class, this year seeing around 20 entrants from around New Zealand. “It’s been a big step up from […]

Footpaths pave the way for success

By Lynn Douglas | March 27, 2018

Waiuku’s pavers are looking fabulous and with only 100m2 to go, they’re just a few weeks away from being finished. The project, which has been in the pipeline for several years, has seen a brightening of the town centre. While other towns in Franklin and the North Waikato may have to battle with slippery tiles, the Waiuku pavers are a […]