Events

Steel n’ Wheels a roaring success

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 […]

Celebrating ten years

Onewhero Society of Performing Arts (OSPA) celebrated the tenth anniversary of their theatre with a variety concert from 20-21 April. The evenings included excerpts from plays performed over the past decade as well as some actors, artists, poets, dancers, musicians and plays that have been on stage. Jess Lorimer and Mike Morrow, who MCed the event, guided the audience through […]

Support our local Firefighters in raising funds

On May 19, 950 firefighters will take on the 1103 stairs of Auckland’s Sky Tower for the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raising funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. This year firefighters ranging in age from 16 to 76 years old will gear up with full firefighting kit and breathing apparatus weighing up to 25kg. To date this […]

Laura Langman returns to Waiuku

After launching NETFIT in Franklin in 2016, the programme is coming back, with ambassador, and former Silver Fern Laura Langman. “We had a fantastic debut of Netfit in Waiuku and knew straight away we wanted to go back,” Laura said. “It was a no-brainer to come back to Waiuku. They’re so passionate about the game.” Laura will be joined by […]

Recycle in style

Have you got items lying around the house that you’re not using? The Onewhero Wearable Arts Festival will be back in style on Saturday 12 May and it is the perfect way to solve that problem. Organised by the Onewhero Netball Club, the festival is an opportunity for school students and members of the community to create items that fit […]

Full house for Spirit Level

Waiuku Theatre Group’s latest show, Spirit Level, by Pam Valentine, directed by Glenda Hagenson opened to a full house on Friday 13 April. The performance was outstanding. From the nervous estate agent who can’t quite catch a break, played by new comer Ash Rees, to Marcia, the snobby mother in law, who you can’t help but dislike, played by Julie […]

Locals behind upcoming production

Papakura Theatre company’s forthcoming production of the award-winning comedy ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ brings together three Franklin personalities. Comprising of former Pukekohe resident Bob Lack and newcomer to Pukekohe, Patty Reid, as co-directors and Mike Morrow of Onewhero playing the role of solicitor Harry Dangle, this hilarious play is proving quite a challenge with its fast-moving scenes of chaos and […]

A midsummer night’s dream

Waiuku College year 12 drama are performing a production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on the 11th and 12th of April at 6:30pm. They will be performing outdoors, on the school field (or in the school hall if the weather is bad).

Bells ring as wedding expo returns

Pukekohe Park will again open their doors to future wife and husband-to-be’s. Last year they hosted the first ever Wedding Expo giving the public an opportunity to see the renovated facilities, and catering options as well as a range of local wedding specialists. After the success of 2017’s expo, it will be held again this year, on Sunday 15 April. […]

Taking things to a new level

The Post Newspaper was invited along to a rehearsal of Spirit Level, the new production from Waiuku Theatre Group that opens on Friday 13 April. Written by Pam Valentine, the production follows a famous crime writer, Jack Cameron, and his wife Suzie, who are haunting their cottage after being declined from heaven, because Jack was an atheist. Spooking the estate agent for […]


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