Local shearer features in film

Emily Welch, a local from Waikaretu, is featured in an upcoming New Zealand documentary film called ‘She Shears.’ The film, recently shown at The New Zealand International Film Festival and set to be released on October 11 2018, is a story of five female sheep shearers and their road to the Golden Shears, the world’s premier shearing and wool handling […]

Not a stitch up: Quilters exhibit this weekend

The Waiuku Village Quilters are preparing for their quilt show this weekend and the public are invited to head along. The show will be held on Friday 5 October to Sunday 7 October at the Waiuku War Memorial Town Hall. “Our group have organised it,” said Rhona Donald. “It started bi-annually, but we haven’t had one in the past four […]

Franklin Basketball devastated

Franklin Basketball U13 Boys and Girls have been excluded from taking part in a regional tournament they have participated in over the past three years. A petition with over 1000 signatures and an outcry across social media highlighted the plight of the stranded youths.  The Post attempted to peel back the layers to reveal what had caused this situation and […]

Talented locals flying high on World stage

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 […]

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 […]

Surf Lifesaving benefit from Casino Night

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.    

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 […]

Police Patch – 02 October 2018

A recent hot commodity for the thieves amongst us is vehicle registration plates. They are being stolen mainly to do petrol drive offs, I suggest due to the rising price of petrol.  They are also used to put onto the criminal’s cars when they go out to get up to no good doing robberies, burglaries and other such activities. So just […]

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter daily missions – Week ending 01 October 2018

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew were tasked to Tuakau at 7.29pm on Wednesday 26 September 2018, to assist a female patient in her teens suffering a medical complaint. Crew were stood down enroute and returned to base. On Thursday 28 September at 6.24pm, W2 crew were tasked to Bombay to assist a female patient in her teens who had suffered […]

Pukekohe fire report week ending 2 October 2018

20 Sept 18: Smoke reported in the vicinity 21 Sept 18: Tree on fire at school 23 Sept 18: Two car fires • Lamp post on fire 24 Sept 18: Rubbish bin on fire • Motor Vehicle Accident 25 Sept 18: Report of a house fire 26 Sep 18: Motor Vehicle Accident Daylight savings is upon us.  If you haven’t already, check those smoke alarm batteries and give the […]

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