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English conversation group improving skills

By The Post Staff | February 20, 2018

St Andrews Community Trust is running a five week English Conversation program from Monday the 26 February. This free program, from 10am to 12pm, is for anyone who would like to improve their spoken English skills while making new friends in the community. The intention is to allow people from all economic, social and cultural backgrounds to come together and […]

Ashes burial section at Kohekohe cemetery

By The Post Staff | February 20, 2018

Kohekohe Cemetery, located in the rolling hills of the Awhitu Peninsula, now has an ashes burial section. Local resident Dawn Renall has put in a lot of effort behind the scenes to make this achievable. Her husband, and retired Waiuku Fire Chief, the Late Bill Renall QSM, was the first to be interred in the section on Sunday 11 February, […]

Top goalkeeper signed for Franklin United

By The Post Staff | February 20, 2018

Last week Franklin United took a step closer in getting its team in place for the coming Northern Regional Football League season. Playing in Division two this year, the team is determined to work hard in getting promoted back into Division one. “Management is excited to have Jason Mann on board this year. He has a great amount of experience […]

Important test for Lawson

By The Post Staff | February 20, 2018

Young motor racing star Liam Lawson received the best birthday present ever with confirmation that he will test with leading European Formula team Van Amersfoort Racing next week. Lawson, who turned 16 years old last weekend, will test a Formula 4 car with the Dutch based team (VAR) at Zandvoort, in the Netherlands, with an eye on competing in the […]

Preschoolers celebrate Chinese New Year

By The Post Staff | February 20, 2018

ACG Strathallan Preschool has held a week of fun activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year festival. Parents celebrated with the children and shared a talent—making traditional spring rolls, telling the special legend of mythical beast Nian, and making red envelopes—a custom of Chinese New Year. Zhen Zhen Gu, whose four year old daughter Jen, attends the centre demonstrated the […]

Tuakau’s skate park ramping up

By The Post Staff | February 20, 2018

By Jess Paton Tuakau will soon be receiving a new skate park. Thanks to the collaboration of the Waikato District Council Wellbeing trust and the Onewhero Tuakau Community Board, the Tuakau Youth Sport Trust now have the funds for the design and consultation of the skate park. The skate park will be located at the Dr John Lightbody Reserve and […]

Letter: Fearful of fare

By The Post Staff | February 20, 2018

AT’s increasing of fares on public transport across Auckland will be causing many people like myself to reassess whether using public transport is worth it and will possibly put many off altogether. The biggest off-put to public transport is generally the cost, the time it takes to use it, how safe it is, exposure to the weather and the lack […]

Letter— Thoughts on our water

By The Post Staff | February 20, 2018

I would like to know if Watercare actually drink our water because if they did they would know that it is undrinkable and destructive. Our house is not even three years old and everything that water passes through is ruined e.g: our young jug, tap ware, shower doors, hot water cylinder and washing machine, some of these need to be […]

Letter: Raised taxes not fair

By The Post Staff | February 20, 2018

Why are we so intent on raised taxes on items that some people use as their sole source of comfort? This became a big problem when the Maori party complained it was their people who were affected the most. Could this be because they are in the lowest income bracket? I don’t feel it has helped many quit smoking but […]

Fatal work place incident in Puni

By The Post Staff | February 17, 2018

A person has died following a workplace incident at a farm in Puni, today, Saturday 17 February 2018. Emergency services were called to the scene at 12.47pm. The person died at the scene. WorkSafe has been advised.