Health

Ageing expo a positive event

The car parks were full and exhibitors ready as the Franklin Positive Ageing Expo kicked off for the thirteenth year. Held on Friday 28 September 2018 at the Pukekohe Indian Hall, there were a range of exhibitors, clubs, services and activities on display. People could also enjoy the entertainment, from dancing, to tai chi, and fitness demonstrations. There was also […]

School unites for CanTeen Week

Pukekohe High School held their annual CanTeen week from the 24 to the 28 of September 2018. Organised by the school’s community council, to raise money for CanTeen,  a charity for 13 – 24 year olds dealing with cancer. Events during the week included a Tug of War between sports teams, a Kiwiana themed mufti day, head shaves and a […]

Selwyn Centre farewells coordinator

On Tuesday 18 September, the Tuakau Selwyn Centre farewelled Judy Skinner, their Coordinator for the last 10 years. The Centre, for isolated and lonely elderly people, based at Tuakau’s St John’s Anglican Church, now has a group of about 20 people. Sue Morgan will be taking over from Judy and is excited for what’s ahead. “It’s all been a highlight for […]

New reservoir increases drinking water storage

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

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. […]

Port Blokes break fundraising record

For the fifth year running the blokes of Port Waikato turned on a great blue breakfast to raise awareness and funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Since the initial breakfast in 2014 the blokes have increased the amount raised each year and this year broke the record to raise a whopping $9500. The group of local lads get together each […]

Expo set to be a stunner

Franklin’s Positive Ageing Expo is set to have a very full programme this year. The expo will be held in the Pukekohe Indian Hall in Ward Street Pukekohe this Friday 28 September, and starts at 9.30am It is reputed to be the largest expo of this type held anywhere in the country. Each year the hall is full of service […]

Franklin Bride of the Year approaches

The Post Newspaper is proud to present some of this year’s contestants for Franklin Bride of the Year. To be held at the Pukekohe Indian Association Hall on Friday 5 October, the local brides will be judged on a number of categories, including personality, photography, best gown, deportment, people’s choice and bride’s choice. The event has been running for over […]

Cadets compete in Counties competition

Cadets from Pukekohe and Waiuku took part in the Counties District competition for St John earlier in August. The individuals and a team competed in drill, medical and trauma scenarios. “It was almost a clean sweep,” said Pukekohe divisional manager, Aimee Courtney. The team was made up of cadets from Pukekohe and Waiuku divisions, while the individual competitors were all […]

Kingsgate go for good

Kingsgate Primary School shared their pictures of cans for good which finished up last week. The school collected more than 140 cans as part of the Watties Cans for Good programme, aiming to give people in need a helping hand. Students designed a K for Kingsgate, and an Eiffel Tower as part of the display. The cans will now go […]


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