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Seatbelt deaths a serious problem

By The Post Staff | May 09, 2018

Buckle up and avoid distractions! It’s Road Safety Week and the theme this year is seat belts and distractions. Safety Week is an annual community event and is being held from 7 to 13 May 2018. It helps to raise awareness of the carnage on New Zealand roads. AA Research Foundation recently led a project in partnership with the Ministry […]

Nick top of the championship

By The Post Staff | May 09, 2018

Local offroad racers have been successful in the second round of the 2018 New Zealand Offroad Racing Championship. Held at Puhinui in Manukau, Waiuku’s Nick Hall made a clean sweep of his class at the event last month. Jack Hellier from Karaka and Tony McCall of Manukau maintained their in-class points domination. It was the first time the national championship […]

Waiuku actors awarded lifetime membership

By The Post Staff | May 08, 2018

There is change in the air for Waiuku Theatre Group, as two of their valued members, Glenda Hagenson and Andrew King are heading south. As a mark of respect and a very small token of appreciation for all of their years of dedicated service, ranging from 30 to 13 years, Jo Scobie, Glenda Hagenson and Andrew King were made lifetime […]

Five time champions

By The Post Staff | May 08, 2018

Fulton Swim School has recently won the Outstanding Swim School of the Year for the fifth time at the recent 2018 Swim Coaches and Teachers of New Zealand Awards. In this year’s awards they were recognised for their excellence and passion in teaching children to swim. Owner of the school Daniel Fulton said he was delighted with the win. “We […]

Police Patch – 8 May 2018

By The Post Staff | May 08, 2018

It might have something to do with the change of the weather but recently we have been attending a lot of Family Harm incidents or as they were previously known, domestic violence incidents. These can range from verbal arguments, psychological abuse, minor assaults, right through to the worse case scenario, a homicide. There will always be arguments in relationships but […]

Weekend missions for Auckland Westpac Helicopter

By The Post Staff | May 07, 2018

On Saturday 5 May 2018, there were two local missions by the Auckland Westpac Helicopter. At 8:58pm, W2 crew were tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre to the Hunua Ranges where a beacon had been activated. On searching the area crew found a runner, a male patient in his 50’s, who was lost and cold. He was winched from the area […]

Arrest made following spate of fires

By The Post Staff | May 04, 2018

  Police have now arrested and charged a 21-year-old male following a spate of arsons in Counties Manukau South. Counties Manukau South Area Commander Inspector Dave Glossop said he faces 15 charges of arson and one of burglary. The man appeared in the Papakura District Court today.  “Our investigation is ongoing and we cannot rule out the possibility of further […]

Auckland Westpac Helicopter missions

By The Post Staff | May 04, 2018

At 5.25pm on Wednesday 2 May, W1 Crew were tasked to Aka Aka for a car vs cyclist, however they were stood down at 5.38pm. On Thursday 3 May at 8.30pm, W2 Crew were tasked to Grahams Beach for a female patient in her 40s suffering a medical condition. She was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. The […]

Steel n’ Wheels a roaring success

By The Post Staff | May 04, 2018

The annual Waiuku Steel n’ Wheels Festival was held on Sunday 29 April. The fantastic event saw around 20,000 people attend throughout the day. Held in the Waiuku Township, despite threats of rain and bad weather, the sun came out to play ball. “We couldn’t have asked for any more,” said Waiuku Town Manager Sharlene Druyven. “It was an amazing […]

Letter: Pukekohe Service Centre

By The Post Staff | May 04, 2018

Reading your article about the possibility that the Auckland Council may sell the Pukekohe Service Centre at 82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe. Instead of selling the site and buildings why not demolish the existing buildings and construct a carpark for the train commuters. This site is directly behind the train station. I know they are in the process of constructing a […]