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His Word: Bathurst

By The Post Staff | October 02, 2018

Just south of Sydney and inland from the Blue Mountains lies a lovely picturesque expansive bowl shaped valley, and right in the middle of the valley is a conical hill, with a quaint wee town nestled right up against its base, you are now in Bathurst, New South Wales.  There is only one way up and down this mountain, and […]

Talented locals flying high on World stage

By The Post Staff | October 02, 2018

It was a winning weekend for local artists whose pieces dressed to impress at the World Of Wearable arts in Wellington.  Tuakau’s David Kirkpatrick took out the top spot in the Bizarre Bra category, with his first-ever WOW garment, ‘Uplifting’. The bra is inspired by the GE X jet engine and 787 designs. With a background in mechanical engineering, he […]

Steelers come up agonisingly short of vital victory

By The Post Staff | October 02, 2018

A few centimetres stood between the Counties Manukau PIC Steelers and a key victory over Northland at Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe. With time almost up, replacement halfback Te Aihe Toma made a superb run from the base of a 5m scrum, and with everyone rejoicing in his apparent try, the replay showed he lost the ball in the reach […]

Surf Lifesaving benefit from Casino Night

By The Post Staff | October 02, 2018

The Rotary Club of Franklin raised $5000 from their Casino Night Fundraiser held at the beginning of the month, for the Kariaotahi Surf Life Saving Club. On Sunday 30 September, Karen Yates, president of the Rotary Club of Franklin handed the cheque over to Mike Lawrence, President of Kariaotahi Surf Lifesaving Club.    

His Word: Forgiven as We Forgive

By The Post Staff | September 25, 2018

Quote; “We can receive forgiveness from God only as we forgive others. It is the love of God that draws us unto Him, and that love cannot touch our hearts without creating love for our brethren.  “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew […]

WOW award— 25 September 2018

By The Post Staff | September 25, 2018

This week’s wow award goes to Robin from Mitre 10 Mega, Pukekohe. The person who nominated Robin was impressed with him being very patient, even after needing help on different occasions. “He was super, super helpful and I was impressed with his service. He kept a smile on his face, even when I kept coming back.” If you have someone […]

New reservoir increases drinking water storage

By The Post Staff | September 25, 2018

The completion of a $6.6 million project has improved the security of the Waikato District’s drinking water supply. Four new reservoirs at Ngaruawahia, Hopuhopu, Huntly and Pokeno mean that Waikato District Council’s drinking water storage capacity has increased by 9.75 million litres. A range of contractors were instrumental in the completion of the work, within budget. GHD carried out hydraulic modelling, […]

Spotlight on possum control

By The Post Staff | September 25, 2018

With Conservation Week and deciduous trees coming into leaf, it is time for possum action says Andrew Sinclair of Whakaupoko Landcare. “Night shooting at this time of the year can give some great results if you know where your poplars and willows are. Possums love the new shoots and with a spotlight on them they are so easy to see. […]

Small change to Waikato District Wards

By The Post Staff | September 25, 2018

The Waikato District Council notified its final proposal for representation arrangements for the next local body elections, including the shape of the district’s voting Wards and the number of Councillors elected. As a result of public submissions received, the Council has decided that it will not proceed with its initial proposal to shift Mercer from Awaroa ki Tuakau Ward into Whangamarino […]

Winning ticket bought in Waiuku

By The Post Staff | September 25, 2018

A winning lotto ticket was sold at Paper Plus Waiuku. The live draw was completed on Wednesday 19 September 2018, and saw five winning tickets drawn. Each winner won $27,431 in the Second Division draw. Lotto say that anyone who bought their ticket from the winning store should write their name on the back, and check it at any Lotto outlet, […]